Good 60º, RAINING, cloudy morning. Humidity is at 78%. OMG, rain. Real rain! YIPPEEEE..... no watering today!
Interesting all the coincidences between Jerry and I. He had a daughter Kristen (long story). I have a daughter Kristen. He and I both had birthdays on the 2nd of the month. Our ex's on the 22nd of the month. All of us 6 months apart. My children and his parents born on the same dates. Another one was Jerry's first assignment out of the Sheriff's Academy was HOJJ in the "Queen Tank".
(I like this picture... great angle!)
How funny, my daughter's first assignment straight from the Academy was HOJJ "Queen Tank". OMG. So, HOJJ built in 1924 and abandoned in 1994 is going to reopen in 2014.
If you are familiar with the building, click on the "flash tour" at the end of the article for photos. So interesting.
The Marine Corps League BBQ was so nice! I had a great time talking with friends. Food was AWESOME! Such good cooks in that bunch. Three different potato salads, all wonderful. A couple pasta dishes, hot, and GOOD! Hot dogs, sausages, and hamburgers for everyone. My cake went over well too.
The Young Marines were there also.
Some of the fellas entertained us with a 'slightly different' rendition of the Marine Corps Hymn... played with tin cans, kazoos, and bells...
Good job fellas!!!!
Historically this date....
1938 – Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
...............good read. Interesting guy.
1981 – A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri killing 114 people and injuring more than 200.
1996 – TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
And births this date include...
1899 – James Cagney, American actor (d. 1986)
1970 and 2009.
.... more birthdays... with my nephew Joe's (he celebrated his birthday yesterday!) wife Denise. Happy Birthday Denise!!
.... Brian Fray, our dry-wall hero (celebrated his wedding anniversary yesterday!) Happy Birthday Brian!
....and, drumroll, my Italian son Alex, his love Mary is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday Mary!