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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Weather ~ Picture(s) of the Day ~ US Currency ~ Tuna Twist ~ Margaret Laney ~ Herman Beartschiger Jr. ~ Dr. Ron Dickey ~ World Honey Bee Day

Good 57º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 106º. 

Around the region, here and So. Cal, we will have quite a heatwave..... 

EXTREME HEAT: High Temperatures will push records this weekend with little relief overnight. Heat Warnings and Advisories are in place due to the dangerous conditions. - Matt Jordan NBC5 

Picture(s) of the Day ... my friends Phil & Suzanne Santisteven have Barney, their cat, and Daisy, their pup.... Apparently Daisy wants to be close to Barney! 


In 1866, the United States Congress passed a law prohibiting portraits of living persons from appearing on any bonds, securities, monetary notes, or postal currency, which is still in effect today. You can blame Spencer M. Clark, the superintendent of the National Currency Bureau in the 1860s, for why you will never see your face (or any celebrity’s) printed on money anytime soon—at least not in this lifetime.

During the Civil War, people started hoarding silver and gold coins for their precious metal content. In order to battle the coin shortage, the U.S. Treasury issued paper coins in the form of three-cent, five-cent, 10-cent notes, and so forth.
As superintendent, Spencer played a significant role in the design and supervision of the new bill. By the third issue of the five-cent note, Congress asked the currency bureau to print the face of William Clark, the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition explorer, on the note. But when the document arrived on Spencer’s desk, it allegedly only read a name bearing one word—Clark. With this document, Spencer made a bold but foolish move to plaster his own face on the bill.
Frustrations erupted amongst Congress once they saw that the white-haired bearded man on the note bore no resemblance to the redheaded William Clark. One congressman, Russell Thayer from Pennsylvania, was particularly appalled by Spencer’s buffoonery and advocated to amend the U.S. currency law.

From Mr. Food

We teamed a pasta salad with a tuna salad to come up with this dish that's summertime-perfect and very budget-friendly. Our Tuna Twist is a new take on an old recipe that's great for a light summer dinner. Or you can take this tuna pasta salad to a picnic or potluck (where it'll be the first thing to disappear!).


  • 1/2 pound twist pasta
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse, and drain again.
  2. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, and pepper; mix well. Add pasta and remaining ingredients. Toss until well combined; cover, and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Today was a special day, still is, it was my Mom's birthday. Margaret Elizabeth Mills Laney. She was born, 1905, in Cleveland Ohio in her aunt's house that was next door to the Bob Hope family house. Her cousins and Bob Hope played together.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Love and miss you! ♥

Today is also another special birthday.... The son of my pal Karen, aka Sugar Bear, Herman Beartschiger Jr is celebrating. Herman is our Oregon State Senator from Senate District 2 which includes Josephine and Northern Jackson counties and the towns of Grants Pass, Central Point, Rogue River, Eagle Point, White City, Gold Hill and Cave Junction. 
Also celebrating is my vet, Dr. Ron Dickey. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOC!!

Historically this date......
1914 – A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
.......... Wright was definitely and interesting man. I love his architecture! Click on the word "Taliesin" and read the fascinating story of that home.... his second wife and her murder. His 'winter home' he built in Scottsdale AZ and called it Taliesin West. I would love to go there and see it. Some day. Scottsdale is a very neat place!

1935 – Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.

1945 – World War II: Japan surrenders to end the war.

1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.

1971 – President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.

1974 – Yuk Young-sooFirst Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South KoreaPark Chung-hee.
..... Man oh man, can you imagine your name being "Yuk"!

And births this date include....
1912 – Julia Child, American cook and TV personality (d. 2004)

1923 – Rose Marie, American actress (d.2017)

1925 – Mike Connors, American actor (d. 2017)

1968 – Debra Messing, American actress

1972 – Ben Affleck, American actor

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

World Honey Bee Day on the third Saturday in August brings a buzzing celebration for beekeepers, honey lovers, and all blooming things.
The day recognizes both the honey bee and the beekeepers who tend the hives. It also encourages everyone to enjoy and buy locally grown honey.
Another important part of the day includes learning about honey bees and providing them with a supportive environment. When we plant wildflowers, orchards, and other flowering plants, we support pollinators such as honey bees. They depend on the nectar of a variety of plants for their survival. Conversely, we depend on honeybees for our survival, too! Without their pollinating abilities, many nutritious plants wouldn’t reproduce.
Besides, their delicious honey is an added bonus. We enjoy it in our baking, teas, and confections.
Honey bees do sting, but only if they perceive a threat – damage to their hive or being swatted at. Since they seek sweet nectar, sugary drinks and sweets will attract honey bees when flowers are not blooming yet.  So, keep your beverages covered. If a honey bee comes close, either hold still or move slowly away. The honey bee will fly along to the next sweet thing as long as it doesn’t feel threatened.


  • Collect and spread local wildflower seeds to promote honey bee pollination.
  • Flavors of honey vary depending on the variety of flowers and nectar available to the bees.
  • Clover, alfalfa, lavender, orange, and chestnut are just a few to choose from.
  • Replace your usual sweetener with honey for the day. Taste the difference!
  • Give the gift of honey to a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member.


World Honey Bee Day began as National Honey Bee Day in 2009 with a proclamation issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsek. The day grew rapidly bringing awareness to the benefits and environmental needs of honey bees.