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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Grand Canyon ~ Chicken and Wild Rice Soup ~ My Snow Picture on TV ~ National Pie Day


Good 37º cloudy foggy morning. 
Yesterday started off cloudy, raining in Grants Pass, and then before noon it started raining here.

By the end of the day we topped at 42º. 
Here is our forecast.... 


Picture of the Day  😂 Surprise Police!!! 

Interesting about the Grand Canyon.....

On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declared the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument.  Here are 5 things you didn’t know about one of the world’s natural wonders...
Teddy Roosevelt Named the Grand Canyon A National MonumentIn 1903, Roosevelt visited the Grand Canyon, and it must have made a big impression on him because he signed the bill to name it the Grand Canyon Game Reserve in 1906. Two year later, he named it as a national monument, saying “Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”  A photo of President Roosevelt taken during his trip to the Grand Canyon in 1903 is held by the Library of Congress.
The Grand Canyon Is Bigger Than The State Of Rhode IslandThe park surrounding the Grand Canyon measures 1,904 square miles, while Rhode Island encompasses 1,212 square miles, making this splendid natural wonder much larger. The Grand Canyon itself has a width of 18 miles, a length of 227 miles, and measures one mile in depth. One of the viewing areas that is popular among visitors is Hopi Point, which overlooks wide vistas and the majestic Colorado River below.
The Canyon Is So Large that It Can Influence The WeatherThe Grand Canyon itself can influence the weather. The Grand Canyon has an elevation spanning from around 2,000 feet to over 8,000 feet, allowing it to experience a variety of weather conditions. As a result, the temperature generally increases by 5.5 degrees with each 1,000-feet loss in elevation. In 2013, a rare 
meteorological event called total cloud inversion filled the canyon with with a sea of fog making the Canyon not visible. Such events are so rare that National Park officials said the phenomenon is a once-in-a-decade occurrence.
The Most Remote Town in the Country Lies at the Bottom of the CanyonThere is a small town at the bottom of the Grand Canyon named Supai Village, which is a part of the Havasupai Indian Reservation, but visitors have to be physically fit and hike a total of about 10 miles to get there. The population is around 208 people. Mail is still delivered to local residents via pack mule to navigate the tricky slopes.
The Grand Canyon Was Carved Over 6 Million Years AgoThe Grand Canyon was formed by erosion from the Colorado River and geological activity more than six million years ago. It is one of the most studied landscapes in the world, with extensive fossil records, a multitude of geologic features and rich archeological history. An estimated 5.9 million people visit the Grand Canyon a year, making it the second most popular national park following just behind the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s a far cry from the annual visitation of 44,173 in 1919 when the park was created.

From Mr. Food


There's nothing more warm and cozy than a big bowl of chicken soup. And when we're looking for a way to add even more heartiness to our bowls, noodles aren't the only option - wild rice is great too! Our Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is a warm-ya-up favorite that's full of flavor.


  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into quarters
  • 4 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken base
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into chunks
  • 2 onions, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (8-1/2-ounce) package cooked wild rice



  1. Rinse chicken under cold running water. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients except wild rice; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 1-1/2 hours, or until chicken falls off bones. Cool slightly, then separate chicken from bones, discarding bones. Add chicken pieces and rice to soup, heat for 5 minutes and serve.

Historically this date.....
1556 – The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000. HOLY COW!

1570 – James Stewart, 1st Earl of Morayregent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor

1968 – North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo (AGER-2), claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.

1973 – President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.

2002 – Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in KarachiPakistan and subsequently murdered .

And births this date include....
1898 – Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
1919 – Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)
1951 – Chesley Sullenberger, Captain of US Airways Flight 1549, a flight that successfully ditched into the Hudson River
1964 – Mariska Hargitay, American actress
 Last night on the 6 o'clock KOBI news Matt Jordan put on a snow photo of mine from a year ago....  :o)

All I know. Nuff said. Enjoy your Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Pie Day on January 23rd celebrates one of the Nations’ favorite desserts. No matter how you slice it, pie in just about any form makes a crowd happy. Fruit pies, berry pies, cream pies – they’re mouth water servings of homemade goodness.
National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!
The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.


The American Pie Council created National Pie Day in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”