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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Weather ~ Errands ~ Picture of the Day ~ World's Oldest Person ~ Bacon Buffalo Mac and Cheese ~ National Radio Day

Good 55º clear sunny morning. 
We topped at 95º yesterday. Rain predicted for the coast and "maybe" inland tomorrow. Clouds came in yesterday afternoon, but the wind came up and they disappeared. 

Yesterday a run to Grants Pass to Winco 

for dog food and more "stuff". I never go there on the weekend (or Costco!) as you can never find a place to park within walking distance of the store!

Picture of the Day.... LOL

Interesting about the world's oldest person....
Jiroemon Kimura (April 19, 1897 – June 12, 2013) was a Japanese supercentenarian. He became the oldest verified male in history on December 28, 2012, at the age of 115 years and 253 days when he surpassed the age of Christian Mortensen who died in 1998, and also became the first and so far the only man who indisputably reached 116 years of age, being 116 years, 54 days old at the time of his death from natural causes on June 12, 2013, in a hospital in his hometown of Kyōtango, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. He was the last known living man born in the 19th century.
 Kimura became the oldest living man in Japan upon the death of Tomoji Tanabe on June 19, 2009, the world's oldest living man upon the death of Walter Breuning on April 15, 2011, the oldest living person in Japan upon the death of Chiyono Hasegawa on December 2, 2011, and the world's oldest living person upon the death of Dina Manfredini on December 17, 2012, until his own death.
Kimura was born as Kinjiro Miyake (三宅 金治郎 Miyake Kinjirō). According to records, he was born on 19 April 1897, in the fishing village of Kamiukawa, the third of six children born to farmers Morizo and Fusa Miyake. According to Kimura's nephew, Tamotsu Miyake, Kimura was actually born on 19 March 1897, but his birthday was instead recorded as 19 April 1897, by mistake in 1955 when records from neighboring towns were consolidated and redone. He finished school second in his class at age 14 and commenced working from local post offices around the age of 17.
Marriage and career
In the 1920s, Kimura also worked as a government communications worker in Korea under Japanese rule. Upon returning from Korea, he married his neighbor, Yae Kimura (1904–1978). Since his wife's family lacked a male heir, he changed his name to Jiroemon Kimura,
In the 1920s, Kimura also worked as a government communications worker in Korea under Japanese rule.[2] Upon returning from Korea, he married his neighbor, Yae Kimura (1904–1978). Since his wife's family lacked a male heir, he changed his name to Jiroemon Kimura becoming the ninth member of the family to bear that name. He retired in 1962 at age 65, having worked in the post office for 45 and returned to farming until age 90.

years. After retiring he returned to farming until age 90. 
becoming the ninth member of the family to bear that name. He retired in 1962 at the age of 65, having worked in post offices for 45
years. After retiring he turned to farming until the age of 90.
becoming the ninth member of the family to bear that name. He retired in 1962 at age 65, having worked in the post office for 45 and returned to farming until age 90.
Four of Kimura's siblings lived past the age of 90, and his youngest brother died at the age of 100. Kimura had 7 children (5 of whom outlived him), 14 grandchildren (13 surviving), 25 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Kimura was health-conscious and active. He woke up early in the morning and read newspapers with a magnifying glass. Also, he enjoyed talking to guests and followed live parliamentary debates on television. According to him, small portions of food (hara hachi bun me) were the key to a long and healthy life. Kimura resided in Kyōtango, Kyoto Prefecture, with his eldest son's widow, 83, and his grandson's widow, 59. 
On his 114th birthday on 19 April 2011, Kimura mentioned his survival of the 7.6 magnitude 1927 Kita Tango earthquake that hit Kyoto and killed over 3,000 people. Being born in the year 30 of the Meiji period, he lived in the reigns of 4 emperors, and during the premierships of 61 Japanese Prime Ministers, from Matsukata Masayoshi to Shinzō Abe
In October 2012, Kimura was presented with a certificate from Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday, relating to Kimura's appearance in the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records book; this was the second year in a row Kimura was recognized as the oldest living man in the world, as he also appeared in the book the year before. During the meeting, Kimura said he spent most of his time in bed. 
On his 116th and final birthday, Kimura received many well-wishes, including a video message from Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. He was hospitalized for pneumonia on 11 May 2013. On 23 May 2013, when James Sisnett of Barbados died, Kimura became the last verified living man born in the 19th century. He died of natural causes in the hospital in his hometown of Kyōtango, western Japan, at 2:08 a.m. on 12 June 2013. His funeral was held on 14 June 2013. 

