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Monday, September 7, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ World's Largest Pumpkin ~ Grands Mini Pizzas ~ Labor Day ~ National Beer Lover's Day

Good 50º morning. 

Yesterday we started off with a cloud cover... it blew away and the smoke from the fires moved in. We topped at 105º.

Picture of the Day... Los Angeles 1954

Interesting about the world's largest pumpkin....
Pumpkins grow very big and sometimes weigh more than a small car. The heaviest fruit ever grown was a giant pumpkin.

The world record heaviest pumpkin weighed in at 2624.6 pounds and was grown by MATHIAS WILLEMIJNS from Belgium and authenticated by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on 9 October 2016.

The world record watermelon was pale in comparison at 350.5 pounds grown by Chris Kent of Sevierville, Tennessee, USA, as verified by the Commonwealth on 4 October 2013.

Grands Mini Pizzas

These mini pizzas are ready in 25 minutes, thanks to a tasty crust made from refrigerated biscuits.

1 16.3oz can Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuits
1 cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 3.5oz package sliced pepperoni

Press each biscuit into a 6" round. Place on 2 large or 3 small greased cookie sheets. Top each round with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.

Bake at 375º for 10-15 minutes or until bottoms are deep golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

** Veggie lovers omit the pepperoni and cooked chopped onions, sliced mushrooms, and sliced red pepper in 1 T. olive oil about 5 minutes, until peppers are limp. Top each biscuit with pizza sauce, cheese, and vegetable mixture.

For Tropical Pizzas omit the pizza sauce and pepperoni. Top each biscuit with cheese, canned pineapple tidbits, diced green bell pepper, and sliced bacon or ham.

Historically this date....

1942 – Holocaust: 8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec.

1945 – Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.

1970 – Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

And births this date include...
1860 – Grandma Moses, American painter (d. 1961)

1908 – Michael DeBakey, American cardiac surgeon
(d. 2008)

Interesting his initials were his profession!

1923 – Peter Lawford, British-born American actor (d. 1984)

1936 – Buddy Holly, American singer (The Crickets) (d. 1959)

1937 – John Phillip Law, American actor (d. 2008)
His initials are the same as the "rocket place" in Pasadena, Jet Propulsion Lab!

1954 – Corbin Bernsen, American actor

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

Labor Day on first Monday of every September recognizes the men and women who labor to build this country. Through a time-honored tradition with roots in the coordinated efforts of the labor movement of the 1800s, we salute the American workforce.
Since the founding of the United States, the country has relied on its workforce for its infrastructure. From its streets and buildings to its transportation and security, the nation runs on labor. The labor of what we create, build and harvest fuels our education and inspires our dreams. 
This National Day also signals the official end of summer. Those who work hard, need time to play, too. With the school year starting and summer winding down, the long weekend beckons. They use the extra day earned to spend with families and catch some R&R. Some will explore cities while others will seek outdoor adventure. No matter where it’s spent, it’s well earned. 


Many families spend Labor Day weekend on vacation. They pack the campgrounds full or explore tourist towns for one last hurrah! As you celebrate this day, consider and appreciate your hard work and how it has added to the well-being and prosperity of our country. 


On September 5, 1882, Labor Day first honored workers in New York City. The observance later moved to the first Monday in September in 1884. However, the observance wasn’t officially recognized by any government entity until 1885 when a municipal ordinance was passed. Interestingly, Oregon recognized the day in 1887 before New York state’s bill passed. As more states recognized the observance, its popularity grew. Then, in 1894, Congress declared the day to be a national observance. 
And............ today is also.....

On September 7th, National Beer Lover’s Day celebrates the grains, hops and brewing methods across many eras.
Beer and the process of brewing beer may predate known history. As varied as the methods, grains, and flavors, beer continues to change and evolve.
Virginia colonists brewed beer. William Penn included a place for brewing beer within the Pennsylvania colony. It can still be visited at Pennsbury Manor today. The first President of the United States recorded a recipe for brewing beer in his notes. Samuel Adams holds a place in both beer and tea history in this country. There were a few beer lovers and patriots among the nation’s founders.
The United States also derives its rich brewing history from beer-loving German immigrants during the mid-1800s. Some of those immigrants families’ names are as familiar today as they were a hundred years ago.
While some names have faded into the past, smaller batch brewers continue to experiment with old and new recipes. The crafting of beer carries deep traditions, often requiring years of training and experience in the trade. Depending on the brewery, the path to brewmaster may take years to develop the skill and expertise. Eventually, a brewmaster gains the knowledge necessary to produce a quality beer every time. One particular requirement is a passion for the craft.
The brewer will master lagers, ales, malts, and stouts. They may even specialize. However, their ability to ferment the perfect beer under each condition and bring out the flavor of the grain and yeast will be key. Managing temperature and timing for an IPA or studying grains all go into their education. Each process varies, and a brewmaster knows this.