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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Weather ~ 10-10 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Archie & Edith Bunker's Chairs ~ Classic Chicken Fricassee ~ Jerome Beck ~ National Motorcycle Ride Day 


Good 55º raining morning. 

Yesterday we stayed smokey and topped at 82º. 

10-10 radio code... "out of vehicle, subject to call"

Picture of the Day ... Is it really a mouse???

Interesting.... whodda thought! 

The TV show,"All in the Family," which ran from 1971 to 1979 was a very popular and influential television program. Creative in many respects, it shattered a long tradition in TV comedies of portraying only happy families living in a world without social strife. Producer Norman Lear made conflicts and wounds in American life the target of the show’s biting comedy.

Now, both Archie and Edith Bunker's chairs are on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Originally, purchased by the show's set designer at a Goodwill thrift store, the original chairs were given to the Smithsonian (for an exhibit on American television history) in 1978.

These chairs are among the most visited and beloved in the museum's collection. When the show's producer Norman Lear thought the show was ending after the eighth season, he donated Archie Bunker's chair to the Smithsonian. When Lear discovered the show was renewed for a ninth season, he had to spend thousands of dollars to have replicas made for the renewed season.

Currently, one can see the famous chair on view near the "Thanks for the Memories" exhibition within the museum.


From Mr. Food


Our recipe for a one-pot Classic Chicken Fricassee will make you feel good through and through. It's made to taste just like the kind you grew up eating, featuring yummy veggies like celery, onion, carrots, and mushrooms. We love it over curly noodles!


  • 1 (4-pound) chicken, cut into tenths (each breast cut in half)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms


  1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish and coat chicken evenly on all sides.
  2. In a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and heat oil until hot; brown chicken on both sides. Remove chicken from Dutch oven.
  3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in Dutch oven; add carrots, celery, and onion, and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, thyme, garlic powder, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Bring to a boil.
  4. Return chicken to Dutch oven, add mushrooms, cover, and simmer over low heat 40 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Special birthday today, Sandy (Todoran) Beck's hubby Jerome (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEROME!

Historically this date.....
1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
..........Good grief!

1944 – Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.
So disturbing. So sick. So so sad.

1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United StatesLondon Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

1973 – Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.

And births this date include....
1941 – Peter Coyote, American actor

1946 – Ben Vereen, American actor

1954 – David Lee Roth, American singer (Van Halen)

1958 – Tanya Tucker, American singer
1969 – Brett Favre, American football player

1974 – Dale Earnhardt, Jr., American racecar driver
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Motorcycle Ride Day on the second Saturday in October encourages all motorcyclists in the USA and the world to get out on their motorcycles for a united day of riding.

The month of October is significant. Not only is it toward the end of the riding season for a lot of motorcyclists in the USA, but it is also the month that John B. Dunlop developed the first practical pneumatic tire in 1887. Without this development in tire technology, motorcycles would not perform as they do or be as enjoyable as they are today. That being said, the day also honors John B. Dunlop and his invention of the first practical pneumatic tire.

Use the day to escape on your motorcycle. Have some fun, relieve some stress, and really enjoy the thrills. Freedom is what riding a motorcycle offers.

The day focuses on riders of all motorcycle disciplines. No matter what type of motorcycle you own or what type of rider you are, enjoy the camaraderie that comes along with owning a motorcycle. If you own a motorcycle, you will understand.

National Motorcycle Ride Day also encourages motorcyclists to support the motorcycle industry. While enjoying some of the last beautiful days of riding, stop by your local motorcycle dealer, too. By supporting your local dealer and other businesses while enjoying your ride, you will help spur growth in your local economy.


Go for a ride with a friend and enjoy the fall weather. Be sure to share the enjoyment of riding while the season lasts. While you are out on your ride or at your local dealer take a picture.

  • Relive the thrill of this year’s rides.
  • Plan trips for next year.
  • While connecting with other riders, find out about their favorite places to ride.
  • Join a riding organization.



Chad Geer of Dunlop Tire N.A. founded National Motorcycle Ride Day 2015 to celebrate the riding in the fall weather and the invention of the pneumatic tire.


Here is Jerry's Fat Boy Harley we took many rides on....