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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Oregon Facts ~ No-Fuss Sticky Buns ~ Ronnie Loynds ~ National V-J Day

Good 57º clear morning. 

Yesterday was unbelievable, we topped at 107º!!!

Picture of the Day... perfect timing. Truck stealing the sun!!

Interesting facts about Oregon.........

Oregon’s state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.

Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
Oregon and New Jersey are the only states without self-serve gas stations.
Eugene was the first city to have one-way streets.

At 329 feet the Coast Douglas-Fir in Oregon is considered the tallest tree in the state.

At 8,000 feet deep Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America.

Oregon’s state birthday is on February 14, Valentine’s Day.

The nation’s most photographed lighthouse is the Heceta Head Lighthouse located in Lane County.

Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. It was formed more than 6,500 years ago. Its crystal-blue waters are world renowned.

From Mr. Food

You need to try these No-Fuss Sticky Buns. The flakey dough, caramelized pecan swirl, and nutty topping make these a must have at any breakfast work remembering. 


  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and the corn syrup; mix until smooth, then spread over bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans.
  3. Unroll crescent dough and press seams together to form one large rectangle. Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, the cinnamon, and the remaining 1/4 cup pecans.
  4. Starting at the wide end, roll up jelly roll-style. With a sharp knife, cut into 9 equal slices and place each slice cut-side down in baking dish.
  5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until the dough is puffed and golden. Remove from oven and carefully invert onto serving platter immediately. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.

Special birthday today..... Ron Loynds is celebrating. Happy Birthday Ron! Ron was a classmate of mine in high school. Here he is with his bride Sue....

and as a high school football player.....

Historically this date..

1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.

1945 – World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

On a trip to Hawaii a few years ago with family, we went to the USS Missouri for a tour. My Brian had been in the USMC and had been stationed aboard the Mo during the Gulf War as an "anti-terrorist specialist". He gave us a personalized tour of the ship.

1998 – Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

And births this date include....
1838 – Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Queen of Hawaii (d. 1917)

1919 – Marge Champion, American actress
Wow, she's 100!!

... during my ballet years in the '60's I took lessons from her father, Ernest Belcher. "trainer and coach of many film performers, including Beth Beri, Mary Pickford, Pola Negri, Ramon Navarro, Nanette Fabray and Shirley Temple".

1948 – Terry Bradshaw, American football player

1948 – Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)

1951 – Mark Harmon, American actor

1964 – Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor

1966 – Salma Hayek, Mexican actress

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

On September 2, National V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day) recognizes Allied Forces’ victory over Japan during World War II.  Officials announced the surrender of Japan to the Allies on August 15, 1945. The official signing of surrender took place on September 2, 1945, officially ending World War II. 
Six-years of sacrifice and horrors preceded this moment. All around the world, celebrations erupted. However, there would be years of reconciliations, discoveries and coming to terms with the damage done to relations and humanity.
The formal signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender took place on board the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.  At that time, President Truman declared September 2 to be the official V-J Day. However, over the years, many citizens of the United States celebrated August 14 as V-J Day in conjunction with the European observation on August 15th. 
Interesting that the surrender took place on August 15th which was my Mother's birthday and the treaty was signed on the 2nd of Sept, which is my birthday! Also, I was the first baby born in Los Angeles at 2:03am on VJ Day. My picture, being held by a nurse (top right) was with the other babies born the previous day was put on the front page of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. No name of course, as I wasn't named Virginia Jane or Valerie June or some VJ name... Susan Leslie wasn't good enough! LOL.