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Monday, May 4, 2020

May The 4th ~ Picture of the Day ~ Super Bowl ~ Crab Cakes ~ Mike Hannan ~ National Star Wars Day

Good 32º clear sunny ice on the barn roof morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 73º. 

Happy Star Wars Day!

Picture of the Day ..... to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in California!

Interesting about Super Bowl....

In 1960, the newest rival to the NFL began playing: the American Football League. After half a decade of running up player contracts, the two leagues secretly met to agree to merge into one league. Part of the agreement was a common draft beginning in 1967, plus a championship game played immediately after each league's own championship games had concluded.
In 1967, the first championship game between the two leagues was played in Los Angeles between the NFL Champion Packers and the AFL Champion Chiefs. The first two games were called the "AFL-NFL Championship Game."
Before the third "AFL-NFL Championship Game" between the AFL Champion Jets and the NFL Champion Colts, Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt began loosely calling the game the "Super Bowl" while attending various league and merger meetings. He called it a "bowl" game because in college football, bowl games were the most important and prominent games of each team's season. The "super" portion was coined from his children playing with a Wham-O toy called the Super Ball.

Soon, the term "Super Bowl" was being used by various media, and even coaches and players, although an unofficial name for the game.
The commissioner of the NFL, Pete Rozelle, didn’t like the term “super” thinking it had no sophistication and was simply an ordinary term. He recommended that the game be called "The Big One," but by the time the third game was set to play, the moniker "Super Bowl" was already wide-spread. For the third championship game, it was made official and the first Super Bowl was born.
Today, the Super Bowl is an unofficial national holiday affectionately entitled "Super Sunday." It is also the biggest food production day in the food retail business. One in every six televisions is bought just prior to the game. Snack companies increase production of potato and tortilla chips in anticipation of higher sales. Pizza delivery companies hire more drivers and sell more pies than at any other time of the year. The big game sends sales of beer, soda, chips and salsa through the roof.
Super Sunday is the third largest alcohol consumption celebration behind New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day. One in four workers will participate in a game pool while the weekend is the slowest for weddings.
Basically, the Super Bowl is the most influential amphitheater in the universe of TV advertising. In the world of advertising it is viewed as judgment day. New ad campaigns often begin their kickoff airing during the game.
The only television event that generates more viewers for a singular event is the UEFA Champions League final. What is unusual about the Super Bowl broadcast is that it was created on the premise that the primary audience would be watching the game on television.
Of the NFL's existing 32 teams, few have not played in a Super Bowl. Teams such as the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings have won their respective league titles, but failed to win a Super Bowl.
The NFL has named a league champion since 1920. The NFL titles won from 1920 to 1969 and the AFL titles won from 1960-1969 are still valid despite not being coined a Super Bowl champion. The Super Bowl is simply a modern term for the NFL Championship. After Super Bowl 50, if the NFL decided to change the name of its championship game to something new, the 50 Super Bowl championships would still be valid.

From Mr. Food....

The last time we were at a fancy hotel, we were shocked to see how expensive the crab cakes were! Our Hotel Crab Cakes have the high-quality taste without the high-quality cost.

  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 (6-1/2 ounce) cans lump crabmeat, drained and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except the crabmeat and butter; mix well. Fold in the crabmeat, being careful not to break it up. Form into eight equal-sized patties.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 patties

**Imitation crabmeat will work fine, too. And if you make smaller patties, you'll have a great party appetizer. Serve them with tartar, cocktail, or mustard sauce for dipping.

Special birthday today... Mike Hannan. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE ♥!!!  Let's celebrate SOON !!

Mike has always been a big help here with all the yard work I have. Over a year ago in February of 2019 Mike was shot by that suspect the police were in pursuit of from Roseburg. 5 shots to his abdomen and amazing he survived. He's doing great now!  Mike is also retired from Jackson County FD and was Chief here in Rogue River. Here is RR Fire Station...

Your birthday Mike, is special in so many ways, Star Wars Day, and your birth date 5-4-54!! Also, it's International Firefighters Day!!!

Historically this date.....
1932 – In Atlanta, Georgiamobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

1946 – In San Francisco BayU.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.

1946 – In San Francisco BayU.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.

1988 – The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.

1998 – A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "UnabomberTheodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

And births this date include..

1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (d. 1993)

1937 – Dick Dale, American guitarist (d.2019)

..... and the Del-Tones. We'd go to Balboa to see him!

1954 – Pia Zadora, American actress

1959 – Randy Travis, American musician

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

May the Fourth be with you each year on National Star Wars Day. Or is it, “May the force be with you?” It all depends on whether you like using puns or not.
Thousands of Star Wars enthusiasts celebrate this day each year with parties and celebrations around the nation.
Star Wars fans didn’t first introduce the often quoted phrase on May 4th. It was 1979, and Britain elected the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. On May 4th, the day she took office, the Conservative Party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News, which read, “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.”
Star Wars creator, George Lucas, was asked during a 2005 interview on a German news TV channel to say the famous sentence “May the Force Be with You.”   Upon doing so, the interpreter interpreted the sentence into German as Am4 Mai sind wir bei Ihnen (On May 4 we are with you). TV Total captured this and aired it on May 18, 2005.



National Star Wars Day was first organized in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema in 2011. Produced by Sean Ward and Alice Quinn, festivities included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show, a costume contest, and the web’s best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes on the big screen.  May 4th was chosen because of the play on words.