Total Pageviews

Friday, May 28, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Brooklyn Bridge ~ Fancy Schmancy Tuna Melts ~ National Hamburger Day


Good 38º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday we stayed cool and topped at 71º.
Picture of the Day .... quite the clouds!


Interesting about the Brooklyn Bridge....

May 24th marks the anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge which opened to traffic on May 24, 1883.  To celebrate, the Trivia Today team put together these five fascinating facts you may not know about the Brooklyn Bridge...

Bribery Got the Construction of The Brooklyn Bridge StartedLike any monumental city project, construction of the Brooklyn Bridge required the support of local politicians. In this particular case, one man, William M. Tweed, more commonly known as “Boss” Tweed, was the corrupt politician with the clout to make it happen. Much as he had done with other city projects, Tweed latched onto the bridge project, buying favors (at a cost of $65,000) in hopes of holding stock in the bridge and profiting by skimming from construction contracts. His grand scheme failed, as he was jailed before he could see it to fruition, but the backing for the bridge he bought from other politicians did help kick the project off the ground.
The Name of the Bridge Changed Over The YearsIt seems almost incomprehensible that the Brooklyn Bridge would be called anything but the Brooklyn Bridge. However, before the construction of the bridge began some of the names thrown around were “Great East River Bridge” and “”Great East River Suspension Bridge.” Even at the time of the 1883 dedication it was referred to by a more official-sounding name, “New York And Brooklyn Bridge.”  Brooklyn civic pride led to the name officially changing to the “Brooklyn Bridge” in 1915.
A Stampede Occurred On The Bridge Shortly After it OpenedThe Brooklyn Bridge opened to the public on May 24, 1883 and everything ran smoothly for the first five days of operation. However, on May 30, disaster stuck when either a woman tripping or a rumor of a pending collapse sparked a panic among the crowd of pedestrians who were crossing the bridge. A frantic race to get off the bridge caused a massive stampede which resulted in the death of 12 people and 36 serious injuries.
21 Elephants Walked Across The Bridge in 1884

How do you convince New Yorkers that its newest bridge is safe? Elephants. The city called upon the legendary showman P.T. Barnum to prove the safety of the Brooklyn Bridge. A parade of large animals did the trick.  P.T. Barnum marched 21 elephants and 17 camels across the the Brooklyn Bridge in May of 1884 to show just how sturdy the span was.
There's a Bunker And Wine Cellar Built Into The BridgeThose looming towers aren't just for show—inside, there are several secrets from the bridge's 138-year-long history. Up until World War I, the city rented out space within one of the towers for wine storage. And in 2006, maintenance workers discovered a Cold War-era fallout shelter still fully-stocked with supplies. Workers found large canisters of water, boxes of crackers, medical supplies, and paper blankets all intended to protect a select few in the event of a nuclear attack.
From Mr. Food


"Oh my, you're so fancy!" That's the reaction you'll get when you put a plate of these Fancy Schmancy Tuna Melts out. It's warm, dressed up tuna with a double dose of melted cheese on a "not your everyday" type bread. These yummy melts are sure to please even the toughest critics!


  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices rye or pumpernickel bread
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 10- x 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion powder, and pepper; mix well. Spread equal amounts of the mixture on each slice of bread and top each with a slice of mozzarella then a slice of Cheddar cheese.
  3. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Historically this date....
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San FranciscoCalifornia, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.

1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal,James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
...... AND in In 2001, in the final hours of his presidency, President Bill Clinton granted Susan McDougal a full  Presidential pardon. Of course! What a guy! Not.

And births this date include....
1888 – Jim Thorpe, American pentathlete, decathlete, football, baseball and basketball player (d. 1953)


1931 – Carroll Baker, American actress Gadzzzzzzzzzz
1934 – Annette Dionne
1934 – Cecile Dionne
1934 – Emilie Dionne, (d. 1954)
1934 – Marie Dionne, (d. 1970)
1934 – Yvonne Dionne, (d. 2001)
Annette - Cecile - Yvonne

1957 – Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager

^1988 when he came to the BC Range to qualify for his CCW.
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Hamburger Day on May 28th wraps up National Burger Month and also ushers in summer grilling season.
Hamburger. Seasoned ground beef, grilled and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. Topped with sauteed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, or cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. Anyone of these combinations would create a modern American version a hamburger.
From Guinness World Records...
The largest hamburger weighs 2,566 lb 9 oz and was achieved by Wolfgang Leeb, Tom Reicheneder, Rudi Dietl, Josef Zellner, Hans Maurer and Christian Dischinger (all Germany) in Pilsting, Germany, on 9 July 2017.
The hamburger consisted of three meat patties, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, hamburger sauce and a bun.
It is most likely that the hamburger sandwich first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries, but there is much controversy over its origin. Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.


Fire up the grill and get some patties started. Will you add cheese and make it a double? There are so many options when it comes to our burgers these days, how do we even decide anymore? Some creative burger choices you might try are:
  • bleu cheese
  • coleslaw
  • avocado
  • fried egg
  • barbecue and peanut butter
  • mac & cheese