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Friday, January 29, 2021

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ First Drunk Driver Arrest ~ Bacon Cornbread ~ Power Outage in California ~ National Corn Chip Day



Good 37º cloudy foggy morning. 
Yesterday the rain was very light and didn't last all day. We topped at 42º.
Picture of the Day....😆

Interesting about first drunk driving arrest....

On September 10, 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after driving his cab into a building. On Saturday 11 September 1897, the London newspaper “The Morning Post” reported that at about 00:45 on Friday 10 September 1897, Smith’s vehicle ‘swerved from one side of the road to the other, and ran across the footway into 165 New Bond Street’.

Smith admitted that he’d had ‘two or three glasses of beer’ and apologized, stating that ‘it is the first time I have been charged with being drunk in charge of a cab’. In fact, it was the first time anyone had been charged with such an offence. Smith later pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings.

In the U.S.A., the first laws against operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol went into effect in New York in 1910. Despite the invention of the breathalyser in 1953, it was not until the late 1970s and early 1980s that public awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving increased and lawmakers and police officers began to get tougher on offenders.

The drink-driving limit for drivers varies from place to place. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland the limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood ( 80 Milligrams is equivalent to 0.0028219169559664 Ounces.) , whereas in Scotland it is 50 mg as it is in most of Europe. Russia’s limit is 18 mg while the U.S. and Canada sit at 80 mg with the Cayman Islands setting the limit at 100 mg.


From Mr. Food


It doesn't matter when you get a craving for our Bacon Cornbread, this fun twist on a Southern favorite is good anytime of the year! Serve it slathered in butter during the summer, or alongside steaming chili in the winter; start your day with a bacon-y breakfast bread, or end it with the perfect dinner side. This easy cornbread recipe is going to be a yummy part of any meal, anytime!


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk sour cream, milk, egg, and butter. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until mixed. Pour batter into baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes, then cut into squares and serve warm.
Historically this date......
1916 – World War IParis is first bombed by German zeppelins.

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

1979 – Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
Click on her name and read about the horrible life she had.

And births this date include.....
1913 – Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
... and as my high school pal Adelle (Easton) related to me her dad was an officer on a Coast Guard ship and Mature was one of his underlings. When he had given Mature an order and someone said, "Don't you know who that is??? It's Victor Mature!" Del's dad remarked, "Mature, manure, I don't care what his name is!"

1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)

1942 – Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
shot her boyfriend Spider Sabich...

1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress
Busy gal, 5 husbands!

1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
.... interesting read.... my sister knew his family. They had a place at Tahoe and she said they were the NICEST family!

1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver

1970 – Paul Ryan, American politician
My friends Linda and Andy down in Woodland California had horrible winds which destroyed some of their fences and their power was off for a day and a half. It just came back on yesterday morning, but they still don't have TV or internet. 
All I know. Nuff said. Enjoy your TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On January 29th, grab the queso or salsa and celebrate National Corn Chip Day. Recognized each year across the country, the day encourages corn chip lovers to whip up their favorite dips and toppings.
The corn chip or friotes are not to be confused with the tortilla chip. Both are made from cornmeal which is baked or fried in oil.
Differing steps for processing the corn separate the tortilla from the corn chip. The corn for a tortilla chip is soaked in a lime-water solution that breaks down the hulls. This process creates a crisper, milder chip. A corn chip is sturdier with a stronger corn flavor. Both were popular snacks originating in Mexico.
There are two men credited with patenting and marketing the corn chip in the United States. First, Isador J. Filler often ate a tostada (a hard corn tortilla with toppings) while traveling in San Antonio, Texas as a salesman. He struck on the idea of making them in rectangles and marketing them as a chip. In 1932 he patented his concept.
Around the same time, Elmer Doolin was also traveling in San Antonio and was enjoying friotes. According to the story, he paid $100 for the recipe. Experimenting in his home until he created the ideal chip, Doolin then started selling them from the back of his Model T Ford. When he began mass-producing them under the name of Frito Corn Chips, they were a hit.
In 1945, Doolin came to an agreement with Herman Lay (of potato chip fame) to distribute Doolin’s Fritos across the country. The two companies merged in 1959 after Doolin’s death.


Grab your favorite corn chips. Add some dips or topping.


National Corn Chip Day has been observed since at least 2002. However, we’ve not been able to identify the organizer of the celebration.