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Monday, July 12, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Maps of the Wild Fires ~ Hummingbird Muffins ~ Dave and Nancy Perry and Decker ~ National Different Colored Eyes Day


Good 56º sunny morning. 
The smoke from the fires has not been good

Yesterday we topped at 103º.
Picture of the day ... then and now... Ann-Margaret 80 years old

This Swedish-American actress is known for her singing and dancing talents – so much so that she gained the nickname “The Female Elvis.” She’s starred in Bye Bye BirdieViva Las Vegas, and has also performed several covers of Elvis songs, including “Heartbreak Hotel.” She was on the TV series Ray Donovan and Happy!
Interesting... Here are maps of the wild fires right now....

The size of some of the fires...
  Name State Acres burned 
1 Bootleg Oregon
2 Johnson New Mexico
3 Rafael Arizona
4 Beckwourth Complex California
5 Dry Creek Alaska
From Mr. Food


These Hummingbird Muffins are a modern day version of the 1950's-style Hummingbird Cake that we all love. They start out with a cake-mix (making them super easy!) and are filled with delicious nuts, cinnamon, and fruit.


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained with juice reserved
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana, cut up
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat 18 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, pineapple, eggs, and cinnamon. Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to make 1/2 cup; add it to bowl then beat with an electric mixer until mixture is thoroughly combined.
  3. Stir in banana, 1/2 cup walnuts, and 1/4 cup cherries; mix well then pour into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with remaining nuts and cherries.
  4. Bake 22 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes, then remove from muffin cups. Let cool completely.


Special Anniversary today, pals Dave and Nancy Perry are celebrating #42! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
^With their pup Decker
Historically this date.....
1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.

1917 – The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
 .... Interesting, as my mother lived in Bisbee at the time. She was 12 and my grandfather was a mining engineer at the Lavendar Pit Mine. Never heard this discussed.

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.

2007 – U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform air strikes in BaghdadIraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.


And births this date include....
1854 – George Eastman, American inventor (d. 1932)

Thank God for George, or what would I take pictures with???
This was my first camera...

1864 – George Washington Carver, American botanist (d. 1943)

Yeah George....peanut butter is one of my favorite foods!!! Thanks for working on that and getting it going.
Wow, two Georges inventing two of my favorite things!

1908 – Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)

1948 – Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer (and now total recluse!)

1951 – Brian Grazer, American film producer
.....somebody ought to buy this guy a hairbrush!

1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress

1957 – Rick Husband, American astronaut (d. 2003)
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On July 12th, National Different Colored Eyes Day recognizes those who have two different colored eyes. Many people captivate us with their eye color; others do so because they have two different colored eyes. This day celebrates them in all their uniqueness!
Having two different colored eyes is a condition called heterochromia. Three types of heterochromia exist:
  • Complete heterochromia – one iris is a different color from the other.
  • Partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia – part of one iris is a different color from the rest of the iris.
  • Central heterochromia – an inner ring is a different color than the rest of the iris. 
The concentration and distribution of melanin determine the eye color, specifically the color of the irises. The affected eye may be hyperpigmented (hyperchromic) or hypopigmented (hypochromic). Additionally, the excess of melanin indicates hyperplasia of the iris tissues, whereas a lack of melanin indicates hypoplasia.
Most cases of heterochromia are hereditary, caused by a disease or syndrome, or due to an injury. However, just one eye may change color following certain diseases or injuries.
Two syndromes that may cause different colored eyes are mosaicism and chimerism. Mosaicism involves two or more populations of cells within a single individual. Chimaerism occurs when two or more fertilized eggs merge, producing a single individual.
Other symptoms associated with heterochromia include patches of lighter skin or deafness. Infants who develop different colored eyes after birth should be evaluated by their pediatrician to be sure no additional care is necessary. When eye color changes occur due to injury or are sudden, seek a doctor’s care. Sometimes the condition can be severe.
A few celebrities are known to have two different colored eyes include David Bowie, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour, and Mila Kunis.


The eyes are the windows to the soul. Do you know anyone with differing eye colors? Those who have two different eye colors, share your fascinating eyes. Post on social media using #DifferentColoredEyesDay.


Jeanne Quinn of B Able, Inc. founded National Different Colored Eyes Day to raise awareness and to celebrate the unique qualities of those with different colored eyes. Depending on the degree of heterochromia, many may go through life with little to no effect. Still, others may have complications from a confusing condition that has impacted them all their life. Perhaps they never had any answers, but their eye colors always held the clue.