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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Olive Garden ~ Pancho Villa & My Mom ~ Gingerbread

Good 52ยบ cloudy morning.

My "Red Hot Pokers" are blooming...

Yesterday was the JCRW's  (Jackson Co Republican Women) White Elephant Sale...

I worked the money table with Karen for a few hours.
I enjoyed it. She is fun. Told me about holding her baby boy during a storm and lightening went straight through a window in the room she was in and hit the wall, missing her son, just barely!  OMG! That is just about the wildest thing I have ever heard of! Lightening struck close to me on a couple of
occasions.... but never through a window! (Hi Karen!):

Then PJ and Patty showed up, bought a couple things and then we headed to Olive Garden for lunch. Thanks Patty for a nice lunch and a nice time!!! I had salad and they had the soup (chicken gnocchi) and salad.

Stopped at Safeway for some items that are not carried in our local "rural" market. I got some Dunkin' Donuts coffee.... Cinnamon Spice. Mmmmmm mmmm mmmm!

Wild Bill for America. Awesome. My sentiments .... LIKE this guy!
Historically this date.....
 1883 – The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.


1956Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
1968 – U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day
2001Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
And births this date include....
OH wait, first a retraction... my friend Val was not 80 yesterday, she was a mere 79 years old. Sorry Val, you baby you!

Also it was our friend Tim's birthday. Talk about a baby... he was only 51! Gadzzzzz, he was born when I was in the 9th grade! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TIMMY!

Nice, Tim.

Ok, back to other births...
1850Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)

1878Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1923)
Here is a picture of some of "Villa's men" who stopped at my grandparents home and told them since they were not citizens of Mexico they needed to leave. They let my grandmother take their picture....
On the left is my Mom, Margaret (she was 5), the middle is Uncle Lloyd, and on the right is Aunt Agnes:
Look, the kids are holding onto rifles!

1895William Boyd, American actor (d. 1972)
Hopalong Cassidy!

Me in my Hoppy outfit:
"Hoppy" !!!!!  He was my hero!
1919Richard Scarry, American author/illustrator (d. 1994)

My children had this book:

1941 – Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots

1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American rapper and actor
.... and on this date in 2004 we lost a great President and a great Governor of California, Ronald Reagan.

All I know. Lots of chores to get done. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 5th
National Gingerbread Day

Daddy's favorite dessert.
I made it for him often.