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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

~ Mowing ~ Pickles and Lace ~ Flashpoint ~

Good 53º overcast morning.  There is nothing on the radar but with this cloud cover we probably won't hit 70º. At least no rain is predicted for a few days!
This is funny, yesterday I packaged up the old microwave in the new microwave box. Didn't quite fit, so I had to tape it shut. Couldn't find anyone who wanted it and Goodwill said they don't take them, so made a sign that said...

 ...and taped it to the box. Took it to the road and put it next to my mailbox. Then Maggie and I zipped up to PJ and Dave's (in the golf cart). While we were chatting a car stopped and scooped up the box and away they went. It had to have been there all of 5 minutes! Amazing. Once I put out an ice chest with a broken latch and it was gone in record time too!

Here is one of my favorite hors d'oeuvres ... gherkins wrapped with Swiss lace cheese. Low low in calories, wonderful taste of cheese and the crunch of the pickle. Yummmmmm....

Yesterday it was warm, 75º at least. I went to town for gasoline for the lawn tractor and came home and mowed for over 3 hours. Still not finished. My paid help, Jason, was here and he weed-eated for 5 hours. He was exhausted, but everything is looking nice. What a help having Jason here. Sure saves me a lot of work, as I woke up this morning and my back was stiff as a board. Will take it easy today! Here is the afternoon sky at quarter to 5 and  where I mowed...... and have yet to mow....

Historically this date....

1942 – World War II: Japanese soldiers occupy the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.
1944 – World War II: The steamer Danae carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans is sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.
1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war.
1965 – The Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
1991Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.

And births this date include....
1837Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (d. 1903)

Interesting read. UGLY man. Promiscuious. And the name Hitler was not spelled that was changed from Hiedler.

1848Paul Gauguin, French painter (d. 1903)

self-portrait. His Titian pictures are interesting and colorful. He was friends with Van Gough, two depressed and partially insane artists!  
1909 – Jessica Tandy, English-born American actress (d. 1994)
  With husband Hume Cronyn.
I liked her movies! Driving Miss Daisy... Fried Green Tomatoes...and, *batteries not included.
1917 – Dean Martin, American singer and actor (d. 1995)

What a velvet voice!
1940Tom Jones, Welsh singer

The boy has a voice and had some 'moves', but not a good looking older man!

1952Liam Neeson, Northern Irish actor

Today will be wrought with excitement... I have to grocery shop and clean the porch furniture.
Watched an interesting show last

night ... Flashpoint. I liked it! This will be their 4th season. How did I miss it for so long?? Except for the pretty girl in the show, Amy Jo Johnson born in Massachusetts , all are Canadians. Interesting. Anyway, good cop show, takes place in Canada ....

"Flashpoint is about a fictional elite tactical unit, called the Strategic Response Unit (SRU), within a Canadian metropolitan police force (styled on the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force[4]). The SRU are tasked to resolve extreme situations that regular officers are not trained to handle including hostage-taking, bomb threats and heavily armed criminals. Equipped with high-tech tools and a cache of weapons and explosives, members use negotiation tactics and intuition to try to avoid the use of force."

I hope your day is a good one! Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 7th
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day