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Friday, June 28, 2019

Clouds ~ Temperatures ~ Dakota & Mickey ~ Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ The Parthenon in Tennessee ~ Easy Crescent Chili Bake ~ Betty Laney Mueller ~ National Paul Bunyan Day

Good 43º clear sunny morning.
Dark and cloudy yesterday...

We stayed in the 60º most of the day until afternoon when the breezes moved the dark clouds and we had some blue sky. We topped at 74º. 
Yesterday Dakota and Micky came over at 7am to mow and weed-wack. They were here a couple hours and got a lot done.....

Dude kept and eye on them....

Picture of the Day ... speaking of lawn mowing...
The Parthenon in Centennial Park, in Nashville, Tennessee, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Today the Parthenon, which functions as an art museum, stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, a large public park just west of downtown Nashville. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. 
This is the Parthenon in Greece:
Easy Crescent Chili Bake....
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
cans (15 oz each) chili with beans
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
cup corn chips

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°.
  • 2
    Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Place in ungreased 9-inch pie plate; press over bottom and up sides to form crust.
  • 3
    In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown; drain. Add chili; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Pour beef mixture into pie plate. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  • 4
    Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • 5
    Sprinkle with corn chips. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Today is the birthday of my oldest sister, Betty. She is 91.
 ^1949 my brother in law Joe (RIP), Betty, Marion (RIP), and me.
Having two sisters this much older than me was like having three mothers!!! 😁

Historically this date.........
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1997 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield's ear.

2005 – War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

And births this date include...
1926 – Mel Brooks, American filmmaker

1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress


1960 – John Elway, American football player


1966 – John Cusack, American actor

1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

With all the wind we had I saw a big plastic bag up in my pasture! When Dakota and Mick were here, Mick went up and got it for me so I could put it in the trash. 

Things blew around and apparently quite a few trees and branches fell all over the area.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
On June 28 we remember fondly the tales of big blue ox and a mighty lumberjack.  It is National Paul Bunyan Day!
Described as a giant and a lumberjack of unusual skill, Paul Bunyan is one of the most famous North American folklore heroes. In the tales, Paul Bunyan was almost always accompanied by his companion, Babe the Blue Ox.
First appearing in print in 1906, in a story published by Northern Michigan journalist James MacGillivray, Bunyan’s character originated in folktales circulated among lumberjacks in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.  One account states that the tales began during the Papineau Rebellion of 1837.  In 1914, the stories  were reworked by William Laughead, for a logging company’s advertising campaign, and found a new widespread popularity.  It was the 1922 edition of Laughead’s tales that inspired many others and soon the character was widely known across all of the United States and Canada.
Statue of Paul Bunyan in Akeley, MN
Statue of Paul Bunyan in Akeley, MN
The Paul Bunyan legend tells that it took five storks to carry him as a newborn and as he was a little older and clapped and laughed, it broke windows.  The legend continues that he sawed off the legs of his parents’ bed, in the middle of the night, when he was only seven months old and that the Grand Canyon was formed as he and Babe the Blue Ox walked through dragging his axe behind him. The myth of the Great Lakes being formed by Bunyan needing to create a watering hole for Babe to drink from is another popular one told by many.
Many cities in the north-central section of the United States, claim the title as the official home of Paul Bunyan.  
Read one or several of the Paul Bunyan tales.