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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Babe Ruth ~ Broccoli and Cheese Salad ~ Judi Patz ~ Save the Eagles Day


Good 38º dark cloudy drizzling rain morning. 
Again and again we are starting off foggy......

Then the fog and clouds left and it was blue sky and sunny!!! We topped at 57º.


Picture of the Day ... how would you like this tree in front of your house?  😁

Interesting about Babe Ruth....

Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about Babe Ruth
He Punched Out An Umpire During A GameRuth was known to have a huge temper and equally enormous ego, like many elite athletes. In 1917, when he was started in a game against the Senators, he became so frustrated by umpire Brick Owens’ calls that he punched him behind his left ear before being dragged off the field by policemen. He was fined $100 and replaced by Ernie Shore who retired twenty-six batters in the game, beating the Senators 4–0.

He Was Nicknamed “Babe” When He Joined The OriolesGeorge Herman Ruth, Jr. was only nineteen years old in 1914 when he started playing for the Baltimore Orioles, which was a minor league team at the time.  In order to validate his $250 contract, Jack Dunn, who owned and managed the team, had to take him under his legal guardianship because the age of majority was 25 at that time. When he first encountered the Orioles players, he was referred to as “Jack’s newest babe.” This nickname was shortened to “Babe” in public. Interestingly, over the course of his career, his teammates found it weird calling him Babe, instead preferring “The Big Fellow,” “Bam” and “Jidge.”
Ruth Made His Debut As A PitcherWhile most people know Babe Ruth for his phenomenal 714 home runs, he actually started out as a very dominant left handed pitcher in the 1910s. During this time, he played for the Boston Red Sox, with who he won eighty nine games in 6 seasons. Once he joined the New York Yankees in 1920, his position was changed to an outfielder after just 5 games. As a member of the New York Yankees, he helped them win four World Series and seven American League pennants.
Ruth Was the Highest-Paid Player in BaseballHis first contract with the Yankees saw him bag a staggering $20,000 salary and by 1930, it had hit the $80,000 mark, which was the highest a baseball player had ever being paid. In fact, he earned more than the president at that time, Herbert Hoover, whose salary was $75,000. There is a legend that, when asked about earning more than the president, Ruth shrugged off the question, claiming, "Why not? I had a better year than he did." During his career, Babe Ruth made approximately one million dollars in wages and bonuses and even more from endorsements, writings, and other ventures.
He Retired In A Braves UniformRuth began his major league career in Boston with the Red Sox and ended it there, but not with the same jersey. After the Yankees dropped him for his waning performance in 1935, Ruth signed with the Boston Braves hoping to become the team’s manager the next season. But when it seemed that his skills had weakened significantly, the promise was not kept and he decided to hang his boots in a Braves uniform. This marked the end of his twenty two-year career as a baseball player, having played only 28 games for the Braves.
Here are a number of more things you probably didn't know about Babe....

From Mr. Food


Need a fresh new idea for a go-along salad this season? Our Broccoli and Cheese Salad recipe fits the bill! This broccoli salad is sort of like a vegetarian antipasto, loaded with veggies and cheeses and topped off with an unforgettable, light and creamy dressing.


  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 (6-ounce dr. wt.) can whole black olives, drained
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, tomatoes, onion, olives, Monterrey Jack, and Cheddar cheeses.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over vegetables and toss until evenly coated. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle with bacon, if desired, just before serving.


Special birthday today, Judi Patz, wife of Dan Patz (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDI!! xo 

Historically this date.....
1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.

2005 – A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.

And births this date include...
1904 – Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987)

1939 – Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
First major actor to come out as homosexual. Stabbed to death at age 37.

1943 – Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973)
Killed in a plane crash at age 30.

1944 – Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer (d.2016)

1945 – Rod Stewart, Scottish singer
In May 2000, Stewart was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, for which he underwent surgery in the same month. It had been previously reported he suffered from a benign vocal cord nodule. Besides being a major health scare, the resulting surgery also threatened his voice, and he had to re-learn how to sing. Since then he has been active in raising funds for The City of Hope Foundation charity to find cures for all forms of cancer, especially those affecting children.
Stewart is known for his liaisons with women and has eight children, by five different mothers

1957 - Gregory Paul Walden (born January 10, 1957) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district, first elected to office in 1998. He is a member of the Republican Party, and as of 2019 the only Republican member of Oregon's congressional delegation.

Greg is a great guy! He has worked hard to help our veterans.
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on January 10th, Save the Eagles Day reminds us of the majestic raptors that soar above the Earth – whether they’re well populated or endangered. Due to the work of scientists and the public, the bald eagle was removed from this list in June 2007. Poaching, pesticides, and other dangers continue to threaten eagle populations.
While the day started as a way to save a specific pair of bald eagles and to raise awareness about the species, the observance has grown to encompass all species of eagles. Approximately species of eagles populate the world. Most of the species are found in Eurasia and Africa. North, Central, and South America and Australia only account for about 14 species. However, no eagles are found in Hawaii. The most common species in North America are the bald and golden eagles.
Eagles are powerful birds of prey. An eagle’s sharp sense of sight paired with powerful muscles, piercing talons, and beak, make them primed for the hunt. They are also monogamous, mating for life.


Learn more about eagles. Watch documentaries or read about them. Visit an aviary or a bird sanctuary. We’ve provided a couple of books to review, too. Participate in preservation and conservation in your area.
  • The Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World  by Todd E. Katzner
  • Eagles by Melissa Gish


Save the Eagles Day originated in the Village of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, in 2015 as an effort to save a pair of nesting bald eagles. Late in 2014, Skymark Development Corp of Paramus brought a study forth arguing that a landfill near where the eagles nested posed health risks. The nesting pair, fondly named Alice and Al, had nested along Overpeck Creek since at least 2011. When the developer proposed a solution that included removing the tree the eagles’ nested in, the community and the Bergen County Audubon Society organized Save the Eagles Day on January 10, 2015.
Eventually, an agreement was formed to preserve an area of the land as an eagle park. Alice and Al would continue to live out their days in Ridgefield Park and fly over the residents there. Read more about the environmental accomplishment of the area and abouAlice and Al.