Total Pageviews

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Brenda Myron ~ Brush-hogging ~ Green Pea Salad

Good 40º sunny clear beautiful morning! Yeah. Sun.
Yesterday Dean got here about 9am and hooked up the brush-hog to his tractor ...
 Underneath it has two big blades. Then he spent 7 hours cutting the grass in the pastures...

and now it's all cut...
I spent several hours finishing up my mowing and Jason was here for 4 hours weed-eating. I still have to spray grass in the road and weeds, but not today.
Sadly, a dear friend passed away. I was notified by Sheriff's Relief that Brenda Myron, wife of former LA Undersheriff Paul Myron, died Tuesday "after a short illness". I had known Paul for years and then went on a cruise with the Myron's in 2008.
In 2009 Brenda and Paul visited here in Southern Oregon. We did the 'tourist' thing, ate at the Jacksonville Inn, went on a wine tour... we had a blast. 

And Brenda bought me this gorgeous wine glass....
We had such a wonderful time and they promised to come back again soon.
RIP Brenda. You were a terrific lady and friend and you will be missed so very much. My heart goes to Paul and their family. I know how they must be feeling. I still can't believe it myself.
Sigh....... Brenda Brenda Brenda!
I was filling the nyjer bird feeders yesterday and this little finch didn't seem afraid of me. He just sat there....
So I ran and got my camera and took his picture. He's a real young one. Cute! Has a nyjer seed stuck to his beak.
Down another pound yesterday, so when chores were done Dave and PJ came up and had a chat on the porch and I had a glass of wine.  It was so beautiful and the breeze was blowing. Nice. I hope it stays this way for Aaron and Marie's visit this weekend.
Here's an old family favorite... a cool salad for summer....
Pea Salad
1   bag of frozen peas (16 oz)
4   stalks celery, chopped
3   hard-boiled eggs, grated
2   cups shredded cheddar cheese
½  cup grated Parmesan cheese
      fried crumbled bacon (like to buy it ready packaged at Costco)
      chopped green onions
      sometimes I add a jar of chopped pimentos
      sometimes I add a can of chopped black olives
1    cup mayonnaise
2    T.  mustard
       salt, pepper, and garlic powder
 Place the peas in a colander and run under cold water until just thawed but still cold. Allow to drain and then place in large bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise mixture, more or less according to your taste, and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Historically this date....
62Claudia Octavia is executed.
Interesting read. Nero was one sick disgusting puppy!!!
1934Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
1967Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria
And births this date include....
1910Robert Cummings, American actor (d. 1990)
1915Les Paul, American guitarist and inventor (d. 2009)
Invented the electric guitar... for lack of, the 'rock 'n roll' era would have been missing a lot!
1934 Donald Fauntleroy Duck
1961Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor
1963 – Johnny Depp, American actor
4 wives down and living with current flame and his/her 2 children. How many more? He makes wine in France and if you are so interested in knowing the kinds of wine this creepy ex American drinks, then read his wiki log.
1973Tedy Bruschi, American football player
Born in San Francisco and a 3 time Superbowl winner with the Patriots. Yeah Tedy! A stroke survivor. A saxophonist who has played with the Boston Pops!
1981Natalie Portman, Israeli-born actress
A devout Democrat. A talented actress. Met her 
'fiancée'  making the movie Black Swan, he's a ballet dancer, they are expecting a child
.... and a dear former high school friend, Jim Harper, is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 9th
 Donald Duck Day