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Sunday, March 27, 2011

~ Rain ~ Taxes ~ Gate ~ Pop Corn ~

Good 36┬║morning. Rain rain and more rain.

Another 1/4" added to our soggy totals.

I worked on my taxes most of the day, while the rains came in torrents. This tax thing is screwy and I have a few questions for an expert. Will track that down today.

Tim was here and fixed the hinge on the gate, but now the motor is acting screwy. When the gate closes, it immediately opens back up. Sigh.............. Need someone who knows something about electric gates now.

In between, I have been watching the eagle cam...
Today there was an article in the Des Moines Register about the eagles and the nest. It shows a picture of Bob, the director of the project, laying in the nest before the eagles occupied it. Wow, big nest!
... and she fills it up! Big bird!!

We (Maggie, Harley, and I) watched a funny film last night. I had thought the title was so like living here, Funny Farm.
Made in 1988 and starring Chevy Chase. Lots of laughs. I like Chase.

I made popcorn, the old fashioned way.. in a pot with oil and corn... popping it and the putting into a bowl. Adding butter to the pot and melting it and pouring it over the popped corn. Added grated cheese and Bob's Seasoning Salt. Mmmmmmmm...

Historically this date...
1794 – The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
1886 – Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
1915Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
  (... interesting read...all the people she infected...awful life)
1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
1994 – One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90.
...and in 2009 Patty Hickey Oshiyama married the charming handsome Gordon McNaughton. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!

And births this date include...
1899Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)

1914Richard Denning, American actor (d. 1998)

( .. he was replaced by Desi Arnaz in the I Love Lucy show)

1931David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)

1940 – Austin Pendleton, American actor

(...such a freaking weirdo..thank goodness not related!)

1970Mariah Carey, American pop singer

1975Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)

(..unimpressive at Super part owner of Miami Dolphins!)

All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
March 27th
Spanish Paella Day