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Monday, May 30, 2011

~ Memorial Day ~

Good 45ยบ cloudy morning with a 30% chance of rain.

Today is the 150th day of the year. It's going fast. 208 days til Christmas!
Yesterday Brian and Tucker came over to leave the wood splitter here (since he's moving) and bring me some more wood.

And then Tucker wanted to drive my golf cart... off they went...

Brian lets him drive the golf cart when they play golf, so he knew what he was doing. Pretty much! Tucker and Brian helped me raise the new flags...
 The old flags will go to the Young Marines who have a flag burning ceremony on the 18th of June.
I did get the lawn mowed and Mr. Hippo is happy again. Pulled weeds, but didn't spray. Looked like it was going to rain at any moment. Did a couple of times in short bursts.
Watched the Indy 500. What a day at the races!!!
Finish order:
  1. Dan Wheldon
  2. J.R. Hildebrand
  3. Graham Rahal
  4. Tony Kanaan
  5. Oriol Servia
  6. Scott Dixon
  7. Bertrand Baguette
  8. Tomas Scheckter
  9. Marco Andretti
  10. Danica Patrick
  11. Ed Carpenter
  12. Dario Franchitti
  13. Charlie Kimball
  14. Will Power
  15. Vitor Meira
  16. Justin Wilson
  17. Helio Castroneves
  18. Buddy Rice
  19. Alex Lloyd
  20. Pippa Mann
  21. Ana Beatriz
  22. John Andretti
  23. Ryan Hunter-Reay
  24. Davey Hamilton
  25. Paul Tracy
  26. Townsend Bell
  27. Ryan Briscoe
  28. Alex Tagliani
  29. James Hinchcliffe
  30. Jay Howard
  31. Simona de Silvestro
  32. E.J. Viso
  33. Takuma Sato
While the 23 year old rookie, Hildebrand was in the lead in the National Guard car and had 1/2 a lap to go... he hit the wall! I cried! OMG. How sad was that!!! Sort of amazing to me that Danica Patrick came in 10th, AGAIN, and that Franchitti was 12th! Even Castroneves finished way down the line. With speeds over 220 mph, it's amazing when they crash that nobody gets hurt!
Pictures of the first 12 drivers in order:




 Except for Kanaan (who is one of my favorites), they all look 12 years old!
Historically this date...
1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
Mother and Daddy 1955. (taken with my Brownie camera!)
And births this date include...
1908 – Mel Blanc, American voice actor (d. 1989)
1909Benny Goodman, American clarinetist and bandleader (d.1986)
 LOVED his music!
1926Christine Jorgensen, American transsexual activist (d. 1989)
1927Clint Walker, American actor
1944Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
So sad, so young. Brain cancer at 56.
1964Wynonna Judd, American country singer
Dinner was meatloaf with a tomato sauce and cheesy mashed potatoes with lettuce salad, celery, cauliflower, and fire roasted tomatoes.
I know, looks like a big gob of stuff, but it was GOOD!!!!!
All I know. Happy Monday Memorial Day. God Bless all of our service men and women who gave their lives for our continuing freedom.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
May 30th
Not only is it Memorial Day
It's Mint Julep Day
This is a REAL Southern drink... sweet. Like Southerners like their iced tea, gagging sweet, this drink is the same.