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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Summer Weather ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Old Glory ~ Ramen Taco Bowls ~ National Hamburger Day

Good 55º clear sunny morning. 

Again, summer weather yesterday and the cumulus clouds hid the sun on and off all day... 
We topped at 92º.

Throw Back Thursday ... 1982 My little league Brian and me, with my huge HAIR!

Picture of the Day.... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......

Interesting about Old Glory........

Old Glory is a nickname for the flag of the United States. The original "Old Glory" was a flag owned by the 19th-century American sea captain William Driver (March 17, 1803 – March 3, 1886), who flew the flag during his career at sea and later brought it to Nashville, Tennessee, where he settled. Driver greatly prized the flag and ensured its safety from the Confederates, who attempted to seize the flag during the American Civil War. In 1922, Driver's daughter and niece claimed to own the original "Old Glory," which became part of the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, where they remain at the National Museum of American History.
Captain William Driver was born in Salem, Massachusetts. At age 13, Driver ran away from home to become a cabin boy on a ship.

At 21, Driver qualified as a master mariner and assumed command of his own ship, the Charles Doggett. In celebration of his appointment, Driver's mother and other women sewed the flag and gave it to him as a gift in 1824. With this flag flying over his ship, Driver went on to have a colorful career as a U.S. merchant seaman, sailing to China, India, Gibraltar, and the South Pacific. He participated in the tortoiseshell trade and knew some Fijian. In 1831, while voyaging in the South Pacific, Driver's ship "was the sole surviving vessel of six that departed Salem the same day." Driver picked up 65 descendants of the survivors of HMS Bounty and brought them back to Pitcairn Island. Driver was convinced that God saved his ship for that purpose.

Driver was deeply attached to the flag, writing: "It has ever been my staunch companion and protection. Savages and heathens, lowly and oppressed, hailed and welcomed it at the far end of the wide world. Then, why should it not be called Old Glory?"

Mr. Food

Looking for a quick meal idea for just the two of you? Try our Ramen Taco Bowls! In under 5 minutes you can have a tasty dish that'll bring smiles to both of your faces.


  • 1 (1-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (3-ounce) package ramen noodles (discard seasoning packet)
  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 tablespoon sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • sour cream for garnish


  1. In a pot of boiling water, add half the taco seasoning and ramen noodles. Cook about 3 minutes or until noodles are soft, stirring occasionally; drain well. Evenly divide into two bowls.
  2. In a small bowl, toss chicken and remaining taco seasoning until evenly coated. Place the chicken on top of ramen noodles. Layer with the remaining ingredients and serve.

Historically this date.......
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San FranciscoCalifornia, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.

1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal,James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
...... AND in In 2001, in the final hours of his presidency, President Bill Clinton granted Susan McDougal a full  Presidential pardon. Of course! What a guy! Not.

And births this date include....
1888 – Jim Thorpe, American pentathlete, decathlete, football, baseball and basketball player (d. 1953)

1931 – Carroll Baker, American actress Gadzzzzzzzzzz
1934 – Annette Dionne
1934 – Cecile Dionne
1934 – Emilie Dionne, (d. 1954)
1934 – Marie Dionne, (d. 1970)
1934 – Yvonne Dionne, (d. 2001)
Annette - Cecile - Yvonne

1957 – Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager

^1988 when he came to the BC Range to qualify for his CCW.

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

National Hamburger Day on May 28th wraps up National Burger Month and also ushers in summer grilling season.
Hamburger. Seasoned ground beef, grilled and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. Topped with sauteed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, or cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. Anyone of these combinations would create a modern American version a hamburger.
From Guinness World Records...

The largest hamburger weighs 2,566 lb 9 oz and was achieved by Wolfgang Leeb, Tom Reicheneder, Rudi Dietl, Josef Zellner, Hans Maurer and Christian Dischinger (all Germany) in Pilsting, Germany, on 9 July 2017.
The hamburger consisted of three meat patties, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, hamburger sauce and a bun.

It is most likely that the hamburger sandwich first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries, but there is much controversy over its origin. Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.


Fire up the grill and get some patties started. Will you add cheese and make it a double? There are so many options when it comes to our burgers these days, how do we even decide anymore? Some creative burger choices you might try are:
  • bleu cheese
  • coleslaw
  • avocado
  • fried egg
  • barbecue and peanut butter
  • mac & cheese