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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Star Wars Day ~ Kentucky Derby Day ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bamboo ~ Zucchini Side Dish ~ Mike Hannan ~  Chicken & Broccoli ~ Kentucky Derby History

Good 37º clear morning.
HAPPY Star Wars Day!

Remember, today is the Kentucky Derby. Will be on TV. Check it out.

Picture of the Day.....

Interesting about bamboo......

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet. The world record for the fastest growing plant belongs to a certain species of bamboo, which has been found to grow at up to 35 inches per day or at a rate of .00002 mph. Bamboo can grow under various climate conditions, but it prefers tropical climate. Besides low cost of maintenance, bamboo has numerous applications. It can be used in medicine, in the building industry, and in the production of various woody objects. There are almost 1500 species of bamboo. The largest species of bamboo can reach 1300 feet in height.

My pal, Trish Bowler (wife of the infamous John, LASD ret) shared this from a friend of hers who posted it on FB about 6 years ago...
Zucchini Side Dish

Slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Take a slice off the bottom to keep it stable. Scoop out the center where the seeds are. Brush with olive oil and top with garlic powder or crushed garlic. Arrange halved grape tomatoes in the groove, salt and pepper. Add diced cheese between the tomatoes and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake 375º 20-30 minutes, until soft.
Special birthday today... Mike Hannan. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE ♥!!!  Let's celebrate SOON!!
Mike has always been a big help here with all the yard work I have. Since the shooting in Grants Pass the end of February, Mike is still healing. Thank God he survived!! Mike is also retired from Jackson County FD and was Chief here in Rogue River. Your birthday Mike, is special in so many ways, Star Wars Day, and your birth date 5-4-54!! Also, it's International Firefighters Day!!!

Historically this date.......
1932 – In Atlanta, Georgiamobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

1946 – In San Francisco BayU.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.

1946 – In San Francisco BayU.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.

1988 – The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.

1998 – A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "UnabomberTheodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.


And births this date include..

1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (d. 1993)

1937 – Dick Dale, American guitarist (d.2019)

..... and the Del-Tones. We'd go to Balboa to see him!


1954 – Pia Zadora, American actress

1959 – Randy Travis, American musician

Dinner was Schwans Chicken & Broccoli in a Cheese and Mushroom Sauce with Rice..... YUMMMMO! (and spinach and tomatoes) 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

The Kentucky Derby is a tradition that takes place on the first Saturday in May.
Its long and storied history brings out a taste for mint juleps, colorful sun hats and a thrill for the race.  The jockeys and horses will prepare for the day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The first in the Triple Crown series, The Kentucky Derby will be followed The Preakness Stakes and The Belmont Stakes. While both The Preakness and The Belmont are the older races, The Kentucky Derby has run continuously since its inception in 1875.
The beautiful horses and the bustling crowds under the spring sunshine make for an exciting day of racing.  Add to the months of training and any money at stake, and the nervous butterflies of the event
The Kentucky Derby is broadcast live, so anyone can enjoy the thrill of the race.  Tune in, or go to the race. Pick your horse and cheer for place, show or win! 
The Kentucky Derby’s first race took place on May 17, 1875. It was inspired by the Epsom Derby in England attended by the grandson of Meriwether Lewis Clark. In 1872, William Clark traveled to Europe and developed a taste for horse racing after his experiences at the Epsom Derby. Upon returning to the U.S., he pursued creating a Thoroughbred racetrack in Kentucky. In 1875, the Kentucky Derby was born in Louisville and has remained ever since.