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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Clouds/Rain ~ Nancy/The Vine ~ Mike & Laura Bastian ~ Dave/Decker ~ Picture of the Day ~ Dinosaur "Sue" ~ Crunchy Chicken Salad ~ Ellen (Naugle) Pantalone ~ Wayne & Shirley Low ~ National Fast Food Day 

Good 48º dark cloudy morning. 

Yesterday the dark clouds hung around. Rain was predicted but we never got it, but it was raining on my mountain...

Yesterday I met up with Nancy Perry at Brian's State Farm office and then we went next door to The Vine for lunch. While we were there, my high school friend from way back, Mike Bastian stopped at Brian's office and Brian told him and his wife Laura we were next door so they stopped in to say hi.....

After lunch we went to Nancy and Dave's new house.... Dave, Nancy, and Decker their pup....

Picture of the Day ....

Interesting about "Sue" the dinosaur......

"Sue" is the nickname given to FMNH PR 2081, which is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found at over 90% recovered by bulk. It was found in the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota. It has a length 40 ft, stands 12 ft tall at the hips, and was estimated to have weighed around 6.4 to 10.2 metric tons when alive. It was discovered in the summer of 1990, by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and was named after her. After ownership disputes were settled, the fossil was auctioned in October 1997, for US $7.6 million, the highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil, and is now a permanent feature at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

From Mr. Food....

Our Crunchy Chicken Salad recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. Wonderin' why? 'Cause it's the perfect combination of simple ingredients with fancy tastes!


  • 1 (3-ounce) package Oriental-flavored ramen noodles
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 cooked chicken breast halves, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1 (16-ounce) package coleslaw mix

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 º. Crumble uncooked noodles onto a baking sheet; set seasoning packet aside. Combine crumbled noodles with almonds and sunflower seeds on baking sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally.
  2. Combine seasoning packet, the oil, sugar, and vinegar in a jar. Cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Combine chicken, coleslaw mix, toasted noodle mixture, and dressing; toss well. Serve immediately.

***This easy one-dish meal makes good use of leftover chicken. If you prefer a meatless entre, just omit the chicken - either way, you'll enjoy your crunchy creation.

Special birthday today... Ellen (Naugle) Pantalone, former neighbor on Stockbridge Avenue and Wilsonite is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLEN!!!

Today is also a special anniversary, Wayne (LASD SR SEB Motors ret) and Shirley Low are celebrating 51 years today. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!

Historically this date....
1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.

1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

And births this date include....
1907 – Burgess Meredith, American actor (d. 1997)

1928 – Clu Gulager, American actor

1950 – David Leisure, American actor

1958 – Marg Helgenberger, American actress

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

On November 16th food lovers get a dose of their favorite convenience food on National Fast Food Day. Whether they use the drive-thru, dine-in or get it to go, fast food will grill up, fry up and broil up menu staples.
First popularized in the United States in the 1950s, fast food is considered any meal with low preparation time and served to a customer in a packaged form. The meal makes for quick dine-in, take-out or take-away. Most fast-food restaurants offer drive-thru service.
Merriam-Webster dictionary first recognized the term “fast food” in 1951.
Following World War I, automobiles became popular and more affordable. At that time, restaurants introduced the drive-in.
Much like today’s food trucks, Walter Anderson first began selling hamburgers out of an old streetcar body at a Wichita intersection. While the menu was limited, the hamburgers were a crowd-pleaser. When the popularity of his hamburgers grew, he partnered with E.W. Ingram and opened the first White Castle in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The enterprising restauranteurs were the first in the fast-food business. They sold hamburgers for five cents each.
The United States has the largest fast food industry in the world.  American fast-food restaurants are located in over 100 countries.
Fun fact: The first Happy Meal was served in June of 1979.
While fast-food began as sandwiches and sides, the menus expanded over-time. Today fast-food includes fish, a variety of fried chicken, tacos, pizza and a wide selection of sides. Sodas quench the thirst and desserts sweeten the menu. From ice cream and shakes to pies and cakes, fast food delivers.
As times changed, restaurants added breakfast items to the menu, too. Expanding their hours increased their workforce and their menu options, as well. However, not all fast-food chains offer breakfast.