Onions, baseball, cheeseburgers, Esther, art
Date posted: June 12, 2013
The Notebook stopped by the Shriners Monday to pick up his 10-pound bag of Vidalia Sweet Onions. (“You can eat them like apples,” so the saying goes.)
There’s plenty more for sale, I’m told, if you didn’t get your order in.
Tip of the Cap!
Matt Overton, the starting catcher for the U. of Wyoming club baseball team, is back in Sheridan after competing with his ‘mates in the annual National Club Baseball Association World Series last month in Paducah, Ky. The Cowboys lost in the third round of the post-season to Penn State, but finished the season 17-9, winning its conference championship once more. The son of Pam and Dan Overton, Matt scored 10 runs this season for the Cowboys, hit .244, had an on-base-percentage of .327, hit one home run and drove in four runs.
The proverbial search for America’s greatest food, the cheeseburger, prompted a ride to Arrowhead Lodge Sunday, where we enjoyed a salubriously summer Sunday and 35 years of marriage.
The buzz about how good that cheeseburger is?
According to Guinness, the “World’s Most Gut-Busting Burger” is at the Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas. The “Quadruple Bypass Burger” features four-and-one half pounds of hamburger, three tablespoons of lard, 20 slices of bacon, eight slices of American cheese, 20 caramelized slices of onion, eight tomato slices, one tablespoon of mayonnaise, two tablespoons of ketchup, one tablespoon of mustard. Total calories: 9,982. If you add fries and a milkshake, the calorie count rises to 12,410.
One of the last big-time movie stars of post-WWII and the 1950s, Esther Williams, died last week at 91. Her name is lost to younger generations, but at one time, she was a top U.S. swimmer with designs on Olympic gold until war preparations cancelled the 1940 World Olympics. She got typecast in these big, Busby Berkeley swim musicals and never could quite completely shake the pool in getting lead parts for mainstream films.
She understood her predicament, had a good sense of humor and of herself, and laughed heartily when during a Hollywood banquet, the comedienne Fanny Brice said of Ms. Williams: “Wet, she’s a star! Dry, she ain’t.”
Our Sagebrush Art Center is having its Third Annual Juried Art Show, ongoing, through June 29. Most know it’s located at 201 E. Fifth St.
Jody Sauers is its executive director and encourages the public — and Sheridan’s many summer visitors — to stop by. (Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)