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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Temperatures ~ Picture of the Day ~ Mt. Wilson ~ Bacon Cheese Pull-Aparts ~ Jim Harper ~ Lori Roe Bouquet's Geese ~ National Donald Duck Day

Good 41º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday started off in the freezing area (35º) but the sky was clear and we heated to 66º by noon, then 70º by 1pm. Slow to warm up. We topped at 84º!!!

By Wednesday predictions are for 100º!  A few days ago I turned on the AC, then yesterday the heater. More AC coming!!!
Picture of the Day .... photography in the rain.

Interesting about Mt. Wilson.............. for you who live/lived in the Southern California area....

The Mount Wilson Observatory (MWO) is an astronomical observatory in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The MWO is located on Mount Wilson, a 5,710-foot peak in the San Gabriel Mountains near Pasadena, northeast of Los Angeles.
The observatory contains two historically important telescopes: the 100-inch Hooker telescope, which was the largest aperture telescope in the world from its completion in 1917 to 1949, and the 60-inch telescope which was the largest operational telescope in the world when it was completed in 1908. It also contains the Snow solar telescope completed in 1905, the 60 foot solar tower completed in 1908, the 150 foot solar tower completed in 1912, and the CHARA array, built by Georgia State University, which became fully operational in 2004 and was the largest optical interferometer in the world at its completion.
Due to the inversion layer that traps smog over Los Angeles, Mount Wilson has steadier air than any other location in North America, making it ideal for astronomy and in particular for interferometry. The increasing light pollution due to the growth of greater Los Angeles has limited the ability of the observatory to engage in deep space astronomy, but it remains a productive center, with the CHARA Array continuing important stellar research.
The observatory was conceived and founded by George Ellery Hale, who had previously built the 1 meter telescope at the Yerkes Observatory, then the world's largest telescope. The Mount Wilson Solar Observatory was first funded by the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1904, leasing the land from the owners of the Mount Wilson Hotel in 1904. Among the conditions of the lease was that it allow public access.
I always loved looking up and seeing Mt. Wilson. 

Bacon Cheese Pull-Aparts.....
Every bite of the pull-apart is filled with the breakfast falvors of bacon, egg, and Cheddar cheese.
1 egg
2 T. milk
1 can (16.3oz) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers refrigerated Origina biscuits
1 pkg (2.1 oz) precooked bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces (or cook your own)
3 oz (3/4 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions (4 medium)
Heat oven to 350°. Spray 11x7- or 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat egg and milk with wire whisk until smooth.
Separate dough into 8 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Gently stir biscuit pieces into egg mixture to coat evenly. Fold in bacon, cheese and onions. Spoon mixture into sprayed dish; arrange biscuit pieces in single layer.

Bake at 350°. for 23 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares
Special birthday today, Jim Harper (former Wilsonite class S'63 and friend) is having a celebration. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!!
Historically this date..........
68 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and starting the civil year known as the Year of the Four Emperors.

1856 – Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.

1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

1972 – Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.

1973 – Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

And births this date include....
1910 – Robert Cummings, American actor (d. 1990)

1961 – Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor

1963 – Johnny Depp, American actor
"In 2011, Depp became a U.S. resident again, because France wanted him to become a permanent resident, which he said would require him to pay income tax in both countries". IDIOT. He doesn't deserve to live here!!! He badmouths the heqq out of our country and yet taking fools money for his movies is not a problem! I understand that now he has a place up here in Ashland. Oh joy.

1981 – Natalie Portman, Israeli-born actress

Lori Roe Bouquet posted this photo on her FB page. She and Joe live on the Rogue River and she gets some great critter photos! Lori is Sales Manager at Roe Motors in Grants Pass..

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

National Donald Duck Day is observed annually on June 9th.  This day commemorates the birthday of the funny animal cartoon character, Donald Duck. Donald made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen.
Donald Duck usually wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie and is most famous for his semi-intelligible speech along with his mischievous and irritable personality
Donald Duck has appeared in more films than any other Disney character.   Donald was also declared in 2002 by TV Guide as one of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all times.
It was in Donald’s second appearance in Orphan’s Benefit that he was introduced to his comic friend, Mickey Mouse.  Donald’s girlfriend, Daisy Duck, along with his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, were introduced shortly after that. 
In addition to animation, Donald is also known for his appearance in comic books and newspaper comic strips.
One of Donald Duck’s famous sayings is “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.”
National Donald Duck Day first proclaimed by LA Mayor Tom Bradley in 1984 on Donald’s 50th birthday. The world’s most famous duck gave the city a silver statue of himself as a gift in memory of the big day. He also toured the country leading up to the big Disney birthday party bash.