Good afternoon and welcome to another beautiful week here in Mt. Vernon!

This is Todd’s second Mystery Monday, but his first one doing the Mystery Box.
Todd hid something in our box and it was my job to figure it out.
I did not figure it out, so this week, we had a stumper!
Next Mystery Monday, Todd is going to see if Joe can guess what’s in the Mystery Box!

Today we also shared with you a ‘This Day in History” fact…
On this day in 1881, in Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross.

The first disaster response was in 1881 when a forest fire in Michigan burned through a million acres in 24 hours. The fire claimed almost 300 lives and left thousands homeless. Red Cross chapters collected food and supplies which were shipped to Michigan to assist the 14,000 people in need of help.

Todd and I are also going to begin sharing a couple of Summer Fun Recipies every day on the show to get you ready for the season…
I shared a delicious recipie for taco dogs! Check it out here!
Todd shared this mouthwatering Raspberry Icebox Cake! Link to the recipie here!
And oh yes, we of course had to mix the two dishes…
Consume at your own risk. Brie Cheese and Raspberry Jam Hotdog, Right here.

I also get really interested in sports when it comes to the NBA Finals or the NHL search for the Stanley Cup, so here’s what I’ve learned about the NBA…

The Cleveland Cavs have 1 Championship title. They won that in 2016 against the Golden State Warriors. And they have 4 Confrence Titles, looking to grab a 5th if they can pull off a huge upset and take the series from the Celtics.
The Boston Celtics have 17 Championship titles, most recently in 2008. They also have 21 Confrence Titles, and are well on their way to getting a 22nd if they take the Cavs.

The Cavs are going to have to rely on more than just Lebron James if they want to pull off an upset and take this series and rally for the Championship Title again.

The Golden State Warriors have 5 Championship titles, most recently last year, 2017, taking the title after beating the Cavs. They also have 9 Confrence titles; 3 in the East and 6 in the West.
The Houston Rockets have 2 Championship Titles, most recently in 1995. The Rockets also have 4 Confrence Titles.

The Rockets may have James Harden, but they are the underdogs. The Warriors just have to keep up the energy to take this series and get back to the Championships.

Thanks for listening!
– Todd and Lilly