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Friday, February 12, 2021

Weather/Fog ~ My Jerry ~ Picture of the Day ~ Shirley Temple ~ Cauliflower & Broccoli Salad ~ President Lincoln 


Good 39º foggy morning. 

Yesterday didn't start out foggy like the day before.....

 Rain was predicted. A little after 11am it started. 

But, in Grants Pass it was foggy!! 

 We had quite a bit of rain and we topped at 44º.
Today is one of those sad days for me. Jerry died this date 14 years ago. Born on 12-2 and died on 2-12. Not a day goes by I don't miss him terribly and get emotional. Just sayin'............ We always had a great time together, shared a lot of love, happy and agreeable. Love you and miss you Darling!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday and will be celebrated on Monday, President's Day, along with George Washington.
Picture of the Day... good friends!

Interesting about Shirley Temple .....

On February 10, 2014, Shirley Temple died at age 85. She had a long career as one of the most popular movie stars during the Great Depression and as a diplomat in later life. Here are 5  things you probably didn’t know about Shirley Temple...

Temple’s Perfect Curls Took a Lot of WorkPoor little Shirley Temple had to sleep with her hair set in 56 carefully placed curlers every night to achieve her look for the cameras. She reportedly didn't love the hairstyle, but understand the value of her trademark look. In 1938 Temple visited the Roosevelts at their Hyde Park estate in New York. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt asked the Hollywood icon to go swimming with her, but Temple declined "because of my hair."
She Was the Youngest Performer to Ever Win an OscarThe Juvenile Oscar was established in 1935 to recognize performers under the age of 18 who deserved to win but would have trouble competing with their adult counterparts. Shirley Temple won the first of these awards in 1935 at age six for her role in Bright Eyes. The trophy itself was a miniature of the Oscar at seven inches tall, and was discontinued in 1961 after it was presented to Hayley Mills for her starring role in Pollyanna.
Temple Was Considered for The Wizard of OzIn 1938, the producer of The Wizard of Oz, Arthur Freed held a meeting with Shirley Temple to talk about her headlining the movie. Unfortunately, the blockbuster movie was being made by MGM, and her employer 20th Century Fox refused to allow her to make the movie. In a memoir penned by Temple, she claimed that Freed exposed himself during their meeting, which further dissuaded her from taking the part. In any event, it was obvious that Judy Garland had a much more impressive singing voice, and it was she who was eventually cast to play Dorothy in the movie.
She Apparently Hated Her DrinkA Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic mixed drink traditionally made with ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry. Temple herself was not a fan of the drink, as she told NPR in a 1986 interview: "The saccharine sweet, icky drink? Yes, well... those were created in the probably middle 1930s by the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood and I had nothing to do with it. But, all over the world, I am served that. People think it's funny. I hate them. Too sweet!" In 1988 Temple brought a lawsuit to prevent a bottled soda version using her name from
She Became a Diplomat Later in LifeTemple was appointed as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations by President Richard Nixon and then served under President Gerald Ford as the U.S. ambassador to Ghana. Later, she worked under President Reagan in the State Department, and was appointed the U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia by President George H.W. Bush. Her one bid for an elected office was unsuccessful: Temple, a Republican, lost the race for the California seat in House of Representatives to Congressman Pete McCloskey in 1967 by around 19,000 votes.
From Mr. Food


When summertime comes around, you're looking for something fresh and new; a break from those traditional deli salads you had so much of at church potlucks. Try this Cauliflower & Broccoli Salad! With the sweet burst of cranberry, and the crunch of crispy bacon, this broccoli salad is just what summer needs.


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 2 cups fresh cauliflower florets, blanched (see Tip)
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets, blanched (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  • 3/4 cup salted cashew halves, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise and vinegar; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Toss with mayonnaise mixture until evenly coated.  
  3. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving.


***Test Kitchen Tip: To blanch the cauliflower and broccoli, place florets in a pot of boiling water and let them simmer 1 minute; drain immediately. Place them in a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking. Drain well and they’re ready to use. Or if you’re short on time, feel free to start with frozen cauliflower and broccoli florets. Just make sure you thaw and drain them first

Historically this date...
1915 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
1963 – Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. LouisMissouri.
1994 – Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch's iconic painting The Scream.
1999 – President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

2004 – The city of San FranciscoCalifornia begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

And births this date include...

1915 – Lorne Greene, Canadian actor (d. 1987)

1916 – Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
Alioto's was a favorite place to eat for Jerry and I.

1919 – Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)

1968 – Josh Brolin, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 February Abraham Lincoln's actual birth date. However, in modern times President Lincoln and all of the U.S. Presidents, are celebrated on President's Day.
Every American knows President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. "Honest Abe", as he was commonly known, was born in the wilderness country of Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809.
Abraham Lincoln became president in 1861. Although he hated war, he was drawn into it as he believed it was the only was to save the nation, after the southern states declared their secession from the Union.
In addition to serving as president during the civil war and saving the Union,  Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery in the U.S. forever.He also wrote and gave The Gettysburg Address, memorializing the bloodiest and most important battle of the Civil War. Gettysburg proved to be the turning point of the war.
Shortly after the war ended, Abraham Lincoln became the first U.S. President to be assassinated. He was shot and mortally wounded on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theater.