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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Weather ~ Grants Pass Boatnik ~ Picture of the Day ~ Superman Christopher Reeve ~  Crispy Honey Mustard Wings ~ National Mint Julep Day


Good 46º clear sunny morning and will be hot again today. 
And yesterday we topped at 95º.

Yesterday was the Grants Pass Boatnik Parade. Here is the website with lots of photos/video...

Picture of the Day .... perfect timing. 😁


Interesting about Superman Christopher Reeve....

Things you didn't know about Christopher Reeve's Superman....

On May 27, 1995, actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed from the neck down when he was thrown from his horse during an equestrian event in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Here are five things you probably didn't know about this real-life Superman...
He Beat Out Muhammad Ali And Elton John For The Role Of SupermanWhen casting began for the role of Superman, over 200 actors competed for the part. Among them were some true Hollywood A-listers. Producers auditioned muscle-bound talents like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallon. They also auditioned actors such as  Al Pacino, Robert Redford. Charles Bronson, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Nick Nolte, and Steve McQueen. Even pop star Elton John auditioned for the chance to be Superman. Even boxer Muhammad Ali was considered at one point. Despite all these stars vying for attention, Christopher Reeve caught the eye of the producers despite only having three brief TV roles.
Christopher Reeve Trained Under Darth VaderAfter landing the role of Superman, a skinny Christopher Reeve was told that needed to wear an artificial muscle suit to become a match for Superman's physique. He refused, preferring to undergo a strict workout regimen to buff-up for the part. Enter David Prowse, the British actor who provided the body of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Prowse was hired to train Reeve and instituted a weight-training program to bulk Reeve up for the role. Prowse's teachings were a success, and after an intense six-week program, Reeve went from 170 pounds to 212 pounds. Reeve continued gaining muscle mass while filming, to such a degree that some scenes had to be re-shot because his body no longer matched the original footage
Reeve’s Pay for the Movie Was Ridiculously SmallBecause he was still relatively unknown, Reeve only earned $250,000 for Superman, and his second film Superman II. This was peanuts compared to some of his co-stars. Gene Hackman was paid $2 million for his role as Lex Luthor and Marlon Brando received an astounding $3.7 million to play Jor-El. This made Brando the highest-paid movie star ever, at the time. The Superman actor didn't publicly complain about this, instead saying that  "Superman brought him many opportunities". Brando, by comparison, sued the producers for not paying him enough and eventually took $14 million from them for appearing in just ten minutes of the movie.
Reeve Also Played Two Voice Parts In The First FilmIn addition to portraying both Superman, Reeve also provided two voice performances for the film. He was asked to lend his voice to the Metropolis air traffic controller character. This character is never seen on screen, but he is heard on the radio during both the Helicopter crash scene and the Air Force One sequence. Reeve's other voice performance was a larger one. He recorded all of Jeff East's lines as the young Clark Kent, which were dubbed over East's original performance during the editing process. "I was not happy about it because the producers never told me what they had in mind," East said. He added: "It was done without my permission but it turned out to be okay. Chris did a good job but it caused tension between us. We resolved our issues with each other years later."
He Was A Real-Life SupermanOn May 27, 1995, Reeve broke his neck when he was thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpepper, Virginia. The injury paralyzed him from the shoulders down, and he used a wheelchair and ventilator for the rest of his life. Following the accident, Reeve lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries and for human embryonic stem cell research, founding the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founding the Reeve-Irvine Research Center. Reeve died on October 10, 2004, 15 days after his 52nd birthday. A real-life super man indeed.
                        ^Reeve with his wife Dana and son Matthew. He had a daughter Alexandra and another son Will. 
                            ^Reeve in 2003
From Mr. Food


Just wait until you put out a platter of our baked Crispy Honey Mustard Wings for a party, or even as a change-of-pace main dish! This recipe disappeared in no time when we set it out for lunch in the Test Kitchen; that's why we know it's going to be a hit with your dinner crowd! You'll want to make sure there are lots of napkins on hand, because the finger-licking-good flavor is a great excuse to get messy at the table.


  • 4 pounds split chicken wings or drumettes, thawed if frozen
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Place wings in a large bowl and add oil, salt, and pepper; toss until evenly coated, then place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake 45 minutes or until crispy, turning once halfway through cooking.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Place cooked wings in honey mustard mixture and toss until evenly coated. Return wings to baking sheet and cook 10 to 12 additional minutes or until cooked through.
Historically this date....
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.

1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.

1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.

1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.

1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.

1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

1998 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.


2005– American student Natalee Holloway disappears while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and caused a media sensation in the United States.

2013 – Nigeria passes a law banning same-sex

And births this date include....
1927 – Clint Walker, American actor (d. 2018)
... he sure WAS a hunk!

1936 – Keir Dullea, American actor

1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress

1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
.... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.

1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, astronaut

1964 – Wynonna Judd, American country singer

All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Mint Julep Day on May 30th each year sets up a refreshing toast to summer. Each year, people around the country gather for a glass of mint julep! This refreshing southern classic is a traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby.
A classic mint julep is made with a mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water. In the Southern states, where mint julep is more associated with the cuisine, spearmint is the mint of choice. Preparation of the drink may vary from one bartender to another.
  • Some believe the mint julep originated in the southern United States sometime during the 18th century.
  • The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine.
  • During the 19th century, Americans also enjoyed a gin-based julep.
  • Each year, Churchill Downs serves almost 120,000 mint juleps over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.
  • May 2008 – Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass (6-foot  tall).


Enjoy a mint julep on this nice spring day!


Here is a recipe....