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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Gloom/Sun ~ Buck ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Statue of Liberty ~ Ravioli and Veggies ~ Dave Basdan ~ Linda Rhorbaugh ~ Picture on TV ~ National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Good 46º clear sky morning!
Yesterday the gloom hung out until about 9:30 

and then we got blue sky and sun and wind....

We topped at 88º. 

A young buck hung out all afternoon by the downed tree. He'd stand up and look around and then lay back down and enjoy the shade....

Throw Back Thursday........1987, Jerry and Brian putting our above ground pool together...

Picture of the Day ... glad we don't get fog like SF does!! 

Interesting about the Statue of Liberty.....

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. 
1. The Statue of Liberty used to have a reddish brown color. Yes! The Statue of Liberty is coated with a thin layer of copper, which turns a blue-green with age due to chemical reactions between metal and water. This process is known as ‘Patination’ and occurs with most copper when it’s placed outside. The true color of the Statue of Liberty before ‘Patination’ was a shiny reddish brown color.
2. The Statue of Liberty was originally intended for Egypt! 
The Statue of Liberty was originally meant to look like an Arab peasant and to be at the entrance of the Suez Canal in Egypt and her flame was to symbolize the light she was bringing to Asia. The sculptor, Barthaldi, fell in love with the Middle East and all it entailed in 1855. Barthaldi returned to Egypt in 1869 with the blueprint of giant statue of a woman that would double as a lighthouse at the entrance of the Suez Canal. Egypt wasn’t reaping any of the monetary benefits of the canal even though it was located in Egypt. Barthaldithus realized that he could never put his statue in Egypt, because they didn’t have the financial means. He was heartbroken and sailed to New York. As his ship entered New York Harbor, Barthaldi spotted the deserted, oval island of Bedloe. It was perfect for his statue. The French and the Americans were friends and between the two of them, they paid for statue. The statue was revamped and sent to the U.S.
3. 7 spikes on the Statue of Liberty’s crown represent the 7 oceans and the 7 continents of the world, indicating the universal concept of liberty.
4. The original torch of the Statue of Liberty was replaced in 1984 by a new copper torch covered in 24k gold leaf. This was done to give the flame a distinct color from the rest of the statue.
5. There is actually a family that lives on Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty. David Luchsinger, 61, the superintendent of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, lives with his wife, Debbie, in a small brick house on Liberty Island, which is almost 15 acres with just one neighbor- the Statue of Liberty! 

Ravioli and Veggies...

  • 1  9  ounce package refrigerated light cheese-filled ravioli
  • 2   teaspoons olive oil
  • 2   cloves garlic, minced
  • 1   medium yellow summer squash,  thinly sliced (about 1-1/4 cups)
  • 4   plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1  15  ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2   teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 4   cups shredded fresh spinach
Cook ravioli according to package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile in a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil and the garlic. Add squash, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, thyme, and pepper.
Cook on medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes, until heated through. Add pasta and toss.
Arrange spinach on each serving plate (or bowl), top with pasta mixture. Makes 4 servings.
Special birthdays today....
Dave Basdan (former neighbor here and husband of PJ) is celebrating somewhere out in the Arizona desert! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!
^Jerry and Dave were pals....
Another birthday today is Linda Rohrbaugh, girlfriend of Wilsonite Jon Harting. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!
Historically this date....
1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
1953 – U.S. Representative John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
1959 – Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color
1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, ConnecticutUnited States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
1984 – Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 246, previously set by Herb Score in 1954. Gooden's 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.
1994 – Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing and killing himself.
2008 – The 2008 Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train kills 25 people
And births this date include....
1818 – Richard Gatling, American firearms inventor (d. 1903)

1888 – Maurice Chevalier, French singer and actor (d. 1972)

1913 – Jesse Owens, American athlete (d. 1980)

1931 – George Jones, American country music singer (d.2013)

1940 – Linda Gray, American actress
1944 – Barry White, American singer (d. 2003)
.... What a voice! We had a Deputy at Lakewood Station who could imitate that same voice and when he was dispatching he'd make his announcements in his Barry White voice! Too fun....
Last night on KOBI TV 5 6 o'clock news, Jack Church our weather guy, put my picture on ... 

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

National Chocolate Milkshake Day on September 12th brings chocolate and ice cream lovers together. Forget the calories for just this one day and enjoy a sweet tall, thick and delicious, chocolate milkshake!
The term milkshake first appeared in print in 1885. During this period, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink” blended with eggs, whiskey, and other ingredients. Pharmacies served the drink as a tonic and a treat to customers. By 1900, pharmacies offered this “wholesome drink” with either chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrup. 
  • The early 1900s – People began asking for this “new treat” with a scoop of ice cream.
  • 1911 – Hamilton Beach’s drink mixers began to be used at soda fountains.
  • 1922 – Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender or drink mixer.
  • Due to the invention of the blender, the milkshake began to take a chipped, aerated, and frothy form as they are today.
  • By the 1920s & 1930s, milkshakes became a popular drink at malt shops everywhere. 
Another addition to the milkshake was malted milk powder. Made from malted barley, wheat flour, and dehydrated whole milk, malted milk tastes a bit like toasted caramel. It made its debut around the 1870s as a shelf-stable dry milk product. Add the powder to a chocolate milkshake, and the creamy goodness is transformed into a malted chocolate milkshake. Along with milkshakes, malted milk milkshakes became popular drinks at soda fountains around the 1920s. 
Enjoy a chocolate milkshake at your favorite restaurant or soda fountain.