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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sun/Clouds/Heat ~ Picture of the Day ~ Gold Bars ~ Easy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole ~ Loren Otto ~ Patty (Hickey) McNaughton ~ Karen Baertschiger ~ National Wildlife Day

Good 53º clear sky morning.
Yesterday stayed sunny until early afternoon when the clouds started moving in.....

and rain predicted for either tonight or tomorrow, but the clouds are gone now. We topped at 93º. 
Picture of the Day ... 😋

Interesting about largest stockpile of gold....
About 80 feet below Wall Street lies about 6,350 tons of gold, made up of about 508,000 bars, that are collectively worth hundreds of billions of dollars. According to “Key to the Gold Vault", a Federal Reserve Bank of New York publication, the gold vault in the New York Fed’s basement “is the world’s largest accumulation of gold and belongs to 36 foreign governments, central banks, and official international organizations.” When any compartment inside the vault is opened, three people, including one New York Fed auditor, must be present to ensure that the gold is safe. 

Easy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole....
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can Cheddar cheese soup
  • 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (22-ounce) package frozen chicken breast strips, thawed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, milk, and Cheddar cheese; mix well. Stir in chicken and broccoli and pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine potatoes, butter, salt, and pepper. Evenly sprinkle over chicken mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered 55 to 60 minutes, or until heated through and golden brown.


Three special birthdays today.........
Loren Otto, Marine Corps League, is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOREN!
Also today is the birthday of Patty (Hickey) McNaughton. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY!!!
And also my pal Karen Baertschiger aka Sugar Bear is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUGAR BEAR!

 Picture of Karen with her son, our state senator, Herman^
Historically this date........
1781 – Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.
1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
1957 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
And births this date include...
 1913 – Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)

1928 – Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)

1931 – Mitzi Gaynor, American actress
 1981  Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Wildlife Day on September 4th encourages improved awareness of the species around us and in the broader world. 
This National Day aims to focus on endangered species, preservation, and conservation efforts around the world. Zoos, aviaries and marine sanctuaries provide a variety of ways to get involved.
No matter where you live, opportunities abound to learn and participate in the day. Wildlife doesn’t just exist in the forest or outside the city limits. Look closely. The creatures and animals sharing our world live under our feet and in the sky above us. Our rivers, lakes and oceans are teeming with wildlife of all sizes. It’s essential to understand how we impact the habitats that animals need to survive. Their homes supply their food and shelter.
Since wildlife relies on a stable habitat, understanding conservation and preservation is important. Developing strategies helps to maintain existing habitats and repair or replace those that have been destroyed. These strategies are especially important when a decline in a species is detected. For example, last month, International Whale Shark Day brings attention to the plight of the world’s largest fish. Despite efforts, the gentle giant continues to decline in numbers.   
Around the world, facilities and organizations will present seminars and educational programs. Additionally, podcasts and documentaries alert us to the changing conditions for various species around the world.  Some may be as close as your own back yard. From the sky to the depths of the ocean, wildlife surrounds us.


Participate in a presentation or volunteer to fund-raise for rehabilitation services. Learn about the needs of endangered species and how conservation efforts work. While learning, implement your own techniques, as suggested by preservationists. Go on a wildlife walk and learn about the inhabitants near you. Visit the National Wildlife Federation to learn more. 


Colleen Paige, the Pet Lifestyle Expert, and author founded National Wildlife Day in 2005 in memory of wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin.  The day serves to bring global awareness and education concerning the number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation.