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Friday, September 30, 2011

Clouds & Contrails ~ Rogue River Murals ~ Pumpkin Soup


Good 48º morning. A few wispy clouds and some contrails...

OMG, I can't believe it's the END of September already!!!

Wednesday afternoon on a run to the mailbox and to take trash to the trash can I opened my trash can and there was a pile of opened mail in the bottom. I fished it out and upon inspection it was mail from a number of different addresses. There was a State Farm bill, a Costco bill, and a lot of other stuff. Yesterday I took it to the Postmaster, Noel, in RR. She said they have a form they will send out with each piece so the recipient knows what happened. That is the reason I have a locked mailbox! Here is a picture of the mural on the side of our post office....

And here's on at the Union 76 gas station....

Then it was off to Harry and David's.

I had a blast shopping there. One of my favorite places. So many good yummy things. I brought home an artichoke/kalamata olive foccacia. OMGOOD!

Then to 7 Oaks on the way home for corn.

Almost the last of it. They shut down in October. I also got a giant zucchini to make the zucchini casserole I have on my blog from last year. Go to the archives (if you are interested) to the left and click on 2010, September, and the 28th. The recipe is there. The flowers are so beautiful at 7 Oaks...

And the biggest pumpkins I ever saw!

Then to ACE for corn, wide mouth quart jars, and some blackberry spray. They have 1/2 gal canning jars and I'd like one or two, but they come in a box of 6. Any of you in Rogue River or Grants Pass or Medford who would be interested in splitting a box of them?


Historically this date....
1927Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.

1954 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel.

1972Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.

1982Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.
......not one person was ever charged with those crimes!

And births this date include...
1921Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (d. 2007)

Two great movies, An Affair to Remember and
The King and I.

1931Angie Dickinson, American actress


1954 – Barry Williams, American actor

Greg Brady of the Brady Bunch!

1971Jenna Elfman, American actress


..... and today Lovella Moore, past president of our JCRW, celebrates her birthday!


All I know. Didn't get tomatoes pickled, so will do that today.
Happy Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
September 30th
Pumpkin Day


Fun Food Facts:
"Pumpkin soup is a soup made from a puree of pumpkin. It is made by combining the meat of a blended pumpkin with broth or stock. It can be served hot or cold, and is a popular Thanksgiving dish in the United States. Pumpkin soup was a staple for the prisoners of war in North Vietnamese prison camps during the Vietnam War."

Pumpkin Soup:
1 med size pumpkin 8oz cream cheese
yellow or red or green bell peppers
3 med potatoes 1 large sweet onion, diced
Chicken stock 1 stick of butter salt and pepper
Saute diced onions and bell peppers in the bottom of your soup pot. When soft and translucent add diced potatoes and cut up skinned pumpkin. Cover all with chicken stock. Cook on med heat until veggies are soft. Blend until smooth. Put soup back into pot and add cream cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Taste. Add salt and pepper and butter. Cook another 30 minutes. If it's too thick add more chicken stock. Serve with crusty bread.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Baby Turkeys ~ Jalapeno Jelly ~ Coffee Day


Good 46º clear sunny morning. I think we hit 85º yesterday.
A really nice day!

This sent to me by Bill Patterson. He knows I love dogs and this has a gunsmithing bit also... You too will love 'Dog'.

The above picture is "Dog" and this one is Bill and his Chaka:


She is the SWEETEST dog!!! ... and Billy's not so bad either.
Glad you are feeling better big guy! Don't make Jeannie worry like that! Don't make me come up there!

Historically this date...
1916John D. Rockefeller becomes the second billionaire.

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.2008 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.

And births this date include...
1907Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)


1924Steve Forrest, American actor


1931Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress
Good Lord!

1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician


1942Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)


... Blazing Saddles ... one of the funniest movies of all time!

We have a new batch of turkey chicks. They are late...


This is the size of the ones born in the spring....


Yesterday I made jalapeño jelly.... Seed the jalapeños (I use a small spoon) and chop them along with bell pepper in the food processor. (Always always wear gloves to do the seeding of the chiles!) Mix up two kinds of vinegars (white and cider) along with sugar and heat to simmer. Add the peppers, bring to simmer for 10 min, bring to rolling boil and add pectin, boil one minute and can. I ended up with 19 half-pints. Thanks Jeannie and Bill for the jalapeños!



I did pick all the tomatoes, red and green ones, off the tomato bush. So, today I'll probably go into town today and get some more wide mouth pints so I can make pickled green tomatoes. I also got some funny and cute beads for Halloween so I'll be making earrings here soon too. Gotta think of things to keep me busy so I don't have to clean the house!!!!


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday! Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
September 29th
National Coffee Day

OMG, coffee ice cream.... YUMMMMM~!!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Turkey Eating Grapes ~ Elks Card ~ Good Neighbor Day

Good 57º, somewhat cloudy, morning. Wow, warmer than the past two mornings by 15º. AND, I kept the windows closed so I didn't freeze last night!

Now if you can believe this sh*t....
California has gone completely around the bend if they even for a second, consider this!!

Yesterday ....
Turkeys in the grapevines, eating the grapes!

Too funny. I looked back at my blog a year ago and also had a picture of a turkey eating grapes!! Some things don't change.

Then I went into town.....

First stop, car wash....

Ahhhhh... now old Betsy is clean again! Pretty day in Grants Pass....

Reno has their sign, GP has theirs!

Then to the cleaners, Hallmark card store (where I spent too much time and $....but it was fun!) Then I went to the Elks Lodge and got my very own member card. For a mere $2 a year I can have a card being a widow of a member. Cool. Well, not 'cool' that I am a widow, just that I can have a card! Get me? So now I don't have to be "buzzed" in, I can open the door myself!

So, I stopped to see Willie, the bartender, and wish him Happy Birthday.

Historically this date...
1791 – France becomes the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population.

1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1973 – The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

And births this date include...

1836Thomas Crapper, English inventor (d. 1910)

.... Oh Lordy, the inventor of the toilet shares your birthday Sandy!!!!

1901 – Ed Sullivan, American television show host (d. 1974)

1924Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)

1934Brigitte Bardot, French actress

.... and my pal Sandy (Todoran-Beck) finally caught up to me! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDY!!!! xoxo

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day! Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
September 28th
National Good Neighbor Day

?? Hmmmm..... not.

In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day. Previously, this day was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September.