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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Sears & Roebuck ~ Miracle Pasta ~National Milk Chocolate Day


Good 61º scattered clouds morning. 
Yesterday the rain started, just drizzling, but at least it was raining on and off!!
We topped at 76º.
Picture of the Day .... perfect timing

Interesting about Sears and Roebuck.....

 In 1886, Richard W. Sears founded the "R.W. Sears Watch Company" in Minneapolis to sell watches by mail order. He relocated his business to Chicago in 1887 and partnered with Alvah C. Roebuck, a watchmaker from Indiana to establish a successful mail-order catalog for their watch company. In 1893, they renamed the company to Sears, Roebuck, and Co. and began to diversify the product lines offered in their catalogs, then began opening retail locations in 1925, the first in Chicago, Illinois.
Through the 1980s, Sears was the largest retailer in the United States. In 2005 the company was bought by the management of the American big box chain Kmart, which formed Sears Holdings on completion of the merger. Sears grew into one of the nation’s largest corporations, redefining 
the American shopping experience in the process.
 In 2018, it was the 31st-largest. After several years of declining sales, Sears's parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on October 15, 2018. It announced on January 16, 2019, that it had won its bankruptcy auction, and that a reduced number of 425 stores would remain open, including 223 Sears stores.
This is the Sears that is permanently closed in Grants Pass Oregon...

The Willis Tower (formerly known as and commonly referred to as the Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1,450-foot skyscraper in Chicago. The tower has 108 stories as counted by standard methods, though the building's owners count the main roof as 109 and the mechanical penthouse roof as 110. At completion in 1974, it surpassed the World Trade Center in New York City to become the tallest building in the world, a title that it held for nearly 25 years; it was also the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere for 41 years, until the new One World Trade Center surpassed it in 2013.
If you would like to read a whole lot more about Sears, go here:

From Mr. Food


What makes this dish such a miracle? The fact that it couldn't be any easier to make, that's what! If you can boil water, then you can make Miracle Pasta, and that's no exaggeration! All you need is 20 minutes, and you've got a delicious dinner ready to go!


  • 12 ounces linguine pasta, uncooked, broken in half
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling


  1. In a soup pot, place linguine, tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Pour in chicken broth and sprinkle with oregano, crushed red pepper, and salt. Drizzle top with oil and cover.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes, or until liquid is almost gone. Stir in basil and serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.


Historically this date....
1945 – A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th    floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

1965 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

And births this date include...

1901 – Rudy Vallee, American entertainer (d. 1986)

1929 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)

1948 – Sally Struthers, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On July 28th dive into the ever-popular National Milk Chocolate Day. When it comes to chocolate, this sweet easily pleases.
On average, we recognize three chocolate holidays a month. Interestingly, July celebrates chocolate as often as February.
Solid chocolate, when combined with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk, is known as milk chocolate. While candy bar makers use milk chocolate to make their most popular candy bars, the treat isn’t the healthiest of the chocolates. Dark chocolate takes home the honors for nutrition. With added sugar and fat, milk chocolate packs on the calories. Add to that, milk chocolate’s popularity in baked goods, and the calorie count keeps going up. Don’t forget, we add it to specialty coffee drinks and other beverages, too.
In fact, we’ve been adding milk to chocolate beverages since the mid-17th century. But, in 1875 Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate by mixing a powdered milk developed by Henri Nestlé with the liquor. It’s been milk chocolate bliss ever since.
Since the days are heating up, melt that chocolate down. Drizzle it on some ice cream or mix it into some popcorn. Nobody said this holiday would be difficult.


Enjoy your favorite milk chocolate. Create a special treat with one of these recipes:


According to our research, the National Confectioners Association created National Milk Chocolate Day.