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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Fog ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Liquid Paper ~ Turkey Tetrazzini ~ National Repeal (Prohibition) Day 

Good 36º dark foggy morning. 

Again, yesterday's fog hung around all day and we topped at 40º.

Throw Back Thursday..... me sitting on the porch steps....

Picture of the Day... hmmmmm, me too! 

Interesting, another invention by a woman....

 Like many women in the 1950s, Bette Nesmith Graham made a living as a secretary. The problem was that she wasn’t a good typist, and kept making mistakes. So she began experimenting with ways to cover up errors. She mixed ingredients such as white tempera water-based paint in her kitchen blender and painted over her mistakes with a thin paintbrush. She began marketing her typewriter correction fluid as "Mistake Out". The name was later changed to Liquid Paper. In 1979, she sold Liquid Paper to the Gillette Corporation for $47.5 million! 

Her son, Michael Nesmith, would also find fame as a member of the rock band The Monkees.

From Mr. Food

It's after Thanksgiving and your fridge is bursting with turkey leftovers. That's perfect, because our recipe for Tempting Turkey Tetrazzini calls for just that: leftover turkey! This easy casserole recipe is a simple way to use up leftovers and surprise people around the dinner table with something delicious. Just like Thanksgiving dinner, everyone will want "just one more bite" after their plates are clean.


  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped cooked turkey breast (about 1 pound) (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a soup pot over medium-high heat, bring broth to a boil. Stir in mushrooms and cook 3 minutes. Stir in milk.
  3. In a small cup, combine cornstarch and wine, and stir until smooth; slowly pour into mushroom mixture and cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, and turkey. Add spaghetti and toss until well coated. Spoon spaghetti mixture into baking dish and sprinkle evenly with bread crumbs.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.


****Don't think that you have to roast a whole turkey to get the cooked turkey to make this. Simply buy a 1-pound chunk in the deli and cut it up yourself.

Historically this date.........
1848 – California Gold Rush: In a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.

1932 – German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.

1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment (this overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States).

1979 – Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

And births this date include....

1839 – George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)

1879 – Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)

1901 – Walt Disney, American animated film producer (d. 1966)

1932 – Little Richard, American singer and pianist
His life was crazy! Amazing he's still alive after all he's gone through, even being kicked out of the house by his dad at age 15. Quite a strange life!

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

On December 5th, National Repeal Day commemorates the day Prohibition ended in the United States.
Prohibition grew out a practice of moderation rooted in the Protestant churches in America. By the 1830s, consumption of alcohol, especially hard spirits, was affecting the nation. Most participants were male. Those who supported who joined the Temperance movement saw alcohol as the root of all evil. The movement took hold at a time when women had few rights, and the country was debating slavery. Ethics and mores were changing. The Temperance movement shifted the view on alcohol use from moderation to eradication.
The following decades would see organizations such as the Prohibition Party, Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and Anti-Saloon League formed. By 1838, Tennessee would pass the first legislation prohibiting the sale of alcohol. Some new states would enter the union as dry states. In 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified, banning the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. However, the legislation did not prohibit the consumption of such drinks.
The Amendment went into effect in 1920, and numerous businesses closed. Beyond the loss of brewers and bars, governments lost tax revenues. Additionally, the cost of enforcing prohibition was expensive. Those determined to produce, transport, and sell alcohol created a black market that crisscrossed the nation. Their illicit methods became notorious and the stuff of legend. In 1929, the stock market crashed.During the years of Prohibition, use of the term “gangster” increased. The term “moonshine” reached its peak usage.
Prohibition’s “great experiment” was a significant failure. The term “bootlegger” would reach its peak usage as Prohibition neared the end of its lifespan. Congress proposed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution on February 20, 1933. The amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and was ratified on December 5 that year.


Learn more about the history of the 18th and 21st Amendments. Drink your favorite cocktail. Try a new cocktail.  While you do, be sure to invite friends to join you.
As always, drink responsibly. Never drink and drive. 


The day Prohibition ended has been celebrated since 1933. Newspapers across the country reported repeal celebrations. Al Capone was even reported as praising the end of prohibition from his prison cell. Some areas postponed celebrations until the 6th, but distilleries geared up, ready for production.
In the last couple of generations, fascination with the Prohibition years, styles, and history has grown. Celebrating the 21st Amendment has increased.