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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Weather ~ Geese ~ Picture of the Day ~ Collie Dogs ~ Anytime Potatoes ~ Andy and Linda Nantz ~ National Cereal Day


Good 35º cloudy foggy morning. 
Yesterday we started out dark and gloomy and in the 30ºs. Later it became a beautiful day.... we topped at 57º. 

Up on my barn roof it was busy.....nine of the geese up there and honking noisy!!! 

Picture of the Day ... pharmacy entrance in Vienna

Interesting about Collies....

Collies form a distinctive type of herding dogs. The type originated in Scotland and Northern England. Collies are medium-sized, fairly light-built dogs, with pointed snouts. Many types have a distinctive white color over the shoulders.

  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 38 of 197
  • Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
  • Weight: 60-75 pounds (male), 50-65 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
  • Group: Herding Group 


The exact origin of collies remains somewhat unclear. Scotland was subject to conquest, invasion and immigration from various peoples in the centuries before the breed appears in written history. Notable among these peoples who came to live in Scotland, bringing their dogs with them, were Celts, Romans, Norse, and Irish. Dogs from all these people no doubt contributed to genetic material to the dogs of Great Britain as a whole.

However, collies were not truly recognized as a distinct breed until the 18th century. At that time, they lived in the highlands of Scotland where they were carefully bred to assist people in herding and guarding sheep.

Today, in addition to still being excellent working dogs, collies make good pets. They are responsive, eager to please and excel in obedience training. They're friendly with children, family members, familiar adults and other animals. Collies are prone to shedding and should be brushed out often to prevent severe matting.


We had a collie named Lucy. She was the sweetest dog ever! Here she is with Kristen (when she was 2 years old)...

And with Jerry.....



From Mr. Food


This is the perfect potato casserole for any occasion. It's just as good with your weeknight dinner as it is served for a company-fancy meal. Our Anytime Potatoes are creamy, dreamy, and easy to throw-together. And the crispy topping makes them extra-special!


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pint (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds frozen hash brown potato cubes, thawed
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 1-1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place melted butter in a large bowl. Add soup, sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Add potatoes and stir until evenly coated. Spoon potato mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and cheese.
  3. Bake 1 hour or until bubbly and golden.
Special anniversary today, my pals Andy (Jerry's USMC partner) and Linda (my BFF) Nantz are celebrating 57 years of married bliss. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! 😘🎉❤


Historically this date.....
1965 – Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.

1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.

1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses.


And births this date include...
1934 – Willard Scott, American television broadcaster

1942 – Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
1952 – Lynn Swann, American football player.
1990 – Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins (AMAZING! Blows my mind how they survive so well.)
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

March 7th urges us to get our bowl spoon ready for National Cereal Day each year! Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food.
Now, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, but it has become a popular bedtime snack. Some people even enjoy a bowl for an evening meal. Bakers turn to cereal in their cake, cookie and bar recipes. The most popular one is Rice Crispy Bar Treats.
A Little Cereal History:
Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio. His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer.  In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.
Granula, the first breakfast cereal, was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside, which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York.  The cereal never became popular since it was inconvenient as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.
Do you remember mornings eating a bowl of cereal, reading the back of the box and trying to find the toy inside the box?
The cereal industry rose from a combination of sincere religious beliefs and commercial interest in health foods.  Dr. John Harvey Kellogg experimented with granola.  He boiled some wheat, rolled it into thin films, and baked the resulting flakes in the oven; he acquired a patent in 1891.  In 1895 he launched Cornflakes, which overnight captured a national market.
In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s brother, William K. Kellogg, after working for John, broke away, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.  His signature on every package became the company trademark and insurance of quality.
Charles W. Post introduced Grape-nuts in 1898 and soon followed with Post Toasties.
Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World.”