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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daddy's Day ~ Young Marines ~Tractors ~ Martinis

Good 50ยบ sunny morning!

Happy Father's Day to all you Dads. I miss mine. He passed away in 1991.   Mr. Leslie Laney.
(Picture on ferry boat 1954 from Anacortes to Vancouver BC)
A Southerner who called me, "Schuga" (Sugar in "southern"). Daddy never got his boy,so my middle name is Leslie, and he taught me a lot of stuff a man would teach a son.... wood working, plumbing, gardening, auto mechanics stuff....  UGH.

 (This was posted on my friend Joan Knoppel's FB page.....)

If red roses grow in Heaven Lord, pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my father's arms, and tell him they're from me.
Tell him that I love & miss him, and when he turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon his cheek, and hold him for awhile.
Because remembering him is easy, I do it everyday
But there's an ache that's deep within my heart, that will never go away.
And Happy Daddy's Day to my son, Brian, an awesome Dad ... Brian you are the best!
I hope you can enjoy your day with all the moving you are doing!

Remember the movie, The Owl and the Pussycat?
That was a fun film... and of course "What's New Pussycat" by

Well.... this is better.....
What a pair this pussy and owl are!
(Thanks Linda!!!)

Left here yesterday morning heading to Merlin for the Young Marines Flag Burning Ceremony after a scrumptious breakfast of an orange, hard-boiled egg, and a chocolate chip scone ...and  a cup of cinnamon spice coffee...
Lots of activity on the road...
a large group of bicyclists headed past me going north


 a group of pretend motorcycles (not Harleys! 'Yamahammers' and the like...) and then along came a group of Harleys
Everyone out for a ride.

The ceremony was nice. The Young Marines were so cute!

My friend Dale was there....

Dee was working! So he brought Sami.....

Then I headed to Pottsville....

There were lots of nifty tractors ... and even a "Barney Oldfield" car.... First was the flag ceremony by the Boy Scouts, then the tractor parade....

Jon, this Deere was for sale for $2900....

"Granny" was driving her tractor!

...and surprise surprise ... my friend Loren from the Marine Corps League with his mini-tractor and bailer!

Jeannie and Bill showed up and we walked around looking at everything. There was table after table filled with what looked like junk these people took from their barns... rusted everything!

We left and headed to the Eagles for a glass of wine... Got this picture following them and Chaka with her nose out the window....

Diet is working. Down 10 pounds this morning!!!

Historically this date....
1910 – The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
1974 – A female resident of Bellevue, Washington, becomes the first person to be saved by the Heimlich maneuver.
1978Garfield appears in his first comic strip.
And births this date include....
1902Guy Lombardo, Canadian bandleader (d. 1977)

1903Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)

1915 – Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)

1921Louis Jourdan, French actor

Married for over 65 years to the same woman!!!!
He was YUMMY! Oh that French accent! Meltingggg......

1930Gena Rowlands, American actress

1932Pier Angeli, Italian-born American actress (d. 1972)

Relationships with James Dean, Kirk Douglas, and married Vic Damone (his 1st of 5 wives!) Sadly she died at a very young age.
1940Shirley Muldowney, American drag racer
1954Kathleen Turner, American actress
1972 – Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress

I like her on Without A Trace.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 19th
National Dry Martini Day

1 2/3 oz Vodka (or gin)
1/3 oz Dry Vermouth (5 to 1 ratio)
1 Stuffed green olive
Add ice to cocktail shaker, add vodka and vermouth, shake and strain into cocktail glass. Add olive. Enjoy!

On a personal note... I like my marty without vermouth, dirty (with olive juice), and with several olives!