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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ New York ~ Homemade Jelly Donuts ~ Becky Lundell ~ Face Masks ~ 10-4 ~ National Taco Day ~ National Vodka Day ~ National Golf Lovers Day


Good 43º morning. 
Yesterday the smoke stayed away and we topped at 94º.
Picture of the Day ... funny named football players next to each other..

Interesting about New York ....


The 641 mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.
The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan is the only school in the world offering a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing.
Dairying is New York’s most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.
New York City has 722 miles of subway track.

The “New York Post” established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.

The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady.
The first capital of the United States was New York City. In 1789 George Washington took his oath as president on the balcony at Federal Hall.

The Genesee River is one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north.
Gennaro Lombardi opened the first United States pizzeria in 1895 in New York City.

On July 28, 1945 an Army Air Corps B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building at the 79th floor level.
The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time.
The oldest cattle ranch in the US was started in 1747 at Montauk on Long Island.
New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.
New York has over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.
From Mr. Food


Oozing with strawberry jam, our Homemade Jelly Donuts are so melt-in-your-mouth-good, you'll never buy store-bought donuts again.


  • 2 (7.5-ounce) containers refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (10 biscuits each)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar



  1. Lay out all the biscuits. Using your fingers, flatten slightly. Place an equal amount of jam in the center of half the biscuits, then top each with remaining biscuits. Pinch edges together to seal well.
  2. In a large deep skillet over medium-low heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Cook the donuts in batches 3  to 4 minutes, turning to brown on both sides. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve warm, or allow to cool completely before serving.


***If you prefer, you can top the donuts with a mixture of granulated sugar and cinnamon instead of the confectioners' sugar.
Special birthday today, Becky Lundell, wife of the infamous Wilsonite Greg Lundell, is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!! xo


Historically this date.....
1963 – Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.

1965 – Becoming the first Pope to ever visit the United States of America and the Western hemisphere, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York.

1988 – U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.

And births this date include...

1895 – Buster Keaton, American comedian (d. 1966)

1923 – Charlton Heston, American actor (d. 2008)

For my birthday, my pal Sandy (Todoran-Beck) sent me a virus preventive mask with the USMC logo on it. I then sent for one for my Brian....

I was really thrilled. I wear my USMC sweatshirt all the time and several times people have asked me if I had been a Marine. I tell then, "Close. I married a Marine and gave birth to a Marine"! 😁
 If you have family or friends who were in the military.... US Army, US Air Force, US Navy... you can get them one on amazon:
10-4 is a radio code for "acknowledged".... or 'gotcha, good buddy' !

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

Get one, two, or three on National Taco Day. On October 4th, the day recognizes the savory tortilla stuffed with fillings. It doesn’t have to be Tuesday, so get out an enjoy your favorite.
The history of tacos predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. Anthropological evidence shows the native people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish.  At the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Diaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans. Hernan Cortes arranged this meal for his captains in Coyoacan. It is unclear why the Spanish used the word taco to describe this native food. One suggested origin is the word ataco, meaning stuff or to stuff.
In 1964, Roberto L. Gomez established The National Taco Council. The council sent a 55-pound taco to President Johnson in 1967.
Whether you prefer soft or hard-shelled tortillas, most agree tacos satisfy a snack craving. However, they also make delicious meals. Consider that many are filled with seasoned, lean meats and vegetables, tacos go beyond delicious. Fish tacos and shrimp tacos with grilled seafood add a whole other flavor profile. Ask for grilled chicken and hold the cheese.
Many restaurants offer specials on this food holiday, too.


Go out for tacos or make them at home. There are many traditional varieties of tacos.
And...... today is also....

National Vodka Day recognizes a popular beverage used in a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks. Explore your options on October 4th and raise a toast to the celebration. 

Makers distill a variety of substances to make vodka. As a result, diverse types of vodka fill the shelves at the liquor store. Grain, potatoes, fruits and sugar vodkas fit a variety of mixing needs behind the bar or in the kitchen, too.  

Traditionally, prepared vodkas had an alcoholic content of percent by volume.  In the United States, products sold as vodka must have an alcoholic content of 30 percent or more.

Enjoy vodka on the rocks or in cocktails and mixed drinks. There are so many to choose from as the list below suggests: 

  • Caesar
  • Bloody Mary
  • Screwdriver
  • Moscow Mule
  • White Russian
  • Black Russian
  • Tonic
  • Vodka Martini

Makers have expanded the variety of flavors making endless possibilities when it comes to cocktails, mixed drinks, and other beverages the whole year-round.


Mix up your favorite vodka cocktail and share while you savor an autumn afternoon. Remember always to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. 


Celebrated since at least 2009, National Vodka Day has been mentioned by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and has also been noted on news websites such as CBS.  


And lastly, it's also........

National Golf Lover’s Day on October 4th provides an opportunity for golf enthusiasts to swing down the fairway at least one more time during the season.   

While celebrating the day, you might notice it is sometimes also referred to as National Golf Day. Since 1952, the PGA has held a charity event each year for National Golf Day, which is held on different days each year.

The modern game of golf may have originated in 15th century Scotland. However, it is unclear and very much debated as to its ancient origins. 

The world’s oldest golf tournament is The Open Championship. Its first tournament played on October 17, 1860, at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.Golf in the United States:
  • 1779 – The Royal Gazette of New York City posted an advertisement for golf clubs and golf balls.
  • 1796 – The Georgia Gazette publishes notice of an annual general meeting for a golf club in Savannah. 
  • Golf became firmly established in the late 19th century.
  • 1894 – Delegates from the Newport Country Club, Saint Andrew’s Golf Club, Yonkers, New York, The Country Club, Chicago Golf Club, and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club met in New York City to form what became the United States Golf Association (USGA)
  • 1910 – There were 267 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 1922 – Walter Hagen became the first native-born American to win the British Open Championship,
  • 1932 – There were more than 1,100 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 1980 – Over 5,908 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 2013 – Over 10,600 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.


In many parts of the country, golfers hit the links all year long. However, in the more northern regions, courses will close due to cooler temperatures preventing golfers from chasing the elusive hole-in-one. While you can, get out and golf a round or two. Invite friends to join you. Visit a course you’ve never been to before. Challenge yourself to a more difficult course. Improve your handicap or offer to teach someone the game. 

No matter what you do, include someone else in your endeavors. Gather your friends and enjoy a round of golf. While you’re celebrating, be sure to give your favorite courses a shout out. They may be the most challenging or the ones where you’ve made outstanding memories. Share a video of your best shot and final score. 



National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this sports holiday. However, it’s interesting to note that the first U.S. Men’s Open Golf Championship was held on this day in 1895.