Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Firefighters Memorial

I, Sweet William The Scot, live in the city proper but two streets over is Anderson Township.
Firefighters Memorial in Anderson Township.
The Memorial is a seven foot tall bronze statue of a firefighter in full gear cradling a child, standing tall in front of three flagpoles.
The Memorial was dedicated on June 11, 2005 and was funded entirely through donations.
The names of those that served.
Daisy has a memorial.  She served the township fire and rescue department by teaching the importance of fire and life safety messages to the community.
You know the stop, drop and roll rule right.
Lee has great respect for those that do this job.  Lee's cousin, Eddie, died in a fire at the age of eleven when Lee was eighteen.  The fire happened in her grandfathers house where he lived.  Eddie was cleaning his boy scout badge when the hot water heater kicked on high and ignited the cleaner and torched Eddie.
Lee was one of the first family members on the scene.  Lee was close to Eddie they were like brother and sister everyone said they were so much alike.
Next to the memorial sits a place that the kids love.
Seldom do we see it empty.
It is the skateboard rinks.  Boy do those kids fly up and down the edges and ramps.

Now here is, pardon me, someone who skipped the class in fire safety.
Yep he is smoking a cigarette and using an aerosol can of either sunscreen or bug spray right to the face.  If that ignites he will need a fireman for sure!  And he is here in the Memorial parking lot.
I am staying apolitical as Kismet said and I quote "I have strong feelings about the upcoming US Presidential race. I think it’s time for a black female to hold the job so I’m writing in Minnie Mouse".
The idiot's car had been hodgepodged (probably to hide rust holes) and on the back was a bumper sticker saying "Vote for Trump Restore America's Greatness".
Lee and I we just scratched our heads and rolled on.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

We have a lot of pretty street corners in Nati City so Lee took this picture out the car window at the stop light.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Kentucky Derby and a Louisville Favorite

I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to tell you about a tradition around my part of the country.
It is a special sandwich!
A Hot Brown Sandwich, sometimes known as a Kentucky Hot Brown, is an American hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, by Fred K. Schmidt in 1926.
The dish is a local specialty and favorite of the Louisville area particularly on Kentucky Derby Day.
You can look up the original authentic recipe here
For your Derby Day Party here's an appetizer version of Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich that we love to serve.  Lee is cooking!
1/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup half & half
1 cup cheddar or Swiss or combo of both
18 slices snack rye bread or baguette slices
8 ounces sliced deli turkey
Thinly sliced sweet onion, separated into rings
6 strips cooked and crumbled bacon
Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour until smooth. Stir in cream and broth. Bring to boil and cook for a couple minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Put bread on baking sheets. Layer each piece with turkey, onion and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake 10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Yum Yum  serve with a Mint Julep and bon appetite.
Yes Lee has been to The Brown Hotel and had the sandwich.
The Kentucky Derby is regarded as the greatest two minutes in sports.
Will undefeated Nyquist, steal the show?
Three horses running were sired by Uncle Mo.
A little sibling rivalry.
Lee loves horses and she is kind of favoring Creator.
Creator breaking in the 3rd spot to close to the inside can get the horse in trouble.
Wasn't American Pharoah just a beautiful horse last year.
Hope your horse wins!

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

The sign in front of a church this week was TGIF.  Well after eating those appetizers and drinking a Julep Lee says your waistline might not forgive you.