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Monday, April 6, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ David Letterman Weatherman ~ Classic Scalloped Chicken ~ National Tartan Day 

Good 41º cloudy morning. 

Yesterday we got sunshine and it was nice. Thunder storm was predicted for last night. Doesn't look like it happened. 

Picture of the Day....

Interesting about David Letterman...

David Letterman began his broadcast career as a television weatherman and news anchor in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received attention for his unpredictable on-air behavior, which included congratulating a tropical storm for being upgraded to a hurricane and predicting hail stones "the size of canned hams." His brand of humor was already evident as he would often report the weather for fictitious cities ("Eight inches of snow in Bingree and surrounding areas"). His big break came when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He was eventually offered his own program, Late Night with David Letterman.

From Mr. Food..... 

We've got good news! You can stop worrying about what you're having for dinner tonight, because this Classic Scalloped Chicken is the best thing on the menu. There's no need to get jittery because this easy casserole recipe is ready in no time, and totally willing to be a part of your weeknight dinner plans. Get ready for something hot and delicious everyone will love!


  • 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 stick (2 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar chicken gravy
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cups instant rice


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter; sauté chicken 6 to 8 minutes or until no longer pink.
  3. Remove from heat and add broth, gravy, mushrooms, peas, pimientos, and rice; mix well. Pour into baking dish, cover with aluminum foil, and bake 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, uncover, and stir well. Bake, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes, or until rice is tender. Serve immediately.

Historically this date.....
1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
.... and here I am at the Panathinaaiko Stadium on October 31st 2009....

1970 – Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.

And births this date include...
1890 – Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation engineering pioneer (d. 1939)
............ Look at that fokker go! :o)

1937 – Merle Haggard, American musician (d.2016)

1941 – Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, American drag racer
1947 – John Ratzenberger, American actor

1969 – Paul Rudd, American actor

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

April 6 is National Tartan Day. This is an official national observation.
National Tartan Day honors all the Scottish heritage that flows through this nation. From its earliest beginnings, Americans with Scottish ancestry endeavored for that freedom as much as any American.  It was in their blood.
It was 400 years before they had declared –
“For we fight not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, but for freedom alone which no good man give sup except for his life.”  – from the Declaration of Arbroath
It might be surprising to know that of the 13 governors in the newly established United States; nine were Scots. There are 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Some scholars suggest nearly a third of those signers were of Scottish descent.
Not only can we point to the country’s founding fathers, but of the 43 Presidents who have taken office, 33 have been of Scottish descent.
Those with Tartan blood were and are independent and resourceful. They are prolific inventors and writers. They are talented musicians and artist, experienced leaders and scholars. In the United States today, over 11 million Americans claim Scottish or Scotch-Irish roots. That makes them the 8th largest ethnic group in the United States.

On March 20, 1998, the United States Senate passed Resolution 155 that designated April 6th of each year as National Tartan Day to recognize Scottish Americans and their achievements and contributions to the United States. On March 9, 2005, the House passed Resolution 41 and by Presidential Proclamation, it was signed by President George W. Bush on April 4, 2008.
On this day in 1320, Scot’s signed the Declaration of Arbroath, formally declaring their independence from England.  For more information visit
My Mother's father was John Dunbar from Edinburgh .... family tartan:
There is a Dunbar Castle in Scotland...
Jerry's dad, Hardin Maxwell, was of Scottish heritage. Here is the Maxwell crest:
Here is a list of Scottish Clans...