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Friday, August 14, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Frank Hayes ~ Baked Ham & Swiss Sliders ~ National V-J Day


Good 48º clear sunny morning. 


Yesterday we topped at 98º.


Picture of the Day ..... concealed carry!




Interesting about Frank Hayes....

Frank Hayes (1888 – June 4, 1923) was a jockey who, on June 4, 1923, won a steeplechase after suffering a fatal heart attack halfway through the race at Belmont Park in New York State, US.

The thirty-five-year-old Hayes had never won a race before and in fact by profession was not actually a jockey but a horse trainer and longtime stableman. The horse, a 20-1 outsider called Sweet Kiss, was owned by Miss A.M. Frayling. Hayes apparently died somewhere in the middle of the race, but his body remained in the saddle throughout. Sweet Kiss eventually crossed the finish line, winning by a head with Hayes technically still atop her back, making him the first, and thus far only, jockey known to have won a race after death.


Hayes' death was not discovered until Miss Frayling and race officials came to congratulate him shortly after the race. It was suggested that the fatal heart attack may have been brought on by Hayes' extreme efforts to meet the weight requirements, possibly followed by the excitement of riding to the front of the pack. The newspaper reported he had slimmed down from 142 pounds to 130 pounds in a very short time.

After the discovery of Hayes' death, all further post-race formalities were waived by the Jockey Club, the result being declared official without the customary weighing in. Hayes, dressed in his colorful racing silks, was buried three days later at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The horse never raced again. It was claimed that Sweet Kiss was nicknamed "Sweet Kiss of Death" for the rest of her life.



From Mr. Food



Make sure you've got two empty hands, 'cause you're gonna want to grab two of these Baked Ham & Swiss Sliders! These mini-sized sandwiches bake all together in a casserole dish, and will remind you of your favorite ham and cheese sandwich, but only much, much better.

 

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 3 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 package of 12 Hawaiian Sweet rolls
  • 1/2 pounds sliced ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese

 

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook 5 minutes. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds and cook about 10 minutes, or until onions are soft.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 º.
  3. Slice rolls in half all at once and place bottom half in a 9- x 13-inch casserole dish. Spread 3/4 of onion mixture over rolls; top with ham, cheese, and top half of buns, then top with remaining onion mixture. Cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven, and slice down between the rolls to make individual sliders.



Historically this date.....
1848 – Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.


1933 – Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres.


1935 – United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.


1974 – The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.




And births this date include....
1851 – Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist (d. 1887)
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m45KaEN50XU/UCp2S3zTiXI/AAAAAAAAa2Y/6g11MA_YXvo/s1600/docMA29051426-0028.jpg


1926 – Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)
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1941 – Lynne Cheney, American political figure
....nice lady, great speaker!
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Nv_su-CJbYw/UCp2aJsFIgI/AAAAAAAAa2o/WNmRrj4G_hg/s1600/lynnMA29051426-0030.jpg


1945 – Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
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1959 – Magic Johnson, American basketball player
"My boy Maashick" has put on a couple of pounds since he went from the basketball to the microphone!
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1969 – Tracy Caldwell, American astronaut
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HhQG0XKXCaE/UCp24Qo3u-I/AAAAAAAAa3Q/6haJDkkZMz0/s1600/tracyMA29051426-0035.jpghttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1BdI9N8phOc/UCp25zs3IpI/AAAAAAAAa3Y/DnlSYlCfXHY/s1600/tracy2MA29051426-0036.jpg


1987 – Tim Tebow, American football player and winner of 2007 Heisman trophy. Was quarterback for several teams and now playing major league baseball for the NY Mets!
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-A6h_A-IchG4/UCp2-5LbdFI/AAAAAAAAa3g/1mkODl_yTWM/s1600/timMA29051426-0037.jpg



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


National V-J Day on August 14th commemorates the day in 1945 when news broke around the world the Imperial Government of Japan would surrender ending a long a grueling world war. In Europe, the date was August 15 due to the time zone, but regardless, the celebrations that broke out were no less zealous.
Since 1939, the entire world had been enduring the strife of war. The first rumblings began in 1937 but by the end of 1941, the United States would join the war they had vowed remain out of. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7th, 1941, the United States declared war and fully supported all fronts.
Throughout the war effort, military personnel and civilians stood together to make the next 4 years a united effort. Victory in Japan and the rest of the globe was a final goal.

NATIONAL VJ DAY HISTORY

In the United States, President Harry S. Truman announced the victory in a press conference at the White House later that day. The peace treaty was officially signed on September 2, 1945. A year later on August 2nd, Truman signed a proclamation declaring August 14, 1946, as Victory Day.