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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Gloom/Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Drive-In Movie Theaters ~ The Ultimate Tuna Melt ~ Deer ~ National Anisette Day

Good 44º clear sunny morning. 

First thing yesterday the clouds came in and we started out gloomy.....

Then the clouds all cleared out. We had blue sky and we topped at 84º.

Picture of the Day ... a raven taking a ride on an eagle!!

Interesting about Drive-In Movie Theaters....

On June 6, 2008 the flag flying over the U.S. Capitol commemorated the 75th birthday of a distinctive slice of Americana: the drive-in movie theater. The drive-in movie theater was invented by electrical repairman Richard Hollingshead.
It was on that day in 1933 that Richard Hollingshead opened the first theater for the auto-bound in Camden, N.J. People paid 25 cents per car as well as per person to see the British comedy "Wives Beware" under the stars.
Hollingshead experimented for a few years before he created a ramp system for cars to park at different heights so everyone could see the screen. He patented his concept in May 1933 and opened the gates to his theater the next month.
He first conceived the drive-in as the answer to a problem. “His mother was—how shall I say it?—rather large for indoor theater seats,” said Jim Kopp of the United Drive-in Theater Owners Association. “So he stuck her in a car and put a 1928 projector on the hood of the car, and tied two sheets to trees in his yard.”

First 15 Drive-in Theaters built in the U.S.

*Advertisement bill for the Pico in Los Angeles*
1. Drive-In Theatre: Camden, New Jersey. June 6, 1933
2. Shankweiler's Auto Park: Orefield, Pennsylvania. April 15, 1934
3. Drive-In Short Reel Theater: Galveston, Texas. July 5, 1934
4. Pico: Los Angeles, California. September 9, 1934
5. Weymouth Drive-In Theatre: Weymouth, Massachusetts. May 6 1936
6. Starlight Auto Theatre: Akron, Ohio. Summer, 1937
7. Lynn Open Air Theater: Lynn, Massachusetts. July, 1937
8. Providence: Providence, Rhode Island. July 21, 1937
9. Miami Drive-In: Miami, Florida. February 25, 1938
10. Detroit Drive-In: Detroit, Michigan. June 2, 1938
11. Cleveland: Cleveland, Ohio. June, 1938
12. Shrewsbury Drive-In: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. June, 1938
13. San-Val: Burbank, California. June 10, 1938
14. Merrimack Auto Theatre: Methuen, Massachusetts. Summer, 1938
15. Valley Stream: Long Island, New York. August 10, 1938
We used to go the El Monte Drive-In on Lower Azusa Road in the 70's ....

Once located at the corner of Ellis Lane and Lower Azusa Road in the city of El Monte, California, U.S.A. The El Monte Drive-In opened on July 2, 1948 and was operated by Cal-Pac Drive-In Theatres (Pacific Theatres).
Sometime in the 1970’s it changed to a Spanish language movie house. Then, in very late-1999 or early-2000, it was leveled and taken away to make room for a Home Depot store.

From Mr. Food

If you're someone who likes to order the tuna melt from diners, then you're really going to love this recipe. It doesn't get any better than The Ultimate Tuna Melt. This recipe is easy, cheesy, and oh-so-pleasing. Serve it with a bowl of your favorite soup and some chips for even more goodness!


  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Italian dressing
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish, drained well
  • 4 slices rye bread
  • 8 tomato slices
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 10- x 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, Italian dressing, and relish; mix well. 
  3. Top each slice of rye bread with two slices of tomato. Spread tuna evenly over tomatoes, then top with cheddar cheese. Place on baking sheet and bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


***If you're a fan of pickles, you can add a couple of slices on top of each serving as a finishing touch!

Historically this date......
1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.
.... no wonder the steam engine cartoon was named Thomas!

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19.

1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

And births this date include...
1932 – Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (Wendy's) (d. 2002)

1946 – Ron Silver, American actor (d. 2009)

1964 – José Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player

1964 – Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player

1986 – Lindsay Lohan, American actress

Late in the afternoon yesterday there were a bunch of deer out front.... first 4 bucks showed up........

Then a buck and 3 does showed up.......

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

On July 2nd, we recognize a liqueur derived from aniseed on National Anisette Day. Aniseed from the anis herb gives anisette its licorice or fennel flavor. While usually a dry dry liqueur, distillers sometimes add a sugar syrup for a sweeter result. Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France lead the world in drinking this licorice tasting drink.
The herb of the aniseed, usually the main ingredient in anisette, is considered to have medicinal qualities. Sweeter than other anise-flavored liqueurs, anisette’s association with a variety cures date back to ancient Egypt. As a liqueur, distillers create a dryer anisette in Europe than they do in the United States. Distillers add other spices such as coriander and fruit to distill anisette, too.
While most enjoy anisette by sipping it, the liqueur can be mixed as a cocktail, too. However, pure anise extract should not be drunk straight. Since its alcoholic content is high, it irritates the throat. However, mixing it in with coffee, gin, bourbon, or water will bring out a bit of a sweet flavor. The solution? Bake some anise cookies!
If you’re the one who eats all the black jelly beans, you will likely savor a shot with anisette. The licorice flavor comes from the same anise plant that some licorice candies are made.