Good 54º cloudy morning.
Yesterday the clouds started coming in early morning...
by a little after 11am the sun was totally gone behind the clouds.
By 2:30 we got a wild thunderstorm. Lots of thunder and lightening! Then the rain POURED for a bit. We got a total of 1/4" in a short time.
Apparently the lightening caused a few small fires east of us close to Klamath Falls. Fire crews were on the ready.
In the middle of the night, about 3am I heard two huge thunder blasts, then in a bit it was pouring rain. Another 1/4" of rain.
Picture of the Day.......
Interesting about John Glenn....
John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the first American to orbit the Earth.
He flew the Mercury-Atlas 6 named Friendship 7 for three earth orbits in 1962, and the first astronaut elected to Congress when he won a Senate seat in 1974. He's been the most successful American Astronaut-politician thus far, serving 25 years in the Senate. In 1984, Glenn sought the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. He withdrew from the race after winning only two delegates and finishing in 6th place. Glenn returned to space in 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery while still a sitting Senator. The next year he retired from Congress.
Glenn and Annie had two children—John David and Carolyn Ann—and two grandchildren, and remained married for 73 years until his death. A Freemason, Glenn was a member of Concord Lodge #688 in New Concord, Ohio. He received all of his degrees in full in a Mason at Sight ceremony from the Grand Master of Ohio in 1978, 14 years after petitioning his lodge. In 1999, Glenn became a 33rd-degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Cincinnati (NMJ). As an adult, he was honored as part of the DeMolay Legion of Honor by DeMolay International, a Masonic youth organization for boys.
Glenn was an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church. His religious faith began before he became an astronaut, and was reinforced after he traveled in space.
Glenn was in good health for most of his life. He retained a private pilot's license until 2011 when he was 90. In June 2014, Glenn underwent successful heart valve replacement surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. In early December 2016, he was hospitalized at the James Cancer Hospital of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. According to a family source, Glenn had been in declining health, and his condition was grave; his wife and their children and grandchildren were at the hospital.
Glenn died on December 8, 2016, at the OSU Wexner Medical Center; he was 95 years old. No cause of death was disclosed
Another Mr. Food zucchini recipe....
This is the perfect way to enjoy your veggies crunchy but still with those long-cooked-tasting juices. It's so cheesy-rich and mellow.
Vegetable Cheese Bake....
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 medium-sized baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 medium-sized zucchini, cut into 1/4 -inch slices (about 4 cups)
- 1 large onion, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 medium-sized green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1/2 pound mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 3-1/2 cups)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese for topping
- 1 1/2 cups mild barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup Burgundy wine
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Historically this date...
1519 – Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second in command Sebastian Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.
1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
1948 – Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
1969 – A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson's cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
1981 – Murder of Adam Walsh: the head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.
2003 – The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom – 101.3 °F in Kent. It is the first time the United Kingdom has recorded a temperature over 100 °F.
And births this date include....
6 husbands ....
1924 – Martha Hyer, American actress (d.2014)
1928 – Eddie Fisher, American singer (d. 2010)
Interesting read ... Debbie talks about Eddie divorcing her and marrying Liz Taylor..
Yesterday I watched my Patriots first pre-season game against the Detroit Lions. Patriots won 31-3 !!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo