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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Moon Info ~ Toys For Tots ~ Chat With Old Marine ~ Trump Flight ~ Prowling Bruiser


Good 40º foggy morning. What else is new!

Warmed up a whole degree warmer than Thursday, all the way to 44º yesterday! A few raindrops about 2pm. Six of them I think, or was it 5?
Yesterday I put on my Marines sweatshirt and went to Wally World. I spent $109.00 and got a 12 plush and stuffed animals, including a few that have a blankets, including Chewbacca (that Brian wanted to keep!!!) and took them to the Toys For Tots barrel in Brian's office.....

They are all so cute and soft and snuggy!

When I was heading into Rogue River, there was a red pickup in front of me with a USMC licence plate and Trump and Greg Walden bumper stickers. He pulled into the pizza place so I followed him. When he got out I told him I wanted to give him a thumbs up for his license plate, the USMC hat he was wearing, and his bumper stickers. We shook hands. He was pleased and saw my shirt and asked if I was a Marine. I said, "Close, but no. I married one and gave birth to one". He laughed and said, "You know the wife of a Marine is the Sgt. Major of the house!"

Then home. Picked up Dude (because he really wanted a ride!) and went to the post office to get a package and the bank to deposit checks.

Shared by pal Steve Voors (LASD ret)

Historically this date...
1910 – Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.

1927 – Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.

1960 – The musical Camelot debuted at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, and would become associated with the Kennedy administration.

1964 – Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at theUniversity of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest at the UC Regents' decision to forbid protests on UC property.

1967 – At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape TownSouth Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-oldLouis Washkansky).

1976 – An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.

1979 – In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.

And births this date include...
1927 – Andy Williams, American singer (d. 2012)

1947 – Patricia Krenwinkel, American murderess
.... so, how u likin' that '3 squares' a day and free room and board? This crazy is up for parole in 2018!

1951 – Rick Mears, American race car driver

1960 – Daryl Hannah, American actress

1968 – Brendan Fraser, Canadian-American actor

In the afternoon I looked out and there was Bruiser... on the prowl for something! Can you see him?

Fortunately he came running when he heard me go outside and take pictures and didn't bring me any "treats" !

Later dinner was another of the rotisserie chicken wraps. Yummmmmm.....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 3rd

December 3, 2016 is

National Roof Over Your Head Day

Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day! Buying a house is often the single largest investment a person will make in his or her lifetime.
Did you know that the home ownership rate in the United States is around 64% of the population? Studies have shown that homeowners are more active in their communities, have improved education opportunities, and report higher levels of self-esteem and happiness.
Regardless of whether you rent or own, today is an opportunity to take a moment to appreciate the roof over your head!
  • December 3, 2016 is also Let's Hug Day
  • December is National Fruit Cake Month | National Egg Nog Month
  • This week is National Cookie Cutter Week

Friday, December 2, 2016

Mike Hannan ~ Jerry Maxwell ~ Georgia Sue ~ Christmas Decoration ~ Rotisserie Wrap ~ Thursday Night NFL Game ~ Fritters

Good foggy 35º morning. We warmed all the way up to 43º yesterday! The sunset over my mountain was pretty!

I got my Costco shopping done yesterday. Boy, it was crowded! Came home and Mike Hannan (Jackson Co FD ret) came over to do some yard work for me... trimming trees and grapevines and cleaning the fences that cross my creek that fill with grass. 

Breakfast was some of the leftover cheesy potato/veggies and a couple eggs on top, cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Today is special. It would have been my Darling's 76th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEW! I love you and miss you! (12-2-40 ~ 2-12-07 RIP!)

Today is also pal, Georgia Sue's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND!!!

Historically this date...

 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile

1980 – Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita FordMaura ClarkeJean Donovan, andDorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador.

And births this date include..

1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)

1924 – Alexander Haig, American Soldier & Civil servant, 7th Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 5th White House Chief of Staff and 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)

1981 – Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer

1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player
.... does good for Green Bay, made a funny State Farm commercial....and born in Chico Ca!
I have my Christmas decoration up....

Dinner last night was a rotisserie chicken wrap from Costco and I scooped out some of Costco's Artichoke Jalapeno Parmesan dip to put on the wrap. OHMGOOOOOD!!!

Chair, wine, TV. Watched some of the Cowboys/Vikings game...

