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Monday, February 14, 2011

~ Valentine's Day ~ My Brian ~ Aaron & Marie ~ Chocolates ~

Good 34ยบ morning. Cloudy.
Pressure has dropped and a rain/snow mix
is predicted. We'll see....
 Happy Valentine's Day!
Yesterday was fun. I met Brian,Jen,Tucker,Sami,
and Jean in Jacksonville. We had brunch at the Bella Union.
Good food. Our darling little waitress, Emily, has a birthday today also. Several super people I love have birthdays today. First is my son Brian, then my mother-in-law Winona, then my friend Patsy in Oceanside.
We ate wonderful food. Tucker and Sami made me Valentines. Brian enjoyed his day and his new watch. We walked around Jacksonville and went into several shops. Here are a few photos...
Silly Sami!
Sami likes hats!
A bench just their size!
I got to Jacksonville early and did some shopping
at the Mercantile. I love that store. I got a bottle
of Sonoma Pepper (Lemon Orange Pepper blend
that I use daily on EVERYTHING) and some
Fisherman's Wharf Seafood Seasoning.
This is amazing seasoning containing salt,
black pepper, parsley, garlic, white onion,
lemon peel, green peppercorns, and green onion.
Rub it onto fish prior to cooking, add to mayo for
a spread or dip, add to olive oil for a dunk for bread,
sprinkle it on tomatoes or any salad, a thousand uses.
Historically this date....
1778 – The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
1859Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
1912Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
1929Saint Valentine's Day massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
1962First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
And births this date include....
1894Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)
1927Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (d. 2007)
"Mrs. Moneypenny"!
1929Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress
'The Brady Bunch!'
1942Michael Bloomberg, American media mogul and politician
1951 – JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
Second wife of Terry Bradshaw.
1960 – Meg Tilly, American actress
Always seemed 'strange' to me. She was even married
to Colin Firth! Hmmmm...
1972Drew Bledsoe, American football player
A Patriot from 1993-2001 retired from Dallas 2007
 .. lives in Bend Oregon.
..... and 1971 - Brian Pendleton
The Sylmar Earthquake 6.6 struck on February 9, 1971.
I was very pregnant with Brian, he was due the 22nd, and decided that he's make his entrance on February 14th instead.
(I know. I'm just showing off and bragging ....)
Today Aaron and Marie will be married.
CONGRATULATIONS and a long and happy life
is wished for them. 
forward to the pictures kids!!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
February 14th
(Seems to be a lot of things celebrated today!)
But one I like is National Cream Filled Chocolates Day