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Friday, April 17, 2020

Sunshine ~ 417 ~ Shopping Day ~ Picture of the Day ~ James Lovell Jr. ~ Honey Lemon Chicken ~ National Ellis Island Family History Day

Good 33º clear sunny morning. 

We had a clear pretty day yesterday. Temperature rose to 80º!!! 

and, Mr. Goose was sitting on my road enjoying the sunshine...

By early afternoon we were getting quite a bit of wind....

417 - California Penal Code for brandishing a weapon in a rude or threatening manner... or one of our radio codes for "person with a gun"
The rest of the 417 codes:
417A - person with a knife
417B - barricaded suspect
417BH - barricaded suspect + hostage situation
417S - shots fired
I have 417 on my license plate. It was originally Jerry's. I was in town one day when an older gentleman came up to me and asked with my license plate meant. I explained the penal code and radio code. He then put his arm around my shoulder and said, "Is that what they got you for?" LOL!!!!!

Yesterday was shopping day, post office day, and bank day. UGH, wearing a mask is just not fun!!!

Picture of the Day... LOL!!!

Here is more information on Hooker Oklahoma:

Interesting about James Lovell Jr.....

James Arthur Lovell Jr. (born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut, Naval Aviator, mechanical engineer, and retired Navy captain. In 1968, as command module pilot of Apollo 8, he became one of the first three humans to fly to and orbit the Moon. He then commanded the 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission which, after a critical failure en route, circled around the Moon and returned safely to Earth through the efforts of the crew and mission control.
Lovell had previously flown on two Gemini missions, Gemini 7 in 1965 and Gemini 12 in 1966. He was the first person to fly into space four times.
One of 24 people to have flown to the Moon, Lovell was the first person to fly to it twice. He is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (in 1970, as one of 17 recipients in the Space Exploration group), and co-author of the 1994 book Lost Moon, on which the 1995 film Apollo 13 was based.
Lovell is one of only three men to travel to the Moon twice, but unlike John Young and Gene Cernan, he never walked on it. He accrued over 715 hours, and had seen a total of 269 sunrises from space, on his Gemini and Apollo flights. This was a personal record that stood until the Skylab 3 mission in July through September 1973. Apollo 13's flight trajectory gives Lovell, Haise, and Swigert the record for the farthest distance that humans have ever traveled from Earth.

More info if you are interested:

From Mr. Food...
Looking for a way to keep the kitchen clean while making a fantastic dinner? Our Honey Lemon Chicken is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and mess free! Whip this recipe up anytime, and taste the southern hospitality as friends and family devour this delicious sticky chicken! It'll be come a fast fave you'll want to serve up at least once a week! 


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. In a 9- x 13-inch baking dish, place 1 stick melted butter.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the honey, and lemon juice; mix well and set aside.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix well. Dip chicken in flour mixture, coating completely. Place coated chicken into baking dish with butter, coating completely on both sides. Place skin side down in baking dish.
  4. Bake 35 minutes then remove from oven and turn chicken over. Spoon honey mixture over chicken, then bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Spoon pan drippings over the chicken and serve.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip

  • Feel free to make this with all drumsticks, or wings or…you get the idea. And once you taste this, you’ll truly appreciate that this can be served for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or dress it up with some sliced lemons and it’s perfect for when you invite your extended family over. Everyone likes this; as for everyone liking your extended family, that is always iffy.
  • Pair our Honey Lemon Chicken with Grandma's Country Mashed Potatoes and our Southern Green Bean Casserole for a complete Southern experience! 

Historically this date.....
1907 – The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.

1949 – At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland.

1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.

1964 – Ford Mustang is introduced to the North American market.

1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.

And births this date include....
1820 – Alexander Cartwright, American inventor of Baseball (d. 1892)
Interesting his involvement....

1918 – William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
(Born William Franklin Beedle Jr)
Mr. Holden grew up close to where I did. He graduated
from South Pasadena High School and attended Pasadena
City College (me too!) and got his start at the Pasadena

1961 – Boomer Esiason, American football player and commentator

1972 – Jennifer Garner, American actress

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

Each year on April 17th, National Ellis Island Family History Day encourages families to explore their ancestry and discover family who immigrated by way of Ellis Island.
From 1892 to 1924, Ellis Island served as the busiest inspection station for millions of immigrants to the United States. On this day in 1907, officials recorded just under 12,000 names passing through Ellis Island. During all of 1907, officials processed over one million immigrants through Ellis Island. 
During its operation, approximately 12 million immigrants passed through the halls of Ellis Island. It operated from 1892 to 1954. Before Ellis Island, immigrants entered the United States in New York City at Castle Garden. Just months before Ellis Island’s opening, the old depot was demolished and ushered in a new era of immigration. The Statue of Liberty overlooks Ellis Island and was one of the first sights the nearly 2,000 immigrants a day would see as they disembarked. 
The new facilities offered an improvement over the Castle Garden. The large, open, and airy facility presented an overwhelming obstacle to some, though. With so many cultures and languages blending after such a long journey, the arrival at Ellis Island must have been stressful. Add to it confusion, excitement, and perhaps relief? For some, they entered Ellis Island as a step toward their future. Others were turned away for a variety of reasons. 


Do you have a family member who immigrated through Ellis Island? Explore your ancestry and follow your ancestors’ footsteps. Discover the history behind your family’s name or learn about their experiences as they traveled to a new land. Many documents reveal glimpses into their lives and their reasons for immigrating. 


On April 17, 2001, National Ellis Island Family History Day commemorated the busiest inspection station in the United States by launching digital access to its records. This project placed Ellis Island documents at descendants fingertips for the first time, allowing families to research their ancestors’ first steps into America. Governors across the United States officially declared the observance to be celebrated on April 17th, annually. Learn more at