Today's Front Porch





As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the
need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and
that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
~ Emmanuel Teney

The world uses physical and material measures to judge a person's worth.
Yet, the true measure of those we love and respect
is not counted by looks or possessions.
It is a combination of the quirky and the kind
and the uncommon way they do and say things
that make them unique and dear to us.

~ Unknown













 Mushroom AuGratin

1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sour cream
1 T flour
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Saute mushrooms in butter. Place in baking dish.
 Mix sour cream, flour and cheese.

Pour over mushrooms and bake at 350
degrees until hot and bubbly.
Makes enough for 2.






Arapahoe became the first American ship to use the S.O.S. distress signal.


The first inmates arrived at the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.


King Hussein of Jordan ascended the throne after his father had been declared mentally unfit.


More than seven years of fighting in Indochina formerly ended with the cessation of French control.


Abstract artist Jackson Pollock died in an automobile accident.


Chad gained its independence from France.


Following the arrest of a young black motorist, the predominately black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupted in riots that lasted six days and left 34 dead.


Charles Taylor, president of Liberia, formally relinquished his office to Moses Blah and left for Nigeria.

Read more: This Day in History: August 11 —






Picnic stains?

Saturate grass stains on cotton with

rubbing alcohol, let stand for

10 minutes, and launder as usual.

Perseid Meteor

Perfect moonless conditions prevail for the great Perseid meteor shower on the night of the 12th and three planets align. Click here for Sky Watch.

From the Old Farmer's Almanac













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by Frankie Avalon


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