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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day ~ Picture of the Day ~ Popsicles ~ Asparagus & Double Smoked Bacon Popover ~ Dee Yellin ~ Laura & Conrad Virant ~ National Limerick Day

Good 45º clear sunny morning. Again yesterday we topped at 93º.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the moms out there!

Everyone has one or has someone who is like a mother to them.  On the second Sunday of May, we honor those women who are our mothers. Whether we shower her with gifts, take her to a fancy dinner or make her a homemade card, what moms want most is to be surrounded by the love of their family.  Knowing the people they love are safe, sound and healthy is a mom’s number one priority.
Mother’s Day has been celebrated around the world since, well, since motherhood. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe inspired the first movement toward a national Mother’s Day during the Civil War. Appealing to the public for a “Mother’s Day for Peace” after witnessing the devastation left by war, Howe went on an international crusade. While her efforts never gained formal recognition for an official observance, she was acknowledged posthumously in 1988 for her achievements and her efforts for women’s rights.
It was in 1905 when Mother’s Day was finally introduced successfully by Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis who had followed Howe’s campaign and had pursued her own volunteer efforts during the Civil War. Her mother died May 9, 1905, and she missed her greatly. She started a dedicated letter-writing campaign to declare an official Mother’s Day. Through Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, the first Mother’s Day was observed on May 10, 1908.
This day, to honor Anna Jarvis’s mother, grew into a National Observance until in 1911 when every state participated. Soon it was spreading internationally, and on May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May.
Some of us were wildly fortunate to have such wonderful mothers! I was, for sure. Margaret Elizabeth Laney was an awesome lady. Miss you so much Mom!!!

I have a daughter and a daughter-in-law who are both awesome moms! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ladies!!!

Picture of the Day...  orphaned pony with it's best friend, Teddy

Interesting about Popsicles.....

In 1905, eleven-year-old Frank Epperson left a cup filled with powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick on his San Francisco porch. That night, low temperatures caused the mixture to freeze — and a summertime staple was born. He declared it an Epsicle, a portmanteau of icicle and his name, and started selling the treat around his neighborhood.
Epperson applied for a patent for his "frozen confection of attractive appearance, which can be conveniently consumed without contamination by contact with the hand and without the need for a plate, spoon, fork or other implement" in 1924. The patent illustrates the requirements for a perfect ice pop, including recommendations on the best wood (birch and poplar) for the stick. Eventually, Epperson's children urged him to change the ice pop's name to what they called it: a Pop's 'Sicle, or Popsicle.
Today, two billion Popsicles are sold every year through Unilever’s Good Humor division.

Asparagus and Double Smoked Bacon Popover by Kevin the Closet Cook

Asparagus, double smoked bacon and leeks baked on a puffy popover topped with melted cheese!
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk, warm
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup gruyere, shredded

  1. Bring a pan with 1 inch of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook until it turns bright green.
  2. Rinse the asparagus under cold water and pat dry.
  3. Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet over medium heat, and set aside on paper towels to drain reserving the grease in the pan.
  4. Add the leeks to the pan, saute until tender, about 2-4 minutes, set aside and turn off the heat.
    1. Add the butter to the skillet and let it melt.
    2. Mix the milk, eggs, flour, salt and pepper and pour it into the pan.
    3. Sprinkle the asparagus, bacon, leeks and the cheese over the batter in the pan.
    4. Transfer the pan to a preheated 425º oven and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

Special birthday today.....
My pal Dee Yellin (wife of the infamous Dale Yellin LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEE. I hope you have a GREAT day!! xo

Special anniversary today... former neighbor Laura (Vincent) and her hubby Conrad Virant are celebrating 29 years of married bliss. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! xo

Historically this date.......
1932 – Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.

1935 – Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.

1942 – Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.

2002 – Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

2003 – Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.

2008 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of workplace and arrests nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.

And births this date include.....
1820 – Florence Nightingale, British nurse (d. 1910)

1907 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)

1925 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player (d.2015)

1928 – Burt Bacharach, American composer ??

1936 – Tom Snyder, American television personality (d. 2007)

1937 – George Carlin, American comedian (d. 2008)

1950 – Bruce Boxleitner, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Mother'd Day Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Today is also..................

Observed annually on May 12, National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888).  Lear is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks.
National Limerick Day also celebrates the limerick poem.  Limerick poems were popularized by Edward Lear’s book “Book of Nonsense” in 1846.
A limerick is a very short, humorous, nonsense poem. Within a limerick, there are five lines.  The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line and the third and fourth line rhyme together.
The Limerick also has a particular rhythm which is officially described as anapestic trimeter. 
By Edward Lear
There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.
Sit down and write a few limericks of your own. Here's mine...

My children have a mother named Sue.
As a mom, I knew exactly what to do.
On the best food they dined, and I made them mind.
They grew up the perfect two!  ♥ ♥