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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gloom ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Downed Tree ~ Picture of the Day ~ Salmon Patties ~ Dave Dodge ~ Macaroon Day

Good 50º dark cloudy morning.
No rain predicted. 
Happy Throw Back Thursday.......
17 years ago we had a downed tree and Jerry cut it up!

Mike is still working on my recent downed tree.... still lots to do...
Picture of the Day....
Easy Yummy Salmon Patties
  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans red salmon, drained and flaked (skin and bones discarded)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except oil; mix well and form into 6 equal-sized patties.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Cook patties in batches for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.
Here's an easy dill sauce to serve with these patties: In a small bowl, combine 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon dried dill weed. Mix well and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

A special birthday today, my Kristen and Brian's cousin David Dodge is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!!

Historically this date.......
526 – A devastating earthquake strikes AntiochTurkey, killing 250,000.
... unbelievable!

1935 – A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.

1970 – The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed

...Obviously not a good day for earthquakes!


And births this date include..
1930 – Clint Eastwood, American film director and actor
"I know what you're thinking. Did I fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" Love it love it love it!!!!


1934 – Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)

1943 – Sharon Gless, American actress


1943 – Joe Namath, American football player


1949 – Tom Berenger, American actor


1965 – Brooke Shields, American actress and supermodel
Later dinner was a salmon filet sauteéd in butter with mushrooms and broccoli. 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Each year on May 31, National Macaroon Day is observed.  This day celebrates the macaroon, a small coconut cookie.
The coconut macaroon is most commonly found in the United States. Most varieties of coconut macaroons are dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate.  Almonds, pecans, cashews or other nuts are sometimes added to the cookie.
Following are two macaroon recipes for you to try and enjoy!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Clouds ~ Deer & Turkey ~ Max The Rescued Dog ~ Melanie Griffith ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cornbread Jalapeño Muffins ~ Mint Julep Day

Good 40º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we got clouds, and it was breezy and cool. One day it's 90º and the next it's in the 60ºs ....   and by the end of the day we were in the mid 70ºs. 

A couple of deer out early, with a turkey watching them....

My friend Cathy has rescued a dog, Max, from Honduras. He was flown to California on 5-25. He is 6 months old. He had his right rear leg amputated recently. Cathy said he is the SWEETEST!! He does have that face!

I was watching Hawaii 5-0, rerun from 2014. Danny, who is played by Scott Caan, had his mother visiting. She was sooooo odd. For the life of me I couldn't figure out who she was in real life. I looked it up and lo and behold it was Melanie Griffith. OMGOSH. She has so changed!!!

Her life has been nuts.... 4 husbands, drugs, alcohol, nudity. Here's her bio:
Photo of the Day
Photobombed by the dog........

From Kevin the Closet Cook....
Cornbread Jalapeño Muffins

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled (omit for vegetarian)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into 12 cubes
  1. Mix the buttermilk, butter, eggs and honey and mix in the mixture of the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, until just combined, before mixing in the cheddar, bacon and jalapeno peppers.
  2. Fill half of each hole in a greased, regular sized, 12 muffin, muffin pan, with the batter, top with the cream cheese, followed by the remaining batter and optionally a slice of jalapeno.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350º oven until a toothpick pushed into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.

Option: Top the muffins with jalapeno slices.
Historically this date......
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.
1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery
1998 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
2005– American student Natalee Holloway disappears while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and caused a media sensation in the United States.
2013 – Nigeria passes a law banning same-sex
And births this date include....
1927 – Clint Walker, American actor (d.5-21-2018)
... he sure WAS a hunk!
1936 – Keir Dullea, American actor
1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
.... WOW, she's sure still got IT~
1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
.... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.

1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, astronaut

1964 – Wynonna Judd, American country singer

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Mint Julep Day is observed annually on May 30.  Each year, people around the country gather for a glass of mint julep! This refreshing southern classic is a traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby.
A classic mint julep is made with a mint leaf, bourbon, sugar and water. In the Southern states, where mint julep is more associated with the cuisine, spearmint is the mint of choice. Preparation of the drink may vary from one bartender to another.
  • It is believed that the mint julep originated in the southern United States sometime during the 18th century.
  • The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine.
  • During the 19th century, Americans also enjoyed a gin-based julep.
  • Each year almost 120,000 mint juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.
  • May 2008 – Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass (6-foot  tall).

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Full Moon ~ F-15 Flyover ~ Deer ~ Neighbor Gerard ~ Wine Holder Picture of the Day ~ Mules ~ BLT Macaroni Salad ~ Crank Calls ~ Greg Walden ~ National Paper Clip Day

Good 48º clear sunny morning. Yesterday we topped at 90º! 
Full Moon out there. Be careful today~!!!!

