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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Burrrrr.... ~ Grants Pass Steam Laundry ~ Elks ~ Garlic Day

Good 27º morning. It was 24º when I got up at 6am. The moon was full last night and the sky was clear. Burrrrr.... I was up briefly about 2am and the moon was shining through the windows. Beautiful. Too sleepy for photos!
But this morning all four of my geese were out there so I took out corn and they were happy.... No turkeys around. Too cold for them I guess!

Yesterday was fun. I left here and did some errands. I picked up my new shiny black mud flaps for my truck from Roe Motors. Pete had forgotten about my order, but redeemed himself! Then I stopped in Brian's office, before stopping at Chet's Nursery to shop. Then to meet Jeannie and Candy at Hannah's for wine at 2. I had gone into some of the local stores, finding some interesting things. One of which I'll show you Monday, since it's a gift for someone .... And all the shop keepers I came in contact with had the same things to say about Hannah's. Sadly. All said the food was mediocre to poor, the service was horribly slow, and the prices were too high. Darn.

The building, an old laundry... neat.

The interior is really beautiful and nicely preserved.

So as I walked around (not one person came to the front desk) looking for the bar.... Ah ha... camera ready and Jeannie saw the camera and jumped out of the way! LOL You can see her leg...

We enjoyed a chat and wine for a couple of hours.

Billy had dropped Jeannie off and Bob, Candy... and then the men went to the Elks to wait it out. I drove the girls over there and both of the guys had their pooches in their vehicles. We first visited with Baron...
He was kissy happy to see his mom. Sweet dog!
Then Chaka....

.... who also wanted to show her mom how much she loved her...

 Even I got some doggie smooches!

We sat in the Elks for a bit and had some libations. Candy decided  to try some pickled egg. Don't know if she liked it or not, but her face does tell some of the story...

 As Billy watches the process.

Of course since I had my camera, Bob gave me a bad time and wouldn't pose!

Historically this date.... (Boy, a lot of stuff happened on this date... not all of it good!)
1892Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1919Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.
1927Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
1943 – Bicycle DaySwiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.
1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
1993 – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
1993 – South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
1995Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to one of the bombers, Timothy McVeigh, is executed in Arkansas.
1997 – The Red River Flood of 1997 overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.

And births this date include.....

1787Deaf Smith, American frontiersman and revolutionary (d. 1837)
.... at first I was wondering why in the world someone would be named "Deaf" but then I discovered that was only his nickname and his real name was Erastus. Oh gag me on that one! WHY name a little baby Erastus!!!

1877Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor (d. 1934)
... Ah ha! Inventor of the outboard motor!!! We knew a cat named Evinrude, because he purred so loud!

1903Eliot Ness, American lawman (d. 1957)

1925Hugh O'Brian, American actor
 (Mrs. O'Brian)

1930Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994)

1933 – Jayne Mansfield, American actress (d. 1967)

1935Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian and composer (d. 2002)

1937Elinor Donahue, American actress

1968Ashley Judd, American actress
Hubby Dario Franchetti race driver.

1969 – Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder

1979Kate Hudson, American actress

with her mom, Goldie Hawn

All I know. Need to grocery shop for what I'm making for Easter.
Happy Tuesday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
April 19th
National Garlic Day

Cut off the top of the bulb, set it in some foil, sprinkle on some sea salt and black pepper, and drizzle on a tiny bit of olive oil. Wrap foil around bulbs and bake at 400º for 30-35 min. Squeeze out the garlic when cool to the touch and spread it on sourdough or French bread toast ... or mix it into mashed potatoes... or  mix with sour cream and top baked potatoes!  Oh my Good!