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....
1953 – U.S. Representative John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United 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....
1931 – George Jones, American country music singer (d.2013)
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