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Sunday, January 30, 2011

~ Rain! ~ Woodpeckers ~ Baron ~ Inane Answering Machine Messages

Good 39ยบ morning. Rained last night. About 1/5". Started around 8pm. Can you believe it, tomorrow is the LAST day of January!!! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaa..............
First my mountain was visible....
Then it disappeared .....
Now it's somewhat back......
And the red-headed kids were out there....
Yesterday I headed to Grants Pass to visit with Bob and Candy. I stopped at Ace to pick up some fire starter and saw they had back scratchers. I picked up one for Bob. His surgery was on his right shoulder, so it makes it difficult to do many things. I think he really enjoyed the back scratcher!
Before I got to their house I stopped at the drive-thru carwash. My truck was a mud ball!
Ahhhhh.... mucho better!
 We sat and visited for a couple of hours and had wine.... I really enjoyed our chat! Several LASD stories, which are always fun. I LOVE their dog, a Brittany Spaniel, Baron. He is a sweetheart!
He loves chasing that ball!
He even climbed up and snoozed
on my lap! Awwww.... he liked me!
The view from their hilltop house is really spectacular....
 Came home and it was already dark and I hadn't stacked any wood on the porch, so Maggie and I, me with a big light, filled the wheelbarrow with wood and stacked it on the porch. We had a great fire, reruns of the butternut pasta for dinner, and watched some TV and snoozed in my chair. Today is pay bills day and organize tax stuff. Groan.................... (Oh, and Candy, I'll send you the picture of Bob and Baron, came out darling! and the recipes for onion soup.)  
Historically this date....
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
  ... a wise decision, since "yerba buena" means "good grass"... I think they
smoke enough of that stuff in SF, but to have it named that.......    !
1969The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
1971Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
1994 - my mother Margaret Laney passed away from the ravages of Alzheimers.
   Sooooooo many things I'd like to tell her and show her. I miss her so much.
And births this date include.....
1914John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)
1914 – David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
1922Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)
1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress
1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor
   "Popeye Doyle"!!    
1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
1941 – Dick Cheney, American politician, 7th White House Chief of Staff, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, 17th United States Secretary of Defense and 46th Vice President of the United States
1962 – Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist
   ... remember that fiasco.... and read what she is doing now!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday!
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
National Inane Answering Machine Message Day
(One of my favorites) "Hello... We are avoiding people we don't like. Please leave your name and number and if we don't call you back, It's YOU!"