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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Jellyfish ~ Parmesan Broccoli Balls ~ Mike Bastian ~ Saddleback Fire ~ US Navy Birthday

Good 39º dark cloudy morning. 

Be careful out there with that full moon, especially driving. Bad enough normally but with this full moon it's even worse!

10-13 is radio code for 'advise road and weather conditions'.

Yesterday from 30º we warmed to 73º.

Picture of the Day....   HUH?


 Many people may be familiar with collective terms such as a “school” of fish, a “pack” of wolves and a “gaggle” of geese. But what is the collective term for a group of jellyfish? A group of jellyfish is also called a smack. And, that’s what it feels like when you suddenly get caught in a group of jellyfish. Ouch! Jellyfish can be found on shallow or deep ocean waters, and even beached jellies can smack you with their venomous and painful sting. The most venomous jellyfish in the world is the box jellyfish, capable of killing an adult human with a single sting in just a few minutes.

Parmesan Broccoli Balls


  • 1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 1 (6 ounce) package chicken flavored dry stuffing mix
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Place broccoli in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes. Uncover, and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat, drain, and cool.

  3. In a large bowl, mix broccoli, stuffing mix, Parmesan cheese, onion, eggs, margarine, pepper, and garlic salt. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator approximately 1 hour, until moisture has been absorbed.

  5. Preheat oven to 325º.

  7. Roll the chilled mixture into 1 inch balls, and arrange on a medium baking sheet.

  9. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until browned.

Special birthday today, Wilson High School pal Mike Bastian. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!
Back in 2013 we had a Wilsonite reunion in Grants Pass.... left to right me, Mike Bastian, Joe Terror, Ron Loynds, and Linda (Waterlond) Terror.

Historically this date.......
1875 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).

1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.

1962 – The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.

And births this date includes....
1915 – Cornel Wilde, American actor (d. 1989)

1921 – Yves Montand, Italian singer and actor (d. 1991)

1925 – Margaret Thatcher, English politician (d.2013)

1941 – Paul Simon, American singer and musician (Simon & Garfunkel)
1959 – Marie Osmond, American entertainer (OMG, read about her "personal life"... what a mess)

1962 – Kelly Preston, American actress
1967 – Kate Walsh, American actress
1969 – Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater
Had an email yesterday with a picture from Nancy (Kujala, former Wilsonite and my locker partner) of the fire close her daughter's house. Saddleback fire in California..... OMG!

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

On October 13th, the United States Navy observes its birthday every year. 
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy is currently the largest, most powerful navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The service has over 340,000 personnel on active duty and more than 71,000 in the Navy Reserve. 
With only two ships and a crew of eighty men, the Continental Army was born on October 13, 1775. The decision of the Continental Congress set the Continental Navy on course to carry arms to the British army, not to defend against it. However, these two ships and crew represent the birth of the United States Navy.
Throughout the Revolutionary War, their importance grew. Today, the United States maintains 40 naval bases across the country, including the world’s largest Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Below the sea, submarines became a part of the Navy during World War II. While experiments began in the late 1800s and during the Civil War, they did not become a large part of the Navy inventory until World War II. At that point, subs became necessary for surveillance and rescue, even though they were also armed.
With the advent of the airplane, the Navy became vital stations for the Airforce as well. As a result, the Navy modified ships into floating landing strips. Today, joint Naval and Airbases such as Pearl Harbor-Hickam provided necessary fleets of sea and air defense.



On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the first American naval force.  Thus began the long and prestigious heritage of the United States Navy. Between 1922 and 1972, the Navy celebrated its birthday on October 27th, the date of Theodore Roosevelt’s birth. The Navy League of the United States designated the date due to Roosevelt’s foresight and vision in elevating the U.S. Navy into a premier force. Regardless of when the Navy observed its birth, the celebration has always been one of pride.  

The change to October 13 was seen as a more relevant date in line with the first official action legislating a navy.  Since 1972, the Navy has officially recognized October 13th as the official date of its birth.

My Dad was only 16 years old when he volunteered for the US Navy in WWI. He obviously lied about his age!