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Friday, September 4, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bridget Bardot ~ Cream Cheese Danish ~ Loren Otto ~ Patty Hickey McNaughton ~ Karen Baertschiger ~ National Wildlife Day


Good 57º smokey morning. Smoke blowing up this way from the California fires. 

Yesterday was clear and sunny. We topped at 107º.








Picture of the Day ... Jennifer Anniston without and with makeup! 




Interesting.....

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 1934) was a French former actress and singer. She was known for portraying a sexually provocative and emancipated personae enjoying a hedonistic lifestyle. Recognized worldwide, she received the attribution- a sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s. In fact, she was declared the fIrst and most liberated woman of post WWII France.
She was married and divorced 3 times and married her 4th husband in 1992.
She was born in the capital of Paris and aspired at an early age to be a ballerina. As a child she suffered from amblyopia (lazy eye, a disorder of sight) which resulted in decreased vision of her left eye.
Her parents were conservative Catholics and maintained strict behavioral standards in the home, including table manners and appropriate clothes. Her mother was extremely selective in choosing companions for her, and as a result Bardot had very few childhood friends. She resented her parents, leading to her future rebellious lifestyle.

When she retired from the entertainment industry, she had acted in 45 films, performed several musicals and recorded more than 60 songs. She was awarded the ‘Legion of Honor’ in 1985 (the highest French order of merits), but refused to accept it.
After retiring, she became an animal rights activist. During the 2000s she generated controversy by criticizing immigration and Islam in France- she has been fined 5 times for inciting racial hatred.
If you want to read more, go here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Bardot




From Mr. Food


Sometimes breakfast calls for something a little sweet, like a creamy danish! On those days just bake up a batch of this recipe for Cream Cheese Danish. This breakfast favorite is easy to make and tastes heavenly.

 

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar

 


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Unroll 1 can of rolls; press into a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch pan.
     
  2. Beat egg yolk, cream cheese, and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric beater until blended; spread over dough in pan.
     
  3. Unroll remaining can of crescent rolls on a sheet of wax paper; press into a 9- x 13-inch rectangle. Place over cream cheese mixture. Whisk egg white; brush over dough. Sprinkle with pecans.
     
  4. Bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

**Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


Three special birthdays today.........
Loren Otto, Marine Corps League, is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOREN!
 
Also today is the birthday of Patty (Hickey) McNaughton. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY!!!
 
And also my pal Karen Baertschiger aka Sugar Bear is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUGAR BEAR!
 

 Picture of Karen with her son, our state senator, Herman^



Historically this date.......
1781 – Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

1957 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.

1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.

1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.


And births this date include...
 1913 – Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976) 

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1928 – Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)
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1931 – Mitzi Gaynor, American actress
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 1981  Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
 


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

National Wildlife Day on September 4th encourages improved awareness of the species around us and in the broader world.
This National Day aims to focus on endangered species, preservation, and conservation efforts around the world. Zoos, aviaries and marine sanctuaries provide a variety of ways to get involved.
No matter where you live, opportunities abound to learn and participate in the day. Wildlife doesn’t just exist in the forest or outside the city limits. Look closely. The creatures and animals sharing our world live under our feet and in the sky above us. Our rivers, lakes and oceans are teeming with wildlife of all sizes. It’s essential to understand how we impact the habitats that animals need to survive. Their homes supply their food and shelter.
Since wildlife relies on a stable habitat, understanding conservation and preservation is important. Developing strategies helps to maintain existing habitats and repair or replace those that have been destroyed. These strategies are especially important when a decline in a species is detected. For example, last month, International Whale Shark Day brings attention to the plight of the world’s largest fish. Despite efforts, the gentle giant continues to decline in numbers. 
Around the world, facilities and organizations will present seminars and educational programs. Additionally, podcasts and documentaries alert us to the changing conditions for various species around the world.  Some may be as close as your own back yard. From the sky to the depths of the ocean, wildlife surrounds us.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Participate in a presentation or volunteer to fund-raise for rehabilitation services. Learn about the needs of endangered species and how conservation efforts work. While learning, implement your own techniques, as suggested by preservationists. Go on a wildlife walk and learn about the inhabitants near you. Visit the National Wildlife Federation to learn more.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY HISTORY

Colleen Paige, the Pet Lifestyle Expert, and author founded National Wildlife Day in 2005 in memory of wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin.  The day serves to bring global awareness and education concerning the number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation.