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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Sky ~ Picture of the Day ~ Eastman Kodak Cameras ~ Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie ~ Bruiser ~ National Iced Tea Day

Good 49º clear sky sunny morning. 

Yesterday started off dark and cloudy. Then the clouds started clearing out......

We ended up with a totally clear sky until afternoon and then the clouds moved back in... 

 and we heated to 83º.

Picture of the Day ... a protest! Chickens protesting outside Church's Chicken!! LOL (shared by my friend Trish Bowler)

Interesting about Eastman Kodak cameras...
"You Press the Button, We Do the Rest" was an advertising slogan coined by George Eastman, the founder of Kodak, in 1888. Eastman believed in making photography available to the world, and making it possible for anyone who had the desire to take great pictures. Until then, taking photographs was a complicated process that could only be accomplished if the photographer could process and develop film. With his new slogan, Eastman and the Eastman Kodak Company became wildly successful and helped make photography popular.
Eastman's first camera, the Detective, was created in 1886. Only 50 were made, and did not sell well. Soon after in 1888, Eastman created a superior model, the Eastman Kodak camera to replace his poorly selling Detective.
This camera had film for 100 exposures and cost $25.00.

The Kodak inspired the slogan "You Press the Button, We Do the Rest." Eastman wrote the owner's manual for the Kodak, although he originally hired an advertising expert to do the job. Displeased with the man's inability to understand the simplicity of his picture taking machine, Eastman took over the writing and created the slogan.

This was my camera when I was 10 years old....

Kodak Brownie Holiday flash Camera Type: Solid body eyelevel rollfilm Introduced: Oct 1953 Discontinued: April 1962 Film size: 127 Picture size: 1 5/8 X 2 1/2" Manufactured: US Lens: 1953-55:Kodet 1955-62: Dakon plastic Shutter: Rotary Numbers made: ? Original price: $5.00 Description: Moulded brown and tan plastic body; optical direct vision finder. 1953-Sept 1957: Non-synchronised model. Oct 1954-April 1962.
With that camera I took these photos of when I was in Washington DC with my parents.....

From Betty Crocker Kitchens
Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie....

A savory blend of cheddar cheese and broccoli in a pie that makes its own crust while it bakes.

2 cups chopped fresh broccoli or sliced fresh cauliflowerets
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 eggs

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling in medium saucepan. Add broccoli or cauliflower; cover and heat to boiling. Cook about 5 minutes or until almost tender; drain thoroughly. Stir together cooked broccoli, onion, bell pepper and cheese in pie plate.
  • 2
    Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.
 **Grab a 10-ounce package of chopped broccoli or cauliflower from the freezer. Use it instead of the fresh broccoli or cauliflower; it doesn't need to be boiled. Just thaw, drain and add it to the pie.

Historically this date.........
1925 – Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of PresbyterianMethodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
 .... I used to attend a Presbyterian church, Mom and Dad were married in a Methodist church, and Jerry and I at a Congregational church!

And births this date include...

Birthdays today......
1889 – Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (d. 1973)
    Ah yes, he was in Bridge on the River Kwai.

1921 – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Greek-English husband of Elizabeth II  

1922 – Judy Garland, American actress and singer (d. 1969) 

1982 – Tara Lipinski, American figure skater

In the afternoon I was sitting on the porch enjoying the view and a glass of wine. Bruiser decided to nap on Dude's porch bed....

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

National Iced Tea Day on June 10th each year celebrates one of summer’s favorite drinks. Whether you prefer sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, many love and enjoy iced tea by the glass full all summer long.
Creating your custom iced tea is as easy as adding a hint of flavor. Whether you add a squeeze of lemon or the juice of raspberries, lime, passion fruit, strawberry, or cherry, make your iced tea your way.
An alternative to carbonated soft drinks and quite popular in the United States, iced tea makes up about 85% of all tea consumed.  Restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines, grocery stores and self-serve soda fountains make finding iced tea easy and convenient.
Recipes for iced tea have been found dating back to the 1870s. The Buckeye Cookbook, published in 1876, and Housekeeping in Old Virginia, published in 1877, both contain iced tea recipes.  It is believed, however, that iced tea started to appear in the United States in the 1860s and became widespread in the 1870s. During that time, hotels offered iced tea on their menus and railroad stations offered the beverage as well. In 1904, the beverage was introduced at the World’s Fair in St. Louise causing its popularity to explode.  


Brew and enjoy a glass of iced tea. With so many ways to brew iced tea, it’s become more convenient than ever, too. Create your favorite flavors by adding mint, lemon or fruit. Enjoy a drink during lunch at your favorite restaurant.