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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ First Shopping Carts ~ Crisp Cucumber Salad ~ George Bachmeier ~ Thank You ~ Dinner w/ Family & Loynds & Bastians~ Bowling League Day 

Good 55º clear morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 109.8º!

Picture of the Day .. shared by Carol Nasca (Wilsonite). Thanks Carol. LOL

Interesting about shopping carts....

One of the first shopping carts was introduced on June 4, 1937, the invention of Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma. One night, in 1936, Goldman sat in his office wondering how customers might move more groceries. He found a wooden folding chair and put a basket on the seat and wheels on the legs. Goldman and one of his employees, a mechanic named Fred Young, began tinkering. Their first shopping cart was  a pair of large wire baskets connected by tubular metal arms with four wheels.

Since they were inspired by the folding chair, Goldman called his carts "folding basket carriers". Another mechanic, Arthur Kosted, developed a method to mass-produce the carts by inventing an assembly line capable of forming and welding the wire. The cart was awarded patent number 2,196,914 on April 9, 1940 (Filing date: March 14, 1938), titled, "Folding Basket Carriage for Self-Service Stores". They advertised the invention as part of a new “No Basket Carrying Plan." Goldman had already pioneered self-serve stores and carts were part of the self-serve retail concept.

The invention did not catch on immediately. Men found them effeminate; women found them suggestive of a baby carriage. "I've pushed my last baby," an offended woman informed Goldman. After hiring several male and female models to push his new invention around his store and demonstrate their utility, as well as greeters to explain their use, shopping carts became extremely popular and Goldman became a multimillionaire.

From Mr. Food

Enjoy the fresh tastes of a homemade cucumber salad with our recipe for Crisp Cucumber Salad. It's got a touch of sweetness that really complements the tangy vinegar and makes it extra-delicious. Plus, red bell peppers give it such a nice pop of color too! Your family will love the crunchy, crispy texture of the cucumbers so much that they'll be begging for this cucumber salad recipe all summer long.


  • 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced (see Tip)
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cucumbers, scallions, and red pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; pour over cucumber mixture. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before tossing and serving.


  • The cucumbers can be peeled or unpeeled, or you can "stripe" them by running a fork or vegetable peeler down them before slicing, to give them a fancy, ridged look.
  • Cucumbers are so cool and refreshing. Here's another yummy way to enjoy them, in the form of a sauce -- Greek Tzatziki Sauce!
  • This cucumber salad would make a perfect make ahead picnic recipe. 

Special birthday today, George Bachmeier (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY George!! xo

Funny shirt George!!

Historically this date......
1944 – Holocaust: diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, arriving three days later.

1976 – Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.

2004 – Beslan school hostage crisis – day 3: the Beslan hostage crisis ends with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of which are children.

And births this date include....
1875 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (d. 1951) of my most favorite vehicles was my 1969 912 Porsche... what a RIDE!!

1913 – Alan Ladd, American actor (d. 1964)

1942 – Al Jardine, American guitarist (The Beach Boys)
1965 – Charlie Sheen, American actor (YUCK!)
He has some super weird theories about 9-11 and other things!

A BIG thank you to all of you who sent me birthday wishes and cards and those who posted on my FB page. Love and hugs to you all!!! xoxoxo

Last evening I met up with Ron Loynds and his bride Sue, my son Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, and Grandma Jean at The Vine for dinner. Ron had a group of family and friends join also and that included Mike Bastian and his wife. 

                                            Me, Ron and Sue Loynds......

                                             Brian and Jen ......

             Me, Sami, and  Jen's mom Jean...

                                            Mike Bastian and Brian....

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

Each year league bowlers across the United States recognize U.S. Bowling League Day on September 3rd.
Primarily an outdoor sport until around 1840, bowling was called the game of ninepins and popular with gamblers. To snuff out the gambling, the state of Connecticut banned the game in 1841. As a result, indoor lane owners added one pin to their alleys to circumvent the law.
Clubs tried organizing and creating set rules. However, it wasn’t until 1895 when the American Bowling Congress came together at Beethoven Hall in New York City. The American Bowling Congress established a maximum score of 300 which still stands today. They also determined other rules, such as lane length, widths, and distances between pins.
The term “turkey” describes when a bowler successfully throws three strikes in a row. Before the lanes became as slick and beautiful like they are today, getting consecutive strikes was difficult. Around the late 1800s at Thanksgiving time, alleys and clubs would offer turkeys to players who bowled three strikes in a row. As the holiday neared, taking home a prize turkey after a fun night of bowling would sure top off the evening. It seems this may be the source of the term for achieving three strikes in the game.
In one particularly rousing account in the 30 Nov 1894 The Standard Union out of Brooklyn, New York, suggested the Lobster Bowling Club could have been mistaken for a “college football game” they made such a ruckus. The two teams celebrated so much during their turkey contest that it carried into the street. In the wee hours of the morning, they carried the turkey up the street dangling from a pole between two teammates as they all sang. The story never reported who won the turkey.
Today, leagues of men, women and mixed teams of all ages play in bowling competitions around the world. Weekly league bowling provides a fun time as well as great physical activity.