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Monday, September 9, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Knocker-ups ~ Cheesy Potatoes ~ Patriots ~ National Teddy Bear Day ~ My Teddy


Good dark cloudy very foggy 52ยบ morning. 

Yesterday the gloom hung around until early afternoon, 


then we got some big fluffy clouds and a lot of wind.......

we finally got some blue sky


Picture of the Day ... shared by my pal Karen aka Sugar Bear...





Interesting about "knocker-ups" .... (not what you were thinking!)

A knocker-up, sometimes known as a knocker-upper, was a profession in Britain and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution, when alarm clocks were neither cheap nor reliable, and to as late as the beginning of the 1920s. A knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.

The knocker-up used a baton or short, heavy stick to knock on the clients' doors or a long and light stick, often made of bamboo, to reach windows on higher floors. At least one of them used a pea-shooter. In return, the knocker-up would be paid a few pence a week. The knocker-up would not leave a client's window until they were sure that the client had been awoken.

A knocker-upper would also use a 'snuffer outer' as a tool to rouse the sleeping. This implement was used to put out gas lamps which were lit at dusk and then needed to be extinguished at dawn.
There were large numbers of people carrying out the job, especially in larger industrial towns such as Manchester. Generally the job was done by elderly men and women but sometimes police constables supplemented their pay by performing the task during early morning patrols.



What do you get when you combine crispy home fries with the cheesy goodness of mac 'n' cheese? Cheesy Potatoes of course! With this recipe for cheesy potatoes you can enjoy the best part of two all-time classics in one dish!

 

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 (20-ounce) packages refrigerated diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can Cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 cup milk

 

  1. In a large skillet over high heat, melt butter. Add potatoes, onion, salt, and pepper and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add soup and milk; mix well. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until potatoes are heated through.

***Serve as a side dish or for breakfast with a fried egg on top!


Historically this date.......
1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned"Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its new union of sovereign states the United States.

1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.

1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
Happy Birthday California~

1926 – The U.S. National Broadcasting Company is formed.

1942 – World War II: A Japanese float plane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
......oh, how I remember that! He was singin' and shakin' his booty! OMGOSH!

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.


And births this date include....
1828 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (d. 1910)
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Gee willikers, what a charming looking cranky old man! Of course I struggled reading War and Peace, and he had to write it!











1890 – Colonel Sanders,American fast-food entrepreneur. (D.1980)
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1923 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (d.2011)
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1951 – Tom Wopat, American actor and singer
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1952 – Angela Cartwright, American actress
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1960 – Hugh Grant, English actor
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Every famous Hollyweirdo should have at least one mug shot in their repertoire.


1966 – Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian
 ... with wife Jackie.



 Last night my Patriots played the Steelers and won 33-3!!! 


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood’s favorite toys. We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child. Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood.  Whether or not you still have your childhood teddy, the day is a perfect time to celebrate your childhood friend!
In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. This incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902.  The caricature became an instant classic.
This cartoon by Clifford Berryman's publish in a 1902 Wiashington Post inspired the Teddy bear.
This cartoon by Clifford Berryman’s published in a 1902 Washington Post inspired the Teddy bear.
The Berryman cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy.  Morris Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear.”
A teddy bear does not depend on mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved – and therefore, he lives. ~ Pam Brown
Since the advent of the Teddy Bear, a parade of famous characters followed.
Big Bird from Sesame Street had a Teddy Bear named Radar. The lasagna loving cat celebrated on Garfield the Cat Day armed himself with Pooky, his lovable scapegoat. The British invasion of Teddy Bears includes Winnie-the-Pooh and Paddington. In 1981, the Care Bears first became greeting cards. Not long after, they launched into television and toy history.
Another Muppet character we must mention is Fozzie Bear. The lovable and comedic bear endlessly perseveres with one-liners, slapstick and musical comedy. 

 

My Teddy.... Deputy Teddy!