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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Weather ~ Yesterday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Abraham Lincoln ~ Fancy Schmancy Tuna Melts ~ Jake Wardle Electric ~ National Mint Julep Day


Good 61º cloudy morning. 



Yesterday morning the clouds started moving in heavier....

Before noon it was 81º and the clouds were blocking the sun. We topped at 94º. AND the thunderstorm was supposed to come in last night. Nope, never happened. Now the predictions are for 100% rain today. We'll see.............




Picture of the Day .... super unusual rock formation





Interesting about Abraham Lincoln......

When most people think about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, many things come to mind.
His signature stovepipe hat, his great height, the Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination are just a few of the memorable things about this frontiersman president.
However, as it turns out, he was also an accomplished wrestler and is even honored in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Lincoln was the wrestling champion of his county in 1830, at the age of 21. A well built young man of 6’ 4”, his height and strength were an advantage but also made him a target for any challenger wanting to show off or make a name for himself. In fact, Lincoln was such a talented wrestler, there is only one recorded instance of him losing in 12 years, according to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (NWHOF). It was to Hank Thompson in the final match to qualify for their regimental championship.
However, Sports Illustrated reports that Lincoln was also kind to his opponents after their defeats, offering them water or helping them to their feet when the match was over.





From Mr. Food
"Oh my, you're so fancy!" That's the reaction you'll get when you put a plate of these Fancy Schmancy Tuna Melts out. It's warm, dressed up tuna with a double dose of melted cheese on a "not your everyday" type bread. These yummy melts are sure to please even the toughest critics!




  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices rye or pumpernickel bread
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 10- x 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion powder, and pepper; mix well. Spread equal amounts of the mixture on each slice of bread and top each with a slice of mozzarella then a slice of Cheddar cheese.
  3. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.



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.

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
marriage.


And births this date include....
1927 – Clint Walker, American actor (d. 2018)
... he sure WAS a hunk!
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1936 – Keir Dullea, American actor
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gx3mZJmWPmo/T8Y0duyUZFI/AAAAAAAAXZM/aZypeTpW1Vg/s1600/keir1MA29009474-0013.jpg



1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
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1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
.... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.



1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, astronaut
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--U4PoQQzIZg/T8Y1EuKdahI/AAAAAAAAXZ0/eSl6-cXFcMA/s1600/michaelMA29009474-0018.jpg



1964 – Wynonna Judd, American country singer






Yesterday Jake Wardle came over and put up new lights on the front of my house. The old ones had died... They come on when it gets dark and go off when it gets light in the morning. 







If you are in this area and need any electrical work, Jake is the guy! Send me an email or message and I will give you his phone number.




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


National Mint Julep Day on May 30th each year sets up a refreshing toast to summer. 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.
  • Some believe 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, Churchill Downs serves almost 120,000 mint juleps 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).

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a mint julep on this nice spring day! 

 

Here is a recipe....