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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bruiser ~ Artoff Plumbing ~ Picture of the Day ~ Elephant Ears ~ Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese ~ JoAnne Webb ~ Vivia Dennis ~ National Go Fishing Day

Good 52º clear sunny morning.
Bruiser is doing really well. His foot seems fine. He came in and got on top of my printer/fax (that is why I have a towel over them) and decided to take a nap........
Yesterday Mike Artoff of Artoff Plumbing came by and changed the filter in my well pump.

^Mike with his dad, who passed away a number of years ago. Mike's dad and Jerry were friends. Mike was here with his assistant Steve, whose dad is a cop locally and also a firearms instructor, like Jerry was. Such nice guys!
Picture of the Day ... African male lion with his cub
Speaking of African animals... Interesting about elephant ears.......
An elephant's large ears have thick bases with thin tips. The ear flaps, or 'pinnae', contain numerous blood vessels called capillaries. Warm blood flows into the capillaries, helping to release excess body heat into the environment.
This process occurs when the pinnae are still, and the elephant can enhance the effect by flapping its ears. Larger ear surfaces contain more capillaries, and more heat can be released. Of all the elephants, African bush elephants live in the hottest climates and have the largest ear flaps. They are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Another unique characteristic of elephants is their capability to hear at low frequencies- as low as 1 kHz. The hertz symbol Hz (named after the German physicist Herz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI).
Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild. They communicate by touch, sight, smell, and sound; elephants use an infrasound and seismic communication over long distances. They appear to have self-awareness and show empathy for dying or dead animals of their own kind. As shown in the picture, they also can care for other animals in the wild.

Some foods are all about comfort and feel-good memories, like macaroni and cheese. This Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese recipe is meant to be shared with friends, family, or even neighbors who need a little extra comfort in their lives. Besides, this extra-cheesy, chicken-stuffed, and buttery cracker-topped dish is too good not to share!

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups chunked cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed butter crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 375 º Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except crackers and butter; mix well. Pour into casserole dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine crackers and butter; sprinkle over casserole.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through in center.

Two special birthdays today.... JoAnne Webb, wife of the infamous Arlon (1959 Wilsonite) is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANN!!
Also celebrating is Brooklyn NY pal Vivia Dennis. HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIVIA!!
Historically this date.......
1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1900 – Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
1983 – Space Shuttle programSTS-7Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

And births this day include....
1913 – Robert Mondavi, American winemaker (d. 2008)
1915 – Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
1917 – Richard Boone, American actor (d. 1981)

1942 – Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (The BeatlesThe Quarrymen, and The Fireman)

1976 – Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Go Fishing Day is observed annually on June 18th.  This is a day to take time from your daily routine to find a stream, pond, lake or river, bait your hook, cast your line and catch a fish or two.
In addition to providing food, fishing is a recreational pastime of many.
Recreational fishing includes conventions, rules, licensing restrictions and laws that limit the way in which fish may be caught.  A rod, reel, line and hooks with any one of the different forms of bait or lures, are the most common form of recreational fishing.
The practice of catching (or attempting to catch) fish with a hook is known as angling.  Catch and release (returning the fish to the water to continue its life) is sometimes expected or required by law. For others, this is a preferred form of fishing. 
Hobbyists with knowledge of habitat, foraging behavior and migration hone their fishing techniques for a successful fishing adventure. Some fishermen still follow fishing folklore, which claims that fish feeding patterns are influenced by the position of the sun and the moon.
The earliest known English essay on recreational fishing was published in 1496.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, recreational fishing began to gain popularity.  In 1653, Izaak Walton published a book titled, The Compleat Angler or Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Walton’s book is the definitive work championing the position of the angler who loves fishing just for the sake of it.