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Friday, July 3, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hugh Hefner Bunny & Magazine ~ Weeknight Salisbury Steak ~ National Eat Your Beans Day

Good 47º sunny clear morning. 

Yesterday we started off clear and sunny and stayed that way all day. Not a cloud. We topped at 92º. 

Picture of the Day ...


 Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner had a soft spot for bunnies. Not only did Hefner adore blonde bunnies of the human kind, but he also adored endangered bunnies. The endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit, officially known as Sylvilagus palustris hefneri – is named after Hugh Hefner. The subspecies name, hefneri, is in recognition of the Playboy magazine founder who financed the research that identified the species in the 1980s. That bunny, weighing up to only 3 pounds, is endangered and its range is limited to the lower Florida Keys.

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles which provoked charges of obscenity. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953 featuring Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot; it sold over 50,000 copies.
Hefner extended the Playboy brand into a world network of Playboy Clubs. He also resided in luxury mansions where Playboy "playmates" shared his wild partying life, fueling keen media interest. He was an advocate of "sexual liberation" and "freedom of expression", and he was a political activist in the Democratic Party and for the causes of First Amendment rights, animal rescue, and the restoration of the Hollywood Sign.

Mildred Williams
( m.  1949;  div.  1959)

Kimberley Conrad
( m.  1989;  div.  2010)

Crystal Harris
( m.  2012)
Partner(s) Barbi Benton (1969–1976)
Brande Roderick (1999–2000)
Holly Madison (2001–2008)
Bridget Marquardt (2002–2009)
Kendra Wilkinson (2004–2008)
Children 4, including Christie and Cooper
In January 1952, Hefner left his job as a copywriter for Esquire after he was denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he took out a mortgage loan of $600 and raised $8,000 from 45 investors (including $1,000 from his mother—"not because she believed in the venture," he told E! in 2006, "but because she believed in her son") to launch Playboy, which was initially going to be called Stag Party. The first issue was published in December 1953 and featured Marilyn Monroe from a 1949 nude calendar shoot she did under a pseudonym when she was in financial distress before she was famous. Monroe did not consent to her pictures to be used by Hefner and she was not compensated by Hefner for them. That first issue sold more than 50,000 copies. (Hefner never met Monroe, but he bought the crypt next to hers at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in 1992 for $75,000.)
On June 4, 1963, Hefner was arrested for promoting obscene literature after he published an issue of Playboy featuring nude shots of Jayne Mansfield in bed with a man present. The case went to trial and resulted in a hung jury.
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From Mr. Food

Cravin' some extra comfort after a long day? Our recipe for Weeknight Salisbury Steak will hit the spot! It's a comfort-food favorite that's melt-in-your-mouth tender and seasoned to perfection. Just try to resist licking your plate clean!


  • 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 (12-ounce) jars beef gravy


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground chuck, onion, bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Form into 6 oval patties and place in baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine mushrooms and gravy, then pour over patties.
  4. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes, or until no pink remains.


Salisbury steak was one of the first main dishes to become a TV dinner favorite in the early 1950's. It's still as popular today, and tastes even better when it's homemade!

Historically this date....
1890 – Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.

1969 – The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.

1979 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

1994 – The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.

And births this date include...
1947 – Dave Barry, American comedian and author

1956 – Montel Williams, American actor and talk show host

1958 – Aaron Tippin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1962 – Tom Cruise, American actor, writer, director, and producer

1962 – Thomas Gibson, American actor

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

National Eat Your Beans Day is a “live healthy” holiday observed every year on July 3rd. This day celebrates the bean vegetable in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Beans (legumes) date back to the early seventh millennium BCE, making them one of the longest-cultivated plants. 
As they were seven millennia ago, today, beans are a significant source of protein. If you’re looking for complex carbohydrates, folate, fiber, and iron, eat some beans. They are excellent sources for each of those. A very healthy choice for any meal or snack, they are also an excellent source of fiber, low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron.
  • There are approximately 40,000 bean varieties in the world.
  • Only a fraction of these varieties are mass-produced for regular consumption.
Let’s Snack!
That’s a lot of beans! How do we know which ones to choose? Snacking on chickpeas provides us with one of the best choices. Also known as garbanzo beans, these legumes pack a whopping 12.5 grams of fiber, 71 % of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of folate, 84% RDI of Manganese, and 26% RDI of Iron per serving in 1 cup. Add chickpeas to stews like you would any bean. However, they also roast nicely with your favorite herbs and spices for a delicious and healthy snack.
Another tremendous snacking bean is the soybean. For more tips on bean varieties, visit
With so many choices, celebrating with beans should be a delicious success!