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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Clouds/Thunder/Lightening/Rain/Fires ~ Picture of the Day ~ John Glenn ~ Vegetable Cheese Bake ~ Pre-Season Football ~ National Bowling Day

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 aviatorengineerastronaut, 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).[221] 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.[224] 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
  • 1/2 cups mild barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup Burgundy wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil until moderately hot; saute potatoes, zucchini, onion, green peppers, mushrooms, and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes; set aside. 
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients, except mozzarella cheese, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add sauteed vegetables to sauce and simmer for another 10 minutes; keep warm. 
  3. Preheat oven to 350º. 
  4. Spoon vegetable/sauce mixture into a 9-  X  13-inch glass baking dish and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly golden.
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....
1889 – Charles Darrow, American board game creator (Monopoly) (d. 1967)
1898 – Jack Haley, American actor (d. 1979)
1913 – Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (d. 1994)

1923 – Rhonda Fleming, American actress
6 husbands ....

1924 – Martha Hyer, American actress (d.2014)

1928 – Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman (d. 2010)

1928 – Eddie Fisher, American singer (d. 2010)
Interesting read ... Debbie talks about Eddie divorcing her and marrying Liz Taylor..
1940 – Bobby Hatfield, American singer (The Righteous Brothers) (d. 2003)
1960 – Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor

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


On the second Saturday in August, National Bowling Day encourages everyone to set up the pins. Now go throw strikes!
While bowling style games likely existed in ancient civilizations, we probably owe the modern game of bowling to Germany. Kegels were used much like batons for protection or sport. Participants would place the kegels at then of an alley. Each person then rolled a stone, attempting to knock down the kegels. It was believed that by knocking down the kegel, their sins would be forgiven. ( )
Other lawn games such as bocce and petanque may also be precursors to bowling. One such bowling game was called ninepins. American literature first mentions ninepins in Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle.
Bowling, like many sports, attracted gamblers. As a result, the game came under the scrutiny of legislatures and city councils. In 1841, Connecticut passed a law prohibiting ninepin bowling alleys. Circumventing the law, alleys added one pin to the line-up. Very little about the game has changed since.
In 1905, the game introduced the first rubber compound bowling ball. Up until then, players threw wooden balls made of lignum vitae (another word is guaiac, an evergreen tree of the Caribbean and tropical America, formerly important for its hard, heavy, oily timber but now scarce.) . However, this modern ball launched a whole new era of bowling.
During the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, bowling was featured as a demonstration sport. However, the game never returned to the Olympics again. 


Gather a group of friends and family and go bowling together. Throughout the country, bowling alleys offer discounts and deals to celebrate the day. Whether you decide to go during the day or at night, bring several friends. It doesn’t matter how well you play either. The point is to have fun. 


The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, Inc. sponsored the first National Bowling Day in association with the General Cigar Company and NBC-TV in 1956. Attracting millions of bowlers, the event raised money for the American Red Cross through hundreds of bowling tournaments in 48 states. On October 14, 1956, the televised Final Bowl Off on National Bowling Day in Macon County, Illinois featured bowling stars Bill Lilian and Anita Cantaline of Detroit.
The event never repeated, but National Bowling Day traditions have started once more. Continuing in the same spirit as the 1956 event, the modern era National Bowling Day takes care of others while taking down those pins. One example was the Million Pin Challenge.  Donations helped provide half a million meals to Feeding America to fight domestic hunger.