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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Clouds ~ Anniversary & Birthday RETRACTION ~ Eat What You Want Day!

Good 48º cloudy morning. Hit 74º yesterday! Wow. Felt like summer.  Still had a fire in the wood stove last night! Sooooo snuggy. I am going to miss them in the summer.

20% chance of rain today. 60% chance tonight. The clouds this morning are beautiful...

These taken about 30 minutes apart.

And then after another 20 minutes...

So, when I was out taking the pictures I was standing next to the bluebird birdhouse... Mr. Bluebird flew up to the top of this tree...

Keeping an eye on me!  And The Princess watched from her stacked up bed...

Yesterday Maggie and I went to Grants Pass. Stopped in Brian's office. He gave me a wazoo flashlight.. It's a Streamlight Stinger LED. It has over twice the light of a regular Streamlight. It even has a flash mode that is so cool. It lights up the outside in the dark like WOW!

Then a stop at the post office to mail stuff and back home. Later we went to get our mail and take Dave a jar of my famous zucchini sweet relish. I think Dave just eats it out of the jar! LOL. The clouds were weird yesterday... taken from PJ and Dave's house...

They sort of resembled ribbons the way they were twisting...

Historically this date....
1907 – A derailment outside Lompoc, California kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot.
1945 – World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of her crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
1987 – In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place. The surgery is performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
1996 – After the aircraft's departure from Miami, Florida, a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades killing all 110 on board.
1996 – The 1996 Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest .
And births this date include....

1888Irving Berlin, American composer (d. 1989)

1894Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)

  I can still see Robin Williams dancing around and saying "Martha Graham. Martha Graham. Martha Graham." in The Birdcage movie!

1904Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter (d. 1989)

His paintings were nothing short of WEIRD!

1935Doug McClure, American actor (d. 1995)

Local LA boy, born in Glendale, died in Sherman Oaks.
   5 marriages, 5 divorces. Died from lung cancer.

1963 – Natasha Richardson, English/American actress (d. 2009)

Daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and wife of Liam Neeson.

*****RETRACTION! RETRACTION!*****  Stupidly I checked for birthdays on my calendar yesterday and for some unknown reason (brain fart) I listed the 10th as Nancy and Dan's anniversary and my nephew Jimmy's birthday. WRONG. They are today. Sorry guys.

And.......... yesterday was actually Sally Harper's birthday, wife of Jim a Wilson alumni. Happy Birthday a day late Sally!!!

All I know. Pest guy coming out to day to take care of Mr. Mole in the backyard. Claire coming by to sort through a bunch of cooking magazines I have. Bout it. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
May 11th
 Eat What You Want Day
 National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May 
 School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week
 National Night Shift Worker's Day