Yesterday I had a few invites to go places, but decided to stay safely at home. The F-15 flyover scheduled for noon over Rogue River and Grants Pass came by here. They were quite high, but they came around here twice.

Their total time in the air around Rogue River and Grants Pass was 15 minutes.

 Dude was enjoying the sunshine....

There was this deer munching on the grapevines. Hard to get a picture without scaring her, taken through the dining room window...
My neighbor Gerard was up in his pasture cutting up one of his trees that had fallen during the storm Thursday....

Picture of the Day
Shared by pal, Carol Nasca (Wilsonite!)
A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jackass) and a female horse (mare). Horses and donkeys are different species, with different numbers of chromosomes. The less-frequent cross between a female ass and a male horse (stallion) results in a hinny, which is smaller than a mule. Mules are reputed to be more patient, hardy and long-lived than horses, and are described as less obstinate and more intelligent than donkeys. Mules are used today in many parts of the world because of their ability to withstand hardships and perform work under conditions too severe for many other pack animals.
From Mr. Food.....
Okay, so you won't find any lettuce in this BLT Macaroni Salad, but we have put in extra-green and flavorful baby spinach. We think it gives this macaroni salad recipe a tasty new twist! Serve it to your gang and see how much they'll love it!

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; mix well, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.


*You may need to add a little extra mayo before serving, if it's a bit drier than you like after refrigeration.
Historically this date....
1886 – The Pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in The Atlanta Journal.

1942 – Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recordIrving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history.

1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.

1988 – The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

2004 – The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.


And births this date include...
1903 – Bob Hope, English-American comedian and actor (d. 2003)

1917 – John F. Kennedy, American politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)

1939 – Al Unser, American race car driver

1955 – John Hinckley, Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan

I had a call yesterday from a "toll free" number and the message left was "your computer has expired. you need to call 1-888 blah blah to renew your computer." Do people really believe this stuff????? Wonder what they would have told me how much I had to pay to renew! This crap never ends!!!

When I picked up my mail the other day, this letter was there from our US Congressman, Greg Walden. Such a great guy!!! Wow, thanking me for putting up a campaign sign! He has done so much for the State of Oregon and for Veterans! Thank you, Greg!!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Paperclip Day is observed each year on May 29.  Yes, even the paperclip has its own day of honor. It is about that well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and helps keep us organized.
While there are much earlier claims to the invention of the paperclip, according to the Early Office Museum, the first patent for a “bent wire paper clip” was presented to Samuel B. Fay in the United States in 1867.   The original intention of Fay’s clip was to attach tickets to fabric. However, U.S. patent 64,088 recognized that it could also be used to attach papers together.
There were as many as 50 others that received patents for similar designs prior to 1899. One other notable name receiving a patent for his paperclip design in the United States was Erlman J. Wright in 1877.  At that time, his clip was advertised for use in fastening newspapers.
The Gem paperclip, which was most likely in production in Britain in the early 1870s by The Gem Manufacturing Company, was never patented.  It is the most common type of wire paper clip and is still in use today.  It was introduced to the United States around 1892 and in 1904, Cushman & Denison registered a trademark for the “Gem” name in connection with paper clips.  Paperclips are still sometimes called “Gem clips.”
Today, paperclips come in various sizes, shapes and colors and can make your paperwork look more fun and lively.
Paperclips are not just for holding papers together. There are many other things that you can do with them!
  • Replace a zipper tab
  • Unclog a spray bottle
  • Unclog a single serve coffee maker
  • Hem holder
  • Emergency hooks for broken necklaces
The Paper Clip Project
During World War II this small, universal office supply provided a visual method of protest at a time when any outward signs of objection could be dangerous, even in familiar company.
Early in the war, Norwegians were particularly persistent in their development of symbols. The paper clip represented “sticking together” for a time until the Nazis caught on and banned the wearing of paper clips.
According to a March 5, 1941, Provo, Utah newspaper article (The Daily Herald), the Norwegians switched to new symbols as quickly as the bans could be issued.
In 1998, a group of middle school students led by language arts teacher Sandra Roberts and associate principal David Smith began a project through a Holocaust education class. The voluntary after-school class, Whitwell Middle School principal Linda Hooper’s idea, would be the foundation for developing tolerance and diversity.

Inspired by the story of the protesting Norwegians and their paper clips, the students began to collect six million paper clips – one paper clip representing one Jew who perished during the Holocaust. Adults today still wrestle with how the Holocaust could occur. Imagine middle school students trying understand the magnitude of such an event on humanity.
The Paper Clip Project gained international attention and by 2001 the students collected more than 30 million paper clips. The school dedicated a Children’s Holocaust Memorial which displays an authentic German railcar filled with a portion of the paper clips.
For more information on this inspiring story, the book and film that followed visit