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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Heat ~ Mike Hannan ~ Picture of the Day ~ Harley Davidson Hogs ~ Chicken Marsala for Two ~ Jon Harting ~ Linda Kuehl ~ National Hot Dog Day

Good 59º clear sunny morning. 

The heat yesterday topped at 104º.

Mike Hannan came over and mowed, trimmed bushes, and weed-eated for me .......

Picture of the Day ... happy bear! 

Interesting about Harleys.....
Harley-Davidson, Inc., H-D, or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression, along with Indian. The company has survived numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements, periods of poor economic health and product quality, and intense global competition to become one of the world's largest motorcycle manufacturers and an iconic brand widely known for its loyal following. There are owner clubs and events worldwide, as well as a company-sponsored, brand-focused museum.

Harley-Davidson is noted for a style of customization that gave rise to the chopper motorcycle style. The company traditionally marketed heavyweight, air-cooled cruiser motorcycles with engine displacements greater than 700 cc, but it has broadened its offerings to include more contemporary VRSC (2002) and middle-weight Street (2015) platforms.

For nearly 100 years, Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been referred to as "hogs." Although you may assume that this nickname has something to do with the size or sound of their motorcycles, the true origins of the nickname are rooted in racing. In the years leading up to World War I, Harley riders dominated the sport of motorcycle racing. The Harley-Davidson racing team acquired a pet piglet, which was quickly adopted as the team's mascot. A tradition soon began of riding a victory lap after each win with the pig, whose name was Johnny. It is because of "Johnny the Pig" that Harley-Davidson motorcycles are called "hogs."

This was Jerry's Harley... a Fat Boy..... 

Also, this was his license plate.... 

From left: William A. Davidson, Walter Davidson, Sr., Arthur Davidson and William S. Harley

When Brian and Jen went to Germany a number of years ago, he saw this Harley store.....

LOL. Bobo, my nickname given to me by my granddaughter Alex when she couldn't say "grandma" it came out "Bobo" !!! 

From Mr. Food

Set the table for a romantic evening with our recipe for Chicken Marsala for Two. This tender and flavor-packed dish is going to have everyone feeling the love. All you need to make it absolutely perfect are a few candles, a glass of wine, and some soft music.


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lightly pounded
  • 1/4 cup slivered sweet onion
  • 1 cup quartered mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Coat chicken on both sides in flour mixture.
  3. Saute chicken 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden. Remove to a plate. Add remaining butter, the onion, and mushrooms to skillet and saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine, broth, garlic powder, remaining salt and pepper, and remaining flour mixture, and whisk until smooth and sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Return chicken to skillet and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until no longer pink in center and heated through. Serve topped with sauce.


Two special birthdays today... Jon Harting, Wilsonite, is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON!!

This is Jon with his Linda when they came up from California to buy Jerry's John Deere.

Also celebrating is Linda Kuehl, daughter-in-law of friends Patty (& the late Cliff) Kuehl... HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!

Historically this date.........
1933 – Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

1934 – Outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.

1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.

2011 – Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

And births this date include...
1890 – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, American Kennedy family matriarch (d. 1995)

1908 – Amy Vanderbilt, American etiquette authority (d. 1974)

1923 – Bob Dole, American politician, 1996 Republican Presidential candidate

1943 – Bobby Sherman, American singer and actor
....and was an LAPD reserve officer

1947 – Albert Brooks, American comedian

1955 – Willem Dafoe, American actor

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

National Hot Dog Day in July celebrates a summertime staple on a bun. Enjoy one piping hot and add some relish and mustard to go! One thing we want to know – is it a sandwich or not? 
Celebrated every year during National Hot Dog Month, this day pays homage to the frankfurter, the footlong or wienie, wiener, wienerwurst or even red hot. They taste just as great no matter what we call it.
Over 25 million hot dogs are sold at baseball stadiums each year.
We make them a variety of ways. They’re portable and easy to make. While many of us prefer them grilled or toasted over a fire, we also boil, pan-fry, and rotisserie-cook them. The list of toppings are numerous – from the basic ketchup, mustard or relish to onions, mayonnaise, cheese, bacon, chili and sauerkraut – the list keeps growing. Adults and children alike love them, too. 
On May 31, 2012, a world record was set for the most expensive hot dog. The “California Capitol City Dawg” sold for $145.49 at Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, California.  The “California Capitol City Dawg” features:
  • A grilled 18″ all-beef, in natural casing frank from Chicago
  • Served on a fresh-baked herb and oil focaccia roll spread with white truffle butter, then grilled
  • Topped with whole grain mustard from France, garlic and herb mayonnaise
  • Sauteed chopped shallots, organic mixed baby greens, maple syrup
  • Marinated/fruitwood smoked uncured bacon from New Hampshire
  • Chopped tomatoes, sweetened dried cranberries, chopped tomato
  • Expensive moose cheese from Sweden
  • Basil olive oil/pear-cranberry-coconut balsamic vinaigrette and ground peppercorn
  • Proceeds from the sale of each 3 lb. super dog donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children
7-Eleven sells the most grilled hot dogs in North America – 100 million annually.


There are so many ways to celebrate the day!
  • Host a hot dog roast.
  • Share your favorite toppings.
  • Take a poll to find out which is most preferred – blackened hot dogs or just cooked through?
  • Explore the best hot dog eateries near you and give them a shout out. 
  • Challenge people to defend their position on this question: Is a hot dog a sandwich?


The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council established National Hot Dog Day in 1991 to coincide with a hot dog lunch on Capitol Hill. The observance occurs every year on a Wednesday in July.