Good 51º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we warmed to 95º. There is a severe heat advisory for this area for Saturday and Sunday.
Picture of the Day .... perfectly timed....
Dull Scotland and Boring Oregon.....
In the Scottish Highlands, Dull consists of a single street of houses on the north side of the valley of the River Tay.
The name Dull may be Pictish in origin and derived from the word *dol meaning "water-meadow, haugh" (Welsh dôl).
In 1951, Dull had a population of 2,055. (This was for an extensive parish stretching a long way beyond the village.) As of 2012, the population of Dull was approximately 84.
Dull is twinned with:
Elizabeth Leighton of Aberfeldy, Scotland, proposed the pairing with Boring, Oregon, while passing through the unincorporated town on the highway from Portland, Oregon, to Mount Hood on a cycling holiday. In June 2012, Boring, Oregon, accepted the proposal to "pair" their municipalities, in an effort to promote tourism in both places as a play on their names. The Boring Community Planning Organization (CPO) issued commemorative "Boring & Dull: a pair for the ages" T-shirts and mugs, raffling off a trip to Dull, Scotland. The
Dull and Boring celebrations are held annually on August 9 in Oregon with a piper and a barbershop quartet; the Dull celebrations are in October.
Boring is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is located along Oregon Route 212 in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range, approximately twelve miles (19 km) southeast of downtown Portland, and fourteen miles (23 km) northeast of Oregon City. A bedroom community, Boring is named after William Harrison Boring, a Union soldier and pioneer whose family built a farm in the area in 1856, before Oregon had received statehood.
From Mr. Food
Here in the Test Kitchen we know that the real judges of a tasty dish are our friends and family, so when we first served up this potato salad recipe and everyone cheered, we knew we had come up with an Award-Winning Potato Salad recipe. Give this creamy potato salad a try and let us know what you think!
- 4 pounds white or red potatoes
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 5 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
Two special birthdays today..... Wilsonite Doug Gossage is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
And...... Sandy (Todoran) Beck's sister Babette Faust is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABETTE! (with her Jim)
Historically this date.....
1935 – The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F in Chicago and 104°F in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1966 – Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
And births this date include...
1969 – Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo