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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Father's ~ Picture of the Day ~ Kirk Douglas ~ Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole ~ Barbara Voors ~ Father's Day

Good 61º scattered clouds morning. 

Yesterday the clouds rolled in......

We topped at 91º. 

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you fathers out there!!

I had a great father. He is missed!!
Here with me and the playhouse in the background he built....

This at our Temple City house with Daddy and my Lucy and the playhouse he built for Kristen and Brian.....

My son Brian is also a great father to Tucker and Sami and little Dash!!! xoxoxo

And my step-son Aaron with his Maddie. Also a great father!

Picture of the Day


The well liked actor who referred to himself as the ragman's son was Kirk Douglas (1916 - 2020). 'The Ragman's Son' is the title of the first autobiography written by Kirk Douglas. It was published in 1988. In this book, Douglas chronicles his life story, from his beginnings as the only son in a family of six girls. He points out that he was born to a poor Jewish immigrant and had a very strong lust to become an actor (a major movie star).
Kirk Douglas was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York, USA; he was named Issur Danielovitch at birth. He lived for 103 years and died from natural causes on February 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. During his entire life, he made it clear that he possessed nothing but a sheer determination to succeed in everything that he undertook.

Douglas had a poverty stricken childhood which was overshadowed by a dominant father whom Douglas desperately wanted to please as a boy, teen, and adult. Accordingly he often told the public that he had in him the seed to work hard for personal acknowledgement. He was able to have a vivid life with a various number of stages. He had friends, acquaintances, and others (business associates, fellow actors, etc.) who influenced him and helped with his ups and downs on the path to film stardom. In the end, he was able to become an international star. After 50 years, he was seen as a creative and moral force in the motion picture industry. He made over 90 motion pictures (many successful).

The following is the filmography of American film and stage actor, film producer and author Kirk Douglas (1916–2020). His popular films include Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Vikings (1958), Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Heroes of Telemark (1965), Saturn 3 (1980) and Tough Guys (1986).
He is No. 17 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male screen legends in American film history. In 1996, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community".

From Mr. Food

This is the easiest breakfast casserole you'll ever make. No, really. Thanks to some shortcut frozen ingredients, this Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole can be put together in no time. And since it's a make-ahead casserole, you can make it an hour in advance or even a day in advance!


  • 6 frozen waffles, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (9.6-ounce) package frozen sausage crumbles, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • maple syrup (optional)
  1. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Layer half of waffles on bottom of prepared dish. Top with half of sausage crumbles and 1/2 cup of cheese. Repeat layer.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and salt until well combined. Pour egg mixture evenly over waffle mixture.
  3. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  4. Before serving, preheat oven to 350º.
  5. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until eggs are set in center. Drizzle with syrup and serve.

Special birthday today.... Barbara Voors (wife of legendary Steve LASD ret and Jerry's former partner and BFF) HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB!!! xo

Historically this date.....
1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.

And births this date include..

1921 – Jane Russell, American actress (d. 2011)

1933 – Bernie Kopell, American actor

1938 – Ron Ely , American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Hugs to all the Dads! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On the third Sunday in June, Father’s Day honors the role fathers play in the family structure and society. The day recognizes not just fathers, but the father figures in our lives. These are the men we look up to who set solid examples for us and guide us throughout our lives.
Many families dedicate the day to their fathers and grandfathers. Whether they are first-time fathers just learning to change a diaper, or experienced fathers offering sage advice, the day celebrates everything a father is. Fathers from family to family play a variety of roles. They may be a caregiver, provider, or advisor. Some fathers are the strong, silent types. And yet others tell us stories for days. Fathers teach, guiding small hands as they hammer a nail or sail a kite.
We only look up to our fathers for so long. At some point, we begin to see things a little differently. But that’s not when we stop looking up to them. It’s at that point, we turn and look forward together.  


Celebrate your father. Explore his favorite hobbies or encourage him to share a story or two. Play a game or take him to one. Enjoy your time with your father and celebrate him. 


After the success of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day observances began to appear around the United States and world. However, the road to this national observance was not an easy one.

First Recorded Father’s Day
The first recorded celebration of Father’s Day happened after the Monograph Mining Disaster in West Virginia. The disaster killed 361 men and left around 1,000 children fatherless in December of 1907. Grace Golden Clayton suggested a day honoring all those fathers to her pastor, Robert Thomas Webb. On July 5th, 1908, the community gathered in honor of the men lost in the mining accident. The assembled at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church, in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Other Claims to Father’s Day
In 1910, the YMCA in Spokane, Washington recruited several clergymen with the help of Sonora Smart Dodd to honor fathers throughout the city. The date was set for June 5th but was later changed to June 19th (the 3rd Sunday in June), as many clergymen needed more time to prepare.
Harry C. Meek, a member of Lions Clubs International, claimed that he first had the idea for Father’s Day in 1915. Meek argued that the third Sunday of June was chosen because it was his birthday. The Lions Club has named him “Originator of Father’s Day.” Meek made many efforts to promote Father’s Day and make it an official holiday.

Presidential Intervention
After a visit to Spokane, WA in 1916 to speak at a Father’s Day celebration, President Woodrow Wilson wanted to make the day official, but Congress resisted fearing that the observance would become too commercialized. Once again, a president nearly intervened, but President Calvin Coolidge stopped short of issuing a national proclamation in 1924.
Sonora Smart Dodd continued to work to make Father’s Day a national observance. In 1938, she collaborated with the Father’s Day Council, a group of New York Men’s Wear Retailers, for the commercial promotion of the observance. Many Americans resisted the holiday for decades because of these attempts to commercialize the day.
It wasn’t until 1966, that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers on the third Sunday in June. The holiday wasn’t made an annual event until President Richard Nixon signed into law, making it a permanent national holiday in 1972 over 50 years after Mother’s Day came into existence.