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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Women on Postage Stamps ~Apple Pie Dump Cake ~ National Pet Day ~ Bruiser/Dude/Dash


Good 27º clear frozen morning. 
Yesterday the forecast was for "mostly sunny"..... we started off with light clouds and then they got heavy! 

Dude and I took a ride to get some gasoline for the riding lawnmower and we got 12-15 drops of rain on the windshield. 

Later the clouds all left and we topped at 66º.
Picture of the Day.... bookstore in China ... wow! 

Interesting about women on postage stamps...

The vast majority of U.S. postage stamps feature men, but in December of 1902 Martha Washington became the first American woman to receive that status. The 8-cent stamp with her image honored her as the nation’s original First Lady, because she supported her husband’s activities throughout the Revolutionary War as well as during his presidency. Her warm hospitality also helped humanize the couple as “regular people”, not royalty.

However, although she was the first American woman to appear on US postage stamps, Martha was not the first female. That honor belongs to the Spanish Queen Isabella, who funded Christopher Columbus’s voyage. Isabella appeared on not one, but three, U.S. stamps in January of 1893.

Pocahontas (a Native American woman and chief’s daughter best known for her association with Captain John Smith of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia) was the second American woman to appear on U.S. postage; her 5-cent stamp was issued in April of 1907.

Susan B. Anthony was a social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. At age 17 she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Her 3-cent stamp came out in August of 1936, recognizing her efforts.

The 8-cent Amelia Earhart stamp was issued in July of 1963. Amelia was an American aviation pioneer and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, so it is fitting that the stamp honoring her was an airmail stamp.

From Mr. Food

When you're craving the flavors of apple pie, but it's not apple season or you don't have a lot of time on hand, this recipe for Apple Pie Dump Cake sure comes in handy. This easy dump cake is great for taking to last-minute potlucks too!


  • 1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, place apple pie filling; break into pieces using a spoon. Add cake mix, eggs, and oil; beat 1 to 2 minutes, or until well blended. Spread batter in baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool in baking dish at least 15 minutes before serving.
Historically this date.....

1965 – The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.
1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.

1986 – FBI Miami Shootout: A gun battle in broad daylight in Dade County, Florida between two bank/armored car robbers and pursuing FBI agents. During the firefight, FBI agents Jerry L. Dove and Benjamin P. Grogan were killed, while five other agents were wounded. As a result, the popular .40 S&W cartridge was developed
And births this date include...
1928 – Ethel Kennedy, American wife of Robert F. Kennedy
(assassinated 1968)
1932 – Joel Grey, American actor, singer, and dancer
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

April 11 is National Pet Day.  While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention.  Helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and enhance their opportunities for adoption.
Sometimes their human companions aren’t well.  Making sure their forever furry friends are receiving the best of care will help relieve stress and worry.
National Pet Day is an excellent time to do a few checks for your pets.
  • Go through your forever family member’s toys. Throw away any items that are no longer safe.
  • Maintain your pet-friendly home. Keep cords and toxins secure from your four-legged friends. This includes phone chargers.
  • Verify when vaccinations are due and schedule an appointment to update if they are due.
  • Check collars to ensure tags are secure and numbers are current. We sometimes forget to update this information when we move or change numbers.
Take supplies to those pets in shelters.  Help a friend with pets who is recovering from an illness.  Adopt a pet.
Founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige in 2005.
Here is my Bruiser and Dude....

And Brian's little Dash.....

Pets are awesome and make us so happy!!!