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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ "Potbelly Hill" ~ Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole ~ Chuck & Linda Kuehl ~ National Son's and Daughter's Day

Good 53º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday we topped at 103º. 
Picture of the Day ....😮
Interesting about "Potbelly Hill".....

'Göbekli Tepe' is Turkish for "Potbelly Hill". It is an archaeological site in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, approximately 7 miles northeast of the city of Şanlıurfa. The 'tepe' has a height of 49 feet and is about 980 feet in diameter. It is approximately 2,490 feet above sea level. It's said to be 6,000 years older than Stonehenge.
The area includes two phases of use, believed to be of a social or ritual nature by site discoverer and excavator Klaus Schmidt, dating back to the 10th–8th millennium BCE. During the first phase, belonging to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA), circles of massive T-shaped stone pillars were erected – the world's oldest known megaliths.
More than 200 pillars in about 20 circles are currently known through geophysical surveys. Each pillar has a height of up to 20 feet and weighs up to 10 tons. They are fitted into sockets that were hewn out of the bedrock.
The details of the structure's function remain a mystery. It was partially excavated by a German archaeological team under the direction of Schmidt from 1996 until his death in 2014. In 2018, the site was designated an official World Heritage Site.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and chopped
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
1 T olive oil
1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
8 oz pasta (shells work good)
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste
1 14.5oz jar Alfredo sauce
Preheat oven to 375º. Grease a 9x9 baking dish.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon until brown and crispy, about 7 minutes.
Drain fat and place bacon on paper towel to absorb the grease.
In a gallon size ziplock bag, add olive oil, diced chicken, and Ranch mix.
Shake around in bag until chicken is coated.
Add chicken to skillet and cook until no longer pink. Set aside.
In pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente.
Drain water and add pasta to greased baking dish.
Add cooked chicken and Alfredo sauce to pasta.
Sprinkle both cheeses, bacon, and salt and pepper on top of the Alfredo and place in oven.
Bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve.
Special Anniversary today... Chuck and Linda Kuehl are celebrating. Happy Anniversary kids!! xo
Historically this date.....
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.

1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.

1965 – Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.

1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.

And births this date include...
1923 – Stan Chambers, American journalist (d. 2015)

1933 – Jerry Falwell, American pastor and evangelist (d. 2007)

1950 – Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.

1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler and actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Son’s and Daughter’s Day on August 11th brings parents and their children together for quality time. On this day, be with the joys of your life.
Let your children know that you are glad they are part of your life. While listening to the events of their day, share family stories. Find out about their hopes and dreams. Learn what inspires them. Teach them something new, or maybe there’s something they can teach you. Enjoy every day you have with them and spend as much quality time as you can. 
Time with our children can be fleeting. Not only do they grow quickly, but their interests and needs change, too. Whether we realize it or not, sons and daughters look up to us. They emulate our behavior – the good and the bad. As much as times change, children don’t. We craved our parent’s approval and acceptance. Our children do, too.
Every child is different. Their personalities uniquely fitted to them. While one child devours books, another may deconstruct every electronic device in the house. The chatterbox keeps us awake on long road trips and the night owl keeps us alert to everything under the stars. No two are the same. That’s exactly how it’s supposed to be. Celebrate them and the parts they play in your family.



The earliest record National Day Calendar could find of an August 11th observance of this day took place in 1988. It’s mentioned in a Nanaimo (British Columbia, Canada) Daily News article dated August 12, 1988. While we were unable to identify the creator of National Son’s and Daughter’s Day, we did find other earlier events with this name. 
According to an article in the August 20, 1944, St. Joseph News-Press/Gazette, in 1936, J Henry Dusenberry first pursued the idea of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day. The thought occurred to him after hearing a child ask why there was no such occasion. Through his efforts, the day started in Missouri and spread. Parents placed a flower representing each of their children in a vase and put the vase in a prominent room in the house. Throughout the day, parents thought about their children as they gazed at the flowers, especially those who no longer lived in the house. By 1945, the celebration reached its peak at 22 states with organizations participating in the event. 
In the following years, organizations such as the Lions Club and women’s auxiliaries would host Sons and Daughters Day in their municipalities. However, these observances would change from year to year. 
Then, in 1972, Florida Congressman Claude Pepper submitted a request for the establishment of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day on behalf of Georgia Paul of Del Rio, Texas. According to the Del Rio News-Herald dated October 28, 1972, the request suggested the proclamation would observe the day on last Sunday in January annually. However, neither the House nor the Senate signed a bill or joint resolution to declare the day.