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Friday, August 26, 2011

Applegate Ranch BBQ ~ My new iPad ~ National Dog Day


Good 59º, 84% humid morning. UGH. I know, I know, nothing like Texas or the South, or Palm Springs. Just need to whine! Or wait, maybe I just need to wine! Darn, too early!

My "babies" aren't babies any more! Alex (aka Jelly Bean) is now in 10th grade and Jack (aka Doodle Bug) in 7th grade. This is their first day of school picture taken Monday ...


.... and then I found this one from 2005...


OMG, too cute!!!

This is interesting... Ronald Reagan teaches school... (click on link)
Thanks Laura Angel for this!

Just so you know, I'm not still in the dark ages. I did get an iPad ....
(* see picture at the end of the blog)

Obama's bus.... (click on link)

Applegate Valley Ranch for a BBQ last evening.... Would have been PERFECT if Jeannie hadn't gotten sick and she and Bill couldn't make it. Also Candy is having a procedure today on her back so she and Bob had to cancel.... As it was PJ & Dave, Dee & Dale, Joe & Joann all made it and we did have a great dinner and a good time.

Missy was a great hostess and a very busy woman...


And the BBQ was fired up....


Entertainment was this pretty lady on the drums and her partner on guitar. Both sang. Very nice.

....and the food was Salmon or rosemary chicken and sirloin steak, salad was apple with Snickers! OMG GOOD! Maybe if I beg Missy she will give me the recipe! The beans were good with jalapeños and bell peppers and onions. Perfect corn on the cob and toast. The dessert was a HUGE chocolate cake.


I took the smoked peanuts I had made and everyone seemed to really enjoy them. Fun evening guys! Thank you good friends.

A young man came up to me and asked if I got stopped much because of my license plate (IM 417) and I asked him how he knew what it meant. He, Ray, was an Orange Co (CA) Deputy and now working for Jackson County. Nice man. Lucky guy, he has a pretty wife and a beautiful daughter! Hi Ray! Also, our friend Jon Ainsworth and his family was there. Good to see Jon. He's former Lt with Simi Valley PD and now working for Josephine Co Sheriff's office. Hi Jon and Jean! Congratulations on the new grandson!

OMG, this is fun... Air Swimmers....the last scene is GREAT!!!

Historically this date...(if you click on the underlined link it will give you more information)
1883 – The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
.............over 36,000 people died!

1971 – The United States Congress declares August 26th as an annual Women's Equality Day.

And births this date include....
1910Mother Teresa, Macedonian-born Indian missionary; Nobel Peace Prize recipient (d. 1997)


1952 – Michael Jeter, American actor (d. 2003)


.... and my Grandmother, Emma Laney, born in 1864...sadly I never knew her as she died before I was born..

Today is National Dog Day!

National Dog Day

When : Always August 26th
National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.

Maggs always watches me when I cook..... :o)

All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo