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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Temperatures ~ Picture of the Day ~ Strange Attraction ~ Creamy Cucumber Salad ~ National Eat What You Want Day

Good 45º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday out temperatures climbed again from 70º at 10am to 86º at 2pm and topped at 96º at 5pm. Dude and Bruiser were happy in the cool house! 

Picture of the Day ... perfectly timed
From a list of "strangest attractions" I found this...
> Strangest attraction: World’s Smallest Police Station
> Year built: 1963
> Location: U.S. Highway 98, Carrabelle
> Closest city: Tallahassee 
 The World’s Smallest Police Station that stands on U.S. Highway 98 is a replica of the original phone booth that served as department’s call box. Remember, those were pre-cell phone days, and calls would come to one location. The previous phone was bolted to the outside of a building. Standing inside the booth provided protection when it rained.

From the Slow Roasted Italian....
Creamy Cucumber Salad
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 large cucumbers, sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, dill and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Add the chopped cucumbers and red onion to the creamy dressing.
  3. Stir until cucumbers are well coated.
  4. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
Historically this date..........
1858 – Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.

1880 – Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California

1907 – 32 Shriners are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California.

1945 – World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of her crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.

1996 – The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.


And births this date include...
1888 – Irving Berlin, American composer (d. 1989)


1894 – Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)

1904 – Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter (d. 1989)

1911 – Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)

1912 – Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)


1935 – Doug McClure, American actor (d. 1995)

1963 – Natasha Richardson, English/American actress (d. 2009)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Observed annually on May 11, National Eat What You Want Day is about having one day a year of eating with no regrets.  Whether you love donuts or fast food, today is your day to indulge without feeling guilty.  Chili cheese dogs, greasy hamburgers, french fries, potato chips, cake, cookies, candy and ice cream are just a few of the things you can enjoy today without remorse.  Decadent food is definitely on the menu today.
Celebrate this fantastic food day by eating your favorite foods.  Call a friend and go out for some fun and indulgence.  
Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of, Eat What You Want Day is just a way to enjoy life with friends and family.  Many nutritionists even agree that “taking a short break” from your diet regimen is actually good for you.