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Monday, September 23, 2019

Fog ~ First Day of Fall ~ Rain/Turkeys ~ Picture of the Day ~ Monopoly Game in Cuba ~ Apple Cake ~ Moon Mullen ~ Jack Follen & PCC Band ~ The Autumnal Equinox

Good 49º SUPER foggy morning!

Happy First Day of Fall!!

Yesterday a little rain started after 9am. The Toms were all up in the pasture standing under a tree....

Picture of the Day...bird family

Interesting about Monopoly in Cuba....

Lovers of Monopoly in Cuba… Do not pass “GO.” Do not collect $200. Upon taking power in 1959, Fidel Castro banned the board game “Monopoly” and decreed that every set be destroyed. Apparently, the game had a strong following in Cuba but he perceived it as the pure embodiment of capitalism. Parker Brothers was unable to estimate how many games were sold to Cuba at the time of the incident. The fact that the Cuban government heavily sanctions its citizens unfortunately isn’t news. Until 2008, Cubans weren’t even allowed to own a computer.
Apple Cake 

1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 pkg (3.4oz) Jell-O vanilla instant pudding
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup plus 2 T. sour cream, divided
1 pound (about 3) Granny Smith apples peeled, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. water
Heat oven to 350º.
Beat first 6 ingredients and 1/2 cup sour cream in large bowl with mixer until blended. Stir in apples.
Pour into greased and floured 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup fluted tube pan.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 5 min. or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Loosen cake from sides of pan with knife. Invert cake onto wire rack; gently remove pan. Cool cake completely.
Whisk sugar, 1 tsp. water and remaining sour cream until blended; drizzle over cake. Let stand until glaze is firm.
Special birthday today... Moon Mullen (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOON!
                              ^Moon with his bride Robyn

Historically this date.......
1969 – The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.

1973 – Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina
1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.

1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.

1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1988 – José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40–40 club.
And births this date include.....
1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor (d.2014)
1930 – Ray Charles, American musician (d. 2004)
 1945 – Paul Petersen, American actor
1949 – Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter
 1959 – Jason Alexander, American actor
1961 – Willie McCool, American astronaut (d. 2003)
Columbia pilot.
Last night my grandson Jack Follen and some of the Pasadena City College marching band were on the Emmys. They played while a guy sang.... That is Jack on the left playing the drums.....

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

The Autumnal Equinox in September ushers in a change of season. It is observed annually when the sun can be seen directly overhead along the equator. The day marks the end of summer and beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
The autumn equinox is one of two days when all points on Earth except the polar regions see the sunrise and set at due east and due west. With few exceptions, all latitudes see almost precisely 12 hours of daylight and 12 of darkness.
While the United States marks the official end of summer at Labor Day, the seasons mark time differently. Depending on where we live, the trees and animals behave differently based on the amount of sunlight they receive. By the time the equinox arrives in September, the leaves in many parts of the country have already begun to change. The air at night is crisper.
People’s minds begin to think about warmer clothes and preparing their homes for winter. Since children are already in school, most summer activities have ended. In the fields, farmers eagerly watch for the opportune time to harvest. Apples, pumpkins, and root vegetables ripen in the orchards and gardens. On cool evenings, long walks along the trails under the canopies of gold, umber, violet and crimson keep us warm.