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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Titanic Rescues ~ Best Ever Picnic Butter ~ National Leave The Office Early Day


Good 58º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday, again, we were sunny and HOT. We topped at 106.2º!!!!!!
Picture of the Day... cloud shaped like a heart! 

Interesting about Titanic rescues....

The RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship that made her maiden voyage in 1903 from Liverpool to Boston, and continued on this route before being transferred to mostly Mediterranean service in 1904. The name of the ship comes from the mountain range of the Carpathians.

In April 1912, she became famous for rescuing survivors of the rival White Star Line's RMS Titanic after the ship struck an iceberg and sank with a loss of at least 1,500 lives in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Carpathia's crew rescued 705 survivors from the ship's lifeboats.

Answering Titanic's calls of distress, she steamed through the night at high speed and at considerable risk, as the ship had to dodge numerous icebergs. Carpathia's lights were first spotted around 03:30 a.m., which greatly cheered the survivors.

As the lifeboats were brought alongside Carpathia, the survivors came aboard the ship by various means. Some were strong enough to climb up rope ladders; others were hoisted up in slings, and the children were hoisted in mail sacks. They were all aboard by 09:00 a.m. There were some scenes of joy as families and friends were reunited, but in most cases hopes died as loved ones failed to reappear.

The Carpathia was later sunk herself on 17 July 1918 after being torpedoed three times by the German submarine U-55 off the southern Irish coast with a loss of five crew members.


From Mr. Food


When it comes to butter, we found a better way! Our Best Ever Picnic Butter is the perfect  recipe because it takes your traditional  favorites to a whole other level, making them the best they can be.


  • 2 sticks plus 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter; saute onion and garlic 5 minutes or until tender; let cool slightly.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine remaining 2 sticks butter, parsley, paprika, salt, and onion-garlic mixture; mix well. Spoon butter into a crock or canning jar, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.


Serving Suggestion...

  • Let the butter soften slightly at room temperature before serving. Then slather it on your hamburger or hot dog buns before toasting them on the grill, or turn plain old corn into the best ever by slathering this on. A dollop on a grilled steak will add lots of flavor as it melts. Be creative and we are sure you will find lots of uses for this once you have it on hand.
Historically this date.....
1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

1886 – The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.

1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention, the radio.

1924 – The U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.

1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United KingdomCanadaAustraliaNew Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.

1997 – In Denver, ColoradoTimothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed four years later.

2004 – Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!

2012 – The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

And births this date include...
1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Romanian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)

1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress and singer

1938 – Ron Ely, American actor

1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor and producer

1944 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)

1948 – Jerry Mathers, American actor and director
(I met him once at the Pomona Gun Show. Adam Henry! So in love with himself!)

1955 – Dana Carvey, American comedian, actor, and singer
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Everyone is sure to enjoy marking National Leave the Office Early Day on their calendar. Observed each year on June 2nd (unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on the closest working day) the observance is an incentive to many who often work more than 40 hours each week.
About a third of Americans work more than 40 hours per week. Some work even more than that. Those who are self-employed or who work two jobs, likely work 60-80 hours per week. Those types of hours don’t leave much for family, self-care, or home maintenance. Stress piles up and so do the phone calls from mom, the grandkids, and maybe the gym wondering where you’ve been. Maybe your best pals want to meet for a drink but you’ve been stuck behind a desk or on the road working.
This holiday reminds you to take a little time for yourself every once in a while.


On this day, upon completion of all the necessary day’s work and the needed approval, it is suggested that you can then leave work early to enjoy the rest of the day with fun activities of your choosing. 


Employee Productivity Specialist, Laura Stack, created National Leave The Office Early Day as a reminder to employees to take time for themselves.