Total Pageviews

Monday, July 1, 2019

July! ~ Momma Turkeys & Babies ~ Picture of the Day ~ Police Salaries ~ Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple ~ Pat Sandifur ~ National Postal Workers Day

Good 55º sunny morning. 


Yesterday stayed nice all day and we topped at 89º. 

Out in the backyard were two momma turkeys and their babies... eating cracked corn I put out for the birds.....

Picture of the Day ...

Interesting about police salaries.....

10. Oregon
  • Average salary: $65,890
  • Highest-paying region: Salem; $69,440
9. Connecticut
  • Average salary: $65,950
  • Highest-paying region: Non-metropolitan area; $68,810
8. New York
  • Average salary: $69,140
  • Highest-paying region: Nassau County/Suffolk County; $97,910
7. Illinois
  • Average salary: $69,910
  • Highest-paying region: Elgin metropolitan area; $75,2
6. Nevada
  • Average salary: $71,330
  • Highest-paying region: Las Vegas/Henderson/Paradise; $76,460
5. Washington DC
  • Average salary: $72,000
  • Highest-paying region: Washington/Arlington/Alexandria non-metropolitan area; $68,020
4. Washington
  • Average salary: $74,170
  • Highest-paying region: Seattle/Bellevue/Everett metropolitan area; $82,120
3. Alaska
  • Average salary: $77,230
  • Highest-paying region: Balance of Alaska non-metropolitan area; $81,890
2. New Jersey
  • Average salary: $89,160
  • Highest-paying region:Trenton; $90,980
1. California
  • Average salary: $93,550
  • Highest-paying region: San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara; $114,520
Southern states in the $30,000-$40,000 range

Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple

    • 1/4 cup soy sauce 
    • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 2 teaspoon garlic, grated
    • 2 teaspoon ginger, grated
    • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or to taste)
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch by 2 inch pieces
    1. Simmer everything until the sugar has melted before setting aside to cool.
  1. Marinate the shrimp in the marinade for 30 minutes, skewer the shrimp and pineapple slices and grill over medium-high heat until cooked and slightly charred, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Special birthday today... my friend and former Rogue River neighbor Pat Sandifur is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PJ! Have a GREAT day!

            ^PJ's birthday celebration 5 years ago

Historically this date.........
1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.

1908 – SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.

1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
After having lived in Los Angeles, 32, Ca for all my life, now it was Los Angeles 90032. For those of you who remember, this was strange!

1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.

1981 – The Wonderland Murders occurred in the early morning hours, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.
.... that was interesting!

2007 – Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.
... I wish it was banned here in all public outdoor spaces too!

And births this date include....
1906 – Estée Lauder, American entrepreneur (d. 2004)

1916 – Olivia de Havilland, British-born actress (wow, she's 102 years old!)

1931 – Leslie Caron, French actress

1952 – Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor
1961 – Diana, Princess of Wales, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and mother of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry (d. 1997)

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

National Postal Worker Day is observed annually on July 1st.  This is a day to appreciate and thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently deliver all of our mail and packages.  These employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet continue to persevere six days a week.
Across the United States, postal workers walk an average of 4 to 8 miles carrying a full load of letters and packages and delivering them promptly to each of our doorsteps.  There are approximately 490,000 postal workers across the United States. They work in all kinds of weather including extreme heat and cold, rain and sleet and blizzards, too.  
Besides severe weather, they have also dealt with unusual packages.  In 1913 the postal service started delivering packages up to a maximum 11 pounds.  The most surprising package to arrive for delivery was a small child.  Barely under the weight limit, James Beagle was mailed at a cost of 15 cents to his grandmother just a few miles away.  This practice continued for just over a year until the postmaster general was able to put regulations in place prohibiting it.
Ok that story was so odd I had to research it.... apparently very true!