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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cleveland's ML Baseball Team ~ Zucchini Squares ~ National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day


Good 41º smokey morning. 
Yesterday we started with smoke and an air quality warning... we topped at 89º.
Soon my mountain was completely hidden by the smoke...

Picture of the Day

Interesting about Cleveland's baseball team names...

The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. Since 1994, they have played at Progressive Field. The team's spring training facility is at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. Since their establishment as a Major League franchise in 1901, the team has won 10 Central division titles, six American League pennants, and two World Series championships, (in 1920 and 1948). The team's World Series championship drought since 1948 is the longest active among all 30 current Major League teams.
The name "Indians" originated from a request by club owner Charles Somers to baseball writers to choose a new name to replace "Cleveland Naps" following the departure of Nap Lajoie after the 1914 season. It was a revival of the nickname that fans gave to the Cleveland Spiders while Louis Sockalexis, a Native American, was playing for the team. Common nicknames for the Indians include the "Tribe" and the "Wahoos", the latter referencing their former logo, Chief Wahoo. The team's mascot is named "Slider."
The franchise originated in 1894 as the Grand Rapids Rustlers, a minor league team in the Western League. The team relocated to Cleveland in 1900 and was renamed the Cleveland Lake Shores. The Western League itself was renamed the American League while continuing its minor league status. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the major league incarnation of the club was founded in Cleveland in 1901. Originally called the Cleveland Bluebirds, the team played in League Park until moving permanently to Cleveland Stadium in 1946. From August 24 to September 14, 2017, the Indians won 22 consecutive games, the longest winning streak in American League history.
The team will cease using the name "Indians" following the 2021 baseball season, after which they will change their name to the Cleveland Guardians. The team's new name references the Guardians of Traffic, eight monolithic 1932 Art Deco sculptures by Henry Hering gracing the city's Hope Memorial Bridge, which is adjacent to Progressive Field.

The 1920 Indians, who won the first World Series Championship in team history.

The primary home uniform is white with navy blue piping around each sleeve. Across the front of the jersey in script font is the word "Indians" in red with a navy blue outline, with navy blue undershirts, belts, and socks.

The alternate home jersey is red with a navy blue script "Indians" trimmed in white on the front, and navy blue piping on the sleeves, with navy blue undershirts, belts, and socks.

The home cap is navy blue with a red bill and features a red block "C" on the front.

The primary road uniform is gray, with "Cleveland" in navy blue block letters trimmed in red across the front of the jersey, navy blue piping around the sleeves, and navy blue undershirts, belts, and socks.

The alternate road jersey is navy blue with "Cleveland" in red block letters trimmed in white on the front of the jersey, and navy blue undershirts, belts, and socks.

The road cap is similar to the home cap, with the only difference being the bill is navy blue.

From Mr. Food


Whether you grow zucchini in your garden, or you're picking it up from the store, this is the game-changing zucchini recipe you need! Our recipe for Zucchini Squares is a baked zucchini dish that's made with grated cheese, lots of seasonings, and a few other ingredients, making it one of our favorite zucchini side dishes. When you serve zucchini this way, even the pickiest of eaters will be asking for seconds of their veggies.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup biscuit baking mix
  • 3 cups grated zucchini


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, then add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until set in center. Let cool 5 minutes, then cut into squares.


**If you have the time, give this extra zip by using chopped fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.
Historically this date......
1914 – The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
.... interesting read, click on "passenger pigeon".


1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 13,000 miles.

And births this date include...
1922 – Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007) 

1928 – George Maharis, American actor

1939 – Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedian

1946 – Barry Gibb, English singer (Bee Gees)

1950 – Phil McGraw, American talk show host

1961 – Christopher Ferguson, American astronaut
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day on September 1st recognizes words which do not rhyme with any other words in the English language.
While September celebrates many random and capricious days, this observance focuses on specific words. Words that don’t rhyme with any other word are called refractory rhymes. Poets reason that avoiding these words helps keep their poetry consistent. However, refractory words only interrupt poems where rhyme and reason matter.
The less fickle poet takes on these challenging words. Toss out the rhymes. Say farewell to meter. Be whimsical and playful. The Jabberwocky never stopped Lewis Carrol. Dilly dally in a world of mishmash and find a verse that fits the spirit of the day. Deliver an envelope full of words directly up the chimney. Tilt the accent one way and lilt it another until the word fits in fluttery ways.
There need be no reason, nor rhyme for that matter. Not all poems do. Then again, you could dive deep like Alexander Atkins did in 2014 and search a little bit harder for the perfect rhyme. Check out his blog that stretches the edges of the language to fill the void left by refractory rhymes.
Some un-rhymable words in the English language include:
  • Orange
  • Month
  • Silver
  • Spirit
  • Chimney
  • Purple
  • Woman
  • Ninth
  • Pint