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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ André the Giant ~ Creamy Bacon Pea Salad ~ Pat Sandifur ~ National Postal Worker Day

Good 45º scattered clouds morning.

Yesterday was another beautiful day and we topped at 85º

Picture of the Day .... LOL! Perfect timing............ look close! 

Interesting about André the Giant....

André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler  and actor.

Roussimoff stood at over seven feet tall, which was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, and later resulted in acromegaly. It also led to his being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World".

 He found success as a fan favorite throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing as an attraction for various professional wrestling promotions. During the 1980s wrestling boom he was paired with the villainous manager Bobby Heenan and feuded with Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). The two headlined Wrestle Mania III in 1987, and in 1988 he defeated Hogan to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, his sole world heavyweight championship, on the first episode of The Main Event. He also held the WWF Tag Team Championship before failing health forced him to retire in 1992.

Outside of wrestling, he was best known for appearing as Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. After his death in 1993, he became the inaugural inductee into the newly created WWF Hall of Fame. He was later a charter member of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame; the latter describes him as being "one of the most recognizable figures in the world both as a professional wrestler and as a pop culture icon."

André René Roussimoff  was born in Coulommiers of Slavic heritage, the third of five children, to Boris and Marianne Roussimoff Stoeff. His parents were immigrants to France; his father was Bulgarian and his mother was Polish. His nickname growing up was Dédé.
At birth André weighed 13 pounds and as a child he displayed symptoms of gigantism very early, noted as being "a good head taller than other the kids" and with abnormally long hands. By the time he was 14, André stood 6 ft 0 in. and weighed 213 lbs, and at age 15 stood 6 ft 7 in. tall.

Here he is holding a beer can:

This from "Kitchen Fun"....

This Bacon Pea Salad Recipe is so delicious and easy to make, everyone will be asking you for the recipe. Peas, bacon, red onions, and cheese in a creamy sauce, this salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser.



  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 4 cups frozen sweet peas thawed
  • 12 strips bacon cooked until crisp then finely chopped or crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 a medium red onion peeled and diced


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. Cover and refrigerate while you move on to the next steps.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peas, cooked bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, and diced red onion.
  3. Pour the salad dressing over the salad in ingredients in the large bowl; toss well. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours before serving.
Here are some possible variations you might want to try:
  • Vidalia onion – if you don’t have a red onion or would prefer to use another type of onion, try using a sweet vidalia.
  • Fresh peas – yes, you can use fresh peas in this recipe! Just be sure to blanch the peas in boiling water for a minute or two to soften, then drain the peas and cool completely to room temperature before using them in the salad.
  • Vinegar – the recipe calls for white vinegar, but you could use a red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead.
  • Cubed cheese – instead of shredded cheddar cheese, try chopping an 8-ounce block of cheese into small cubes and adding them to the salad.

My former neighbor here in Oregon and friend who moved to Arizona is Pat Sandifur, aka Pat the Pet Sitter, and she is celebrating her birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PJ!! xo

^a few years ago we were celebrating her special day.

Historically this date....
1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.

1908 – SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.

1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
After having lived in Los Angeles, 32, Ca for all my life, now it was Los Angeles 90032. For those of you who remember, this was strange!

1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.

1981 – The Wonderland Murders occurred in the early morning hours, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.
.... that was interesting!

2007 – Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.
... I wish it was banned here in all public outdoor spaces too!

And births this date include....
1906 – Estée Lauder, American entrepreneur (d. 2004)

1916 – Olivia de Havilland, British-born actress (wow, she's 103 years old!)

1931 – Leslie Caron, French actress

1952 – Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor
1961 – Diana, Princess of Wales, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and mother of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry (d. 1997)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Wednesday the 1st day of July. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Postal Worker Day on July 1st recognizes postal workers all across the nation and encourages us to show our appreciation. Thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently to deliver all of our mail. These employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet continue to persevere six days a week.
Across the United States, postal workers walk an average of 4 to 8 miles carrying a full load of letters and packages, delivering them promptly to each of our doorsteps. Approximately 490,000 postal workers across the United States head out each day to our residences and businesses. Regardless of the weather, postal workers deliver all week long. Even when temperatures fluctuate from extreme heat and cold, the mail arrives. In the rain, sleet and blizzards, too, the mail gets delivered.   
Besides severe weather, dealing with unusual packages is also part of the job. In 1913, the postal service started delivering packages up to a maximum of 11 pounds. The most surprising package to arrive for delivery was a small child. Barely under the weight limit, James Beagle was mailed. For a cost of 15 cents, a postal worker delivered young Beagle to his grandmother just a few miles away. This practice continued for just over a year. By then, the postmaster general put regulations in place prohibiting it. 


While celebrating the day, take time to thank your local postal worker. Encourage others to get the word out and to focus on making every postal worker’s day just a little bit better. You might even consider giving your carrier a gift card as one way to say thank you.
On social media, use #NationalPostalWorkerDay to give a shout out to your favorite postal worker. Whether they deliver, sort, or keep things organized, July 1st is their day.


A Seattle-area postal carriers established National Postal Worker Day in 1997 to honor fellow employees.