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Monday, December 2, 2019

My Mountain ~ Jerry Wayne Maxwell ~ Picture of the Day ~ Black Friday Origination ~ Tuna Casserole ~ Georgia Sue Mattern ~ Stacy Tethford ~ National Mutt Day

Good 30ยบ everything covered with ice and SUPER foggy morning. 
I can hardly see my barn!

My mountain yesterday...

Today is a special day. It was my darling's birthday. Jerry Wayne Maxwell 12-2-1940 - 2-12-2007. It always blows me away when I think about it... born on 12-2 and died on 2-12. He is loved and missed every single day.

Born in Dallas Texas, grew up in Redwood City Ca., joined the Marines during Viet Nam and was a tanker, traded in his tan and green USMC uniform for a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department tan and green deputy uniform for 30 years.

Picture of the Day ... LOL


The name “Black Friday” originated in Philadelphia, when it was coined by the Philadelphia Police Department in 1966 to describe the chaos caused by massive traffic jams, car accidents and congested sidewalks that resulted from the shopping day after Thanksgiving. Contemporary use of the term now refers to it as the point in the year at which retailers begin to turn a profit, thus going from being "in the red" to being "in the black". Since 2006, there have been 11 deaths and 108 injuries as a result of Black Friday events.

 Tuna Casserole was one of Jerry's favorites. Here is the recipe from Starkist.... and Charlie! 

  • 1 (6.4 oz.) Pouch or 2 (2.6 oz.) Pouches or 2 (5 oz.) Cans (if using cans, drained)- Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 12 cup milk
  • 34 cup butter crackers, crushed
  • 4 oz. (about 2-12 cups) egg noodles
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) cream of mushroom soup
  • 14 tsp. garlic powder
  • 14 tsp. dried thyme (optional)
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Cook noodles according to package instructions, adding peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain in colander.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together soup, milk and garlic powder. Stir in noodles, peas, tuna and thyme.
  • Transfer to a 1-12 quart casserole. Bake 15 minutes; top with cracker crumbs. Continue baking 5 – 10 minutes or until heated through.

Two other special birthdays today...
Georgia Sue Mattern is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GS!! 

And Stacy Tethford, my physical therapist, is also celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACY!!

Historically this date.......
1927 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile
1980 – Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita FordMaura ClarkeJean Donovan, andDorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador.

And births this date include..

1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
1924 – Alexander Haig, American Soldier & Civil servant, 7th Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 5th White House Chief of Staff and 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)

1981 – Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer

1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player
           born in Chico Ca!

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

National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd.
Desperately longing for a new home, millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters wait for someone to come and adopt them. National Mutt Day provides an excellent opportunity to find the perfect canine companion. Despite the name, a mutt learns, obeys and trains much like purebred animals. While their lineage cannot be traced and their features a bit murky, their companionship will be faithful.  
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and often abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home. Whether you know it or not, their potential is limitless. Some of the benefits of adoption are often hidden. Human and canine both enjoy increased physical activity.  Another boost is social interaction through daily walks. While humans develop patience, their four-legged companion learns to trust and new limits. For example, as dogs explore the many scents of the human lifestyle,  they usually discover shoes are off-limits. 
No matter the breed, size or demeanor of the human, er, canine, the shelter will take the time to find the right home for their animals. They schedule visits and have procedures in place to promote healthy adoptions for families and individuals. While some dogs experience injury or illness, the shelters work with veterinarians to heal the animals before making them available for adoption.
Of course, shelters always welcome donations and volunteers. Dogs love walking, playing and being loved even if they haven’t found their forever home. Every moment they spend socializing increases their opportunity for adoption.


Visit a shelter; if you are unable to adopt a dog, you can always volunteer. Post on social media using #NationalMuttDay and encourage others to join in.


Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, founded National Mutt Day in 2005.  Celebrate the day on both December 2 and July 31 of each year. Learn more at