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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Out and About ~ Picture of the Day ~ Leaning Tower of Pisa ~ Seven Layers of Heaven Bars ~ Gerry & Maria ~ National Pet Day

Good 40º clear sunny morning. Yesterday we topped at 80º. 

Yesterday I had to make a trip into town to the post office, vets office, and pharmacy. This quarantine stuff is scary. I wore a mask and had my sanitizer wraps with me. The vets was for heart guard meds for Dude, the pharmacy was a drive up window for prescriptions, and then the post office... OMGOSH, no line in the post office! I picked up three packages. 

Picture of the Day... Police in Climax... LOL, but there happens to be at least 6 towns by that name... in Georgia, New York, Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Michigan!!! WOW!!

Interesting about the Leaning Tower of Pisa....

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a building in PisaItaly. It is a bell tower. It is famous because it is not vertical. In 1990 the tower was leaning at 5.5 degrees and increasing. After that, much restoration work has been done to stop it from falling over completely. There was scaffolding all around the tower for 20 years. On 26 April 2011, the last bit of scaffolding was removed so that the tower can be seen properly again.

The height of the tower is about 56 metres (182.7 feet) from the ground. Its weight is about 14,500 tonnes (31,967,030 pounds). It now leans at about 3.99 degrees. The tower has 294 steps.
When the second floor was built in 1178, the tower started to lean. This was because it had a small three-meter foundation in soft soil. The design of this tower was bad from the beginning. Construction was stopped for almost 100 years because the people of Pisa were often at war with GenoaLucca, and Florence.
To read a lot more about this tower history, go here:

From Mr. Food

Are you looking for a seven-layer dessert recipe? Look no further, because our seven layer cookie recipe is the God-send you've been waiting for! This appropriately named dessert is rich, flaky, and sweet. Cut our Seven Layers of Heaven into bars for an easy and heavenly anytime snack or dessert. We know this is a saintly seven-layer flavor combination that friends and family will find deliciously tempting.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (see Note)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Pour melted butter evenly over bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Spread graham cracker crumbs evenly over butter. Layer with coconut then chocolate chips followed by peanut butter chips. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over top and sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool then cut into bars.


  • Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk.
  • Seven Layers of Heaven made our reader favorites list for 2010! 

Historically this date........

1965 – The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.
1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.

1986 – FBI Miami Shootout: A gun battle in broad daylight in Dade County, Florida between two bank/armored car robbers and pursuing FBI agents. During the firefight, FBI agents Jerry L. Dove and Benjamin P. Grogan were killed, while five other agents were wounded. As a result, the popular .40 S&W cartridge was developed

And births this date include...
1928 – Ethel Kennedy, American wife of Robert F. Kennedy
1932 – Joel Grey, American actor, singer, and dancer

 Yesterday my neighbor Gerry was trimming trees up on our property line. He then drove his truck up there on my property to clean up all the trimmings......

He worked up there for about 4 hours putting the trimmings into his truck and taking them to his burn piles. In this picture his wife Maria is talking to him....

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

April 11 is National Pet Day.  While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention.  Helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and enhance their opportunities for adoption.
Sometimes their human companions aren’t well.  Making sure their forever furry friends are receiving the best of care will help relieve stress and worry.
National Pet Day is an excellent time to do a few checks for your pets.
  • Go through your forever family member’s toys. Throw away any items that are no longer safe.
  • Maintain your pet-friendly home. Keep cords and toxins secure from your four-legged friends. This includes phone chargers.
  • Verify when vaccinations are due and schedule an appointment to update if they are due.
  • Check collars to ensure tags are secure and numbers are current. We sometimes forget to update this information when we move or change numbers.
Take supplies to those pets in shelters.  Help a friend with pets who is recovering from an illness.  Adopt a pet.
Founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige in 2005. More information on National Pet Day can be found at