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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Yesterday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Marilyn Monroe ~ Family's Favorite Meatloaf ~ Richard Steinhurst ~ National Egg Day

Good 47º clear sunny morning.

Yesterday stayed clear and sunny. We topped at 91º.

Picture of the Day ... omgosh, this rock formation is amazing!!

Interesting about Marilyn Monroe...

Born in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926, Monroe's birth certificate bore the name Norma Jeane Mortensen, but she was baptized Norma Jeane Baker. In her 20s, she modeled under the names Jean Norman and Mona Monroe. Once she became an actress, her initial idea for a screen name was Jean Adair, and she would sign into hotels as Zelda Zonk. She unofficially changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in 1946 but didn't legally change it until Feb. 23, 1956.

Monroe famously graced the cover of the first ever Playboy magazine, and though she and Hefner never met in life, they'll be spending eternity next to each other in Westwood Cemetery in Hollywood. 

The plots next to Monroe have quite the history—Joe DiMaggio originally owned the crypt above her but sold it after their divorce. Hefner bought the plot from a private seller who realized that the spot in the crypt next to Monroe could fetch a good price. The Los Angeles Times reported that Hefner paid $75,000 to buy the drawer next to Monroe's in a Los Angeles mausoleum, where her crypt is often marked by the lipstick kisses of her fans.

Marilyn Monroe's closet has a history of selling for some pretty insane prices. Her spangled dress worn while singing "Happy Birthday" to John F. Kennedy sold for well over $1.2 million, and her iconic white dress worn in The Seven-Year Itch sold for a whopping $4.6 million at a Beverly Hills auction. Tommy Hilfiger bought a pair of her Levis for over $40,000 and then gifted them to a young Britney Spears during a photo shoot. 

Initially, Ella Fitzgerald couldn’t get a booking at the Hollywood nightclub, Mocambo, because of her race. Being on of her biggest fans, Marilyn  Monroe called the owner of popular Hollywood nightclub Mocambo and asked them to book Ella Fitzgerald. In return, the famous actress promised to take a front table at the club every night — and she did, helping to propel Fitzgerald's legendary music career.

Marilyn Monroe was only paid $50 for the famous nude photographs that appeared in Playboy Magazine. These photos were originally taken in 1949 by photographer Tom Kelley and were used to be in the calendar. Hugh Hefner bought the photographs years later for $500 and used them in the inaugural issue of Playboy Magazine and went on to make millions from the photographs.

My dad had this 1955 calendar..... (I kept and framed it) ... He kept the calendar in his walk in closet. We always knew when he was in his closet as he'd let out a wolf whistle!!!

From Mr. Food...

Say hello to Your Family's Favorite Meatloaf recipe! Unlike other meatloaves that are sort of dry and tasteless, this one is super juicy and packed with flavor inside and out. And the combo of the bacon and the glaze makes this truly irresistible.


  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1/2 cups finely crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.  Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, cracker crumbs, onion, 1/2 cup ketchup, the eggs, salt, and pepper; mix well. Form meat mixture into a loaf on baking sheet. Lay bacon over top of meatloaf.
  3. Bake 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mustard, brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 cup ketchup; mix well. Spread evenly over top of meatloaf. Return to oven and bake 15 more minutes, or until no longer pink in center.

Historically this date....
1888 – The poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.

1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Fallsand downtown Portland, Oregon.

1940 – World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.

1943 – In Los AngelesCalifornia, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latinoyouths in the Zoot Suit Riots.

1965 – The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performs the first Americanspacewalk.

1968 – Valerie Solanas, the author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.

2013 – The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.

And births this date include....

1808 – Jefferson Davis, American colonel and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1889)

1925 – Tony Curtis, American actor and singer (d. 2010)

1967 – Anderson Cooper, American journalist and author

Sadly a good friend passed away on May 30th. Richard Steinhurst was a buddy of Jerry's and work partner at the BC Range and Wayside Range for our LASD. Here is a picture of the two of them .... always having a good time!! Rest in Peace Rich. 💕

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

June 3rd is time to get a crack on the annual observance of National Egg Day!
The nutrient-rich food has gone back and forth with science and nutritionists over the decades as to just how many eggs are too many for a healthy diet. However, one egg provides an excellent source of protein and vitamin D. At 75 calories and 5 grams of fat, it’s an easy choice to satisfy hunger, too. Eggs are easily seasoned and pair well with vegetables to increase the nutritional value of a meal.
Eggs are an essential ingredient to baked goods and are a part of our everyday diets. There’s so much to celebrate in these small packages.


Enjoy eggs for breakfast.  How about a fried egg sandwich for lunch? What’s your favorite way to enjoy an egg?  


While National Day Calendar has yet identified the origins of this egg-cellent holiday, take a crack at these other food celebrations. They’re hard to beat. That’s all yolks!
**I like to cook a couple eggs in the microwave. I put olive oil in the bottom of the bowl, add two eggs, pierce the yolks with a sharp knife, sprinkle on a little garlic salt, top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Put the saucer on top and cook on high 1 minute 5 seconds.