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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Answering "Hello" ~ Amish Chicken Casserole ~ Ed Chenal ~ Buck With Parts of Tangled Hammock on His Head ~ National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day

Good 64º super smokey morning. 

Yesterday stayed clear and we topped at 105.8º.

Picture of the Day .... Joan Rivers without makeup and with....

Interesting about "Hello"....
Thank Thomas Edison for this uniform phone greeting.

If Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the phone in 1885,  had his way, we’d all talking like pirates.

It’s pure instinct. When our phones ring—after checking caller ID, of course—we pick up and say, “Hello?”
But if Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we would be saying “Ahoy.”

The word “ahoy” has been around for at least 100 years longer than “hello.” It came from the Dutch word “hoi,” also a greeting. According to NPR, Bell was so certain it would catch on as the perfect phone conversation starter that he used it for the rest of his life.

Luckily, we don’t have to talk like pirates every time we pick up the phone. You can thank Thomas Edison for that. He was the one who proposed “hello” as the proper greeting, to the chagrin of his rival Bell. At the time, telephones were thought of like modern walkie-talkies, where the line would stay permanently open so businesses could communicate with each other whenever they pleased. The problem was letting the one side know when the other wanted to talk. In a letter to the president of the Central District and Printing Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, who was about to bring the telephone to that city, Edison suggested saying “Hello!” would be the best way to get someone’s attention.
He was right. “Hello” was noted as the official greeting in many of the first phone books. 

By 1889, central telephone exchange operators were known as "hello-girls" due to the association between the greeting and the telephone.

From Mr. Food

Amish Chicken Casserole

This Amish Country recipe is sure to be a popular one at your house. We take the shortcut liberty of using cooked rotisserie chicken to get our Amish Chicken Casserole from the oven to the table quickly. You won't find another Amish casserole recipe like this one! Pair it with a side of veggies, and you're sure to have a fantastic dinner on the table.


  • 8 ounces medium egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter; gradually add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add chicken broth and milk; increase heat to medium and cook until mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine noodles, chicken, mushrooms, onion, and parsley; stir in sauce.  Spoon mixture into baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. 
  5. Bake uncovered 25 minutes, or until heated through.


Special birthday today, Ed Chenal (LASD ret.) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED!!

Historically this date.....
1504 – Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.

1883 – The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

1966 – The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.

1975 – Gays in the militaryUS Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.

And births this date include....
1922 – Sid Caesar, American comedian (d.2014)

1925 – Peter Sellers, English actor (d. 1980)

1971 – David Arquette, American actor                                     

This was on the news Sunday night... I hope this buck gets saved!!

FAIR OAKS, California (CBS13) — A young deer is tangled up in a big problem. Rescuers tracking the buck that got a hammock stuck on his head.
The deer is roaming the wooded area of a Fair Oaks neighborhood next to Lake Natoma.
“It’s really wound around with various strings and perhaps cords and maybe even metal,”
Rescuers said the hammock on his head poses problems during mating season when it might get tangled with another buck. But helping him is no simple process.
“We called the sheriff’s department who put us in contact with 311 and from there it was animal control,” Davis said.
Then came a local rescue group, Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, which has been tracking the buck with trail cameras and keeping an eye on his every move. But the Department of Fish and Wildlife will authorize and perform the actual capture. It’s up to neighbors to call the authorities as soon as they notice the buck laying down or staying in the same place for a while.

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

On September 8th, National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day recognizes the hardworking and dedicated professionals bringing care to patients every day. 
Honoring nurses caring for pediatric hematology and oncology patients, the observance takes place during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. These dedicated professionals provide quality nursing care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. Additionally, they provide the highest standard of physical and emotional support to these most precious patients and their families. 
Cancer is frightening enough. When applied to children, pediatric care requires special skills and training. Not only do children relate to pain differently, but their growing bodies require specialized attention. These nurses provide valuable care and guidance to families.
From the first diagnosis and through each treatment, these experts in pediatric care offer untiring support. Day and night, the nurses answer questions, monitor, and track progress. Their knowledge of each patient’s needs provides essential information to the entire team. 


Recognize pediatric hematology/oncology nurses you know. Support them as they strive to make every child’s healthier and cancer-free. There are other ways to celebrate, too! 
  • Are you interested in a nursing career? Explore this field of medicine as an option.
  • Participate in a job fair. Share your experiences in your specialty. You might inspire a future nurse.
  • Ask your nurses questions. They are the professionals and will be able to provide you with a wealth of helpful information.


The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is credited with founding this National Day dedicated to the pediatric and hematology/oncology nurses across the country.