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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ White Pigeon Michigan ~Bacon and Egg Breakfast Grilled Cheese ~ Mike & Jennifer and Nancy/Taprock ~ National V-J Day ~ National Garage Sale Day ~ National Bowling Day

 


Good 63º smokey morning. 
 
Yesterday we topped at 101º.
 
 
Picture of the Day... hitching a ride!
 

 
Interesting about an odd named town of White Pigeon, Michigan...
 


White Pigeon is a village in St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan


The population was 1,522 at the 2010 census. The village is located within White Pigeon Township.
 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.41 square miles, of which 1.39 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. The White Pigeon River flows through the south end of town, emptying into the St. Joseph River that flows to Lake Michigan.
 
White Pigeon was incorporated by European Americans in 1837. The United States Land Office, located in downtown White Pigeon, 
is the oldest surviving U.S. Land office in the state of Michigan. Following the cession of Native American lands in this area by leaders of regional tribes, the U.S. government sold more than 250,000 acres of land in Michigan for $1.25 an acre in the 1830s to settlers of Western Michigan.
 

The town was named after the local Potawatomi chief Wahbememe, which means White Pigeon. He was buried in the town, with a memorial stone marking his grave. This gravesite is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 


According to legend, while he was at the gathering of the chiefs in Detroit, Wahbememe heard plans to attack the settlement which is now White Pigeon. The chief was a friend to the white settlers and did not want to see harm come to them, so he set out on foot and ran almost 150 miles to the settlement to warn the people. After running that long distance and giving his warning, he collapsed and soon died from exhaustion.


 

 

I published this several times
From Mr. Food


 

This doubly good breakfast sandwich combines a load of favorites all in one! Imagine starting your day off with a hearty and melty Bacon and Egg Breakfast Grilled Cheese!

 

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 teaspoons butter at room temperature, divided
  • 4 slices whole wheat or white bread
  • 2 slices slices Colby-Jack cheese
  • 4 slices full-cooked bacon

 

  1. In a small bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until blended.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat 1 teaspoon butter until hot. Pour in egg mixture. As eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with an inverted turner, forming large, soft curds. Continue cooking -- pulling, lifting, and folding eggs -- until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do NOT stir constantly. Remove from skillet.
  3. Spread remaining butter evenly on 1 side of each bread slice. Place 2 slices in skillet, buttered side down. Top evenly with scrambled eggs, cheese, and bacon. Cover with remaining bread, buttered side up.
  4. Grill sandwiches over medium heat, turning once, until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.
 
 
Historically this date...
1848 – Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.


1933 – Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres.


1935 – United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.


1974 – The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.


 


And births this date include....
1851 – Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist (d. 1887)
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m45KaEN50XU/UCp2S3zTiXI/AAAAAAAAa2Y/6g11MA_YXvo/s1600/docMA29051426-0028.jpg


1926 – Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FbLsfCvGNHo/UCp2WWPUsSI/AAAAAAAAa2g/w9P7GIEX35A/s1600/amd_aliceghostley[1]MA29051426-0029.jpg


1941 – Lynne Cheney, American political figure
....nice lady, great speaker!
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Nv_su-CJbYw/UCp2aJsFIgI/AAAAAAAAa2o/WNmRrj4G_hg/s1600/lynnMA29051426-0030.jpg


1945 – Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dFsLe_xIQtY/UCp2eR-vktI/AAAAAAAAa2w/U5WRjXTf91c/s1600/steveMA29051426-0031.jpghttps://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LIP6WPr3Zl8/UCp2fV3Ls8I/AAAAAAAAa24/xjyGkbEof64/s1600/steve2MA29051426-0032.jpg


 

1959 – Magic Johnson, American basketball player
"My boy Maashick" has put on a couple of pounds since he went from the basketball to the microphone!
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fKWObmWTofs/UCp2klcKKUI/AAAAAAAAa3A/9LyxWU7-QrQ/s1600/magicMA29051426-0033.jpghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-j3X81F2IHZE/UCp2lqK20mI/AAAAAAAAa3I/XwpejnmVg4M/s1600/magic2MA29051426-0034.jpg



1969 – Tracy Caldwell, American astronaut
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HhQG0XKXCaE/UCp24Qo3u-I/AAAAAAAAa3Q/6haJDkkZMz0/s1600/tracyMA29051426-0035.jpghttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1BdI9N8phOc/UCp25zs3IpI/AAAAAAAAa3Y/DnlSYlCfXHY/s1600/tracy2MA29051426-0036.jpg


 
1987 – Tim Tebow, American football player and winner of 2007 Heisman trophy. Was quarterback for several teams and now playing major league baseball for the NY Mets!
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-A6h_A-IchG4/UCp2-5LbdFI/AAAAAAAAa3g/1mkODl_yTWM/s1600/timMA29051426-0037.jpg
 


 Yesterday I had lunch at Taprock Northwest Grill
in Grants Pass with my friends Mike and Jennifer and Nancy. 
                     ^L-R Mike, Nancy, Jennifer
Nancy's Dave couldn't join us. We had a good time, chatting a lot since this virus it's been a long time. 
Because of the smoke, we ate inside. I love this place in the good weather to eat out on the deck!
 

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

National V-J Day on August 14th commemorates the day in 1945 when news broke around the world the Imperial Government of Japan would surrender ending a long a grueling world war. In Europe, the date was August 15 due to the time zone, but regardless, the celebrations that broke out were no less zealous.
Since 1939, the entire world had been enduring the strife of war. The first rumblings began in 1937 but by the end of 1941, the United States would join the war they had vowed remain out of. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7th, 1941, the United States declared war and fully supported all fronts.
Throughout the war effort, military personnel and civilians stood together to make the next 4 years a united effort. Victory in Japan and the rest of the globe was a final goal.

NATIONAL VJ DAY HISTORY

In the United States, President Harry S. Truman announced the victory in a press conference at the White House later that day. The peace treaty was officially signed on September 2, 1945. A year later on August 2nd, Truman signed a proclamation declaring August 14, 1946, as Victory Day.
Today is also....

National Garage Sale Day on the second Saturday in August recognizes the perfect time to sell good but used items. Set up the tables and price your things, or head out around the neighborhood looking for great deals.
It's also.....
On the second Saturday in August, National Bowling day encourages everyone to set up the pins and throw strikes!