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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Sun/Wind/Clouds ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ 4th Dirtiest City in USA ~ Take Out Style Sweet & Sour Pork ~ Nan Cipolla ~ Johnny Boyko ~ Dude ~ D-Day

Good 55º dark cloudy morning.

When I got up I looked out the window and there were two deer, a young buck and a young doe and they were touching their foreheads together. So sweet!! They looked like they loved each other! 

Yesterday we started off sunny and clear......
Then by afternoon the wind started up and we got cloudy..........

We still topped at 88º! 
Throw Back Thursday... this was back 4 years when a great little local Rogue River restaurant, The Station, closed and then the fire department did a "training" burn on this 100 year old building.......


Picture of the Day..... LOL!!!
Interesting about the 4th Dirtiest City in the USA....

The Midwest doesn’t get much dirtier than Chicago. When you have that many people in one geographical location, there’s bound to be litter, and whenever you have litter, you run the risk of pests eating up all those food remnants.
Resident Chicagoans dispute this claim, saying their city has plenty of clean streets. But for every pristine stretch of sidewalk, a filthy walkway exists just a few blocks away. Add them all together and you get the fourth dirtiest city in America.

From Mr. Food.........
We found that if we coat our raw pork with cornstarch instead of flour, it makes for a crispier coating. That's just another one of those little tips that restaurant chefs don't usually share!

Take Out Style Sweet & Sour Pork ...
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 to 2-1/2 pounds boneless sirloin pork loin roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 cup sweet-and-sour sauce
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine cornstarch, salt, and ground red pepper; mix well. Add pork and toss to coat.
  3. Add pork to skillet and saute 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown and no pink remains.
  4. Add bell peppers, pineapple chunks, and sweet-and-sour sauce; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until peppers are crisp-tender and sauce is hot. Serve immediately.
This looks great topping a large plate piled high with steaming white rice and garnished with maraschino cherries.


Two special birthdays today.... 
Nan Cipolla, wife of the infamous Mike, cousin to my travelin' pal Joan Petitclair. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAN!!! Gonna have a martini in your honor!
And the other birthday is Johnny Boyko, former neighbor growing up in El Sereno on Stockbridge Avenue. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY!!
Historically this date..............
1752 – A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.

1833 – The U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride on a train.

1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbor.

1889 – The Great Seattle fire destroys the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington.

1918 – World War IBattle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.

** My Dad was in the Navy in WWI and his ship went to Belleau Wood.
1944 – World War II: the Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches ofNormandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.

1981 – Bihar train disaster: a passenger train traveling between Mansi and Saharsa,India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.

2005 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich.

And births this date include...
1932 – David Scott, American astronaut

1956 – Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player

1967 – Paul Giamatti, American actor
 I did quite a bit of watering yesterday, as the predictions were for "chance of rain" for today and tomorrow. Yeah, we'll see. That's why I watered! Now I need to mow!
After I watered this one section and moved the Rain Bird to the other side of the yard, Dude laid down in the wet grass!  ?? It wasn't hot then, it was only 70º!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

June 6, 1944, is known most commonly by the term D-Day. It refers to the landing of Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy, France staging one of the pivotal attacks against Germany during World War II.
World War II museums, memorials, and ceremonies will be honoring the American, British and Canadian forces who landed along the 50 mile stretch of beaches that day 75 years ago.
The landing of troops on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, known around the world as D-Day, was given the name Operation Overlord. Leading up to the attack, plans of deception were carried out to mislead Germany.
The attack included more than 5,000 ships, 11,000 aircraft and landed more than 156,000 troops in Normandy. There are estimates of approximately 4,000 Allied casualties that day alone.
**I had a cousin in the Army who landed with the troops. He survived.