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Friday, July 9, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Town of Hazardville ~ Backyard Bean Bake ~ Collector Car Appreciation Day


Good 52º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday, again, we topped at 102º.

Picture of the Day ... ad sign! 

Interesting about a town named Hazardville....

Hazardville is a section of the town of EnfieldConnecticut, in Hartford County. It is a census-designated place (CDP) that had a total population of 4,599 as of the 2010 census.

Hazardville originated as an industrial village centered around the manufacture of gunpowder using water power from the Scantic River. The first small black powder mill was established in 1835 by Allen Loomis in an area then known as Powder Hollow. This became the Hazard Powder Company.


Hazardville takes its name from Colonel Augustus George Hazard.


A 1,075 acre area in Hazardville was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as the Hazardville Historic District. The district is focused on resources associated with the powder works, and includes industrial archaeological resources on either side of the Scantic River.


The Hazardville CDP includes, in addition to the original Hazardville village, newer suburban developments east of the Central New England Railroad line to the Somers town line. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles, all of which is land.

One parcel of the Scantic River State Park is in the Powder Hollow portion of Hazardville.

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,900 people, 1,832 households, and 1,337 families residing in the CDP.  


There were 1,832 households, out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.


In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,596, and the median income for a family was $61,183. Males had a median income of $40,606 versus $28,806 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,293. 3.7% of the population and 2.1% of families were below the poverty line. 2.1% of those under the age of 18 and 2.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

From Mr. Food


When it comes to summertime get-togethers, there are some absolute essentials you're going to want--like our Backyard Bean Bake! Made with canned baked beans, sweet molasses, smoky crumbled bacon, and more, it's a go-along that everyone will want the recipe for!


  • 2 (16-ounce) cans baked beans
  • 2 (2.8-ounce) cans French-fried onions
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat an 1-1/2-quart  baking dish with cooking spray. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except one can of French-fried onions; mix well then pour into baking dish. Top with remaining can of French-fried onions.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and the onions are golden. Serve immediately.


***No need to overthink what brand of beans to use! We suggest whichever one is on sale or that you have in your pantry. And if you want to add a bit more bacon, go ahead, or if you like your beans a bit sweeter, feel free to add some brown sugar. Remember, with this recipe there are no rules.
Historically this date.....
1850 – U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States.

1922 – Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

1947 – The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten is announced.

And births this date include....
1928 – Vince Edwards, American actor (d. 1996)
LOVED Dr. Ben Casey TV show!!


1938 – Brian Dennehy, American actor (d.2020)

He was filming at the BC Range once and I met him. OMG, he was a GIANT of a man! Nice too. Brian and Jerry 1986.

1957 – Kelly McGillis, American actress

1976 – Fred Savage, American actor
A cute little boy who grew up to be a good looking man with a cute little boy!
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year in July we celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day. This day recognizes the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. 

Americans have had a fascination with automobiles since the first U.S. horseless carriage was demonstrated in 1893 by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. The romance of the motor took us from rough country roads to iconic highways and byways. We were also able to stretch our legs and cross the country more independently than ever before. The urge to go faster, fleeter and finer were inspirations for design and ingenuity. Additionally, assembly lines made cars more affordable.

The appeal of the automobile influenced the American sense of adventure. Nostalgia, perseverance, and exploration are the topics of the day. Surprisingly, the automobile and the horse shared the road for a time causing much confusion. Stop signs and signal lights were non-existent. Rules of the road were not yet established. Still, motor companies began to tailor their designs to a public demanding a particular style.

Today, the collectors of these bygone eras keep history and memories alive. They restore and maintain old metal, engines, and blinkers. Crank, push-button, or throttle starters once rusting in a barn rev to life. Specialists take great care to find the right part or color, and skilled artists put their hard labor to work restoring a single collector car. They spend hours on end painting, repairing, rebuilding, and welding to recreate the final result of a pristine collector car.

This day recognizes those individuals dedicated to preserving a piece of American history. We associate each era with a certain car. Whether we ride in a Prohibition-era Cadillac Sedan, a 1950s era muscle car, or in our grandfather’s pickup truck, they take us back.


Give a shout out to a dedicated restorer you know. Recognize their talent and knowledge. Attend a collector car event or show. Share your tips and videos. While you’re celebrating, take a ride in your classic car. Post photos of your collector car on social media.


Since 2009, SEMA Action Network (SAN) has sponsored Collector Car Appreciation Day. Per the request of The SEMA Action Network (SAN), each year the U.S. Senate has passed a Resolution helping to launch the day.