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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Throw Back Thursday ~ Weather ~ Mike ~ Dave ~ Picture of the Day ~ Sports Whistles ~ All In One Breakfast Bake ~ Jimmy Duran ~ Richard 'Rico Suavé' Escalante ~ My Double Rainbow ~ National American Red Cross Founder's Day

Good 50º dark cloudy morning. 

Throw Back Thursday .. this was 20 years ago... a visit with Ann and Gabe Ramirez (both LASD ret)....

Yesterday was to be "mostly sunny" and warmer.... we topped at 75º.
Mike came over and weeded and  mowed.... 

And then before he could finish, a danged belt on the riding lawnmower broke. Now I have to get Larry here to take the mower to his shop and fix it. Sigh...

Later, Dave came after work and did more weed-eating....

Picture of the Day... perfect timing....


Whistles are necessary in many sports to help direct play. Before the whistle was a common sound in professional sports, referees would clap, or yell loudly to signify the starting or stopping of play. A century later, the whistle is a common sight at most sporting events, well, that is, except for Major League Baseball. The whistle did made a brief appearance in 1901 in MLB, lasting only 25 games at the beginning of the season before being eliminated by Commissioner Gelding Stevenson after receiving over 1000 death threats.

All In One Breakfast Bake...
From Mr. Food...

It’s loaded with a handful of our dairy- and freezer-aisle favorites and is super easy to make. All you have to add is the TLC and dig in.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (6.4-ounce) packages fully cooked sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cups liquid egg (see Tip)
  • 1 (30-ounce) bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Cook sausage and onion 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is tender.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir in sausage mixture. Spoon into a baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes, or until set and golden.

***Liquid eggs are really convenient, however, if you don’t have any, you can always use 6 eggs, lightly beaten.

Two special birthdays today.... Jimmy Duran (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY!!
                                ^With his bride Olga

And Richard 'Rico Suavé' Escalante (LASD civilian ret.) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICO!! Rico worked at the BC Range.

Historically this date...
1881 – The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C..

1917 – The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 causes $5.5 million in damages, destroying some 300 acres including 2,000 homes, businesses and churches, displacing about 10,000 people and leading to only fatality (due to heart attack).

1927 – Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1932 – Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in DerryNorthern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

1976 – The Yuba City bus disaster occurs in Martinez, California. 29 are killed making it the deadliest road accident in U.S. history.

And births this date include...
1916 – Harold Robbins, American novelist (d. 1997)

1917 – Raymond Burr, Canadian actor (d. 1993)

1957 – Judge Reinhold, American actor
He never impressed me, maybe because he always seemed to play a gawky dorky dumbo. Can't imagine that is too far from his real personality! Which is pretty much how most actors are... their real personality comes through.

This is amazing.... exactly a year ago today:
 "Last night the meteorologist, Jack Church, on KOBI Ch 5 6 o'clock news, put my rainbow picture on the air." 

 My double rainbow was last night's news.....both of them had been in the same place...

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

On May 21st, National American Red Cross Founder’s Day marks the anniversary of the American Red Cross. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881 and became the first president of the organization. She led the organization for the next twenty-three years.
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides assistance in the United States. It is the designated affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Headquartered in Washington D.C., the American Red Cross is governed by volunteers. In addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross also offers services in five other areas:
  • Community services to help the needy
  • Communications services and comfort for military members and their families
  • The collection, processing, and distribution of blood and blood products
  • Educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety
  • International relief and development programs
Like many women during the American Civil War, Clara Barton (1821-1912) rolled up her sleeves, bandaging, and nursing wounded soldiers. Following the war in 1869, she traveled to Europe, and for several years Barton volunteered her time working with the International Red Cross during the Franco-Prussian War. Upon returning to the United States, she was determined to bring the Red Cross to America.


Learn more about the American Red Cross, its founder, and its volunteers. Discover local Red Cross history and its impact in your community. Following are a few sites to help you get started:
  • A Story of the Red Cross by Clara Barton
  • Clara Barton by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • Blood, Sweat, and Tears: An Oral History of the American Red Cross by Michele Turk