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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Weather/Sky/Turkey ~ Picture of the Day ~ Wyatt Earp ~ Tombstone AZ and my Parents ~ Fantasy Chicken ~ Bruiser ~ Spencer Norman ~ Marie Vincent ~ American Family Day


Good 55º clear sunny morning. 


Yesterday we started out with a few light clouds... and contrails... and topped at 97º.



Wayyyyy up in the pasture was a turkey and one or more of her babies... can't see them because of the tall grass...




Picture of the Day ... doves in love! 😀




Interesting about Wyatt Earp.....


Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929) was an American Old West lawman and gambler in Pima County, and deputy marshal in Tombstone, Arizona. He worked in a wide variety of trades throughout his life, and took part in the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, during which lawmen killed three outlaw Cochise County Cowboys. He is often erroneously regarded as the central figure in the shootout, although his brother Virgil was Tombstone city marshal and deputy U.S. marshal that day, and had far more experience as a sheriff, constable, marshal, and soldier in combat.
Wyatt Earp was the last surviving Earp brother and the last surviving participant of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral when he died at home in the Earps' small rented bungalow at 4004 W 17th Street, in Los Angeles, of chronic cystitis on January 13, 1929, at the age of 80. The Los Angeles Times reported that he had been ill with liver disease for three years. His brother Newton had died almost a month prior on December 18, 1928. Wyatt was survived by Josephine and sister Adelia Earp Edwards. He had no children. Charlie Welsh's daughter Grace Spolidora and his daughter-in-law, Alma, were the only witnesses to Wyatt's body's cremation. Josephine was apparently too grief-stricken to assist.

If you want to read a lot more about Wyatt, go here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyatt_Earp



Jerry and I visited Tombstone Arizona. Interesting place. My parents met in Bisbee Arizona and eloped to the county seat, Tombstone, and got married there January 31, 1926. 



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone,_Arizona




From Mr. Food
Our behind the scenes look at Disney World's Fantasyland inspired our Test Kitchen to create the ultimate "bacon fantasy" recipe. As part of our week-long "Taste of Disney" series, our Fantasy Chicken will have your gang going hog wild!


 

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied (See Note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup refrigerated garlic and herb spreadable cheese, divided
  • 8 slices crisp cooked bacon, divided
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese

 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 º. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
     
  2. On a flat surface, open chicken breasts like a book. Lightly sprinkle each chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides. Evenly spread 1 tablespoon of garlic and herb cheese on one side of each chicken breast, then place 2 bacon slices over cheese. Fold chicken breasts over and place on prepared baking sheet.
     
  3. Bake 15 minutes; remove from oven, top each with Cheddar cheese, and bake 5 additional minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken.




Three special birthdays today..... the first one... today I celebrate Bruiser's birthday. For almost 5 years I saw him in my pasture from being very small. On bad weather days I'd see him go in the dog door at the barn into a stall that a former dog of ours lived in. Bruiser is (my best guess) 13 years old.
 




Also today is Spencer Norman's birthday. Spencer is the hubby of my pal Erika and father of Cathy (LASD ret).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPENCER!!



And friend and former Temple City neighbor Marie Vincent is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE!
 


Historically this date......
1776 – The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.


1923 – As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding




1964 – Vietnam WarGulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy.


1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.

 ..........and my Brian joins the Marines!


And births this date include...


1924 – Carroll O'Connor, American actor (d. 2001)


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1932 – Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (d. 2013)

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1945 – Joanna Cassidy, American actress

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



American Family Day on the First Sunday in August encourages us to enjoy the waning summer rays with those dearest to us.
Principally, the day encourages families to spend time with one another. Unlike some other familial holidays, the proclamation of the day discourages gift giving. Instead, the observance urges focusing on family relationships.
While we all may not need a reminder to focus on our family, sometimes we get caught up in the business of life. Perhaps there’s never time for the whole family to be together. Occasionally, we realize one family member or another needs more attention. Time slips by, and we need to check in on a parent or an elderly relative.
Connecting with those who mean the most to us maintains our foundations. Even our newest family members need the nurturing, so they continue to grow and blossom. The best gift we can give our families is ourselves.

HOW TO OBSERVE AMERICAN FAMILY DAY

Enjoy your family! There are many ways to do that, too.
  • Play games outdoors or go for a walk.
  • Pick up some fresh fruit together.
  • Visit grandparents and bring them a picnic lunch.
  • Take an art class together.
  • Tour a museum. 
  • Try out a new recipe and get the whole family involved in the cooking.

AMERICAN FAMILY DAY HISTORY

Now annually celebrated across the United States on the first Sunday in August, this day began as a 1-year proclamation. It was signed by Governor Raul Castro, declaring August 7, 1977, as American Family Day. The following year, Governor Bruce Babbit signed the day into law as an official Arizona holiday.