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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Forrest Gump ~ Buffalo-Style Deviled Eggs ~ Armed Forces Day ~ Peace Officers Memorial Day


Good 47º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday we topped at 86º.
Picture of the Day ... best friends...pelican and stray dog!

Interesting about the movie Forrest Gump....

If you want something done right, sometimes you’ve got to do it yourself, or even pay out of pocket. That’s what Tom Hanks did for the hit film, ‘Forrest Gump’ (1994).

‘Forrest Gump’ is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. The movie is based on the 1986 novel of the same name, written by Winston Groom. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century United States. The film differs substantially from the novel.

As unbelievable as it may seem in retrospect, Paramount Pictures wasn’t convinced the film would be a box-office success; the film studio didn’t want to increase the budget. This prompted Hanks and the film’s director, Robert Zemeckis, to fund at least two of the film’s scenes themselves, one of which was Gump’s endless marathon across the United States.

In return, the studio agreed to share more of the profits, which happened to work out well for Hanks, who made a $65 million return on the deal. Hanks also earned an Oscar for his iconic role.

Mrs. Gump was played by Sally Field.

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From Mr. Food
These sound good.....

This ain't your momma's deviled egg recipe! We decided to give this recipe a Buffalo-style twist! That's right, we took all the classic flavors and added in some hot wing sauce. Top it off with some bleu cheese crumbles, and you better believe our Buffalo-Style Deviled Eggs will have everyone saying, "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"™
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons blue cheese dressing
  • 1 tablespoon buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 tablespoon blue cheese crumbles


  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a medium saucepan and cover them with about an inch of cold water; bring to a boil. Once they come to a boil, remove saucepan from heat, cover it, and let it sit about 18 minutes for large eggs. Run them under cold water to cool them; continue to cool them further with some ice. Gently tap each egg until the shell is finely cracked, then peel under running water.
  2. Cut eggs in half horizontally and remove yolks. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks, blue cheese dressing, and wing sauce; mix well.
  3. With a spoon, plastic storage or pastry bag, fill egg white halves with yolk mixture and place on a platter. Evenly sprinkle each with blue cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Historically this date.....
founded when 110 acres (0.45 km), in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.

1928 – Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy
1940 – McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

1969 – People's Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot called Bloody Thursday.

1970 – President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.

2010 – Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
... just amazing at 16 years of age!


And births this date include...
1895 – Prescott Bush, American banker, politician and member of the Bush family (d. 1972) (GHW's dad)
1936 – Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-born actress

1937 – Trini López, American musician (d.2020)

1941 – K. T. Oslin, American musician (d.2020)

1955 – Lee Horsley, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May pays tribute to the military personnel serving in the United States Armed Forces. The celebration takes place each year during Armed Forces Week.

The United States Military is composed of six branches, including the Army, Airforce, Space Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. As of 2019, more than 1.3 million active-duty service members are stationed in the United States and around the world. An additional 800,000 reservists stand ready in the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. The holiday unites the country behind the men and women who currently serve in the United States military.


Volunteer for a veteran organization that supports those who are deployed. Organize care packages for service members or their families. Recognize a service member, you know. Learn more about the history of each branch of the military and how it has evolved. Discover more about your family’s military history, too. Most importantly, show support for those currently serving in the Armed Forces. Call them. Write to them. Send them a message and let them know you support them and respect the choices they’ve made to serve. 


It was with the idea for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country that President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish this single holiday. The one-day celebration then stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and Air Force Days.

The first observance on May 20, 1950, launched with parades, open houses, receptions, and air shows.

  • 1962 – President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday.
  • Bremerton, Washington hosts the United States’ longest-running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade.
  • 2012 – Bremerton celebrated the 64th year of the Parade.
And.... today is also...

Every May 15th Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice or been injured in the line of duty. The observance takes place during Police Week.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, more than 800,000 law enforcement officers serve in the United States today. Each year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial adds new names to the wall, on average 163 deaths per year. Fallen law enforcement officers represent all levels of law enforcement, including local, state, federal, tribal, and military law enforcement. They’re family members, husbands, wives, parents, sons, and daughters.
The day honors fallen LEO across the nation and offers support to their surviving family members and officers.


Many organizations, government agencies, and private citizens fly flags at half-staff in memory of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Services honoring the fallen are conducted across the country, including Washington, D.C. Attend a memorial near you. Support families of fallen and injured law enforcement officers.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., features the names of more than 22,000 law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty.


On October 1, 1961, Congress asked President John F. Kennedy to designate May 15th as a day to honor peace officers. President Kennedy declared Peace Officers Memorial Day on October 1, 1962.  In 1994, Bill Clinton made an amendment through Public Law 103-322 that directed the United States flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15th in honor of the day.
An annual Memorial Service gathering began in 1992 in Senate Park and later became known as Police Week.