Total Pageviews

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day ~ Falcon Picture of the Day ~ Mexican Corn Salad ~ Kevin & Daryl Bowler ~ Coca-Cola 600 ~ National Hamburger Day


Good 47º clear sunny morning. We topped yesterday in the mid 80ºs.


Memorial Day, a United States Federal holiday, is observed each year on the last Monday in May.   This day is in honor and remembrance of all men and woman who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones that have passed away.
Traditionally on Memorial Day, the flag of the United States of America is raised briskly to the top of the staff then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position where it remains until noon. At noon, it is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
When the flag is at half-staff, the position is in remembrance of the more than one million men and women who gave their lives for their country.  Raising the flag at noon signifies the nation lives, that the country is resolved not to let their sacrifice be in vain but to rise up in their honor and continue to fight for liberty and justice for all.
Memorial Day is known to mark the beginning of summer.
HISTORY
Honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the military, Memorial Day has been kept in various forms in the United States since the end of the Civil War. General John Logan called for a nationwide day of remembrance on May 5, 1968. On May 30 Decoration Day was first observed.
General James Garfield spoke at Arlington National Cemetery. Generals Grant, Howard, Logan, Pane, Wool, and Hancock attended the ceremony, and volunteers decorated the graves of 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.
Across the country, humble tributes occurred on that first Decoration Day. Just outside Fort Stevens near Washington, D.C. there was a small cemetery where 40 soldiers were buried, one of whom belonged to a widow from Northern Vermont. He was one of three sons she lost to the war. On Decoration Day, she went to the cemetery carrying 40 wreaths for 40 graves.
Someone placed a laurel wreath upon the head of a Lincoln statue at City Hall, Washington D.C.
In Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroads transported passengers to the Spring Grove Cemetery.  Flags were displayed at half-mast along the routes.  Floral wreaths were placed on the soldiers graves and speeches made.  Many of the first Decoration Days recognized only the Union soldiers, though some included the Confederate soldiers as well.  Over time, the day grew to include all those soldiers lost during the conflict.
Decoration Day gradually became known as Memorial Day and now honors all U.S. military personnel who have died during a military conflict. Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30 until Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968. Since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed the last Monday of May.


Picture of the Day
Falcon in Chicago.....




from Kevin the Closet Cook.....
A tasty Mexican street corn salad with an amazing blend of sweet corn, salty cheese, sour lime juice and a hint of spicy chili powder; pure summer in a bowl.

ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups corn (about 4 ears), cut from the cob
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 glove garlic, grated
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 2 tablespoons cotija (or feta), crumbled
  • chili powder to taste
directions
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the corn, toss and let it sit cooking until charred, mix it up and let it char again, about 6-10 minutes.
  3. Add the jalapeno, saute for a minute and remove from heat.
  4. Mix everything and serve warm or at room temperature.

Option: Adding one diced avocado is so amazing!





Special birthday today, pals Trish & John Bowler's (LASD ret) twin sons are celebrating today. Daryl and Kevin HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY!




Historically this date....
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San FranciscoCalifornia, is officially opened byPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.

1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal,James McDougaland Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
...... AND in In 2001, in the final hours of his presidency, President Bill Clinton granted Susan McDougal a full Presidential pardon. Of course! What a guy! Another ADAM HENRY who ran our country into the ground and committed fraud, among other things.


And births this date include....
1888 – Jim Thorpe, American pentathlete, decathlete, football, baseball and basketball player (d. 1953)





1931 – Carroll Baker, American actress
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r5MfGmjKeoc/TeD9uSdPXeI/AAAAAAAAI0Q/oYAb1LrVWjw/s1600/cb2MA28790668-0041.jpg Gadzzzzzzzzzz
1934 – Annette Dionne
1934 – Cecile Dionne
1934 – Emilie Dionne, (d. 1954)
1934 – Marie Dionne, (d. 1970)
1934 – Yvonne Dionne, (d. 2001)


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oCcOQwe9x_4/TeD94-TrAxI/AAAAAAAAI0w/FY1WOGnHDxI/s1600/imagesCALW4WLRMA28790668-0043.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nLu1LDgUiS8/TeD9yd7dKTI/AAAAAAAAI0c/7eW_8XIHa7g/s1600/dqMA28790668-0044.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gJN2Nr9-cqY/TeD9rtQzFWI/AAAAAAAAI0I/9DJ8gnKFX4o/s1600/anette_cecile_yvonneMA28790668-0045.jpg
Annette - Cecile - Yvonne






1957 – Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager

^1988 when he came to the BC Range to qualify for his CCW.




Later yesterday it was chair, wine, TV. I watched a lot of the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600. Winner was Kyle Busch. A few crashes among other drivers, not bad. Kyle stayed in the number 1 spot the entire race! Amazing. 



All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
National Hamburger Day is observed each year on May 28.  This day celebrates a summer-time grilling favorite and National Hamburger Day is part of National Hamburger Month.
Hamburger.  Seasoned ground beef, grilled and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. Top with sauteed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, or cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard or mayo. Any one of these combinations would create a modern American version a hamburger.
It is most likely that the hamburger sandwich first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries, but there is much controversy over its origin. Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.
The world’s largest hamburger was prepared on September 2, 2012, in Carlton, Minnesota by Black Bear Casino Resort and weighed in at 2,014 pounds.