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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ First Presidential Photograph ~ American Pasta Salad ~ Black Cat Appreciation Day


Good 59º dark cloudy morning. Predictions are for a 10 % chance of rain. 

Yesterday we topped at 104º. 
Picture of the Day ... Crazy business name!!😲

Interesting about the first photograph of a President....

A March 1843 portrait, taken in Washington, D.C., is the oldest known original photo of a U.S. president. The March 1843 daguerreotype is a photo of President John Quincy Adams. It is the earliest-known photograph taken of a United States president. The photo is now a 178-year-old piece of American history. As an invaluable document, this daguerreotype crystallizes a remarkable moment in the history of photography and American politics.

This daguerreotype beats out another surviving photograph taken just a few months later. It is one where Adams sat for a portrait in New York, NY. He later called it "hideous", as reported by the local press. That image is now in the possession of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

Adams was more than a decade removed from his presidency when he sat for the March 1843 photo. At that time leading up to the Civil War, Adams used his post in Congress to wage a largely solitary fight against the institution of slavery on the floor of the House of Representatives. He did this despite many efforts to silence him.

It was to one of his friends and allies in Congress, Vermont Representative Horace Everett that Adams gave his March 1843 photograph to, calling Everett his "kinsman" on a note in his own handwriting on the back of the picture. The photograph, showing Adams looking sternly at the camera in a wooden chair, passed through Everett's family for generations.


If you want to read more about President Adams, go here:

From Mr. Food


Here's a pasta salad that's got a little bit of everything, just like America! Our American Pasta Salad is full of yummy herbs, veggies, eggs, name it! It's great for picnics, barbecues, and everyday get-togethers.


  • 1 pound pasta (shells or twists)
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup diced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 4 or 5 scallion, finely chopped


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until tender. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, blend the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 
  3. Drain and rinse pasta and add to the mayonnaise mixture; mix well. 
  4. Add the chopped eggs, mozzarella cheese, red pepper, and scallions Mix just until combined. Serve immediately, or cover and chill for several hours or overnight to blend flavors. 


** add some bacon bits 

**Add some diced salami or pepperoni and the salad becomes a whole meal in itself.
**For flavor variations, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of dill weed or basil.
**This pasta salad is ready to eat right away, but it's even better the next day! Just store it covered, in the refrigerator, overnight. Yum!
Historically this date.....
1907 – Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, Washington, opened.
...............I loved going here!!!

1969 – Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.42 billion in damage.
1998 – Lewinsky scandalUS President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship.

2008 – American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.

And births this date include...
1786 – Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (d. 1836)


1893 – Mae West, American actress (d. 1980)

1920 – Maureen O'Hara, Irish actress and singer (d.2015)

1929 – Francis Gary Powers, American pilot (d. 1977)
1933 – Glenn Corbett, American actor (d. 1993)
   ...born in El Monte!

1943 – Robert De Niro, American actor

1960 – Sean Penn, American actor and director
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th aims to dispel all myths surrounding black cats.
Superstitions aside, cats are simply adorable, even black ones. These feline creatures in their sleek, black coats may carry an air of mystery. However, most cats do. Along with that, their ability to find mischief or to avoid you equals that of tabbys, cinnamons, gingers, calicos, whites or grays.
One black cat fact is that they are less likely to be adopted. Just like black dogs, this variety of cat gets shunned at shelters. However, black cats respond to love and attention no differently than other felines.
So, let a black cat cross your path. They aren’t witches. More than likely, adopting a black cat will help keep the mouse population down around the place. Expect the number of cuddles in your life to increase, too!
Consider adopting a black cat. Overcome your fears.
This day exists to dispel myths and fears of Black Cats.
I sure miss my Bruiser! He was a Tuxedo Cat. Black and white, like a radio car! LOL. When I worked at ELA Station, whenever a black and white animal came into the parking lot, the deputies would call them Radio Car! When I got Bruiser I thought that back east they call their radio cars "cruisers"... hmmmmm... cruiser.....bruiser! He was a sweetheart!