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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day ~ Bluebirds ~ Ben Hunt ~ Strawberry Shortcake

Good 46ยบ sunny clear morning. What a change!

Today is the 165th day of the year. Only 200 more remaining until the end of 2011. Christmas shopping started anyone???

Today is my wedding anniversary with Jerry. Would have been our 36th. :o(
Today is Flag Day...
Today is also my friend, Leah and her hubby Kelly's anniversary!

Yesterday I was so tired I did NOTHING! Actually I had a glass of wine at noon and took a nap in my chair! Nice. Maggie and I took a ride in the golf cart to close the gate, put out trash (thanks for putting out the trash can on Sunday Dave & PJ!!) and collected mail. I worked a little on pictures, but was not in the mood.

And Maggie was exhausted too. She laid on the porch with her head on the rail...

She didn't even want anything to eat until the afternoon.
Aaron and Marie left at 10:15 and their first stop was Redding and In-N-Out. They will be gone two weeks and return through San Francisco and up the coast.
Sitting here at my desk I am watching a blue bird making a nest in the box where the Tree Swallows were. The Swallows were out in the garden a week ago with their two babies and have since left.

My friend, Ben Hunt, former Deputy on our department sent me this picture of him in the early 60's ... studly young man.... serious.

Found his picture in the department annual...

 Still serious! I bet he smiles at his new puppies though!!!!

 My artichokes are growing like mad, all that rain we've had this year...

And last evening the moon was out in all it's glory....

Historically this date....
1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
1937Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.
1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.

And births this date include...
1909Burl Ives, American musician (d. 1995)

1916Dorothy McGuire, American actress (d. 2001)

1919 – Gene Barry, American actor (d. 2009)

1932Joe Arpaio, American law enforcement officer

The "No Nonsense" Sheriff. My hero!!!
1946Donald Trump, American businessman and entrepreneur

1961Boy George, British singer (Culture Club)

I have always liked his songs!!

But then in 2009 he went to jail for 15 months...

All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 14th
U.S. Army Birthday

Thanks to all of you who have served! still my's also:
Strawberry Shortcake Day