(Sorry, Karen!)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF.Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 2nd
National Fritters Day

^Apple Fritters

^Corn Fritters
Aren't we all lucky that this this special day has finally arrived!?
Before you can begin to celebrate this very important day, you need to know what a "fritter" is. Many people do not know, making it all the more fun to eat your first fritter today. A fritter is a fried cake or dough with fruit or meats inside. 
Whatever you do, do not fritter this day away without eating at least one fritter.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Weather ~ December ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Our House ~ Rioting Republicans ~ Toys For Tots ~ Fav TV Shows

Good 36º foggy morning.

Yesterday it sprinkled on and off most of the day. Heated up to 49º! The late about 2:30 the sun came out and we had a blistering temperature of 55º!!
Got less than 1/10" of rain.

OMGOSH, it's December! Whoppen????
So fast this year went! (I know.... talkin' like Yoda) 

Throw Back Thursday....
1987 at the Sheriff's Dept Chili Cook Off:

Jerry and his pal Jim Klinger had a chili booth, and since they both worked at the BC Range, they called their chili booth "DERANGED CHILI" ! 
Yesterday I was going to go to Costco, but changed my mind. Not in the mood. So, I hooked up my new speakers for my computer. Then made a birthday card. Then the pest control guy came by and we had a great chat. He formerly lived in Temple City, military family, horse person, and loves shooting! Long discussions!

We bought this house on this date 1997. Didn't move in til spring in 1998. Actually Jerry moved 17 trips of stuff up here and I moved up in August. Here is the tractor he bought back then, his pickup in the background and the house, no fence yet....

This funny little house was built in 1935. A shack! The foundation is so odd, big rocks with trees sitting atop the rocks and the house on top of the trees. Sort of like this:

No building codes back then. At least it's still standing and a lot of improvements have been made.

LOL, so true!!!

Historically this date...
1824 – United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with theTwelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1885 – First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas (United States).

1952 – The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.

1969 – Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.

2001 – Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.

And births this date include....
1913 – Mary Martin, American actor and singer (d. 1990)

1933 – Lou Rawls, American singer (d. 2006)

1935 – Woody Allen, American film director, actor, and comedian

1939 – Lee Trevino, American golfer

1940 – Richard Pryor, American comic and actor (d. 2005)

Raised in a brothel run by his grandmother where his mother was a prostitute beaten by his ne'er-do-well father; a victim of sexual molestation at age six; abandoned by his mother at age ten; a high school drop-out by 14; a father himself by 17... 6 wives, 7 children. Pryor set himself on fire after freebasing cocaine while drinking 151-proof rum. The man was a mess! Heart attack and multiple sclerosis.

1945 – Bette Midler, American actress and singer
Married to Martin Von Haselberg since 1984! Daughter Sophie.

1951 – Treat Williams, American actor

Football tonight:

There is a collection barrel in Brian's office. If you want to donate and don't want to drive to GP, let me know, I can take it for you.
Brian's State Farm office in the shopping center by Albertson's, The Vine, Tacos Locos, McDonalds .... Redwood Hwy and Allen Creek Rd. Just one toy! It will go a long way to making a child happy. Don't wait til the last minute!

Later dinner was some of my awesome chicken noodle soup I took out of the freezer. Chair, wine, TV ... Code Black (with Rob Lowe...good show)
 and Chicago Fire. 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December oneth
National Pie Day

Pastry history:
While the French have the reputation as the great pastry makers, the Egyptians, who were great bread makers, worked out the details of early pastry. There was a savory pastry: a dough of flour and water paste to wrap around meat and soak up the juices as it cooked. Pastry was further developed in the Middle East and brought to Mediterranean Europe by the Muslims in the 7th century. 

Another leap occurred in the 11th century, when Crusaders brought phyllo dough back to Northern Europe (the First Crusade was 1096-1099). Greek and Roman pastry did not progress as far as it could have because both cultures used oil, which can't create a stiff pastry. In medieval Northern Europe, the traditional us of lard and butter instead of oil for cooking hastened the development of other pastry types. Pies developed, and the stiff pie pastry was used to provide a casing for the various fillings. By the 17th century, flaky and puff pastries were in use, developed by French and Italian Renaissance chefs; and pastry began to become highly decorated, with pastry chefs working intricate patterns on the crusts.