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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Weather/Clouds ~ Brian and Sami ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bats ~ Patty's Cowboy Beans ~ Chuck & Linda Kuehl ~ National Son's and Daughter's Day

Good 56º cloudy/some fog morning. 
Yesterday clouds were coming and going. They got big and beautiful and then they all got dark.......

There was no radar over our area, just to the north and to the south of us in California. We never got the predicted storm, but friends Patrick and Alice up in northern Idaho said they got thunder lightening rain and hail. 
We topped at 78º.
Yesterday Brian was in a race in Portland.... running, climbing, mud run, etc. He finished in 1 hour 10 minutes....

Sami was also in a 2 mile race with kids her age.... she finished first among the girls and 8th over all...

Picture of the Day..... what an funny/odd mailbox!!!

Interesting about bats........

 Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Bats are more maneuverable than birdsflying with their very long spread-out digits covered with a thin membrane or patagium. The smallest bat, and arguably the smallest extant mammal, is Kitti's hog-nosed bat, which is 1.14–1.34 inches in length, 5.91 inches across the wings and 0.07–0.09 oz in mass. The largest bats are the flying foxes and the giant golden-crowned flying foxAcerodon jubatus, which can weigh 4 lbs and have a wingspan of 5 ft 7 inches.

There are more than 1,300 bat species distributed across six continents; about 50 bat species live in national parks across the United States, and Indonesia hosts 219 bat species — more than any other country. Bats make up one-fifth of the mammal population on Earth, according to Bat Conservation International.
Bats live almost everywhere, except for some islands, and the Arctic and Antarctica. They prefer warmer areas that are closer to the equator, and they can be found in rain forests, mountains, farmland, woods and cities
Bats roost in trees, caves, mines and barns — any place that provides shelter from the weather, protection from predators and seclusion for rearing their young. They generally live together in groups called colonies, which can contain anywhere from 100 to several thousand individuals.

Many bats are insectivores, and most of the rest are frugivores (fruit-eaters). A few species feed on animals other than insects; for example, the vampire bats feed on blood. Most bats are nocturnal, and many roost in caves or other refuges; it is uncertain whether bats have these behaviors to escape predators. Bats are present throughout the world, with the exception of extremely cold regions. They are important in their ecosystems for pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds; many tropical plants depend entirely on bats for these services.

Bats provide humans with some benefits, at the cost of some threats. Bat dung has been mined as guano from caves and used as fertilizer. Bats consume insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides. They are sometimes numerous enough to serve as tourist attractions, and are used as food across Asia and the Pacific Rim. They are natural reservoirs of many pathogens, such as rabies; and since they are highly mobile, social, and long-lived, they can readily spread disease. In many cultures, bats are popularly associated with darkness, malevolence, witchcraft, vampires, and death.
And speaking of Patty and Cliff..... see the anniversary below... Here is Patty's recipe that is FABULOUS!!!
Patty's Cowboy Beans:
1 med onion, chopped 3-4 garlic cloves minced
½ pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
¾ c. brown sugar ¾ c. catsup
¼ c. molasses 1 can lima beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 lg can pork 'n beans, do not drain
1 can garbanzo beans, drained

Brown bacon, add onions and garlic, cook until soft. Add sugar, catsup, & molasses... stir to blend. Add beans except pork 'n beans. Cook on top of stove, covered, for 1½ hours. Add pork 'n beans the last half hour so they don't get mushy.
(I add a can of chopped green chilies)


Special Anniversary today... Chuck and Linda Kuehl are celebrating. Happy Anniversary kids!! xo
Chuck is the son of dear old friends Cliff and Patty Kuehl, who used to live here in Rogue River but now live at the coast.
^ This was on Cliff and Patty's 67th Anniversary!

Historically this date
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.

1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.

1965 – Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.

1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.

And births this date include...
1923 – Stan Chambers, American journalist (d. 2015)

1933 – Jerry Falwell, American pastor and evangelist (d. 2007)

1950 – Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.

1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler and actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Son’s and Daughter’s Day on August 11 brings parents and their children together for quality time.  On this day, be with the joys of your life.
Let your children know that you are glad they are part of your life.  While listening to the events of their day, share family stories. Find out about their hopes and dreams. Learn what inspires them.  Teach them something new, or maybe there’s something they can teach you. Enjoy every day you have with them and spend as much quality time as you can. 
Time with our children can be fleeting. Not only do they grow quickly, but their interests and needs change, too. Whether we realize it or not, sons and daughters look up to us. They emulate our behavior – the good and the bad. As much as times change, children don’t. We craved our parent’s approval and acceptance. Our children do, too.
Every child is different. Their personalities uniquely fitted to them. While one child devours books, another may deconstruct every electronic device in the house. The chatterbox keeps us awake on long road trips and the night owl keeps us alert to everything under the stars. No two are the same. That’s exactly how it’s supposed to be. Celebrate them and the parts they play in your family.


Do something special for your children today.  If they are at home, go for a walk, or enjoy a local park.  If your children are grown, give them a call and remind them how special they are to you.  


The earliest record National Day Calendar could find of an August 11th observance of this day took place in 1988. It’s mentioned in a Nanaimo (British Columbia, Canada) Daily News article dated August 12, 1988. While we were unable to identify the creator of National Son’s and Daughter’s Day, we did find other earlier events with this name. 
According to an article in the August 20, 1944, St. Joseph News-Press/Gazette, in 1936, J Henry Dusenberry first pursued the idea of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day. The thought occurred to him after hearing a child ask why there was no such occasion. Through his efforts, the day started in Missouri and spread. Parents placed a flower representing each of their children in a vase and put it in a prominent room in the house. Throughout the day, parents thought about their children as they gazed at the flowers, especially those who no longer lived in the house. By 1945, the celebration reached its peak at 22 states with organizations participating in the event. 
In the years following previously mentioned holiday, organizations such as the Lions Club and women’s auxiliaries would hold Sons and Daughters Day in their municipalities. However, these observances would change from year to year. 
Then, in 1972, Florida Congressman Claude Pepper submitted a request for the establishment of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day on behalf of Georgia Paul of Del Rio, Texas. According to the Del Rio News-Herald dated October 28, 1972, the request suggested the proclamation would observe the day on last Sunday in January annually. However, neither the House nor the Senate signed a bill or joint resolution to declare the day.