May 28th National Hamburger Day

The Hamburger is, without doubt, the most popular American food on the market. Is it truly American? No one really knows, in fact, no one really knows when the hamburger as we know it today actually was first served. I think most of us know what a hamburger is so I’m not going to describe it here but I will add an aside that may family learned. In the Popeye series there is a character known as J. Wellington Wimpy. He is always trying to get someone to buy him a hamburger for which he will repay them tomorrow. Well apparently Elze Crisler Segar, the creator of Popeye, knew an Uncle of mine who was a hamburger panhandler in Illinois and based Wimpy off of him. Wow, a claim to fame! Not sure it’s a good one but what the heck…

How to celebrate – Have a hamburger today. Read Popeye. Have a cook-out.

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