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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fog ~ Melting Ice ~ Picture of the Day ~ Ostriches ~ Easy Green Bean Casserole ~ Shirley Low ~ Great American Smokeout

Good 26º everything is frozen white morning. 

Yesterday the fog was heavy......

It lasted until a little after 10am. When it came out it was melting the ice off the barn roof....

We topped at 65º.

Throw Back Thursday.... 10 years ago out in the backyard the deer and the turkeys were eating the cracked corn I tossed out there for the birds..

Picture of the Day ...

Interesting about ostriches....

The ostriches are a family, Struthionidae, of flightless birds. The common ostrich is the largest living bird species, and other ostriches are among the largest bird species ever.
Ostriches first appeared during the Miocene epoch (The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about 23.03 to 5.333 million years ago) , though various Paleocene, Eocene and Oligocene fossils may also belong to the family. Ostriches are classified in the ratite group of birds, all extant species of which are flightless, including the kiwis, emus, and rheas.
Today ostriches are only found natively in the wild in Africa, where they occur in a range of open arid and semi-arid habitats such as savannas and the Sahel, both north and south of the equatorial forest zone. The Somali ostrich occurs in the Horn of Africa, having evolved isolated from the common ostrich by the geographic barrier of the East African Rift. In some areas, the common ostrich's Masai subspecies occurs alongside the Somali ostrich, but they are kept from interbreeding by behavioral and ecological differences. The Arabian ostriches in Asia Minor and Arabia were hunted to extinction by the middle of the 20th century, and in Israel attempts to introduce North African ostriches to fill their ecological role have failed. Escaped common ostriches in Australia have established feral populations.

Thanksgiving dinner recipe from Betty Crocker....
Here it is: The only green bean casserole you’ll ever need. Over 100 readers have given it near perfect ratings, and it’s easy to see why. This no-fail side dish may be a staple at holiday meals, but our three-ingredient green bean casserole recipe is so simple.
Easy Green Bean Casserole 

2 cans (14.5oz) French Style green beans, drained
1 can (18oz) Progresso Vegetable Classics cream of mushroom soup
1 can (6oz) French-fried onion rings
Heat oven to 350º. In 1½ quart casserole or glass baking dish, combine green beans, soup, and half the onions. Mix well.
Bake 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly, topping with remaining onion rings during last 5 minutes of baking time. 
  • Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, ground sage or thyme to the soup mixture to suit your family’s preference.
  • Not a fan of canned green beans? You can easily swap those out for frozen beans. If you are using frozen green beans in this easy green bean casserole, you'll need 2 (14.4 oz) bags. Simply give them a quick rinse under cool water and shake of the excess water before adding to the casserole or thaw in the refrigerator overnight and drain before using.
  • French fried onions on top of green bean casserole is one of the most traditional (and delicious) ways to serve it to a group, but you can opt for other crunchy toppings as well. Chopped toasted walnuts, sliced green onions, or chopped cooked bacon sprinkled on top after baking are all tasty alternatives!

Special birthday today, Shirley Low, wife of Wayne Low (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!!

Historically this date ....
1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.

1980 – A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.

And births this date include....

1861 – Tom Horn, American lawman and convicted murderer (d. 1903)

1934 – Laurence Luckinbill, American actor

.....omg, he's been married to Luci Arnaz since 1980!

1937 – Marlo Thomas, American actress
And Marlo has been married to Phil Donahue since 1980 also!

1945 – Goldie Hawn, American actress

1966 – Troy Aikman, American football player (born in West Covina!!!)

And last night Jack Church put my fog photo on the KOBI 6 o'clock news.... 

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

Each year on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout.
This is an annual social engineering event to encourage Americans to stop tobacco smoking. The Great American Smokeout challenges smokers to quit cigarettes for 24 hours with the hopes that this decision will continue forever.
There are benefits to 1 day without cigarettes. After just 20 minutes without a cigarette, the heart rate drops. So does the blood pressure. Twelve hours later, the body will cleanse the carbon monoxide from the last cigarette from the body.
That’s a great start. If you make it past 1 day, your risk of heart attack begins to decrease along with heart disease and stroke. After just 1 day – keep it up.
After 2 days, things start tasting and smelling better. That’s because your nerves are healing from the smoke damage.
Day 3 may be tough. The nicotine is leaving your body and symptoms of withdrawal may occur. But you can do it.
By 1 month, you may notice you can breathe better. The coughing is less. Your lungs may be clearer.
Do you want to find out more? Visit the American Cancer Society to learn more.


Join millions of other smokers and do not smoke for the day. Support your friends and family who are trying to quit smoking. Find tips and support at the American Cancer Society. 


Evolving from a series of small-scale initiatives, the first Great American Smokeout was held on November 16, 1977, in San Francisco’s Union Square.
  • 1970 – Randolph, Massachusetts – Arthur P. Mullaney suggested people give up cigarettes for a day donating the money to a local high school.
  • 1974 – Monticello, Minnesota – Lynn R. Smith of the Monticello Times promoted a “Don’t Smoke Day”.
  • 1976 – November 18, The California Division of the American Cancer Society successfully prompted nearly one million smokers to quit for the day.