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Monday, May 11, 2020

Mother's Day Celebration ~ Brush-hogger Dave ~ Picture of the Day ~ Wiley Post & Will Rogers ~ Orange Beef Teriyaki ~ Jim Plumbridge ~ National Eat What You Want Day

Good 52º scattered clouds morning. 

Yesterday I went over to my Brian and Jens for our Mother's Day treat. Sami and Tucker stayed busy on the trampoline..... Dash ran around and drank water from the fish pond..... Jen fixed a great brunch of cheesy potatoes, ham, pineapple, deviled eggs, and mimosas!! Jean and I, the two mom/grandmas enjoyed it thoroughly! Then Brian and Sami rode on their electric scooters and Tucker on his hoverboard.......... 

Dave came in the afternoon after church and finished the brush-hogging..... 

Picture of the Day


On August 15, 1935, famous aviator Wiley Post and popular humorist Will Rogers were flying together in a Lockheed hybrid airplane when they crashed just 15 miles outside of Point Barrow, Alaska. The engine had stalled just after take-off, causing the plane to nose-dive and crash into a lagoon. Both Post and Rogers died instantly. The death of these two great men, who had brought hope and lightheartedness during the dark days of the Great Depression, was a shocking loss to the nation.
Wiley Post was a moody, determined man who had started life out on a farm but dreamed of flying. After a brief stint in the army and then in jail, Post spent his free time as a parachutist for a flying circus. Surprisingly, it wasn’t the flying circus that cost him his left eye; instead, it was an accident at his day job—working at an oil field. The financial settlement from this accident allowed Post to buy his first aircraft.
Despite missing an eye, Wiley Post became an exceptional pilot. In 1931, Post and his navigator, Harold Gatty, flew Post's trusty Winnie Mae around the world in just under nine days—breaking the previous record by nearly two weeks. This feat made Wiley Post famous around the world. In 1933, Post flew around the world again. This time not only did he do it solo, he also broke his own record.
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From Mr. Food...

Pass out the chopsticks and enjoy our easy recipe for Orange Beef Teriyaki. Featuring tender stir-fry beef bathed in a tangy sauce of orange, honey and ginger, this is the perfect eat-in version of a classic Asian restaurant dish.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pounds beef stir-fry meat
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained with liquid reserved
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef then add reserved mandarin orange liquid, the soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger; mix well. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons liquid from the skillet and the cornstarch. Add cornstarch mixture and mandarin oranges to skillet, stirring until sauce thickens. Serve immediately.

Special birthday today, my nephew Jim Plumbridge is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY!! xo

^Jimmy with the 15 pound salmon he recently caught....
Historically this date
1858 – Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.

1880 – Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California

1907 – 32 Shriners are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California.

1945 – World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of her crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.

1996 – The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.

And births this date include...
1888 – Irving Berlin, American composer (d. 1989)

1894 – Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)

1904 – Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter (d. 1989)

1911 – Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)

1912 – Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)

1935 – Doug McClure, American actor (d. 1995)

1963 – Natasha Richardson, English/American actress (d. 2009)

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

Observed annually on May 11th, National Eat What You Want Day sets diets aside for a day of indulgence.  It’s about having one day a year of eating with no regrets. Whether you love donuts or fast food, today is your day to gratify without feeling guilty.  
Chili cheese dogs, greasy hamburgers, french fries, potato chips, cake, cookies, candy, and ice cream are just a few of the things you can enjoy today without remorse. Decadent food is definitely on the menu today. The saying, “Everything in moderation” applies to this holiday quite aptly. Though, we’re not quite sure they meant EVERYTHING at the same time. 
However, a sample of this and a sample of that sure has a way satisfying a sweet tooth or a greasy yearning. Need a salt fix? This holiday offers it. How about a crunch craving? Yep, we’re sure you can find what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a rich, fried or fast, frozen, baked, or spicy eat what you want.
Some of us have that one irresistible food that we avoid at all costs because we know if it’s in the house we’ll eat it all. It’s our weakness, our kryptonite. This holiday suggests that we bend to our kryptonite just this one time each year.



Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of, Eat What You Want Day is just a way to enjoy life with friends and family. Many nutritionists even agree that “taking a short break” from your diet regimen is actually good for you.