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Monday, November 18, 2019

Fog/Sun/Clouds ~ Picture of the Day ~ Most Expensive Rolls Royce ~ One-Pot Cheese Chicken & Mini Dumplings ~ Mickey Mouse Birthday

Good 36º dark super foggy morning....

Grants Pass camera shows fog there too...

Yesterday the clouds came and went as well as the sunshine. 

We topped at 72º. 

Picture of the Day

Interesting about the most expensive Rolls Royce ever sold...

First displayed at the Paris Auto Salon in 1904, the fancy Rolls Royce shown here was then displayed at London's Olympia show where it would return and be sold 102 years later. This classy antique is not only an expensive pre-1905 automobile, but it is also the most expensive Rolls Royce ever bought, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Officially called a "veteran" car, this is the fourth Rolls Royce ever built. It is the oldest Rolls Royce that money can buy. It is basically a very unique motor car. Some innovative technology was used on this vehicle. It has a two-cylinder engine that packs the power of 10 horses under the hood. The 10 hp was a development of Henry Royce's first car, the Royce 10, of which he produced three prototypes in 1903. Twenty 10 hp cars were intended to be made; 16 were made by 1906.
Accordingly, with such a brilliant example of impeccable quality craftsmanship, the 1904 Rolls is worth all the money that is used to buy it.

Selling price was $4,542,382.85 (in US dollars) in December 2007. 

One-Pot Cheese Chicken & Mini Dumplings

1 can evaporated milk (12oz)
2 cups shredded or pulled deli rotisserie chicken
1 can (11oz) Pillsbury refrigerated original breadsticks
1 bag (12oz) frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
In a nonstick 5qt Dutch oven, heat evaporated milk, 4½ cups hot water, the chicken, and salt to taste to boiling over high heat.

Separate breadsticks, cut into 1" pieces with kitchen scissors, dropping them into the boiling mixture. Reduce heat to simmer for 12-14 minutes, stirring frequently, until dumplings are cooked through.

Meanwhile, make mixed vegetables as directed on bag.
Remove pot from heat and stir in vegetables, stirring in cheese until it melts.

  • To avoid splashing, gently drop the breadsticks into the hot liquid instead of dropping them from high above the pot.
  • Use up leftover holiday turkey instead of chicken for an easy twist.

Special birthday today... Dave Clark (USN and LASD ret.) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!

^Dave with his Pam

Historically this date.....
1307 – William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.

1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized soundcartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is also considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.

1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam. a side note, Jerry's Marine unit was sent, tanks, but instead of being in Viet Nam, they were at Fuji McNair in Japan... back up if/when needed.

1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.

1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.

1978 – In JonestownGuyanaJim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.

1999 – In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am.

And births this date include.....
1908 – Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (d. 2001)
Such a funny lady ... with Sid Caesar.

1923 – Alan Shepard, American astronaut (d. 1998)

1939 – Brenda Vaccaro, American actress

1942 – Linda Evans, American actress
Such a shame when beautiful people use plastic surgery!

1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor and film-writer

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

Making his debut on November 18, 1928, we commemorate the birth of that ever lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. To get to the beginning of the story, we have to go back to 1927 when Walt Disney first sketched a floppy eared bunny while under contract to Universal Studios. The events that unraveled brought us Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse came under the roller coaster events of Oswald’s success and Universal’s disappointing contract negotiations. Disney Bros. Studio took their leave of both the studio and Oswald and set to work creating a character who would go on to lead the company into the future.
From a rabbit named Oswald to a mouse named Mortimer, eventually, the squeaky-voiced rodent was dubbed Mickey. He flopped in two animated short films without any success. Then on November 18, 1928, Mickey’s star was born. The first animation synchronized to music and sound effects, Steamboat Willie premiered in New York.
Within a year, a Mickey Mouse Club popped up in Salem, Oregon. This particular club offered admission as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army with a donation of either a potato or a small toy and a penny. According to a December 22, 1929, Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) article, $12 and three truckloads of potatoes and toys collected by eager new members.
Remember, the stock market crashed just 20 days before Mickey Mouse was born. That a cute little mouse could bring smiles to the faces of children at an uncertain time really isn’t such a surprise.
Generally, new members joined the club by completing an admission form obtained from a local merchant and attending meetings held during matinees at local movie houses. The price of admission often was reduced for good deeds and report cards. By the end of 1930, the Mickey Mouse Clubs had spread across the country.
In 1935, animator Fred Moore gave Mickey a new look that enabled a more fluid movement to the animation.
A makeover in 1935 by animator Fred Moore gave Mickey the look we are familiar with today. The big eyes, white gloves, and the pert little nose. More lovable than ever before, he propelled himself even further into the hearts of children everywhere.
His companions Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto joined him along the way, bringing vaudevillian comedy with them.