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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hamburger University ~ Ranch Tater Tot Bake ~ National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Good 41º cloudy morning.

Throw Back Thursday ... 10 years ago, my Maggie and Harley sitting looking out the door. Both such sweet animals. So missed!

Yesterday cloudy and yes, geese on the barn roof!

Picture of the Day ...    😊

Interesting... Hamburger University!

Hamburger University is a 130,000-square-foot training facility of McDonald's, located in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois. This corporate university was designed to instruct personnel employed by McDonald's in the various aspects of restaurant management. More than 80,000 restaurant managers, mid-managers and owner-operators have graduated from the university.

Prior to 2018, Hamburger University was situated on an 80-acre campus in Oak Brook, Illinois. Starting in 2017, McDonald's put up for sale or sold most of its Oak Brook campus.  Restaurant employees receive approximately 32 hours of training in their first month with McDonald's and more than 5,000 students attend Hamburger University each year. Founder Ray Kroc oversaw lessons at its beginning. 

The university has 19 full time professors who are trained to teach in over 28 different languages. Over 300,000 students and future restaurant managers have graduated from Hamburger University. And it’s not as easy as you might think. According to a recent Bloomberg finding, Hamburger University is reportedly harder to get into than Harvard.

From Taste of Home....
Ranch Tater Tot Bake

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with potatoes. Combine soup, milk and Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix Shaker; pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 30-40 minutes.

Historically this date.......
1959 – At Cape CanaveralFlorida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles accomplished.

1976 – In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.

1978 – The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4" an hour.

1996 – Willamette Valley Flood of 1996: Floods in the Willamette Valley of OregonUnited States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.

1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

And births this date include....
1845 – Isidor Straus, co-owner of Macy's department store and former Congressman from New York (d. 1912)

1849 – Ida Straus, American passenger aboard the Titanic (d. 1912)

1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player (d. 1948)

1912 – Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)

1917 – Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress (d.2016)
..................nine husbands! 

1931 – Mamie Van Doren, American actress
................only 5 husbands!

1940 – Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman

1943 – Fabian Forte, American singer

1945 – Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
...... LOVED his music!

I found out something yesterday that made me laugh. I called our sanitation company and asked them , "what do I do with an old vacuum cleaner?" I am getting a new one. So, the customer service gal told me I can put it in my trash can. Or, if it didn't fit, I could put it next to the trash can on trash day. That would cost me an extra $10! OR.......... I can take it to their place in Grants Pass and that would cost me an extra $10! DUH........... I figured out  how to take it apart and it will fit in the trash can!!! 

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

Around the country, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is recognized by schools, organizations, and teams on the first Thursday in February.
Athletics play an important role in girls lives. Besides helping to establish a routine for a healthy, active lifestyle, sports build confidence, leadership skills and the ability to work with a team.
But there is so much more to participating in sports. Women who participated in sports in school are more likely to graduate from college. According to an EY study, women increase their odds of landing leadership positions when they have a background in athletics.
Girls develop lifelong valuable relationships during their sports careers, too.  It’s not just serious business.
It also doesn’t matter the sport. Whether girls choose to be a part of the volleyball team or prefer to aim for par or better in golf, the health, leadership, and academic benefits develop with each one.


Support girls and women athletics in your area.  Get involved. For more information on how visit Women Sports Foundation. Share how sports influenced your life. 


On February 4, 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared the first National Women in Sports Day in recognition of the history of women’s athletics. It also recognized the progress made by the Title IX amendment passed in 1972.