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Friday, October 23, 2020

Weather/Ice ~ Picture of the Day/Interesting About Accident ~ Chocolate Walnut Bites ~ Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day


Good 28º frozen morning. 
Yesterday the ice on the barn roof lasted until the sun came out and it was 40º.

We stayed clear and topped at 70º.

10-23 radio code for 'stand by'.... or 'just wait!' 

Picture of the Day and Interesting....


Accident (/ˈæksədɛnt/ AK-sə-dent) is a town in Garrett CountyMaryland, United States. The population was 325 at the 2010 census.


Accident has been noted for its unusual place name. A person from Accident is called an "Accidental".


Accident was one of the early settlements in the far west of Maryland. The name originates about the time of the 1786 land survey. Though the origin or meaning of the name is unknown, one popular story says that Brooke Beall and William Deakins, Jr., friends from Prince George's County, were conducting separate surveys in the area at the time and "by accident" Deakins claimed land already surveyed by Beall.

From Mr. Food


When it comes to baking, these two ingredients go together in a timeless way. We're talking about chocolate and walnuts! Our easy pastry recipe for Chocolate Walnut Bites is a simple way to enjoy that classic combination. Make them for a picnic, a potluck, or just to have around the house. You can't go wrong. The best part? They're bite-sized!


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar


  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add flour, beating until well combined. Cover and chill dough 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325º.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  4. Shape chilled dough into about thirty 1-inch balls. Place each dough ball in ungreased mini muffin cups. Using your thumb, press dough into each cup, forming a crust. Spoon chocolate chip mixture evenly into crusts.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is firm and crust is golden. Cool slightly, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Historically this date....
42 BC – Roman Republican civil warsSecond Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus's army. Brutus commits suicide.

1915 – Woman's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.
1929 – The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.

1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").

1973 – Watergate scandal: President Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.
1982 – A gunfight breaks out between police officers and members of a religious cult in Arizona. The shootout leaves two cultists dead and dozens of cultists and police officers injured
1983 – Lebanese Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
2001 – Apple announces the iPod.

And births this date include...

1925 – Johnny Carson, American television host (d. 2005)
Boy, he was a favorite! Funny man.

1956 – Dwight Yoakam, American singer

Keep the hat on, boy!

1959 – Nancy Grace, American former prosecutor

1962 – Doug Flutie, American football player
..played for a lot of different NFL teams and is now a drummer in the "Flutie Bros Band". !!!

1976 – Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


On October 23rd, the Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day marks the migration of thousands of swallows. 

The famous cliff swallows of San Juan Capistrano leave town every year in a swirling mass near the Day of San Juan (October 23). They head for their winter vacation spot 6,000 miles south in Goya, Corrientes, Argentina. Each year, they return on or about March 19th – St. Joseph Day. Their migration has been marked for generations. 

Cliff swallows are cousins of barn swallows and purple martins.

Swallows have long, narrow wings, forked tails, and weak, tiny feet. Incredibly graceful in flight, they feed on the wing, catching insects in their wide mouths; they can effortlessly make abrupt changes in direction or speed as they feed.


They come back on March 19th... read more about them here: