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Monday, May 1, 2017

~ May Day ~ Gloom Then Sun ~ Chicken Kiev ~ Old Things ~ Leta Baertschiger ~

Good 38º clear sunny morning! HAPPY MAY DAY!

 Can you believe it's May already???

Yesterday morning the gloom was depressing.
(That black spot in the sky is a goose flying by)

Although, the rain still abated, so I got out the riding lawnmower and then we had SUN!!!
I mowed the front yard, while the two geese sat on the barn roof honking at me the whole time!, picked up some tree fall. That was it, the back was screamin'. Had a pretty pile of flowers that had to be mowed.... pretty, wish they had grown in the garden, not the grass!

Dude was happy I was out and he kept an eye on me.....

 We warmed to 73º. Nice!

Boy, that sunshine certainly does a lot for improving your mood. The gloom had gotten everyone depressed! 

Historically this date..........
1328 – Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton – theKingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
This is why Scottish Games are always played this time of year.... on this past weekend.

1785 – Kamehameha I, the king of Hawaiʻi, defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.

1884 – Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.

1915 – The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her two hundred and second, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives, including 128 Americans, rousing American sentiment against Germany.

1930 – The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named. 

1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City 

1945 – World War II: Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children are murdered by Magda by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouths.

1948 – The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is established, with Kim Il-sung as leader.

1956 – The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.

1960 – Cold WarU-2 incident – Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.

1961 – The Prime Minister of CubaFidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.

1991 – Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics steals his 939th base, making him the all-time leader in this category. However, his accomplishment is overshadowed later that evening by Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers, when he pitches his seventh career no-hitter, breaking his own record.

2007 – The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.

2011 – Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Due to the time difference between the United States and Pakistan, bin Laden was actually killed on May 2.

And births this date include...
1852 – Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman (d. 1903)

1916 – Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (d. 2006)

1925 – Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (d.2013)
     Darn! He was so cute when he was young!

1967 – Tim McGraw, American singer and actor

Later for dinner I baked an Omaha Steaks Chicken Kiev and a stuffed baked potato...

Olive oil mayonnaise with cracked pepper was the dipping sauce.

A friend sent an email with a lot photos of  "old stuff" and I found the ones I have...

I have one of these egg slicers... somewhere!

Here's my cracker tin, grater, butter slicer, and peeler................

I had a great long talk with my pal Karen aka Sugar Bear. Her daughter in law lost her life a couple weeks ago after being hit by a semi on I-5.

The service was on Saturday. Karen's son is an Oregon State Senator. All of the Senators attended as well as Congressman Walden and the Oregon Governor Kate Brown. RIP Leta. Love and good thoughts to your Herman and sons. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 1st
National Chocolate Parfait Day

  1. Dark chocolate has more antioxidants than green tea and just as many as blueberries.
  2. White chocolate really isn’t chocolate. It’s made from cocoa butter, the substance you get by pressing cocoa beans. Cocoa butter is absent of the cocoa solids used to make chocolate.
  3. Chocolate was consumed by the ancient Aztecs as a frothy beverage, somewhat like hot chocolate we drink today.
  4. Chocolate comes from a plant, called Theobroma cacao, which translates “Food of the Gods”.
  5. Eating chocolate can also reduce the symptoms of stress.
Parfait is the French word for 'perfect'. It is the original French sundae. It was made with a custard base ice cream flavored with fruit purée and whipped with a lot of air to a delicate texture. Ice cream was not scooped, but pre-frozen in individual serving containers, typically the long tapered parfait glasses. In America a parfait became a particular type of sundae, different from the French one. An American parfait layers syrup and other garnishes between layers of ice cream, instead of adding them all on top.