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Friday, August 13, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ First US Woman Doctor ~ Broccoli Tots ~ Patrick Reardon ~ International Left Handers Day


Good 67º gloomy super dark smokey morning. 
Yesterday we stayed super smokey and topped at 102º.


Picture of the Day 😁

Interesting about the first US woman doctor...


Born in Bristol, England, Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) left in 1832 with her family and emigrated to the United States when he father Samuel lost the family’s most profitable sugar refinery to a fire.

Blackwell was initially uninterested in a career in medicine, especially after her schoolteacher brought in a bull's eye to use as a teaching tool. Therefore, she became a schoolteacher in order to support her family. This occupation was seen as suitable for women during the 1800s; however, she soon found it unsuitable for her. Blackwell's interest in medicine was sparked after a friend fell ill and remarked that, had a female doctor cared for her, she might not have suffered so much. Blackwell began applying to medical schools and immediately began to endure the prejudice against her sex that would persist throughout her career. She was rejected from each medical school she applied to, except Geneva Medical College, currently known as State University of New York Upstate Medical University, in which the male students voted for Blackwell's acceptance. Thus, in 1847, Blackwell became the first woman to attend medical school in the United States.

Her application for admission to study medicine would normally be considered by the Dean and faculty, usually responsible for evaluating an applicant for matriculation. They were not able to make a decision and put the issue up to a vote by the 150 male students of the class with the stipulation that if one student objected, Blackwell would be turned away. The young men voted unanimously to accept her.

On January 23, 1849, she was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S.

Blackwell also founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children with her sister Emily Blackwell in 1857, and began giving lectures to female audiences on the importance of educating girls. She also played a significant role during the American Civil War by organizing nurses. Emily Blackwell (1826-1910) who was the second woman to earn a medical degree at what is now Case Western Reserve University.

Her life and legacy as well as her contributions are celebrated yet today with the establishment of the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal awarded annually to a female physician who has demonstrated “outstanding service to humankind.”


If you want to read a whole lot more about Elizabeth Blackwell, go here:


From Mr. Food


Potato tots are great, but they're not the best idea for anyone following a diabetic diet. That's why we came up with a healthier version using broccoli. Our Broccoli Tots are perfect for snacking on or for serving alongside any of your favorite main dishes.


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place broccoli in boiling water and blanch 2 minutes; drain well.
  2. Finely chop broccoli and place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Shape about a heaping tablespoon of broccoli mixture into "tater tot" shape and place on baking sheet. Repeat until all mixture is used.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Special day today, buddy/pal/friend of mine, and hubby of the awesome Alice, Patrick Reardon (LASD ret) is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPECIAL FRIEND! xo

.... and when Pat was a young Deputy!

Historically this date.....
1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.    LOL, "BAMS" ! (for those of you who don't know... it stands for Broad Assed Marines!  If that is the case then female deputies should be called "BADS" !!!)

1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy aticker tape parade in New York, New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, California, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.

2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.

And births this date include...
1860 – Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)


1895 – Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)

1912 – Ben Hogan, American golfer (d. 1997)

1920 – Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)

1926 – Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba (d.2016)

1929 – Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor (d.2016)

1930 – Don Ho, American singer and pianist (d. 2007) you realize that if Ho Chi Minh had married Don Ho he would have been Ho Ho!

All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

International Left Handers Day on August 13th recognizes all those individuals who have mastered using their left hand in a right-handed world. We take our hats off to you – left-handed!
Approximately 10% of the population are southpaws. Scientists don’t know why a person develops left-handedness. But it’s more likely a child will be left-handed if one parent is a lefty, too. Parents of left-handed children used to force them to use their right hands. In the eyes of right-handers, the predominant use of the left hand seemed evil. Parents feared their communities would shun their children. While we accept left-handedness more readily than days gone by, its occurrence hasn’t increased. 
Famous Lefties
Many lefties seek to blend in because they will stand out soon enough. Their unique quality makes them feel awkward. They bump elbows or seem like a klutz. However, in a world designed for the right-handed, those who are other dominant adapt quite well. For example, eight United States presidents were left-handed, including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Would the Sistine Chapel and the Mona Lisa stand the test of time if Michaelangelo and Leonardo de Vinci had been right-handed?
Uncommon Individual
Left Handers Day recognizes the uncommon individual who throws, catches, writes, and uses a fork with their left-hand. They view the world just a little differently, too. At a restaurant, they seek out the seat that will place their dominant elbow on the outside of the booth. Right-handed athletes groan a bit when the southpaw shows up as an opponent on the roster. They present a challenge right-handers aren’t always sure how to handle due to lack of practice. And yet, lefties square off against righties all the time.
Don’t be shy on Left-Handers Day. Show the world how brilliant and unique you are!



International Left Handers Day was founded in 1992 in the United Kingdom. Because of the popularity of this observation in the United States, the Registrar at National Day Calendar added the day to its list of national days.