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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Temperature ~ Smoke/Deer/Turkeys ~ Picture of the Day ~ 5 Other Occurrences on 9-11 ~ Angelic Pasta ~ Dave Basdan ~ Linda Rohrbaugh ~ National Chocolate Milkshake Day


Good 45º super smokey morning.

The smoke did keep the sun away pretty much and yesterday we topped at 73º.

Yesterday with that super heavy smoke momma deer and her two fawns were just laying in the field. I took the pictures through the window. Then mom came into my yard to munch on the grass.....


Later they were all back along with a young buck.... and a bunch of turkeys were out in the pasture.....

Picture of the Day... perfectly timed...

Interesting about 5 other things that occurred on 9-11.....
On September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in New York, causing the 110-story twin towers to collapse. Another hijacked airliner hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Find out 5 other important events that also occurred on September 11. 

Manhattan Island Was Discovered on September 11, 1609

English explorer Henry Hudson ran into bad weather and accidentally sailed up a river off the Atlantic Ocean while searching for a passage to the Pacific.  In the process he discovers the island of Manhattan. He successfully navigates the river which now bears his name all the way to present-day Albany.


On September 11, 1789, a Tax on Whiskey Was Proposed in America

When Alexander Hamilton was appointed as the new U.S. Treasury secretary, he had to come up with ways to pay for that expensive Revolutionary War that freed the country from England. He proposed a whiskey tax because he didn’t think many people would object to such a luxury tax. He was so wrong that it led to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.

The Massive Hope Diamond Was Stolen on September 11, 1792

The impressive 45.52 carat Hope Diamond was stolen along with most of the other crown jewels in France during the French Revolution as Louis XVI was kept under house arrest. The unique diamond did not reappear until 1812 in London, and at that time, it was only two days after the statute of limitations had expired on its theft. During the 20 years it had gone missing, someone had cut it into two pieces, and the location of the other recut piece of the original diamond is unknown.


On September 11, 1914, Americans Won the Battle of Plattsburgh

This battle, which occurred on Lake Champlain, stopped the British from invading from the north during the War of 1812. Although American militiamen from Vermont and New York were heavily outnumbered, the British suffered heavy losses and retreated into Canada. The two sides sign a peace treaty in Ghent several months later.


Pete Rose Broke Ty Cobb’s Record on September 11, 1985

It was during the first inning of a game between the Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres that switch hitter Pete Rose broke the record for all-time number of hits. With his 4,192 hit, he broke Ty Cobb’s record, which showed that Rose certainly earned his nickname “Charlie Hustle.” Unfortunately, Rose was banned from playing Major League Baseball a few years later because he had been betting on the games, which is a big no-no.

From Mr. Food


With a name like "Angelic Pasta," you know this recipe's got to be heavenly!  We love recipes with angel hair pasta because they always cook up so quickly! This easy pasta dinner is one of our favorite go-to recipes when you're trying to cook something up in a cinch. Get ready for the shout of "Hallelujah!" around the dinner table when friends and family see that Angelic Pasta is on the menu!


  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil (see Note)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Add tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly broken down.
  3. Add chicken broth and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Place in a large bowl and add pasta; add Parmesan cheese and basil and toss well. Serve immediately.



****Don't have fresh basil? You can substitute 1 teaspoon dried basil for the fresh.
Special birthdays today....
Dave Basdan (former neighbor here and husband of PJ) is celebrating somewhere out in the Arizona desert! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!

A few years ago, cooking hot dogs with his PJ ^

Another birthday today is Linda Rohrbaugh, girlfriend of Wilsonite Jon Harting. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!

Historically this date.....
1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
1953 – U.S. Representative John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
1959 – Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color
1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, ConnecticutUnited States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
1984 – Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 246, previously set by Herb Score in 1954. Gooden's 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.
1994 – Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing and killing himself.
2008 – The 2008 Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train kills 25 people
And births this date include....
1818 – Richard Gatling, American firearms inventor (d. 1903)

1888 – Maurice Chevalier, French singer and actor (d. 1972)

1913 – Jesse Owens, American athlete (d. 1980)

1931 – George Jones, American country music singer (d.2013)

1940 – Linda Gray, American actress
1944 – Barry White, American singer (d. 2003)
.... What a voice! We had a Deputy at Lakewood Station who could imitate that same voice and when he was dispatching he'd make his announcements in his Barry White voice! Too fun....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Chocolate Milkshake Day on September 12th brings chocolate and ice cream lovers together. Forget the calories for just this one day and enjoy a sweet tall, thick and delicious, chocolate milkshake!

The term milkshake first appeared in print in 1885. During this period, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink” blended with eggs, whiskey, and other ingredients. Pharmacies served the drink as a tonic and a treat to customers. By 1900, pharmacies offered this “wholesome drink” with either chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrup. 

  • The early 1900s – People began asking for this “new treat” with a scoop of ice cream.
  • 1911 – Hamilton Beach’s drink mixers began to be used at soda fountains.
  • 1922 – Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender or drink mixer.
  • Due to the invention of the blender, the milkshake began to take a chipped, aerated, and frothy form as they are today.
  • By the 1920s & 1930s, milkshakes became a popular drink at malt shops everywhere. 

Another addition to the milkshake was malted milk powder. Made from malted barley, wheat flour, and dehydrated whole milk, malted milk tastes a bit like toasted caramel. It made its debut around the 1870s as a shelf-stable dry milk product. Add the powder to a chocolate milkshake, and transform the creamy goodness into a malted chocolate milkshake. Along with milkshakes, malted milk milkshakes became popular drinks at soda fountains around the 1920s. 



Enjoy a chocolate milkshake at your favorite restaurant or soda fountain.