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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Throw Back Thursday ~ Sunshine ~ Words Beginning With X ~ Golden Parmesan Potatoes ~ National Mint Julep Day

Good 46º clear sunny morning.
Happy Throw Back Thursday ... March 2000 when a tree fell down and Jerry got busy cleaning it up.........

Yesterday started out clear and sunny. Stayed that way all day and Dude was a happy camper. We topped at 85º. 
Picture of the Day ... Photographers. RUN!!!

Interesting about words starting with X...
Try naming five words that start with the letter X. Xylophone, X-ray…not so easy, right? You might want to stop because the Oxford English Dictionary only lists a mere 400 words that begin with the letter X. In fact, in Noah Webster’s Compendious Dictionary, which was published in 1806, there was only one word listed under the letter X: xebec, defined as “a small, three-masted vessel of the Mediterranean”. In 1828, when he put together his American Dictionary, that number had only risen to 13. The number of words starting with the letter X continued to rise until it reached the 400 that we have today.
Check this out:
Golden Parmesan Potatoes

2 pounds new potatoes (about 20) quartered
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 t. dried Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 400º
Toss potatoes with oil, seasoning, and garlic. Add cheese and mix lightly.
Spread on bottom of baking pan.
Bake 45 minutes or until tender.
Historically this date..........
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.
1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery
1998 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
 ... and one this morning of 6.6 in El Salvador!
2005– American student Natalee Holloway disappears while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and caused a media sensation in the United States.
2013 – Nigeria passes a law banning same-sex
And births this date include....
1927 – Clint Walker, American actor (d.5-21-2018)
... he sure WAS a hunk!
1936 – Keir Dullea, American actor
1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
.... WOW, she's sure still got IT~
1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
.... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.
1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, astronaut
1964 – Wynonna Judd, American country singer

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Mint Julep Day is observed annually on May 30.  Each year, people around the country gather for a glass of mint julep! This refreshing southern classic is a traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby.
A classic mint julep is made with a mint leaf, bourbon, sugar and water. In the Southern states, where mint julep is more associated with the cuisine, spearmint is the mint of choice. Preparation of the drink may vary from one bartender to another.
  • It is believed that the mint julep originated in the southern United States sometime during the 18th century.
  • The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine.
  • During the 19th century, Americans also enjoyed a gin-based julep.
  • Each year almost 120,000 mint juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.
  • May 2008 – Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass (6-foot  tall).