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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Gloom ~ Picture of the Day ~ Anne Frank ~ Cracker Onion Pie ~ Global Garbage Man Day 

Good 48º cloudy morning. 

Yesterday started, again, dark and cloudy and gloomy.... and lasted all day. We warmed to 62º. 

Picture of the Day .... LOL. Shared by my NY friend Vivia.


5 Things You Didn't Know About Anne Frank 

On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank received a diary as a gift for her birthday, which she wrote in while she and her family were hidden in an attic from the Nazis. Here we round up 5 important facts that you probably didn't know about Anne Frank and her diary...

Miep Gies, a secretary at the factory where the Franks hid for two years, was a supporter of the family and regularly visited with Anne. After the raid on August 4, 1944, Gies went up to the attic and found Anne's diary strewn across the floor. She collected the papers but never read them, instead storing them safely and returning them to Otto Frank after the war. It's a good thing she didn't read them, too: Gies later confessed that had she read the pages, she would have burned them because they implicated her and everyone else involved in a crime that could have cost them their lives.

Frank noted in her diary that she would someday like to become a famous writer, but she unfortunately never knew that she did exactly that through the diary of her daily life, hopes and thoughts. She also included in her diary that she wanted to learn different languages and study art history, see beautiful dresses and do exciting things. For example, her diary entry on March 16, 1944 said that writing gave her an outlet to avoid her suffocating confinement.

Margot Betti Frank, Anne’s older sister, was known to keep a diary. However, although Anne’s was kept safe by a family friend after the Franks were arrested by the Nazis and taken to prison camps, Margot’s diary disappeared and never turned up.

Despite being a prolific writer and deep thinker, Frank was still just a young girl, and therefore, some of the entries depict the natural thoughts and curiosities of a young girl discovering her own anatomy. Because of a brief passage where Frank wonders about her own body, the book has been regularly banned from school reading lists. But that's not even the silliest reason for banning the book: schools in Alabama once banned it for being a "downer." Yikes.

The first version (A) began in the autograph book that she received for her 13th birthday and spilled over into at least two notebooks. However, since the last entry in the autograph book is dated December 5, 1942 and the first entry in the first of these notebooks is dated December 22, 1943, it is assumed that other volumes were lost. Anne rewrote her diary in 1944 after hearing a call on the radio for people to save their war-time diaries in order to help document the suffering of the Nazi occupation once war was over. In this second version, known as B, Anne omits parts of A, while also adding new sections. This second version includes entries for the period between 5 December 1942 and 22 December 1943.
Anne Frank died at 15 years old. 

From Mr. Food

Half dip, half side dish, our Cracker Onion Pie is a favorite no matter how you serve it! With a crispy cracker crust, and a cheesy onion filling, you can bet that this pie won't be left untouched!


  • 1/2 cups finely crushed saltine crackers
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced (see Note)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2-ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.  Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs and 1/2 cup melted butter. Press into bottom and up sides of pie plate, forming a crust. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onions in remaining 1/4 cup butter 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Carefully pour onion mixture into crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until well beaten; slowly pour over onions. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden and center is set. Let stand 5 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.


****We like to use Vidalia onions in this pie for an unbeatable sweet onion flavor!
  • Want some great tips and tricks on slicing and dicing onions? Be sure to check out our How To Cut an Onion page!

Historically this date....
1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.

1981 – US President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979–81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.

And births this date include...
1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)

1890 – Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965)

1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
OMGOSH, I goofed. This isn't until tomorrow!!!

On June 17th during Global Garbage Man Day, the nation and the world take time to recognize the dedicated efforts of the men and women who keep our communities clean.
We describe the experts who collect the garbage, recyclables, and castoffs from our homes and neighborhoods by several names. Whether they are the sanitation specialists or waste management professionals, we appreciate their arrival on a regularly scheduled basis.
The role of waste management goes far beyond garbage collection. In each community, they provide a variety of services and programs designed to protect and reduce the impact we have on our environment. The observance also celebrates the great strides the industry and the experts are taking to make a better world for all of us.



John D. Arwood founded National Garbage Man Day in 2011 to honor the men and women working hard in the industry to keep communities safe and clean. Recognizing efforts around the world, the celebration became Global Garbage Man Day.