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Saturday, August 1, 2020

August ~ Picture of the Day ~ San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers ~ Four-Layer Pecan Pie ~ Dee Yellin ~ National Girlfriends Day 


Good 57º scattered clouds morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 98º. 



August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, with March being the first month of the year. About 700 BC, it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 46 BC, giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.
In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. Numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome.

Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids take place in August, with the dates varying each year. The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 10 and ends at around August 10, and the Southern Delta Aquariids take place from mid-July to mid-August, with the peak usually around July 28–29. The Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 and August 24, with the days of the peak varying yearly. The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August.





  • The Western zodiac signs for the month of August are Leo (until August 21) and Virgo (from August 22 onwards).





Picture of the Day





Interesting about the San Francisco 49ers and the Greenbay Packers.....
The name "49ers" comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush. The team is legally and corporately registered as San Francisco Forty Niners. The team began play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving across town to Candlestick Park in 1970 and then to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014. 



The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the National Football Conference (NFC) North division. It is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, dating back to 1919, and is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957.
The Green Bay Packers have one of those names that makes you wonder how the heck this squad got its monicker. In 1919, Curly Lambeau wanted to start a local football team in northern Wisconsin. He was working as a shipping clerk for the Indian Packing Company, an outfit that distributed canned meat under the label "Council Meats."  

Lambeau was able to convince his employer to sponsor the team, which the company did and financed the beginning of the club as well as allowed it to use the company athletic field for practice. In return the company wanted the team to be called the Packers for advertising purposes. The Indian Packing Company has long since dissolved, but the nickname Packers persists today, however unfortunate that may be.





From Mr. Food


Our Four-Layer Pecan Pie recipe is layered with creamy filling, crunchy pecans, and a flaky refrigerated pie crust that truly make this a delectable dessert. Top it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup for a dessert you'll want to eat over and over again.
 
  • 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust (from a 15-ounce package)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cups chopped pecans
 
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Unroll pie crust and place in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate, pressing crust firmly into plate.
     
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 egg. Beat at low speed until smooth; set aside.
     
  3. In another medium bowl, beat 3 eggs. Add remaining sugar, the corn syrup, and remaining vanilla; mix well.
     
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture in pie crust. Sprinkle with pecans and slowly pour corn syrup mixture over pecans.
     
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until center is set. Let cool, then refrigerate 4 hours or until ready to serve.
 
****If necessary, cover edge of pie crust with foil to prevent excessive browning after 25 minutes.

If you like, you can top each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup.



Historically this date....
1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

1957 – The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command(NORAD).
1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.




2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.


And births this date include..
1779 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter of the U.S. National anthem (d. 1843)
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1933 – Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian (d. 2009)
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 I got some sad news yesterday, my sweet friend Dee Yellin, wife of Dale (LASD SR SEB Motors ret.) passed away. Rest in peace Dee. Love and hugs to you..........





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


On August 1st, National Girlfriends Day encourages women across the U.S. to get together and celebrate their special bond of friendship. 
Girlfriends fall into many categories. While many grew up together, others meet through work or college. Still, others share a bond much deeper; sisters and mothers meet the definition of girlfriends, too. 
Though these types of relationships cross our minds frequently, we often fail to set aside time to spend with each other. The day promotes the laughter and joys girlfriends bring. Rarely do girlfriends let another go it alone. Not only do they enjoy spending time together, they support each other, too. While laughing and sharing secrets, girlfriends offer advice, and celebrate successes. When it’s time for a glass of wine, a chat over a cup of coffee or to go for a long walk, girlfriends are there.   
Friendship is one of the most special connections in life. 
Whether we have one or many, girlfriends make life better, fuller, and complete. These are the friends that can make you laugh at life’s silliest things. A girlfriend is who you turn to when life is not so kind. In its simplest form, National Girlfriends Day celebrates the unlimited ways life is better with our girlfriends in it.