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.
- 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 1/2 pounds sliced ham
- 8 slices Swiss cheese
Historically this date.....
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)
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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!
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!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo