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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

918 ~ Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bat Masterson ~ Cheesy Baked Asparagus ~ Dwayne Preimsberger ~ National Cheeseburger Day

Good 53º super dark foggy raining morning. 
Ha ha ha..... having a birthday today, especially if you are/were LE in California, is funny. 918 is a radio code for "insane person" !!
Yesterday the fog hung around and the rain started and then after 12 drops it stopped. Then it continued to rain on and off all day. 
While Dude was laying on the porch, a doe jumped the fence and came into the yard. She munched on grass and leaves on my apple tree. I could't take a picture without scaring her away.

Picture of the Day... huh????

Interesting about Bat Masterson....

Bartholemew William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (November 26, 1853 – October 25, 1921) was a U.S. Army scout, lawman, professional gambler, and journalist known for his exploits in the 19th-century American Old West. Born to a working-class Irish family in Quebec, Masterson moved to the Western frontier as a young man and quickly distinguished himself as a buffalo hunter, civilian scout, and Indian fighter on the Great Plains. He later earned fame as a gunfighter and sheriff in Dodge City, Kansas, during which time he was involved in several notable shootouts.

By the mid-1880s, Masterson moved to Denver, Colorado and established himself as a "sporting man" (or gambler). He took an interest in prizefighting and became a leading authority on the sport, attending almost every important match and title fight in the United States from the 1880s until his death in 1921. He moved to New York City in 1902 and spent the rest of his life there as a reporter and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph; Masterson's column not only covered boxing and other sports, but frequently gave his opinions on crime, war, politics, and other topics as well. He became a close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt and was one of the "White House Gunfighters" who received federal appointments from Roosevelt, along with Pat Garrett and Ben Daniels.

By the time of his death in 1921, Masterson was known throughout the country as a leading sports writer and celebrity. He is remembered today for his connection to many of the Wild West's most iconic people, places, and events, and his life and likeness are frequently depicted in American popular culture.

Cheesy Baked Asparagus 

1 jar (16oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
2 bunches (2 pounds) fresh asparagus spears, woody ends removed
1/2 cup Progresso Bread Crumbs (plain)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 T. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oven to 350º. Spray 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
In bowl mix jar of Alfredo sauce and cheese.  In the baking dish place one third of the asparagus spears in a single layer and top with 1/3 of the sauce mixture. Repeat twice to use up.
In a small bowl mix the bread crumbs and parsley, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the top of the asparagus.
Cover and bake about 25 minutes until sauce is bubbling. Uncover and increase temperature to 450º and bake for 10 more minutes, until bread crumbs are golden.

Special birthday today.... Dwayne Preimsberger (aka Deeeewayne Honneee) LASD ret. is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DWAYNE! xo
Dwayne at the LASD Chili Cook-off 1984...
Preimsberger got that nickname after his birthday surprise a number of years ago when "Polly Darton" showed up and sang to him. She called him Deeewayne Honneee (with a Southern accent!).

Historically this date.....
1793 – The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
1895 – Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
.... interesting read....
1947 – The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
1975 – Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
2009 – The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.

And births this date include...
1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (d. 1990)

1924 – J. D. Tippit, American police officer shot by Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1963) 
1933 – Robert Blake, American actor 
1933 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer
.... lots of drama and problems in his life...

1939 – Frankie Avalon, American musician

1971 – Lance Armstrong, American cyclist
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th honors America’s favorite sandwich with a slice of cheese.
A few days ago, we celebrated National Double Cheeseburger Day. This food holiday is the lighter version. While only a single stack, this tasty burger still earns a celebration!
There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back to the 1920s.  One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, The Rite Spot.  During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.
There are other claims of the invention of the cheeseburger:
  • A cheeseburger appeared on a 1928 menu at O’Dell’s, a Los Angeles restaurant, which listed a cheeseburger, smothered with chili, for 25 cents.
  • Kaelin’s Restaurant – Louisville, Kentucky says it invented the cheeseburger in 1934.
  • Denver, Colorado – 1935 – A trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In.
  • According to its archives, Gus Belt, founder of Steak n’ Shake, applied for a trademark on the word “cheeseburger” in the 1930s.