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Saturday, April 30, 2011

~ Oregon Capitol Trip ~ The Mediterranean ~ Hairstylist Appreciation Day ~

Good 29º morning.

Can you believe it's actually the last day of the month! It was just April Fools. I am sad at how fast the time is galloping along.
Thursday I was up at 3:30. Left here for Medford and boarded the bus to Salem at 5:25. A 4 hour bus trip and all the ladies in red jackets were set free in the Capitol. We spent the day sitting in on the Senate, the House, and meeting with our legislators. Jackson County Republican Women had the largest group there for "Oregon Federation of Women - Day at the Legislature". I took well over 100 photos, a few of which are here. The whole group stood on the steps in the rotunda and I got a great photo. After the picture was taken they all sang God Bless America. Wonderful! Everyone in the Capitol stopped to listen and some joined in and then there was big applause.

We sat in the gallery, pleasing the Republicans with our sea of red jackets and I'm sure it was disheartening to the Democrats.

My lunch!

Our Jackson Co group with Sal Esquivel Dennis Richardson and Wally Hicks (from Grants Pass) The Boy Scout (Webelo) is Sheila Foy's son, Ramn.

Historically this date...
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
2004 – U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
2009Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

And births this date include...
1908Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
Our Miss Brooks!

1926Cloris Leachman, American actress

1933 – Willie Nelson, American musician

1938 – Gary Collins, American actor

1943 – Bobby Vee, American singer

1944Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)

1948Perry King, American actor

today is April's birthday. She is Kristen's good buddy and a WONDERFUL masseuse! Happy Birthday April!!

Yesterday I met the 'girls' for lunch...

Marjean, Dee, me, and Candy. We went to my favorite restaurant, in Grants Pass, The Mediterranean. Shelly, our hostess, is so cute and fun and ALWAYS remembers my name! I walk in the door and she says "Hi Sue". Gonna have a shirt made "The Mediterranean - Where Everyone Knows Your Name" !  I had Moussaka , my favorite, a dish made with eggplant, tomato sauce, ground meat, onions, garlic, and potatoes.

I had mine with carrots and zucchini and potato cakes and Greek Wine, Retsina. Another favorite of mine. This wine has been made for over 2000 years. 

We also had some "Greek fries"... green onion an parmesan....

Candy had the foccacia ...

Marjean had the flatbread sandwich with yogurt and soup...

And Dee had the "hamburger".....

Wednesday night is "martini night" at the Mediterranean and Saturday night is "wine" night.  They make the most awesome 'rosemary-lemon' martini!
So, now catching up with everything and hoping the rain will hold off long enough to mow.
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
April 30th
National Raisin Day and...
Hairstylists Appreciation Day

My hairstylist, Leah, with her cutie pie daughter Marley!
I do appreciate you Missy Leah!!