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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Weather/Snow ~ Picture of the Day ~ Oregon Interesting Things ~ Hot Cross Buns ~ Mark & Julie Moran ~ National Spouses Day

 




Good 31º foggy morning. 
 
 
Yesterday more snow was predicted but all the snow we had melted and for a short time we even got sunshine...

There was a little snow on my mountain....

We topped at 47º.
 
 
 
Picture of the Day
 

 
 
Interesting about Oregon...
Oregon’s state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.



Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
 
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano.
 

Oregon and New Jersey are the only states without self-serve gas stations.
 
At 8,000 feet deep Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America.
 

In 1880 a sea cave was discovered near what is now known as Florence. Sea Lion Caves is known to be the largest sea cave in the world.
 
The nation’s most photographed lighthouse is the Heceta Head Lighthouse located in Lane County.

 
Tillamook is home to Oregon’s largest cheese factory.
 

 
 
 
 

Hot Cross Buns are one sweet Easter tradition. Our easy recipe for baking your own bakery-style Cranberry Hot Cross Buns is a twist on the traditional raisin variety, and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

 

  • 18 frozen dinner roll dough balls, thawed but still cold (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

 

  1. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Using your fingers, press each dough ball into a flat circle, about 2 inches wide. Place a heaping teaspoon of cranberries in center of dough circle; bring edges together and pinch tightly to close. Shape into a round roll and place on baking sheet; repeat with remaining  dough. Cover rolls with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350º. Remove wrap from rolls.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden; let cool.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients until smooth. Spoon into a small resealable plastic bag. Cut a small corner off bag and make a cross with glaze on each bun. Let glaze harden then serve, or cover loosely until ready to serve.

 

***If you can't find this dough in your supermarket freezer case, you can use 2 (1-pound) packages frozen bread dough; just thaw and cut each into 9 pieces.
 
 
Special anniversary yesterday, Mark and Julie Moran celebrated their 45th. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS a day late!

 
Julie is the manager at Main Building Supply (Ace) in Rogue River and Mark is a retired Jackson County Fireman.
 
 
Historically this date....
1838 – Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States


1920 – Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.


1960 – Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)

..... short interesting.. but he never played pro or college ...


1961 – John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.


1998 – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
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2005 – Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.



 

And births this date include...
 
1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
 

1923 – Anne Jeffreys, American actress (d.2017)
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1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)
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1941 – Scott Glenn, American actor
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1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American musician (Van Halen)
(d.2020)
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All I know. Nuff said. Enjoy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Spouses Day on January 26th each year celebrates the bond between two people and sets aside time for couples to show each other gratitude.
Dedicated to recognizing spouses everywhere, the observance reminds us to take time for our mate. From being thankful for the fulfillment and security of a long-term relationship to the boost of morale and well-being provided by spouses, there are many reasons to celebrate.  This day is a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that he or she does for you and the home.
Life gets busy, and we can often take for granted how our spouse improves our life.  Pay a heartfelt thank you or compliment to the love of your life.  Since the day is a non-gift giving day, spend time together and reconnect. Don’t forget to say, “I love you.”

HOW TO OBSERVE

If it has been a while since you have expressed appreciation to the one with whom you are married, now is your chance. Again, this day is not about giving gifts but spending time together, enjoying each other and appreciating each other. 

NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origin of this holiday. However, it has been observed since the mid-1980s.