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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Presidential Firsts ~ Broccoli and Cheese Salad ~ National Love Our Children Day 

Good 36ยบ cloudy raining on top of my mountain morning. I'm sure soon the rain will be down here!

Yesterday clear blue sky and sunny....

Picture of the Day

Interesting... Presidential Firsts...
Herbert Hoover Was The First President With a Phone in His Office
The first telephone in the White House dates all the way back to Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president, who installed one in the White House’s “telegraph room” in 1877. Herbert Hoover, however, was the first president to have one installed in the Oval Office, which he did on this day in 1929. Hoover had already been using a phone just outside the office, so it did make sense to take that next step.
William Howard Taft Was The First President to Own a Car
A year after the introduction of the Model T Ford in 1908, Congress authorized $12,000 so that the 27th president, William Howard Taft, could have two motor cars at the White House. Though the president was on board with the new car craze, many members of the populace still saw cars as just a fad, and Congress’s decision wasn’t a popular one.

William Henry Harrison Was First to Be Photographed While in Office

William Henry Harrison had a daguerreotype taken of himself after he was sworn into office in 1841, and this was the first instance of a president being photographed. The original has been lost, but one copy still survives and is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. A photo of James K. Polk, the 11th president, is the oldest surviving image that was taken while he was in office.

Gerald Ford Was The First President to Appear on Saturday Night Live
Many presidents and presidential candidates have appeared on Saturday Night Live, but most of them appeared only during the candidate stage or after they had left office. However, Republican Gerald Ford has the honor of being both the first President ever impersonated on Saturday Night Live and also the first to appear on the show. Ford appeared on the show to deliver the signature "Live from New York" line in April 1976.
Richard M. Nixon Was The First President to Visit All 50 States

Resigning wasn’t the only thing Richard M. Nixon was first at! The 37th president would be the first one to visit all 50 states before leaving office. Nixon visited his 50th state, Delaware, in 1971 for a meeting with Republican fundraisers. Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama would follow his example (visiting every state, that is).

From Mr. Food

Need a fresh new idea for a go-along salad this season? Our Broccoli and Cheese Salad recipe fits the bill! This broccoli salad is sort of like a vegetarian antipasto, loaded with veggies and cheeses and topped off with an unforgettable, light and creamy dressing.

  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 (6-ounce dr. wt.) can whole black olives, drained
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, tomatoes, onion, olives, Monterrey Jack, and Cheddar cheeses.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over vegetables and toss until evenly coated. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle with bacon, if desired, just before serving.

Historically this date....
1147 – First historical record of Moscow.

1581 – Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.

1818 – The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).

1850 – Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.

1964 – The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico

1991 – Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

And births this date include....
1895 – Arthur Murray, American dance teacher (d. 1991)

1932 – Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)
.... Died from AIDS, but was married to Berry, a female, who died in one of the 9-11 plane crashes. He had two children.

1942 – Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager (d.2014)

1944 – Craig T. Nelson, American actor

1950 – Christine Lahti, American actress

1965 – Robert Downey, Jr., American actor
Dude............comb thy locks!

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

National Love Our Children Day on the first Saturday in April focuses on raising awareness on child abuse during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This day honors all children and encourages us to develop loving, respectful relationships with our children.
Child abuse and neglect affect an estimated 700,000 children each year in the United States. Of these, the youngest are the most vulnerable. In 2015 in the United States, statistics from the U.S. Administration for Children & Families estimate that 1,670 children died as a result of abuse and neglect.
Prevention of child abuse is vital to the mental and physical health of every child. Any abuse they experience carries life-long consequences and impacts their quality of life as adults. The day focuses on the prevention of child abuse and violence against children. It also is a day to bring awareness, resources and support tools to communities.



Love Our Children USA sponsors and promotes this day annually. The first annual National Love Our Children Day was held on April 3, 2004, by Love Our Children USA.  For more information visit