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Monday, June 18, 2018

Weather ~ More Downed Trees ~ Dude & Bruiser ~ Rose Bush ~ Picture of the Day ~ Lemons ~ Cheesy Crab Poppers ~ Vivia Dennis ~ JoAnne Webb ~ Wind & Sunset ~ Splurge Day

Good 48º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday was so clear and sunny for awhile, but then the clouds moved in again. The mountains behind my house...

Wonder what happened to that "storm" we were supposed to get? Here's the predictions from yesterday through Wednesday....
I had a call from a neighbor who had been brush-hogging the property to the south of me and he called to say a couple of super big pine trees were down and he wanted to know if they were from my property or Frank and Cindy's. So........... Dude, Bruiser, and I took a hike down there to check it out. No, not from my property.....

Joe has someone who is coming to pick up his downed trees and will pick up these too, at no charge. They must be using the wood for garden bark or ...?
Grass is so high down there, Bruiser almost got lost in it!

My house and my downed tree.....
My pretty rose bush. The downed tree in the background is a neighbors from a couple years ago,
and they have never done anything with it! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.............

Picture of the Day

Interesting about lemons....
The origin of the lemon is unknown, though lemons are thought to have first grown in Assam (a region in northeast India), northern Burma or China. A genomic study of the lemon indicated it was a hybrid between bitter orange (sour orange) and citron.
Lemons entered Europe near southern Italy no later than the second century AD, during the time of Ancient Rome. However, they were not widely cultivated. They were later introduced to Persia and then to Iraq and Egypt around 700 AD. The lemon was first recorded in literature in a 10th-century Arabic treatise on farming, and was also used as an ornamental plant in early Islamic gardens. It was distributed widely throughout the Arab world and the Mediterranean region between 1000 and 1150.
The first substantial cultivation of lemons in Europe began in Genoa in the middle of the 15th century. The lemon was later introduced to the Americas in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola on his voyages. Spanish conquest throughout the New World helped spread lemon seeds. It was mainly used as an ornamental plant and for medicine. In the 19th century, lemons were increasingly planted in Florida and California.
In 1747, James Lind's experiments on seamen suffering from scurvy involved adding lemon juice to their diets, though vitamin C was not yet known.
The origin of the word "lemon" may be Middle Eastern. The word draws from the Old French limon, then Italian limone, from the Arabic laymūn or līmūn, and from the Persian līmūn, a generic term for citrus fruit, which is a cognate of Sanskrit (nimbū, “lime”).

** I love lemons! I like lemon in my tea, mixed with mayonnaise to make a salad dressing, lemonade, on fish of course, in guacamolé, and lemon pie! Oh, lemon bunt cake too!!!
Cheesy Crab Poppers....
  • When you're craving the cheesy-fried goodness of a popper, but want something a little different from the average jalapeno popper, make these Cheesy Crab Poppers. They're crispy, cheesy, and have just a light kick to 'em, making them the perfect party appetizer.
  • 1 (8-1/2-ounce) package corn muffin mix
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) container lump crab meat, drained well
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine corn muffin mix, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, butter, egg, milk, scallions, salt and cayenne pepper; mix well. Gently stir in crab meat until combined. Form mixture into 1-1/2-inch balls.
  2. In a deep skillet or soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Add several crab balls to oil, making sure not to overcrowd. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Place on paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining crab balls. Serve warm.
 Here is the video of the making of these...
Two special birthdays today... first one Vivia Dennis, my NY pal,  aka Brooklyn Vivia.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIVIA!!!! 
And, JoAnne Webb (wife of 1959 Wilsonite, Arlon) HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANNE!!!! 

Historically this date..........
1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1900 – Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
1983 – Space Shuttle programSTS-7Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

And births this day include....
1913 – Robert Mondavi, American winemaker (d. 2008)
1915 – Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
1917 – Richard Boone, American actor (d. 1981)

1942 – Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (The BeatlesThe Quarrymen, and The Fireman)

1976 – Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

In the afternoon yesterday the winds started up. OMGOSH, they were wild!!! Trees bending, a few branches broke. A few miles to the west in Grants Pass area Mike and Jennifer said it was POURING rain and thunder. Dang. We didn't get any of that...... Sunset:


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

National Splurge Day is observed annually on June 18th.  This day is a fun, feel-good holiday that was created for you to do something special for yourself.
Splurge, (as defined at is: to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure.
Take the time to pull away from the everyday busyness and stress of life to treat yourself.  Perhaps that splurge is extra whipped cream on your latte, an afternoon at the spa, or booking the vacation you have been dreaming about taking. Savor the indulgence. If you splurge on a day off to play golf, enjoy each moment of the 18 holes regardless of the score. Maybe the splurge is for a bottle of expensive wine.  Select a good friend who will enjoy the vino, too.
Whatever it is, this is the day for it. National Splurge Day is about celebrating you and doing something you may not usually take the time or money to do.

Now, go ahead and s p l u r g e. (Remember to be wise and do not spend more money than what your budget will allow.)
National Splurge Day was created in 1994 by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith.