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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Moon ~ Weather ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Play-Doh ~ Creamy Corn (for a crowd!) ~ National American Eagle Day


Good 45º clear sunny moon in the sky morning. 


Yesterday the weather was nice, breezy, and we topped at 85º.


Happy Throw Back Thursday..... ten years ago Brian and Tucker at Disneyland...


Picture of the Day ... perfectly timed with full moon!




Interesting about Play-Doh....


Play-Doh (similar to "dough") is a modeling compound used by young children for arts and crafts projects at home. It is composed of flour, water, salt, borax, and mineral oil. The product was first manufactured in CincinnatiOhioUnited States, as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s. The product was reworked and marketed to Cincinnati schools in the mid-1950s. Play-Doh was demonstrated at an educational convention in 1956 and prominent department stores opened retail accounts. Advertisements promoting Play-Doh on influential children's television shows in 1957 furthered the product's sales. Since its launch on the toy market in the mid-1950s, Play-Doh has generated a considerable amount of ancillary merchandise such as The Fun Factory. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association named Play-Doh in its "Century of Toys List".



The non-toxic, non-staining, reusable modeling compound that came to be known as "Play-Doh" was a pliable, putty-like substance concocted by Noah McVicker of Cincinnati-based soap manufacturer Kutol Products. It was devised at the request of Kroger Grocery, which wanted a product that could clean coal residue from wallpaper. Following World War II, with the transition from coal-based home heating to natural gas and the resulting decrease in internal soot, and the introduction of washable vinyl-based wallpaper, the market for wallpaper cleaning putty decreased substantially. McVicker's nephew, Joe McVicker, joined Kutol with the remit to save the company from bankruptcy. Joe McVicker was the brother-in-law of nursery school teacher Kay Zufall, who had seen a newspaper article about making art projects with the wallpaper cleaning putty. Her students enjoyed it, and she persuaded Noah McVicker (who also sold the putty) and Joe McVicker to manufacture it as a child’s toy. Zufall and her husband came up with the name Play-Doh; Joe McVicker and his uncle Noah had wanted to call it "Rainbow Modeling Compound".



Creamy Corn (for a crowd) .... GREAT side dish!!!! 



This Creamy Corn is a breeze to make and is definitely included among favorite slow cooker potluck recipes! Don't be surprised that the cream cheese still retains its block shape after 4 hours of cooking...it's very soft and blends easily when stirred.

 

  • 1 (32-ounce) bag frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter

  1. Place corn in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle corn with salt and sugar; drizzle with water. Place cream cheese and butter on top of corn mixture (do not stir).
     
  2. Cover and cook on LOW setting 4 hours. Stir well before serving.

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Garnish with bacon bits for an extra-special taste.


Historically this date.......
1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother. The "poem"...
"Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one"


1945 – The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to America.


2009 – During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is captured on video and spreads virally on the Internet, making it "probably the most widely witnessed death in human history".




And births this date include...


1924 – Audie Murphy, American soldier and actor Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1971)


... he had a very intense and short life. His second wife was an amazing woman. 
https://www.fold3.com/page/111086706-pamela-opal-lee-murphy




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1928 – Martin Landau, American actor (d.2017)


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HXWG9Mn8UVw/UcMbitdnsZI/AAAAAAAArOQ/LwaFJtvrUb8/s1600/martinMA29222784-0035.jpg


1931 – Olympia Dukakis, American actress


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4axwbhbCJUw/UcMbm2hKtFI/AAAAAAAArOY/a72lnh49igY/s1600/olympiaMA29222784-0036.jpg


1933 – Danny Aiello, American actor


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4WtlxA313IY/UcMbqzW5iSI/AAAAAAAArOg/TM3M_mwzJ54/s1600/DannyMA29222784-0037.jpg


1940 – John Mahoney, English actor (d.2018)


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nfH30tBOVEc/UcMbua64ZmI/AAAAAAAArOo/xNGanOaVTmo/s1600/johnMA29222784-0038.jpg


1942 – Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (The Beach Boys) Who I named my Brian after! I was a BIG Beach Boys fan!


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1945 – Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9AunPmvTdeo/UcMb61_lMnI/AAAAAAAArPA/gIayw3tgFgI/s1600/anneMA29222784-0041.jpg


1952 – John Goodman, American actor


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TrQYqeXal3A/UcMb-jhpoqI/AAAAAAAArPI/wQvoouoxU2E/s1600/johngMA29222784-0042.jpg


1967 – Nicole Kidman, Australian-American actress


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vZkLI7hbB0g/UcMcCDknYYI/AAAAAAAArPQ/-zuSDBYClPQ/s1600/nicoleMA29222784-0043.jpg



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

Observed each year on June 20th is National American Eagle Day.  This day is set aside to honor our national symbol, raise awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle, assist in the recovery of their natural environments and take part in educational outreach.
The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and the national animal of the United States of America and appears on its Seal.
In the latter 20th century, the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extinction in the continental United States.  Eventually, populations recovered and on July 12, 1995, the species was removed from the U.S. Federal Government’s List of Endangered Species and transferred to the List of Threatened Species. On June 2007, it was withdrawn from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States.
The Bald Eagle’s range includes most of Canada, Alaska, all of the contiguous United States and northern Mexico.  They can be found near large bodies of open water where there is an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
Opportunistic feeders, Bald Eagles survive mainly on fish, swooping down and snatching them from the water.  Their nests are the largest nests of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species. The largest recorded eagle’s nest was found in St. Petersburg, Florida.  It measured 9.5 feet in diameter and 20 feet deep.  It weighed in at nearly 3 tons.
The name “Bald Eagle” derives from an older meaning of “white headed” as the bird is actually not bald.  The adult eagle is mainly brown with a white head and tail.
HOW TO OBSERVE
For more information on National American Eagle Day visit www.eagles.org.  Use 
HISTORY
National American Eagle Day is sponsored by The American Eagle Foundation.