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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Clouds ~ Lucy Hayes ~ Lamb ~ Picture of the Day ~ Sweet Corn Spoon Bread ~ Mike ~ National Taffy Day

Good 55º scattered clouds sunny morning. Yesterday was something else... temperature wise.... we got to 88º and then just at the tail end of the day it hit 90º! 
Yesterday was errand day.... store, post office for packages, etc.... a quick run to Medford for a doc appointment and all these pretty clouds on the way home.....

Lucy Hayes was an American first lady and the wife of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States. She was the first first lady to have graduated from college, receiving her degree from Wesleyan Female College. Her decision to ban alcohol from White House events earned her the nickname “Lemonade Lucy” from her critics, but she was a popular first lady, and her public support and dedication to a variety of causes, including adequate funding for mental health care and education, set a standard for political activity among first ladies.
What happens when an animal can't get along with his own kind? Well, he moves in with some kind humans and becomes one of those strange pets. At least that's what happened to this little lamb -
Nick Boing, an unusual pet with an unusual name. Nick's story began about three years ago when his owner David Palmer and his family were visiting the Goldcliff Nature Reserve in Newport, Wales. They stumbled upon a newborn lamb bleating in the reserve's tall grass. They picked it up and tried to leave it at a nearby farm - However, the lamb refused to go and kept following the Palmer family around until they decided to take him home. After that, there was no going back! Though the Palmers tried to take the lamb back to a farm twice, he refused to settle down with the other sheep. They finally gave up and decided to just keep him.
Now Nick Boing spends his days sitting near the front door, watching the world go by, and nights on the family sofa watching television. He has his own 'mansion' complete with carpet and windows in the yard, but only goes there reluctantly when pushed out at night and that too after a special treat.
Picture of the Day
Here's a great tasty easy side for that next barbecue...
Sweet Corn Spoon Bread
1 8.5oz box corn muffin mix
1 14.75 oz can cream style corn
1 15oz can whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
2 T. sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 t. salt
pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375º and lightly grease  8x8 baking dish or skillet with butter or cooking spray.
In large bowl, combind muffin mix with sugar, salt, and pepper. Then add in creamed corn, drained corn, sour cream, melted butter, and eggs... stirring until everything is just incorporated.
Pour mixture into baking dish or skillet and place in oven. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove and let cool 10 minutes before serving. Use a large serving spoon to scoop onto plates. Enjoy!
Historically this date..........
1934 – American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.

1939 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshireduring a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.

2010 – Jamaican police begin a manhunt for drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, after the United States requested his extradition, leading to three days of violence during which at least 73 bystanders are killed.


And births this date include...
1883 – Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (d. 1939)

1912 – John Payne, American actor (d. 1989)

1931 – Barbara Barrie, American actress
Wow, married 43 years and then divorced!

1933 – Joan Collins, English actress
Then there is this one.... 5 husbands!

1958 – Drew Carey, American actor and comedian

When I had gotten home from errands Mike was here. He had mowed the lawns and was weed-eating around the areas when Dave brush-hogged. I was so happy to see him, as the front lawn was hip deep to a tall Indian again! 
Reruns for dinner, chair, wine, and TV. Nice evening. 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 23rd was made for mouth-watering deliciousness. It’s National Taffy Day!  Taffy candy has been made and sold for many years and has become a favorite souvenir of many vacationers.
Salt water taffy in was invented 1883 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
This confection is made with boiled sugar and butter that is stretched and pulled until it is a chewy consistency that can be rolled and cut. The flavors range from buttery to tart to sweet.  There is something for everyone. Taffy’s colorful displays have tantalized children and adults alike for generations.  And, since today is also Lucky Penny Day, it was also one of the penny candies that once could be bought for a cent.