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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ USPS Mail Delivered by Mule ~ Texas Slaw ~ Jennifer Pendleton ~ National 7-Eleven Day ~ All American Pet Photo Day

Good 52º clear sunny morning. 

I just saw two deer and an opossum out in my pasture!!! 

Again yesterday we started off clear and sunny and not a cloud all day. We topped at 95º.

Picture of the Day... duh.....

Interesting about the only place in the USA that mail is delivered by mule....

Supai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, within the Grand Canyon.
As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 208. The capital of the Havasupai Indian Reservation, Supai is the only place in the United States where mail is still carried out by mules.
Supai has been referred to as "the most remote community" in the contiguous United States by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is accessible only by helicopter, on foot or by mule. Supai is 8 miles from the nearest road and has no automobiles in the community.
The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.6% Native American, 0.5% White, 0.5% Other, and 2.4% of mixed race. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.
There were 43 households out of which 34.9% were married families living together, 32.6% had a female householder with no husband present. The average household size was 4.84.
Supai can be reached by hiking 8 miles (13 km), descending 2,004 feet (611 m) in elevation from Hualapai Hilltop through the Hualapai Canyon. Alternatively, the AirWest Helicopters service schedules flights from Hualapai Hilltop to Supai. Hualapai Hilltop is located about 70 miles from the community of Peach Springs.

Here is a site with a lot of pictures of Supai...

From Mr. Food

We've got the best southern coleslaw recipe around! It's big on taste and crunch, with the Tex-Mex flavors everyone loves! Whip it up any day of the week, or make it at your next outdoor bash when you want to pack a flavorful punch. Our Texas Slaw comes with an optional kick if you're feeling a little adventurous! This is the perfect southern coleslaw recipe to impress the guests this summer.
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) package shredded cabbage
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a small bowl whisk together Lime Vinaigrette ingredients.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, red and yellow peppers, jalapeno pepper, if desired, and cilantro. Drizzle vinaigrette over vegetables and toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


Oh thank Heaven for 7-11! Special birthday today, my daughter-in-love, wife of my Brian... Jennifer Pendleton is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN! ♥
Jen is a travel agent for Disney and sets up all that is needed for a trip to any of the Disney resorts, and she doesn't charge any fees.
She's on FB and also has a site...

Historically this date.....
1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

1893 – The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.

1921 – Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  Jerry and I went to some fun concerts there... took our picnic basket.... good times.

2012 – Astronomers announce the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.

And births this date include....
1767 – John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)

1920 – Yul Brynner, Russian actor (d. 1985)
 ... interesting....

1931 – Tab Hunter, American actor (d.2018)
    ...another interesting story....

1956 – Sela Ward, American actress

1963 – Lisa Rinna, American actress...
   graduate from Medford High School

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

On July 11th, one convenience chain celebrates with specials on National 7-Eleven Day! Conveniently scheduled on 7-11 of each year, the day often features one of their signature items, the Slurpee. 
The day focuses on franchise customers. The chain offers discounts and often free Slurpees in their many flavors. Since July is known for its summer heat, the icy cold beverage is a popular choice for cooling off all summer long. 
The Slurpee debuted in 1966. While the machine already existed, 7-Eleven modified the machine made by Knedlik, which was used to make the Icee, and then branded and licensed the frozen drink under the name Slurpee. Advertising executive, Bob Stanford, gave the sweet, icy drink the name for the sound it makes as it is sucked through a straw.
The term brain freeze existed before 7-Eleven commandeered it in 1991 to replace ice cream headache or the more technical cold stimulus headache. In 1990, brain freeze was often used as a sports term to refer to athletes who faltered on the field. It also applied to the side effects of medications, especially if they affected our mental capacity. However, immediately after 7-Eleven supposedly redefined the phrase, sports columnists quickly reused the phrase to their benefit. Athletes still had a brain freeze when they made an error, but the columnists cleverly explained the player must have had a Slurpee before taking the field.
Brain Freeze Tips
Of course, brain freeze is inevitable if you drink a frozen beverage too fast. In preparation for the day, we offer a few tips.
  1. Put down the drink.
  2. Sip from a warmer liquid.
  3. If a warmer liquid isn’t available, press your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
  4. Cover your mouth and nose with your hand.
  5. Breath through your nose. This allows warmer air to circulate through your sinus passages.
  6. Return to drinking your Slurpee at a slower pace.


Go to your local 7-Eleven and get a free Slurpee in your favorite flavor. Share on social media and include #National7ElevenDay


7-Eleven first celebrated 7-Eleven Day in 2002. They encouraged customers to visit their local 7-Eleven to enjoy a free beverage as a thank you to the 7-Eleven customers. The company, which is considered the first convenience store which started in 1927 under the name of Southland Ice Company with the logo Totem, because people could conveniently “tote ’em” home their items. It wasn’t until 1947 when the company expanded its hours to from 7 AM to 11 PM that it changed its name. 

AND... today is also....

All American Pet Photo Day encourages pet owners to share their favorite pet photos on July 11th. Be sure to charge your camera and be prepared to take adorable pictures of your pets!  
Whether they are the four-legged furry kind or come from the more serpentine species, click away. Fishes and birds, pigs and equine, canine and feline should all get in line for their favorite pose. If they are friends, take a few snapshots of them together! On All American Pet Photo Day, every pet gets included.  
When it comes to capturing the perfect image of your loyal pal, it might take some effort. Like humans, some furry and not so furry friends are camera shy. A pocketful of treats helps ease them into the shot. If bribery doesn’t work, sometimes exercise before the photoshoot will. Another option is misdirection. Focus their attention on another area beyond the lens of the camera, and you might get the picture you want. If all else fails, wait until your sweet companion falls asleep and click away. They’re at their cutest when they’re resting anyway.
Remember to keep your pet safe and comfortable. Don’t let your pet become overheated or over-anxious. A stressed pet won’t take a good photo. Defer to your pet’s temperament, toss out the costumes, and accept the blurred selfie.


Dress them up, take them to the park, set them in a chair, put them on a fancy pillow, or whatever your imagination creates for a unique photograph of your loved ones. Post on social media using #AllAmericanPetPhotoDay.
So, here are my pets...... Dude and Bruiser (sitting on my desk watching me carefully!)

And her is Brian and Jen's pet..... Dash (in the shirt his mom and dad brought him from Hawaii)