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Monday, December 7, 2020

Weather/Fog ~ Christmas Trees ~ Picture of the Day ~ Fig Newtons ~ Old-Fashioned Corn Chowder ~ Patriots and Chargers ~ National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 


Good 36º foggy foggy morning. 
Yesterday we started off dark and foggy....
So did Grants Pass....

Later we did get some fluffy clouds and blue sky with the sun coming through. We did top at 57º.
 Yesterday morning Brian and Tucker came over and brought me a Christmas tree for the porch and put up some lights around the porch..... 

And they also gave me a little fake tree for in the house decoration.....

Picture of the Day...😱

Interesting about Fig Newtons....

Today, Fig Newtons are one of America’s most beloved, and uniquely named, snack foods. The "fig" part, of course, is pretty straightforward; figs are used to make the filling in these sumptuous cookies. But where did the "Newton” come from?

Until the late 19th century, many physicians believed that most illnesses were related to digestion problems, and recommended a daily intake of biscuits and fruit. Fig rolls were the ideal solution to this advice. They were a locally produced and handmade product until a Philadelphia baker and fig lover, Charles Roser, invented and then patented a machine in 1891 which inserted fig paste into a thick pastry dough.

Legend has it that the cookies were named after Sir Isaac Newton (of the legendary falling apple and the theory of gravity), but the real explanation lies in the location of the Kennedy Biscuit company, which purchased the cookie recipe from Roser in 1891. The Boston-based company customarily named its products after nearby towns, and they chose Newton, located seven miles west of downtown Boston, for the new cookie.

Fig Newtons were one of the earliest products to be commercially baked in the United States; today they are produced by Nabisco. As of 2012, Nabisco made several varieties of the Newton, including versions filled with apple cinnamon, strawberry, raspberry, and mixed berries.

The fig bar is the company’s third best-selling product, with sales of more than 700 million bars a year as of 2018.

From Mr. Food

If you're a fan of rich and creamy soups that don't take a lot of work, you're in luck. Our Old-Fashioned Corn Chowder is so simple to make and tastes so good, your gang'll think you spent all day in the kitchen!


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (14.75-ounce) cans cream-style corn
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, let cool, then crumble and set aside.
  2. Over medium heat, cook onion in bacon drippings 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender, stirring constantly. Add potatoes and water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  3. Stir remaining ingredients into potato mixture; cook until thoroughly heated, stirring often. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with bacon, and serve immediately.

Historically this date.......
1869 – American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Hawaii:


1963 – Instant replay is used for the first time in an Army-Navy game by its inventor, director, Tony Verna.

1987 – Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and himself.

1995 – The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.


And births this date include....

1863 – Richard Sears, American department store founder (d. 1914)

1915 – Eli Wallach, American actor (d.2014)

1923 – Ted Knight, American actor (d. 1986)

1932 – Ellen Burstyn, American actress

1956 – Larry Bird, American basketball player

Yesterday I watched the Patriots play the LA Chargers. I have been a Patriots fan for a long time and a Tom Brady fan, but now Brady is playing in Florida for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Anyway, the Patriots won over the Chargers 45-0. 

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

Each year in the United States, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day honors all those who lost their lives when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. More than 3,500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded on that solemn day.
The day marked a turn in the United States’ position regarding involvement in World War II. The Japanese attack damaged several battleships, permanently sinking both the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma. Still, others capsized, taking crew members with them. One noted ship was the USS Utah. Along with naval vessels, the attack destroyed aircraft, too. As a result, the attack forced the U.S. into a war that had been raging for two years.
The day is also sometimes referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day.


Organizations across the country honor the memory of Pearl Harbor with tributes; survivors share their stories and join in reunions. Traditionally the Flag of the United States is flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor.
Today, Pearl Harbor offers several sites in memory of those who served during the bombing. The Pearl Harbor National Memorial dedicates sites in memory of the crews lost on December 7th, 1941. For many of the crew of the USS Utah, USS Arizona, and USS Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor is their final resting place. The memorials serve as a place of honor to those service members lost during the attack. They also provide a moving reminder of the loss war causes.


On August 23, 1994, the United States Congress by Pub L 103-308, designated December 7th, of each year, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.