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Friday, July 29, 2011

Maggie Bath ~ LBB ~ Applegate Farm ~ Good Friends

Good 51º morning. Beautiful.
My on line thermometer said it was 80º in Gold Beach (Oregon Coast!!) yesterday morning and I laughed and thought, "no way". But, way. Patty wrote it was 80º over there and gale force winds blowing. The breath of the devil..... YIKES.
I can't believe how fast this month has gone. OMG.
210th day of the year. Only 155 to go until 2012. GAAAAAAA.....

The baby LBBs have left the nest. This one was sitting on the porch just outside first thing yesterday morning .. now all activity has gone except for Dad occasionally, who is looking for his kids. Wondering...

Lucky Maggie got a bath yesterday ... Oh happy girl..

She does smell a WHOLE LOT better now... and, no, her hair on her buttinski is not growing back! Poor 'baboon butted' girl.
My friend PatG, in Oceanside, and formerly of Avalon .... sent me a copy of a magazine, California Quick Throttle from March 2011. In it is a story that was done on her husband, Jack, and the memorial service given him in Avalon after his death on November 29, 2010. It's titled Jack Goslin Rides On. Great article! Here it is on line...

That is Pat holding Jack's jacket. And... here are partial pictures of his bike....
Jack and Jerry were very good friends and Pat and Jack were Aaron's Godparents.
PatG also sent me a menu from the Catalina Country Club.
Oh my,it's fabulous!!! William Wrigley's passions were Catalina Island and the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies came to the island for spring training for 30 years, from 1921 - 1951. The menu is peppered with photos of the Cubs on the island. Neat neat neat!!!! Since I am an old "menu collector" from way back, this is a real treasure.
(LASD people... I even have one from Steven's Steak House... if you recall how huge those menus were... not an easy task to get that one! LOL) (And Jimmy, I have one from Jake's and Sunnyside!!)

Ok, so historically this date.....
1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1959 – First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1965Vietnam War: the first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
1967 – Vietnam War: off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
And births this date include...
1883 – Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator (d. 1945)
(Ha ha... initials BM...just like my sister!)
1892William Powell, American actor (d. 1984)

1924 – Robert Horton, American actor

1924 – Elizabeth Short, American waitress, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)

1933 – Robert Fuller, American actor
Laramie, Wagon Train, Emergency ... he was yummy!
...and today is the birthday of a great guy, former neighbor in TC when we moved there in 1971, he was 14, and he babysat for us and became a good friend. Now a Fire Capt with LACOFD....Robbie Wilkinson. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rob!!!

Yesterday afternoon started off with errands... post office for packages and mail cards, market for essentials, car wash so my black beauty would look black again instead of gray, and to Brian's office. He wasn't busy and we had a great chat. He gave me some motivational CDs to listen to and a Cars2 shirt! Cool!

Then it was the delightful ride out to Applegate Valley Farm to meet up with Dale, Dee, Billy, and Jeannie. Joe and Joanne skipped on us in favor of the Willie Nelson concert at the Britt and Bob and Candy couldn't make it.

We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Dinner was barbecued chicken and stuffed pork loin. Entertainment was a lady singer with a lovely voice. A group of car clubbers who are gearing up for the Back to the 50's in Grants Pass tomorrow were there. And of course I got set up with the empty wine glasses... friends do that.

Chaka waited patiently in the car...
And the ride home at dusk (following B&J and Chaka)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Friday. Ciao. I'm pet-sittin' for Neko and Rio for a few days.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
July 29th
National Lasagna Day
(Oh, be still my heart!)