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Friday, April 23, 2021

Weather ~ Mike Hannan ~ Picture of the Day ~ Detroit Tigers Baseball ~ Fried Cabbage ~ National Lost Dog Awareness Day


Good 32º clear morning. 
Yesterday was clear and sunny and we topped at 81º.

Also yesterday, my friend Mike Hannan came over and mowed and weedeated for me. He will be back for more next week.

Picture of the Day.... a running tree! 😁

Interesting about Detroit Tigers....

The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) Central division. One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit as a member of the minor league Western League in 1894 and is the only Western League team still in its original city. They are also the oldest continuous one name, one city franchise in the AL.
In 1905, the team acquired 18-year-old Ty Cobb, a fearless player with a mean streak, who came to be regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Ty 1913....


On April 6, 2020 Al Kaline died at the age of 85. Kaline had been affiliated with the team for 67 years, most recently as an executive. The Tigers wore a No. 6 patch to honor him. In the shortened 60-game season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tigers remained in playoff contention heading into September. On September 19, manager Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement from baseball effective immediately, citing health concerns. Bench coach Lloyd McClendon was named interim manager for the remainder of the season. The Tigers ultimately faded down the stretch, finishing with a 23–35 record.


Since their establishment as a major league franchise in 1901, the Tigers have won four World Series championships (193519451968, and 1984), 11 AL pennants (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 198420062012), and four AL Central division championships (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014). They also won division titles in 1972, 1984, and 1987 as a member of the AL East. Since 2000, the Tigers have played their home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit.
There are various legends about how the Tigers got their nickname. One involves the orange stripes they wore on their black stockings.
Another one is Detroit's original minor league baseball team was officially known as the Wolverines. The club was also referred to as the Tigers, the nickname for the members of Michigan's oldest military unit, the 425th National Guard infantry regiment, which fought in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. When Detroit joined the newly formed American League in 1901, the team received formal permission from the regiment, which was known as the Detroit Light Guard, to use its symbol and nickname.
If you are interested in reading a lot more about the Tigers, go here:


From Mr. Food

They'll follow their noses right to the table once they get a whiff of your Fried Cabbage. This tasty, easy cabbage recipe only uses five ingredients (one of them is bacon!), so you can whip up this super side dish in no time!


  • 1/4 pound bacon
  • 1 head cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large pot, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pot and crumble; set aside.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 30 to 35 minutes, or until cabbage is tender, stirring frequently.
  3. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, toss, and serve

Historically this date.....
1945 – Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.

1985 – Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.


And births this date include...
1928 – Shirley Temple, American actress and politician (d. 2014)


1939 – Lee Majors, American actor


1942 – Sandra Dee, American actress (d. 2005)


1943 – Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)

1949 – Joyce DeWitt, American actress


1960 – Valerie Bertinelli, American actress


1967 – Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


Each year on April 23rd, National Lost Dog Awareness Day increases awareness concerning missing dogs and celebrates reunions. 

Through networks of shelters, veterinaries, social media, and other media sources, many lost canines and families reunite. The day is an opportunity to learn more about prevention and networking. There are also steps to take to prevent your family pet from going missing. Some of these preventative steps also help return Fido to you if he does go missing.

Preventative steps to take:
  • Keep your dog secure. Whether on a leash or in a fenced yard, your dog is less likely to wander if it is secured.
  • Training is valuable. Dogs who have been trained by a professional are less likely to go missing. Most importantly, they learn recall commands. Formal obedience training also offers owners valuable information that can lead to a better relationship between pet and owner.
  • Always supervise your animal. Dogs, especially expensive purebreds, can be stolen even from a fenced yard.
  • Tags and microchipping help with the recovery of a missing animal. These steps must be completed when you first receive your new family member. While tags are an inexpensive way to protect your pet, dogs can slip a collar. Many pet adoption sites will hold microchipping events for a fraction of the cost. The price is coming down all the time, too. It is essential to keep the information on the microchip or tag up to date also. It is only as useful as the information listed on the chip in helping recover your pet.
  • Spaying and neutering reduce your pet’s likelihood of wandering off in search of a mate. Additionally, it eliminates the chances of unwanted offspring should your dog wander off unexpectedly.
  • Keep records up to date on your animals. That includes photos, vaccinations, and those valuable tags and microchips, too.
Taking action if your pet goes missing:
  • Contact your local shelters and vets. Please provide them with current information regarding your dog, including a color photograph.
  • Walk your neighborhood. Let your neighbors know as you search. Enlist their help, too.
  • Post notices in neighborhood grocery stores, gas stations, and coffee shops. Go to social media and post your pet’s info in local community forums. 
  • Check advertising websites. If your dog was stolen, you might recognize the description from the ad. Contact the police if you think your dog was stolen.


Take steps to protect your pet. Develop a plan. 


Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs Wisconsin directors Susan Taney and Kathy Pobloskie created National Lost Dog Awareness Day in 2014 to increase awareness and help prevent animals from going missing. They also promote celebrating reunions.