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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Weather ~ The Month of August ~ Picture of the Day ~ Indiana ~ Lemon Glacier Bars ~ National American Family Day ~ National Sister's Day ~ National Girlfriend's Day

 


Good 63º scattered clouds morning. 
 
Yesterday started dark, cloudy, and gloomy. Pretty uncomfortable as it topped at 110º!
 
 


August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, with March being the first month of the year. About 700 BC, it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 46 BC, giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.
 
In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. Numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome.
 
Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids take place in August, with the dates varying each year. The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 10 and ends at around August 10, and the Southern Delta Aquariids take place from mid-July to mid-August, with the peak usually around July 28–29. The Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 and August 24, with the days of the peak varying yearly. The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • The Western zodiac signs for the month of August are Leo (until August 21) and Virgo (from August 22 onwards).
 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day ... then and now ... Julie Andrews 85
 

Dame Julie Andrews portrayed so many iconic roles over the years that it’s hard to keep track! Some of the most notable include The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. In 2018 she played Karathen in Aquaman, and is set to voice Marlena in Minions: The Rise of Gru. She’s certainly shown no signs of slowing down, and to be honest, we’re very okay with this. If you want to read a lot more about Julie, go here:


 
 
Interesting about Indiana...

The first long-distance auto race in the U. S. was held May 30, 1911, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner averaged 75 miles an hour and won a 1st place prize of $14,000. Today the average speed is over 167 miles an hour and the prize is more than $1.2 million. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the site of the greatest spectacle in sports, the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis 500 is held every Memorial Day weekend in the Hoosier capital city. The race is 200 laps or 500 miles long.


Some of the most famous movies filmed in Indiana are Hoosiers (Gene Hackman), Rudy (Sean Astin), and A League of Their Own (Tom Hanks, Gina Davis & Madonna).
 
Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.

The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871.
 
 
James Dean, a popular movie star of the 1950s in such movies as “East of Eden” and “Rebel without a Cause”, was born February 8, 1941, in Marion. He died in an auto crash at age 24.

True to its motto, “Cross Roads of America” Indiana has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state. The Indiana state Motto, can be traced back to the early 1800s. In the early years river traffic, especially along the Ohio, was a major means of transportation. The National Road, a major westward route, and the north-south Michigan Road crossed in Indianapolis. Today more major highways intersect in Indiana than in any other state.
 
Although Indiana means, “Land of the Indians” there are fewer than 8,000 Native Americans living in the state today.
 
At one time Studebaker Company of South Bend was the nation’s largest producer of horse-drawn wagons. It later developed into a multimillion-dollar automobile manufacturer.
 
Indianapolis grocer Gilbert Van Camp discovered his customers enjoyed an old family recipe for pork and beans in tomato sauce. He opened up a canning company and Van Camp’s Pork and Beans became an American staple.

 
The Saturday Evening Post is published in Indianapolis.

 
People from Indiana are known as Hoosiers or sometimes Indianians. Hoosier is also Indiana’s official state nickname too!


 
 
From Mr. Food...
 

Every time we make these Lemon Glacier Bars in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen, they seem to disappear in seconds! If your crew loves them as much as we do, and we know they will, they won't stick around very long... give them a try and see for yourself!

 

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.  In a large mixing bowl,  combine cake mix, 1 egg, and oil ; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup cake mixture for topping. Press remaining cake mixture into an ungreased 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Bake 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. Beat cream cheese at medium speed until creamy; add sugar, remaining egg, and lemon juice, beating until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture over baked crust; sprinkle with reserved cake mixture.
  4. Bake, uncovered, an additional 20 to 22 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool slightly; cover and chill. Cut into bars before serving.

 


 
 
Historically this date....
1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

 
1957 – The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command(NORAD).
 
1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.




2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.


 
And births this date include..
1779 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter of the U.S. National anthem (d. 1843)
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1933 – Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian (d. 2009)
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All I know. Nuff said. Hope you have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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