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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ The Word "Droid" ~ Louisiana Shrimp Bake ~ Lovella Moore ~ National Chewing Gum Day


Good 48º last day of September morning. 
Yesterday, again, we topped at 103º!
Picture of the Day.... oh yes!!! Caution!! They never look up!! 

Interesting about the "Droid" phone..............

The word "droid" may be an unusual name for a phone, but Verizon had to seek permission to use it. That is because George Lucas invented the word for his 1977 film Star Wars. Lucas used the word droid to refer to C-3P0, R2D2, and other automatons in Star Wars. Nearly 31 years after the premier of Star Wars, George Lucas’ company, Lucas Film, trademarked the word “droid.” A few months later, Verizon released its Droid line of phones. As a result, Verizon paid Lucas film (now Disney) a handsome chunk of change for the rights to use this word as a brand name.

The word droid is a shortened form of the word android. An android is a robot, especially an artificially intelligent one that resembles a human.
From Mr. Food


Ready for a new kind of shrimp recipe that will break you out of that dinnertime rut? Say good-bye to steamed shrimp cocktail, because our jazzy Louisiana Shrimp Bake is to-die-for! Baking the shrimp gives them that plump, pop that we all love. Your taste buds will be tinglin' when you pop these sensationally seasoned shrimp in your mouth.


  • 1/2 pounds large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place shrimp in a single layer in baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Remember, the cayenne pepper is optional. Pour butter mixture over shrimp and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.



***We think this dish would taste amazing served over some hot cooked rice. This way you won't miss out on any of that buttery rich sauce!
Special birthday today, Lovella Moore, one of our Jackson County Republican Women. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE!
                      ^with her great-granddaughter Debbie
Historically this date....
1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.

1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.

1955 – Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.

1972 – Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.

1982 – Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.


And births this date include....
1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American industrialist (d. 1932)
He was also instrumental with the development of Catalina Island. Click on his name and read about it.

1921 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (d. 2007)

1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress

1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer
I could listen to him sing forever!

1971 – Jenna Elfman, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Last Day of September. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Chewing Gum Day exercises our jaws on September 30th. Pop a bubble or freshen your breath with your favorite piece of chewing gum.
Humans have used chewing gum for over 5,000 years. They may have chewed it for enjoyment, to stave off hunger or to freshen their breath much like we do today.  The sources used to make gum resulted in minty and sweet chewable globs of wax or sap resin that fulfilled that human urge to gnaw.  It was unlikely they were capable of producing glossy, pink bubbles worthy of jealous pokes from siblings.  However, waking up with it stuck in your hair was still a possibility.
Various forms of chewing gum have existed since the Neolithic period. In 2007, a British archaeology student discovered a 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum made from bark tar with tooth imprints in it. Presumed to be the oldest piece of chewing gum, it was found in Kierikki, Yli-li, Finland.  Made from bark tar, the gum was believed to have antiseptic properties and other medicinal advantages.
  • Many other cultures chewed gum made from the resin of the mastic tree, from plants, grasses, and other resins.
  • In 1848, John B. Curtis developed and sold the first commercial chewing gum, which was called “The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum.”
  • Around 1850, a gum made from paraffin wax was developed and surpassed the spruce gum in popularity.
  • December 28, 1869, William Semple filed an early patent on chewing gum, patent number 98,304.
  • Studies show chewing gum helps improve memory, reduce stress, and increase alertness.
  • Chewing sugar-free gum improves overall oral hygiene while also helping to curb cravings and improving digestion.
Of course it's William Wrigley Jr's birthday... a chewing gum industrialist!