If you are celebrating today, congratulations.  It's also the anniversary of the first country music show to play New York City's Carnegie Hall.  It was 1947 and headliners included, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, and Ernest Tubb.  Ticket prices ranged from $1.20 up to $3.60.  What a bargain!

It's National Cheeseburger Day!

from Sergey Peterman

There are numerous stories as to who invented this American favorite, most date back as far as the 1920's.

Lionel Sternberger, claims to have invented it 1926.  While working at "The Rite Spot" sandwich shop, in Pasadena, California, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.

In 1928, a cheeseburger appeared on a menu at "O'Dell's", a restaurant, in Los Angeles.

Kaelin's Restaurant, in Louisville, Kentucky, says they invented it in 1934.

Research shows that a trademark for the name "cheeseburger" was awarded to Louis Ballast, of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In, in Denver, Colorado, in 1935.

Regardless of whom ever came up with the first one, we all share a delight with em' for lunch or dinner.  It's an American original, topped off with a piece of cheese.  By the way, any piece of cheese will work and they are even better when you serve them up with fries.

Concho Valley birthdays include:

from Friederike Boulton

Matthew Allen, 14.  From Mom, Dad and Alyssa.

Demi Cowen-Salas, 17.  From Papaw, Memaw, Mom and brother, Caleb.

Rufino Garcia, 58.  From all of his Amigo's.

Marilyn Parson, old enough.  From Mary Ferguson.

Stetson McClure, 8.  From the whole family.

John Connor, 41.  From his daughter, son in-law and 2 grandsons.

Felipe Erazo.  From Stephanie and the boys.

Cody Mason, 29.  From all his cousins.

Anthony Diaz, 1 year old.  From Mom and his 2 sisters.

Jamie Martin, 56.  From her much younger brother, Billy.  Jamie wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage. 

No anniversaries to report.