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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sinko de Mayo ~ Tractor Dave Bourisaw ~ Picture of the Day ~ Wallpaper Photos Site for Computers ~ Brew 102 Downtown Los Angeles ~ Mexican Inspired Meatloaf ~ Dawn Forbus ~ Bernie Kammer ~ Harry "Uncle Bud" Hansen ~ Cinco de Mayo

Good 42º clear sunny morning. Yesterday we topped at 90º! Summer!
Happy Sinko de Mayo..........😆
Yesterday Dave Bourisaw (hubby of the infamous Dori... Main Building Supply in Rogue River Princess!)  came with his tractor and brush hog and started on my pastures...

Dude stayed on the porch and kept and eye on him....

Picture of the Day.... parenting in the wilderness
I found this website that has many many beautiful/neat/weird photos for wallpaper for your computer screen. Sent it to my Brooklyn friend Vivia and she said it was GREAT!
Interesting about Brew 102 Brewery downtown LA....

Angelenos older than about 40 probably remember signs for Brew 102 as a downtown L.A. landmark off the Hollywood Freeway. Next to the brewery were some giant tanks that as a kid I naively assumed held vast quantities of beer. Eric at blogdowntown, a facebook page, has unmasked the behemoths as natural gas holders that rose or sank in height depending on the amount of gas being stored. He has a photo of a 300-footer that loomed over the corner of Ducommon and Center, east of the Civic Center, and an amusing comment from the LAFD's Brian Humphrey: "Please count our agency among those who harbor no nostalgic feelings about towering containers of flammable gas!" This undated photo from the Los Angeles Public Library collection shows City Hall in the background. 

After the jump is a view from the 1st Street bridge in 1939, taken by William Reagh.


Mexican Inspired Meatloaf

  • 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed ranch-flavored tortilla chips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, egg, salsa, tortilla chips, 1/2 cup cheese, the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; mix well. Place in loaf pan.
  3. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until no pink remains. Sprinkle remaining cheese over meatloaf and cook another 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes, then slice and serve.
Three great people celebrating birthdays today.... Dawn Forbus (wife of the infamous Jim, Washoe Co SD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAWN!! ♥

Also... Bernie Kammer (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNIE!!! (With his bride Sharon)
And..... Harry "Uncle Bud" Hansen, (LASD ret & our former Capt at Temple Station) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE BUD!!!
Historically this date............
1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.

1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.

1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue GroundsCy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of  baseball.

2010 – Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis.


And births this date include....
1830 – John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
I bought Jerry a 10X Stetson felt hat and paid $10 per X... now they are selling for from $550-$1000! Holy cow!

1914 – Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)


1919 – Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)


1932 – Will Hutchins, American actor

1942 – Tammy Wynette, American musician (d. 1998)


1959 – Brian Williams, American news anchor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Cinco de Mayo. Adios.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Originating in the 1860′s with Mexican-American communities in the American West, Southwest, and Northwest, the American Cinco de Mayo began as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Today, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is observed annually on May 5 as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May.”
The United States Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution on June 7, 2005, calling on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
According to José Alamillo, professor of ethnic studies at Washington State University in Pullman, a 2006 study found there are more than 150 official Cinco de Mayo events across the country.
Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the United States have taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. They include displaying of banners and events highlighting Mexican culture, music, and regional dancing, as well as school districts holding special events to educate students about its historical significance. In the U.S., commercial interests have capitalized on the celebration of advertising Mexican products and services with an emphasis on beverages, food, and music.

Celebrated in Mexico as a commemoration of the Mexican army’s 1861 victory France during the Franco-Mexican War. The victory occurred at the Battle of Puebla between 6,000 French troops and small, under-supplied Mexican force of 2,000 men.
The victory was not the battle that won the war, but it held great symbolism for Mexico during the war, but is a minor holiday there and is not considered a federal holiday.