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Friday, April 10, 2020

Good Friday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Loudest Sound Ever Recorded ~ Twice Baked Potato Casserole ~ John Bowler ~ National Siblings Day 

Good 37º clear sunny morning. Yesterday by late afternoon we topped at 88º!! 

The Friday before Easter commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the Christian Faith and is called Good Friday.
Christians around the world recall the biblical story of Jesus’s crucifixion on this day. The day goes by other names as well, such as Holy Friday, Black Friday, and Great Friday. The phrase “Good Friday” may have been derived from “God’s Friday, “though sources conflict.
The observance is central to the Christian holy season that leads up to Easter when Jesus Christ was resurrected. While Easter has become a traditional celebration in the secular world, Good Friday has remained a holy and spiritual observance.

Picture of the Day ... sounds about right these days!

Interesting about the loudest sound ever recorded.....

 The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia on August 27, 1883, is believed to be the loudest sound ever recorded in human history. The sound generated by the volcanic eruption was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people 40 miles away, sent sound waves around the world four times, and could be heard 3,000 miles away. The devastation from the explosion — which packed power equivalent to 10,000 Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs, made the Krakatoa eruption one of history’s deadliest natural disasters. Over 36,000 people were killed by the volcano and the tsunamis it triggered.

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
1 pound thin bacon
16 russet potatoes 
6 tablespoons canola oil 
4 sticks (1 pound) salted butter, plus more for buttering baking dish
2 cups sour cream 
2 cups grated Cheddar or Jack (or a mix of both), plus more for topping 
2 cups whole milk 
4 teaspoons seasoned salt 
6 green onions, sliced 
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400º.
  2. Cook the bacon in a saute pan until crispy; let cool and then crumble.
  3. Scrub the potatoes, then place them on baking sheets. Rub the potatoes with the canola oil and bake until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the potatoes and lower the oven temperature to 350º.
  4. Slice the butter into pats and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the bacon and sour cream. With a sharp knife, cut each potato in half lengthwise and scrape out the insides into the mixing bowl. Tear up 3 of the skins and throw them in. Smash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the cheese, milk, seasoned salt, green onions and some salt and pepper and mix together well.
  5. Butter a baking dish, and then spoon the mixture into the dish, top with more grated cheese and bake until warmed through, 25 to 30 minutes.

Special birthday today, John Bowler (LASD ret Lt.) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!! With his bride Trisha.....

Historically this date....
1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.

1872 – The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.

1887 – On Easter SundayPope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of the Catholic University of America.

1912 – RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.

1916 – The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.

1963 – 129 people die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.

1970 – Paul McCartney announces that he leaves The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

1991 – Italian ferry Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.

2010 – Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.

And births this date include......
1796 – James "Jim" Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)

1921 – Chuck Connors, American actor (d. 1992)

1929 – Max von Sydow, Swedish actor (d.2020)

1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor (d.2015)

1938 – Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (d. 2010)

1952 – Steven Seagal, American actor and martial artist
Interesting read... click on his name.

1988 – Haley Joel Osment, American actor

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

National Siblings Day (also referred to as Sibling Day) on April 10th each year honors our brothers and sisters. 
Siblings. They are sometimes our best friends or our worst enemies. At times, siblings will provide us with our biggest competition, strongest encouragement and remind us of our most embarrassing moments.
Fictional characters describe those siblings best who are both rivals and yet are best friends. In The Hunger Games, Katniss puts her life on the line to save her sister Prim. Both Bo and Luke Duke in The Dukes of Hazzardrisked their lives for each other. Author Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona’s longtime love-hate relationship between siblings depicted a normal childhood filled with angst.
Real-life royal siblings Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret had a different set of rules to follow making their relationship quite different from anything we would call normal. Being a queen will do that.
Queen Elizabeth’s grandsons, Princes William and Harry and William’s children, too have royal sibling relationships that engage the world. 
Playing fictional characters who are siblings and being siblings in front of a television audience must have created a different lifestyle for Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. Their older sister is Elizabeth.
Another pair of sibling actors is Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty.
There have been plenty of presidents with siblings as well. George W. Bush has five siblings and William Jefferson Clinton has three.
How many siblings do you have? Are you rivals or do you support each other in all you do?


Spend some time with your sibling(s). Enjoy looking at photos and videos of time spent with your sibling(s). Play a song or two from the 35 Best Sister Songs list. Use 


In 1995, native New Yorker, Claudia Evart, founded National Siblings Day to honor and celebrate siblings.  After losing her two siblings early in life in separate accidents, she knew how important siblings could be in our lives.
Claudia created the Siblings Day Foundation (SDF), a tax-exempt organization, whose goals included the establishment of the national holiday. Claudia selected April 10th in honor of her late sister, Lisette’s birthday. Visit the website for more National Siblings Day information at