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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Weather ~ Throw Back Thursday/Brian & Jen & Wimer Covered Bridge ~  Picture of the Day ~ Most Famous Postage Stamp ~ Russian Chicken ~ National Taffy Day ~ National Lucky Penny Day

Good 47º and omgosh there is some blue sky and sun morning!! 
Yesterday we started of dark and super gloomy........
Then a tiny break.....
Prayed for sunshine........
Nope, no sun. We stayed in the low 60ºs most of the day at topped at 70º by 3pm. 
Happy Throw Back Thursday...
In 2003 Brian and Jen came over and borrowed my Harley and took a ride.

They went through Wimer and passed over the covered bridge.....
Shortly after that the bridge collapsed! WHEW..... thank goodness it didn't happen when they were riding over it!!!!

Picture of the Day... the Piano House in China....

Interesting about a stamp...

Elvis Presley postage stamps are the most widely publicized stamp issued in the history of the United States Postal Service and it is the top selling commemorative postage stamp of all time. The Elvis postage stamps were released by the U.S. Postal Service on January 8, 1993. The USPS printed 500 million of them, three times the usual print run for a commemorative stamp. About 124.1 million of the 1993 Elvis Presley stamps were saved by Americans, according to the post office, which does an annual survey of 10,000 households to determine which stamps are most popular.
Russian Chicken......


  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, each split in half
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sweet relish
  • 2 stalks sliced celery
  • 1 cup canned French-fried onions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.  Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels; place in a 9- x 13-inch baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine sour cream, ketchup, relish, and celery. Pour mixture over chicken and bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until juices run clear, basting occasionally. Remove from oven and top with onions before serving.

Historically this date.......
1934 – American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.

1939 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.

2010 – Jamaican police begin a manhunt for drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, after the United States requested his extradition, leading to three days of violence during which at least 73 bystanders are killed.


And births this date include...
1883 – Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (d. 1939)

1912 – John Payne, American actor (d. 1989)

1931 – Barbara Barrie, American actress
Wow, married 43 years and then divorced!

1933 – Joan Collins, English actress
Then there is this one.... 5 husbands!

1958 – Drew Carey, American actor and comedian
Dinner was Schwans Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccini Alfredo... YUMMMM-O!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

May 23rd was made for mouth-watering deliciousness. It’s National Taffy Day!  Taffy candy has been made and sold for many years and has become a favorite souvenir of many vacationers.
Salt water taffy in was invented 1883 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
This confection is made with boiled sugar and butter that is stretched and pulled until it is a chewy consistency that can be rolled and cut. The flavors range from buttery to tart to sweet.  There is something for everyone. Taffy’s colorful displays have tantalized children and adults alike for generations.  And, since today is also Lucky Penny Day, it was also one of the penny candies that once could be bought for a cent.


National Lucky Penny Day is observed each year on May 23rd..
See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck.
When you are out and about, look on the ground for pennies.  It just might be your lucky day!
Years ago a penny was able to buy something. (Check out National Taffy Day – to see what we used to get for a penny.) Today, due to inflation, the penny does not buy much of anything. The metal value and cost of minting pennies exceed their face value.  Many nations have stopped minting equivalent value coins and efforts are being made to end the routine use of pennies in several countries including the United States.
1793 – The first pennies in the United States were made of copper.