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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ Strange City 'Hell for Certain' ~ Chicken Salad Bake ~ Tom and Adele Graves ~ National Coast Guard Day


Good 58º dark smokey morning. 
Yesterday and today we are covered in smoke from the California fires which is blowing north..... no blue sky! It's gloomy and depressing. :(
Today is even worse....

Picture of the Day ... perfectly timed

Interesting about strange city names....

Hell for Certain is an unincorporated community in Leslie CountyKentuckyUnited States. Also known as Dryhill, the community is 7 miles north of the small town of Hyden. The place became known as Hell for Certain because it is located near a creek of the same name.

A mission church sits at the mouth of Hell for Certain Creek at the Middle Fork Kentucky River. The church was started in the early 1950s by the late Miss Evelyn Fuqua, who was a licensed minister in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.

The area has been extensively mined for coal. The Geological Society of America has borrowed "Hell for Certain" as a name for the tonstein (hard rock) located in the area and throughout the Appalachian basin.

The Bluegrass Brewing Company of Louisville named one of their beers after Hell for Certain.

From Mr. Food


Get ready for a true Southern favorite we like to call our Chicken Salad Bake. Discovered in an old cookbook, this recipe combines the best of old-fashioned flavor and comfort in one casserole dish. Take this dish on a picnic or send it to a potluck; no matter where you serve it, this is a dish you can be proud of.


  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar chopped pimientos
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup (3-ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup crushed potato chips


  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, onion, pimientos, soup, and mayonnaise; mix well and pour into an 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and potato chips.
  3. Bake 20 minutes, or until heated through.


Special Anniversary today, high school pal Adele aka Del (Easton) and her hubby Tom Graves are celebrating #56 today. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!

Historically this date.....
1892 – The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.

1944 – The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.

1987 – The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues "fairly". WHAAA???

1993 – A federal judge sentences Los Angeles Police Department officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights.

Births this date include....

1901 – Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (d. 1971)

1944 – Richard Belzer, American actor and comedian

1955 – Billy Bob Thornton, American actor and writer
....with wife #6!


1962 – Roger Clemens, American baseball player
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Coast Guard Day on August 4th celebrates and honors the courageous work of the service members of Coast Guard. 

The United States Coast Guard is one of the six US Armed Forces. While this maritime service is a branch of the military, they are a multi-missioned service. During peacetime, it operates under the Department of Homeland Security. However, their responsibilities can be transferred to the US Navy by the President of the United States any time deemed necessary, or by Congress during war times.

Always ready, The United States Coast Guard’s official motto in Latin reads Semper Paratus.

Since 1790, the Coast Guard’s missions have changed. As the nation and the military services grew, maritime needs evolved. In 1917, the first Coast Guard aviators graduated from Pensacola Naval Aviation Training School. Today, aviation is a large part of the Coast Guard’s security, enforcement, and defense readiness.

Always ready to protect our shores and waterways, the Coast Guard provides more than search and rescue. They are a large part of the nation’s navigation system and Marine Environmental Protection.

When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of America, the US Coast Guard saved over 33,500 lives. Their maritime efforts rescued an estimated 24,000 lives from peril in severely dangerous conditions.

Since 1790, service members have been at the ready to provide support whatever the mission. Their commitment continues today. 


The United States Coast Guard traces its founding to an act of Congress on August 4, 1790.  The Coast Guard consisted of 10 vessels that carried out the enforcement of various trade and humanitarian duties.