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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ Buffalo Bills Football ~ Parmesan Potato Stacks ~ Phil & Suzanne Santisteven ~ National Dollar Day


Good 65º heavy dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday we had smoke again. More fires burning in
California. :( The Dixie fire in the north of the state destroyed the historic town of Greenville, east of Red Bluff and south east of Redding. 
By afternoon after it was windy the smoke was all gone. We topped at 102º.

Picture of the Day.... then and now... Tony Bennett 94 years old

Tony Bennett’s recognizable singing voice has graced the hearts of many generations. He’s still going strong, and even released an album with Lady Gaga in 2014, called Cheek to Cheek.
Interesting about the Buffalo Bills football team...

The City of Buffalo has a long history with pro football with several different teams before the formation of the NFL, most notably the Niagras. The "Buffalo All-Americans" joined the NFL’s first season in 1920 and competed until 1923 when the team went through two other nickname changes.

In 1946, the city held a franchise in the newly formed AAFC. The team was called the "Bisons" in the first season but was changed to the "Bills" for the other three years. The club did very well on the field and was widely supported at the gate. When the AAFC merged into the NFL in 1950, three clubs were admitted. Buffalo, however, was not one of them.

The city was livid. Buffalo had an excellent following, better attendance and their team was far superior to the third team accepted—the Colts. Suddenly, their team was regulated to the junk pile which angered team followers. Bills’ fans petitioned the NFL for inclusion into the league, then generated over 15,000 season ticket pledges and raised $175,000. Later, it was divulged that the Colts had paid the NFL Redskins a $150,000 territorial fee, and that Bills’ owner Jim Breuil had accepted a one-fourth ownership package with the four-time AAFC Champion Browns.

But the success of the AAFC Bills would ultimately set the stage for the 1960 version.

Buffalo was one of the first franchises named in the AFL. Owner Ralph Wilson was quite wealthy and had attempted to purchase a NFL expansion team, but like all the rest was repeatedly turned down. Because of the success of the AAFC Bills, it was a natural fusion with the newer rendition. The nickname originally came from the fabled Wild West showman, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

Origin Facts:

Established: 1960

Original Owner: Ralph Wilson

Original Colors: Royal blue, red & white

First Stadium: War Memorial Stadium, seating 46,500

Today's stadium...

From Mr. Food

Spruce up one of your favorite dinnertime side dishes with our recipe for Parmesan Potato Stacks. Thinly sliced potatoes are stacked high inside muffin tins before getting drenched in a seasoned cream sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. After you've baked them and set them out on everyone's dinner plates, get ready to witness their eyes light up!


  • 3 pounds (4 to 5) medium potatoes, sliced into 1/8-inch thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine potato slices, butter, salt, and pepper; toss gently until evenly coated. Stack potato slices to the top in each muffin cup.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine heavy cream, garlic, rosemary, and nutmeg and heat just until hot. Pour cream over each potato stack, filling each cup 3/4 full. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown on top. Let sit 5 minutes, then serve immediately.


**We've found that the best way to see if the potatoes are tender is to insert a knife gently into a stack.
Special anniversary today.......... Phil and Suzanne Santisteven (both LASD ret) are celebrating #20. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! ♥


Historically this date....
1908 – Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.

2008 – The 2008 Summer Olympics officially opened with the opening ceremony at National StadiumBeijingChina.

And births this date include....
1921 – Esther Williams, American actress and swimmer (d.2013)

1922 – Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)

1937 – Dustin Hoffman, American actor


1938 – Connie Stevens, American singer and actress


1949 – Keith Carradine, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Dollar Day on August 8th commemorates the day Congress established the U.S. monetary system in 1786.
In 1862, the United States printed its first dollar bill. Do you know whose face was printed there? It wasn’t George Washington. The first dollar bill featured Salmon P. Chase, President Lincoln’s Secretary of Treasury.
More Dollar Facts
Interestingly, the dollar bill in our pockets today hasn’t been changed for more than 50 years. While the $5, $10, $20, and $50 earned redesigns in recent years, the single remains unchanged. Due to counterfeiting, redesigns keep the larger currencies ahead of counterfeiters. However, the single doesn’t face attention the more significant notes see.
Above the right number 1 on the face side of the dollar, a tiny bird peeks out. Whether it’s an owl, an eagle or another such bird is uncertain. Like other embedded items in the bill’s design, it fuels many conspiracy theories.
Speaking of conspiracy theories, the pyramid on the back fuels a few. It’s part of the Great Seal of the United States. However, the truth of the pyramid represents several things. You’ll find 13 steps on the pyramid equaling the 13 original colonies. The unfinished top represents a young country growing and expanding. Finally, the Eye of Providence includes the Latin motto Annuit Coeptis, which means, “It is favorable to our undertakings.”
The number 13 is represented on the dollar bill in several places. Do you know where else?
Opposite the pyramid is an eagle. The image represents both war and peace. In the eagle’s left talon it holds arrows and in its right an olive branch. How many arrows do you think the eagle holds? If you guessed 13, you’d be right.
Above the eagle’s head, there is a cloud with a constellation. How many stars are in the constellation? Again the number 13 is represented. The eagle includes a shield 13 stripes, too.