This recipe comes from Ally from Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats who says, "In an ideal world, we'd all like to eat a restaurant quality meal every night, but in actuality we don't. This simple, easy and unique mac and cheese brings the best of those together - quality and simplicity."


  • 1/2 pound medium shells
  • 4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup wing sauce
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar/Monterrey jack cheese
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. In a small skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet, drain on a paper towel lined plate. Meanwhile, cook pasta to al denté, then drain.
  2. In a food processor combine cream cheese, garlic, wing sauce and ranch dressing until smooth. In a large bowl mix together cooked pasta, shredded cheese, red pepper, bacon and cream cheese sauce. Toss to combine. Pour into dish. Sprinkle with Panko bread crumbs. Bake for 40 minutes until crispy and bubbly.

Historically this date.......
1910 – The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup or the Big Burn) occurred in northeast Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately 3 million acres.

1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.

1920 – The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.
Now if they'd only get rid of Roger Goodell, the Chairman. What a POS!!!!

1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands.

1986 – In Edmond, OklahomaU.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.
..... from that came the term, "going postal" !

And births this date include...
Ok, so they put his face on the $1000000 bill... which is now not worth anything... these are selling on Ebay for $1 !



1931 – Don King, American boxing promoter

Weird weird weird ... he killed two people ended up getting pardoned... he supported George Bush's Presidency, backed Ovamit in the election and then switched to Trump in the last election! HUH???? 

1935 – Ron Paul

1954 – Al Roker, American television personality


He once said he had traveled around the country to all the fairs and the best one he went to was the LA Co Fair in Pomona!  Jerry and I thought so too! Never missed one.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on August 20th, National Radio Day recognizes the great invention of the radio. Celebrate the news, information, music, and stories carried across the airwaves.
Several inventors had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800s. Amazingly, not just one person can be credited with its beginning. Each component developed through invention and discovery. As these technologies converged, the radio came to life.
In the paragraphs that follow, a noted international effort contributed to the conception of the radio. In Germany, the research of Heinrich Hertz proved electricity could be transmitted wirelessly. Elsewhere, the multiple patents of the prolific inventor Nikola Tesla provided the radio with the Tesla coil. Born in Croatia, Tesla also contributed many patents involving alternating current advancing the science and production of numerous inventions. When it comes to the first commercially available wireless, Italian, Guglielmo Marconi receives the honor.   
While entertainment and music fill the airwaves today, they were not the radio’s first functions. First, the wireless radio served the military. It also provided a regular public service role. Much like the dits and dots of a telegram, the wireless transmitted information. On board the Titanic at the time of its sinking, a Marconi wireless broadcast the ship’s distress signal. However, in 1906, the first radio broadcast of voice and music purely for entertainment purposes aired. Reginald Fessenden transmitted the program from Brant Rock, Massachusetts for the general public to hear. The Canadian born scientist would go on to many more successes in his lifetime.  
An American contributor to the radio, Lee de Forest invented the Audion vacuum. This invention made live broadcasting possible. Born in Iowa in 1873, de Forest would become the chief scientist for the first U.S. radio firm, American Wireless Telephone, and Telegraph.    
As wireless came alive, the first broadcast stations began airing programs in the 1920s. News and world events were the first items over the airwaves.
  • Radio ownership grew. In 1931, two out of five homes owned a radio. By 1938, four out of five owned a radio.  
  • According to FCC statistics, at the end of 2012, there were more than 15,000 licensed broadcast radio stations in the U.S.
  • On October 1, 1999, the first satellite radio broadcast occurred. Worldspace aired the broadcast in Africa. 
The founder of National Day Calendar hosts a radio talk show.  The “Guru of Geek” Marlo Anderson hosts the Tech Ranch, featuring discussions on technology for everyday life.  Click here to listen.


To celebrate National Radio Day, listen to your favorite radio station.