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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Weather/Sun/Dude/Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Towns of Climax ~ Homemade Jelly Donuts ~ US Army National Guard Birthday 


Good 41º raining morning. 
Yesterday we started like this........

And it changed, and we got some blue sky and sunshine. 

Dude was very happy enjoying the sun while the air temperature was still in the 40ºs.

We topped at 57º and then the dark clouds moved in and the temperatures started dropping fast. POURING rain started in the night.
Picture of the Day....😆

Interesting about towns named Climax.....

Climax is a small town in Decatur CountyGeorgia, United States. The town was named "Climax" because it is located at the highest point of the railroad between Savannah, Georgia, and the Chattahoochee River. The population was 280 at the 2010 census.

Climax was platted in 1833, and named for its lofty elevation. The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1905 as the "Town of Climax", with the municipal corporate limits extending in a one-half mile radius from the town's central water well.

Climax was an unincorporated mining village and a former U.S. Post Office located in Lake CountyColorado, United States. Climax is known for its large molybdenum ore deposit. Climax is located along the Continental Divide at an elevation of about 11,360 feet (3465 meters). It was the highest human settlement in the United States, and it holds the record for having had the country's second highest Post Office and the highest railroad station.

After mining ceased, the residential houses were all transported to the West Park subdivision of Leadville, Colorado, before 1965, leaving only the mining buildings standing.

After a 17-year shutdown, the Climax mine has reopened and resumed shipment of molybdenum on May 10, 2012.

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.

Historically this date...
1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

2000 – The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.

2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit(see Operation Red Dawn).

And births this date include....

1910 – Van Heflin, American actor (d. 1971)

1925 – Dick Van Dyke, American actor and comedian
Interesting.... he's 95. He got married the first time in 1948 and after 38 years got divorced. Then he married again in 2012 at age 87!

1929 – Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor

1945 – Herman Cain, American businessman, radio host, and politician (d.2020)

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

December 13th commemorates the birth of the National Guard.
A component of the United States Army, the National Guard is primarily composed of citizen soldiers who hold down full-time, civilian jobs, attend school or as is often the case, both.  At the same time, they are available to provide support and protection for the states’ civilians or to be called for military operations for the country.
Each U.S. state, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories of Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands maintain both an Army National Guard and an Air National Guard.
National Guard Mission
National Guard Soldiers serve both community and country. Our versatility enables us to respond to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counter-drug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. The Guard always responds with speed, strength and efficiency, helping to defend American freedom and ideals.
From before the start of the American Revolution to Hurricane Katrina and beyond, the National Guard has provided support and protection for its citizens.


While not recognized as a Federal Holiday, National Guard members across the country celebrate the birth of the oldest military organization in the United States with galas, balls and birthday parties.


On December 13 of 1636, a direct declaration by the Massachusetts General Court established an official militia for the first time in the American Colonies. The resolution required all able-bodied men from age 16 to 60 to join. While less-organized militia existed, this legal document brought them together under a formal establishment. We know this organization today as the National Guard.
The Massachusetts Bay Colony established three regiments designated East, South, and North. Older than the United States itself, the National Guard maintains these roots in Massachusetts. The regiments include the 101st Engineer Battalion (formerly East Regiment), the 101st Field Artillery (South Regiment), and the 181st Infantry and the 182nd Infantry Regiment (North Regiment).
After the United States was formed, and the country grew, each state established its own militia. However, the term National Guard was not the official name until 1933. While some states used the term National Guard before this time, individual state militia had various titles. Two examples include the Mississippi State Guard and the Indiana Legion.
After World War II, the newly established United States Air Force established the Air National Guard.
Today, approximately 350,000 men and women serve in the National Guard and the Air National Guard, 39% of the Army’s operational force.
** My Jerry was a Marine but also served with California National Guard after we were married. He operated a 155 self-propelled howitzer....
In the Marines he had been a tanker....