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Monday, August 3, 2020

Full Moon ~ Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Calash Bonnet ~ Lemon Coconut Clouds ~ Bob and Marie Vincent ~ National Watermelon Day

Good 53º clear sunny morning. 

Full moon, so be careful out there!! 

Yesterday we topped at 99º. 

Picture of the Day .... what an interesting was an award winner for The Audubon Society... check it out....

Interesting about the 'calash' bonnet.....

The calash was designed in the late 18th century to allow women to wear a fashionable headdress without damaging their coiffure. Hairstyles during the late 18th century were growing increasingly large and elaborate, but bonnets were still required for protection and decency.
The name "calash" is derived from "calèche," the hood of a "French carriage," because the material was ruched (ruffled) along a collapsible cane support structure, much like the hood of a carriage. Many calashes were treated to be water-proof.
Because it tied under the chin, it was considered more of bonnet than a hat. On the tall calash versions, ribbons were attached to the brim to allow wearers to draw it up as required. Thus, it operated similar to the collapsible top found on the carriage by the same name.
The unusual-looking bonnet became popular because it offered certain advantages that other millinery did not. For instance, it could easily collapse or raise as the wearer required. Another advantage was that it provided good protection in inclement weather so that if a woman encounters wind, rain, or sun, the calash bonnet could be raised to protect her hairstyle and face.

There seems to be some question as to who was responsible for first making the calash fashionable in 1765. Some people attribute this honor to the Duchess of Devonshire, but others claim it was introduced by the Duchess of Bedford.

From Mr. Food

If you're wondering about whether coconut goes good with lemon, we're here to tell you, YES! These heavenly Lemon Coconut Clouds are lighter than air and have just the right amount of tropical flavor to make you feel like you're on a private island soaking in the sunshine and the breeze.

Plus, these easy lemon coconut clouds can be made by anyone and quickly. With only five ingredients, it couldn't be simpler to put these delicious cookies together. The whipped topping gives them the light as air composition and the shredded coconut adds to the texture to finish off these delightful treats. Now, go on and share the paradise with your friends and family!


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box lemon cake mix
  • 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat all ingredients except confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer; mix well.
  3. Place confectioners' sugar in a shallow dish. Roll a heaping teaspoonful of dough in sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until light brown around edges. Let cool 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Special Anniversary today... former Temple City neighbors Bob and Marie Vincent are celebrating #57! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! 

Historically this date.........
1934 – Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.

1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

1958 – The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.

2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

And births this date include....
1926 – Tony Bennett, American singer

1951 – Jay North, American actor

 1977 – Tom Brady, American football player
                                        YEAH Tommy!!! ♥

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

National Watermelon Day on August 3rd recognizes the refreshing summertime treat enjoyed at picnics and fairs! Watermelon is 92% water, which is why it is so satisfying in the summer heat.
This vine-like flowering plant originated from southern Africa. While the word watermelon refers to both the fruit and the plant to botanists, the plant is a pepo.  The pepo is a berry which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp). Interestingly, pepos develop from an inferior ovary and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae.
While the watermelon fruit is loosely considered a type of melon, it’s not in the genus Cucumis. The smooth exterior usually has a dark green rind with stripes or yellow spots. The juicy, sweet interior flesh of the fruit ranges from deep red to pink. However, sometimes comes in orange, yellow, or white. 
Since the melon holds plentiful water, desert dwellers likely first cultivated the melon. Another reason this is suspected is that wild melons were bitter and tasteless. Additional evidence of the watermelon’s value is supplied in the seeds and art found in tombs of Pharaohs. Over time, cultivation and breeding brought out the better qualities of sweet and tender fruit we enjoy today. 
With proper growing conditions, watermelons grow to enormous sizes. Around the world, competitions award prizes each year for the largest one. The Guinness Book of World Records states that the heaviest watermelon weighed 262 pounds. To learn more refreshing watermelon facts, check out