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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ James Dean's Last Gasoline Fillup ~ Cool Cucumber Salad ~ National Fudge Day

 


Good 44º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday was a pretty day......



We topped at 82º.


Picture of the Day 




Interesting....

It is one of the most historic gas stations in Los Angeles.  And it has now been torn down.
The gas station at the corner of Beverly Glen and Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, where James Dean filled up the tank of his new 550 Porsche Spyder for the last time and then drove into immortality, has been demolished. One of the last remaining locations connected to Dean's final day is gone.


If you're a Dean fan, the gas station and the famous photograph snapped the final morning of his life are well known.
Originally named "Casa de Petrol," the gas station opened in 1948 as an adjunct to the landmark Casa de Cadillac dealership next door. At the time, the intersection on Ventura Blvd was known as "Casa Corner," and included a Casa burger stand and a "Casa de Cascade" car wash. Only the dealership remains and is still in service.
Sixty-one years ago today, on the morning of Friday, September 30, 1955, James Dean woke and had coffee. He was living in a log cabin-styled rented house on Sutton Street in Sherman Oaks a few blocks behind the La Reina Theatre, not far from the gas station. He had recently completed filming on "Giant" and was taking his new Porsche Spyder to Salinas for the car races that weekend. Mechanic Rolf Wütherich, stunt man friend Bill Hickman, and photographer Sanford Roth would go with him.
The group met that morning at Competition Motors in Hollywood, on Vine Street near Fountain Avenue, to give the Spyder one final check. Dean's father and uncle arrived at the shop for a visit. While the Porsche was being serviced and prepped for the race, the group walked across the street to the Hollywood Ranch Market for doughnuts and coffee.
The death of James Dean occurred on September 30, 1955, near Cholame, California. Dean had previously competed in several auto racing events, and was traveling to a sports car racing competition when he crashed his car at the junction of California State Route 46 (former 466) and California State Route 41. He was 24 years old.




From Mr. Food


This easy cucumber salad recipe uses only five ingredients to create a refreshing and quick-to-prepare deli salad. Our Cool Cucumber Salad makes a great addition to your weekend lunch spread. 


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups Kirby cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3 pounds total)
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt until well blended.
  2. Add the cucumbers and toss until well coated.
  3. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight. This will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for several weeks.



Historically this date.....
1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.

1981 – US President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979–81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.



And births this date include...
1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
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1890 – Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965)
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1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 


National Fudge Day comes around each year on June 16th, allowing you to indulge in your favorite flavor of this delicious confectionery. Some of the most familiar fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple, and maple nut. 
Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavors. Blending favorites or even a moment of inspiration will create a new delicious kind of fudge. Adding bits of candy, nuts, or sprinkles can bring just the right celebratory burst of excitement to an old favorite.
In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce similar products as the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers. Fudge is still made in some of the original shops located on the famous island.