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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tap Rock ~ Mini Me ~ National Hat Day ~ New Grandparents

Good 46ยบ foggy morning. Some rain yesterday, not much. Just a few sprinkles on the windshield.

Yesterday I headed to Grants Pass to Tap Rock

where I met up with Candy and Jeannie.

(cute girls!)
 Their husbands attend the Law Enforcement/Fire luncheon I go to once a month. The 'guys' both worked for LASD Homicide. We know a lot of the same people from the department.

 We had a really great time and good food and wine! My favorite (and Candy's) is the Crab BLT salad....
Lots of crab, bacon, tomato, olives.... and house dressing. Mmmmm.....

Historically this date....
1870 – A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).

  LOL "And such a Lion! and such a Jackass!"
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta.
1919 – Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.
  ............... Ewwwww.... death by molasses.
     That had to be a lot of moles!!     :o)

1947 – The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.

1947 - my sister Betty and Joe Mueller were married.

L-R, Marion, Betty, Joe, Daddy, Me, Mom....
Sadly my sis Marion passed away in 2004 from leukemia, Joe died in 2002, and of course both of my parents have passed away. But, weren't we cute!!!
1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
1976Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
2001Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
2009US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
    YEAH for Sullie!!!!! Hero.

And births this date include....
1906Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)

1909 – Gene Krupa, American drummer (d. 1973)

If my grandson Jack keeps going on the drums like he is he'll be the next Krupa!!! (click here to see Jack: )
1913Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)

Sea Hunt and Airplane. Great actor!!!
1929Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)

1937Margaret O'Brien, American actress

1948Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)

 Sadly another talent lost in a plane crash!
1968Chad Lowe, American actor

Little bro of Rob Lowe
1978Eddie Cahill, American actor

  ... a fav on CSI:NY
1979Drew Brees, American football player

And my friend from ELA.... Big Al Rodriguez. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL!!

Two friends, both had worked LASD at Temple, Steve Voors and Jim Forbus each became grandfathers on the same day, January 12th. Both their daughters had baby girls... Steve and Barbara have new Katherine, and Jim and Dawn have little Audrey. CONGRATULATIONS to all! Beautiful babies. Such fun.
Grandchildren are the BEST!

Happy Saturday everyone. I will be doing: 


Hope your weekend is a great one! Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/SueJanuary 15th

National Hat Day
Patriots.... tomorrow. Go Tommy boy!~!!!!!!