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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sun/Heat ~ Red Hot Pokers ~ Mother's Day ~ Pictures of the Day ~ Steve Geon's Travels ~ Broccoli Cornbread Mini Muffins ~ Socks From Ike ~ Shrimp Spring Rolls

Good 44º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday was sunny and clear and beautiful all day. We rose to 77º. Predictions were for 83º or 84º. Didn't quite make it. 

My Red Hot Pokers are coming up......
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of you moms! My mother, Margaret, is in my heart and missed. 

She was a super lady. My daughter Kristen is the greatest mom! So is my daughter-in-love, Jen!

Here are "pictures" of the day....
Narnia, is a British short hair cat with extremely rare two-toned fur.  Born on the 28th May 2017, Narnia immediately stood out from the rest of her litter with her unique features. Her breeder, Stephanie Jimenez, fell in love with her as soon as she saw her and decided to keep her as her own.

High school pal, Steve Geon (LAPD ret) is traveling in Spain right now...
He just sent me this photo of the "NARROW" streets in Arcos. Wow, that would be a challenge!

These savory, cheesy, mini muffins bake up in no time at all, making them the perfect last-minute appetizer or side dish. You may have to bake up a couple of batches though, because these Broccoli Cornbread Mini Muffins will be popular
  • 1 (8-1/2-ounce) package corn muffin mix
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375º.
Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine muffin mix, broccoli, cheese, and onion; mix well. Add eggs and butter to broccoli mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into mini muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes before removing from pans.
Historically this date
1846 – Mexican–American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.
1861 – American Civil War: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a "proclamation of neutrality" which recognizes the Confederacy as having belligerent rights.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Resaca: The battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta.
1865 – American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch: In far south Texas, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory
1913 – Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft.
1958 – Ben Carlin becomes the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey.
1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
And births this date include...
1588 – Ole Worm, Danish physician (d. 1654)
 He had 3 sons, one was 'Inch', 'Tape', and one was 'Wiggle'.

1904 – Louis Duffus, South African cricketer (d. 1984)

He had 1 son, 'Big'.

1922 – Beatrice Arthur, American actress (d. 2009)

1941 – Ritchie Valens, American singer (d. 1959)

1950 – Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1961 – Dennis Rodman, American basketball player, wrestler, and actor AND FREEKING WEIRDO!
I can certainly understand why all 3 of his wives divorced him, but what I don't understand is why they married the creep in the first place! Money? Fame?

My friend Ike sent these socks to me the other day..... so cute!!!!
Thank you my Canuck friend!!! xo

Dinner was some of Schwans Shrimp Spring Rolls....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Mother's Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Everyone has one or has someone who is like a mother to them.  On the second Sunday of May, we honor those women who are our mothers. Whether we shower her with gifts, take her to a fancy dinner or make her a homemade card, what moms want most is to be surrounded by the love of their family.  Knowing the people they love are safe, sound and healthy is a mom’s number one priority.
Mother’s Day has been celebrated around the world since, well, since motherhood. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe inspired the first movement toward a national Mother’s Day during the Civil War. Appealing to the public for a “Mother’s Day for Peace” after witnessing the devastation left by war, Howe went on an international crusade. While her efforts never gained formal recognition for an official observance, she was acknowledged posthumously in 1988 for her achievements and her efforts for women’s rights.
It was in 1905 when Mother’s Day was finally introduced successfully by Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis who had followed Howe’s campaign and had pursued her own volunteer efforts during the Civil War. Her mother died May 9, 1905, and she missed her greatly. She started a dedicated letter-writing campaign to declare an official Mother’s Day. Through Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, the first Mother’s Day was observed on May 10, 1908.
This day, to honor Anna Jarvis’s mother, grew into a National Observance until in 1911 when every state participated. Soon it was spreading internationally, and on May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May.