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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Bruiser ~ Sinko de Mayo ~ Picture of the Day ~ Tecumseh ~ Fiesta Pull-Apart Bread ~ Dawn Forbus ~ Bernie Kammer ~ Harry Hansen ~ Cinco de Mayo


Good 41º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday we topped at 82º.

My heart is broken. My sweet cat  Bruiser left here early Friday morning and has never returned. I am sure something bad happened to him, as he never in the last 12 years has done this. I miss him and hate dealing with this. 

Love you Bruiser. Rest in peace. 

Happy Sinko de Mayo..........��

Picture of the Day 

Interesting about Tecumseh ...
Tecumseh was a Shawnee chief in the Ohio Territory. He lived from March 1768 to 5 October 1813. Growing up during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, Tecumseh was exposed to warfare and envisioned the establishment of an independent Indian nation east of the Mississippi River under British protection.
Tecumseh was among the most celebrated Shawnee leaders in history and was known as a strong and eloquent orator who promoted tribal unity. Tecumseh's confederation fought against the United States during Tecumseh's War, but he was unsuccessful in getting the U.S. government to rescind the Treaty of Fort Wayne (1809) and other land-cession treaties. In 1811, as he traveled south to recruit more allies, his brother Tenskwatawa defended their settlement against William Henry Harrison's army at the Battle of Tippecanoe, but the Native Americans retreated from the field. Although Tecumseh remained, the Native American alliance was never fulfilled.
In 1813, the British and their Native American allies retreated into Upper Canada, where the European American forces engaged them at the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813, and Tecumseh was killed. His death and the end of the war caused the pan-Indian alliance to collapse. Since his death Tecumseh has become an iconic folk hero in American, Indigenous, and Canadian history.
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Fiesta Pull-Apart Bread by Mr. Food

From Mr. Food

We've got a pull-apart bread that's got a tasty twist, and it pairs perfectly with an ice cold margarita! Our Fiesta Pull-Apart Bread has a flavorful combo of cream cheese, taco seasoning, and green chilies that will have your taste buds dancing in delight! It's a perfect treat for celebrations, and easy enough to make anytime you want it. 

  • 1 round loaf hearty white or sourdough bread, unsliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained well
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend
  • Queso cotija cheese for sprinkling (see note)

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Tear a piece of aluminum foil large enough to loosely wrap the whole bread.
  2. Using a serrated knife, make a series of parallel cuts in the bread about 1-inch apart and about 2-inches deep. Then rotate the bread and cut it in the opposite direction until you end up with a crisscross pattern (see photo). Place the bread on the foil, and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients except queso cotija cheese; mix well. Evenly spread cream cheese mixture into all the bread cuts, being careful not to break the bread apart. If you get some of the cheese filling on the crust, wipe it off with a paper towel. Wrap the bread loosely in foil.
  4. Place the wrapped loaf on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, then uncover it and continue to bake 10 to 15 minutes or until the cream cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve warm, 
  5. Not sure what cotija cheese is? Cotija is a Hispanic-style cheese named after the town of Cotija in Mexico. This hard, crumbly cheese is usually made from cow's milk. It is similar to feta which can be a substitute in the rare case that you cannot find this at your local market.  


Three great people celebrating birthdays today.... Dawn Forbus (wife of the infamous Jim, former LASD and Washoe Co SD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAWN!! ♥ 

Also... Bernie Kammer (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNIE!!! (With his bride Sharon)

And..... Harry "Uncle Bud" Hansen, (LASD ret & our former Capt at Temple Station) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE BUD!!!

Historically this date.....
1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.

1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.

1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue GroundsCy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of  baseball.

2010 – Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis.

And births this date include....
1830 – John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
I bought Jerry a 10X Stetson felt hat and paid $10 per X... now they are selling for from $550-$1000! Holy cow!

1914 – Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)

1919 – Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)

1932 – Will Hutchins, American actor

1942 – Tammy Wynette, American musician (d. 1998)

1959 – Brian Williams, American news anchor

All I know. Nuff said. I hope you have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Cinco De May’s deeply rooted history in the Franco-Mexican War influenced Mexican-Mexican American communities in the early years of the American Civil War. In the early 1860s, as the Civil War erupted, these communities took up the banner of the Cinco De Mayo celebration as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy. Today, in the United States, Americans celebrate Mexican-American heritage and pride annually on May 5th.
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May.”
On June 7, 2005, the United States Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution. The resolution invited the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
According to José Alamillo, professor of ethnic studies at Washington State University in Pullman, a 2006 study found more than 150 official events celebrating the day.
Celebrations surrounding the observance in the United States take on a significance beyond that in Mexico. They include displaying of banners and events highlighting Mexican culture, music, and regional dancing. School districts also hold special events to educate students about its historical significance. In the U.S., commercial interests the day by celebrating Mexican products and services with an emphasis on beverages, food, and music.


Celebrate Mexican heritage, culture, and history. Explore foods and traditions, music, and cinema. Immerse yourself in the language and discover new connections. Uncover long lost history and share your treasures. 


In 1861, the Battle of Puebla pitched 6,000 French troops against a small, under-supplied Mexican force of 2,000 men. Not expecting to win the campaign, the Mexican army overcame the French in under a day. While the battle didn’t win the war, the victory held great symbolism for Mexico during the Franco-Mexican War and buoyed the army throughout the conflict. Each year, Mexico commemorates the day with celebrations across the country, though it is not a federal holiday.