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Friday, June 3, 2011

~ Old Annuals ~ Burn Pile ~ Egg Day ~

Good 35º foggy morning. Ice on the barn roof. Spring? Ha.
For Saturday they say it will be in the mid 70ºs! Hope so.
I figured out the name of the LAPD motor officer. I looked up his son.....OMG, there he was in my 1961 annual... James Alexander!  YEAH!!!! I went through the annuals in order, oldest first...
And..... Jon Harting, S'64, emailed me he remembered his last name as Alexander. Go John. He also remembered the older Alexander riding around El Sereno on his old Harley. Cool.
I am missing one, 1962, don't recall what happened to it. I think it was in storage and got wet ... years ago. Sigh...... I still have my Uncle Lloyd's 1922 annual from Bisbee High, my Mother's 1923 annual, and my Aunt Agnes' 1925 annual.
The annual is called The Cuprite. 
Cuprite is an oxide mineral composed of copper(I) oxide Cu2O, and is a minor ore of copper. Bisbee Arizona is the home of The Lavendar Pit copper mine, where my grandfather John Mills was a mining engineer, which is now an innactive open pit mine. 
.... and look, my Mom!
She is 3rd from left. Margaret Elizabeth.  And my Uncle Lloyd John...
He was a cutie!
And Aunt Agnes Mary......
Trying to think of the actress she looked like.
Ok, so here is my high school picture...
I don't look like any of my Mom's family. I look like my Dad.
Enough of that...................
Jason came over in the afternoon and took care of my burn pile. He used the new fangled  'yard torch'. Worked great. Thank you Patty and Cliff... it was a Christmas gift.  It was great to get other stuff done while Jason minded the fire. Yeah.

At least we had sunshine yesterday, with about 8 or 7 rain drops at 5pm....
First picture at noon, second one 5pm.

Dinner was turkey medallions, gravy, little broccoli, little cauliflower, and little carrots.. on a bed of lettuce, celery, and grape tomatoes drizzled with basil infused olive oil.
About 7pm I had a call from Brian. He had gone to Portland for a meeting for State Farm. He was on his way home, about 2 hours away. Said it had poured and poured up there and the report for Saturday is for 80º !! Good grief, from winter to summer in the flick of an eye. He stopped at the new Cabela's in Springfield Oregon, about 135 miles north of here. Said it wasn't near as nice as the one in Lacey Washington, near Tacoma. That one has a trout pond and shooting range. That is where I want to go!
Then it started raining....
Seemed to put that smoldering burn pile right out! But it's smoldering again this morning.
Historically this date...
1800U.S. President John Adams takes up residence in Washington, D.C. (in a tavern because the White House was not yet completed).
1916 – The Reserve Officer Training Corps or ROTC is established
by the U.S. Congress.
1932Lou Gehrig and teammate Tony Lazzeri hit four home runs in one game, and hit for the natural cycle, respectively. These two feats are both less common than a perfect game, which has occurred twenty one times in one hundred and twenty years.
And births this date include....
1924 – Jimmy Rogers, American blues guitarist (d. 1997)
1925Tony Curtis, American actor (d. 2010)
1967Anderson Cooper, American reporter, journalist and anchorman
Anderson and boyfriend Benjamin.
.... and Sandy's daughter-in-law, wife of son Patrick...
Happy Birthday Paige!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Friday.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 3rd
National Egg Day