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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Special Moms ~ Brush-hogger Dave ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hell for Certain Kentucky ~ New Orleans Bread Pudding ~ Mother's Day

Good 51º cloudy morning.

Happy Mother's Day to all moms........... to my daughter Kristen, my daughter-in-laws Jen and Marie,  Jen's mom Jean, and my friends. My mom was so very special and I miss her so much.....
Me and mom.....

Jerry's and my wedding day..... Mom, sister Betty, me, and sister Marion.....

Yesterday at 8am Brush-hogger Dave came over and started brush-hogging my pastures.

Then a little later Brian and Tucker came to take their boat out of the barn.

Our weather stayed cooler and we had scattered thin clouds. We topped at 93º.

Picture of the Day .... ha ha ha.....

Local landowner Elijah Combs Sr. laid out the town in 1824 as the planned seat of the newly established Perry County. Both the town and the county were named for CdreOliver Hazard Perry, a commander in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. The post office was initially known as Perry Court House but the name was officially changed to Hazard in 1854. The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1884.

Interesting about weird town names....

Speaking of another Kentucky town....
Hell for Certain is an unincorporated community in Leslie CountyKentuckyUnited States. Also known as Dryhill, the community is 7 miles (11 km) north of the small town of Hyden at 37.222034, -83.377490. The place became known as Hell for Certain because it is located near a creek of the same name.
A mission church sits at the mouth of Hell for Certain Creek at the Middle Fork Kentucky River. The church was started in the early 1950s by the late Miss Evelyn Fuqua, who was a licensed minister in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.

The area has been extensively mined for coal. The Geological Society of America has borrowed "Hell for Certain" as a name for the tonstein located in the area and throughout the Appalachian basin.
The Bluegrass Brewing Company of Louisville named one of their beers after Hell for Certain.

From Mr. Food...

You'll feel like you're in the middle of Bourbon Street when you hear the cheers for your New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. Do it! Make dessert a Mardi Gras!

  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1 loaf French bread, broken into pieces (approximately 9 cups)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Pour milk into a large bowl; add bread, crushing with the back of a spoon, and soak until all milk is absorbed. Add 3 whole eggs, 2 cups sugar, vanilla, and raisins; mix well. Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until firm and golden.
  4. Before serving, in a medium saucepan, combine the butter, evaporated milk, 1 cup sugar, and egg yolk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in bourbon then serve sauce warm over bread pudding.


Historically this date......
1924 – J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.

1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.

2002 – F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.

2005 – A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi,Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

And births this date include....
1899 – Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (d. 1987)

1922 – Nancy Walker, American actress (d. 1992)
1936 – Gary Owens, American actor and announcer (d. 2015)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Mother's Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Mother’s Day is a time-honored tradition of recognizing the women in our lives who raised us, dried our tears, and well, mothered us. 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 her 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 observance 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.
In 1905, Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis successfully introduced the idea for a national holiday recognizing mothers. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis had followed Howe’s campaign and had pursued her own volunteer efforts during the Civil War. Ann Marie died on May 9, 1905, and her daughter, Anna, missed her mother 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 observance occurred 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.