Just in time for summer…recipes from the collection.

The 1st day of summer is tomorrow, June 21st.  Time for fresh salads, fruity concoctions, and cool drinks…

Summer Celebration Salad-Cooking with Berries

Summer Celebration Salad from Cooking with berries.

Sal's Summer Vegetable Salad - High Hampton Hospitality

Sal’s Summer Vegetable Salad from High Hampton hospitality.

Summer Cooler - Pass the Plate

Summer Cooler from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ Church.

Summer Cake - Tarheels Cooking for Ronald's Kids

Summer Cake from Tarheels cooking for Ronald’s kids.

Summertime Soup - Vegetariand Delights

Summertime Soup from Vegetarian delights : a hearty collection of natural food recipes.

Fried Yellow Summer Squash-Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

Fried Yellow Summer Squash from Hallelujah! the welcome table : a lifetime of memories with recipes.

Summertime Lemonade-Dixie Classic Fair

Summertime Lemonade from Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina : favorite recipes from friends of the Fair.

summer truffle - Columbus County Cookbook II

Summer Truffle from Columbus County cookbook II.

Patterson paid high price for success in ring

On this day in 1960: Less than a year after losing his title to Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson knocks out Johansson in the fifth round in New York. Patterson, born in Waco in Cleveland County, becomes the first heavyweight champion ever to regain his title.

He first won the title in 1956, knocking out Archie Moore in the fifth round in Chicago. In 1962 Patterson will lose the title for good, in a first-round KO at the hands of Sonny Liston.

His death in 2006 at age 71 will be linked to dementia caused by repeated blows to the head during his career.