Good 46º sunny clear morning. I see the day coming when that won't be my greeting! We will get weather!
Hot yesterday, 95º. I know, I know, whine whine whine!
Today is the 265th day of the year and we only have 100 left of 2011!
You have to see this.... a fawn and a kitty. Too cute!
PJ and Dave came up and I helped her type out a letter... Dave anchored the new flag pole into the ground with cement.....
Then I went to the store. I needed bell peppers so I can make jalapeño jelly with the jalapeños from Jeannie and Bill's. Will also be making a tamale casserole for a family of 4 teenagers. The mom is in Portland taking her 22 year old son for cancer treatments. The kids are on their own for a week, so we are pitching in making dinners for them while mom is away. Single moms .... hard job. So happy to help out.
Yesterday I made pickled radishes. Easy as pie. Cut and trim 2 bunches of radishes, cut into quarters (the small ones in half). Put in Mason jar, add 2 T black peppercorns, 2 T mustard seed, 1 T kosher salt, 4 t sugar, 9-12 garlic cloves. Then fill almost to top with white vinegar and top off with water. Shake up until sugar dissolves, and refrigerate two days before eating.
So..... this morning I tasted some. OMG GOOD! Crunchy and tasty! Thank you to Taste Spotting~ and Claire.
Historically this date...
... a magazine I have loved for years!
1941 – World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
.......... unbelievable. Such horrid stats. Hitler should have died a painful and horrible death!
1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
1993 – A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers are killed.
And births this date include...
1927 – Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager
1960 – Scott Baio, American actor
1961 – Bonnie Hunt, American actress
.... and a guy I have known since kindergarten...John Berokoff is celebrating his birthday today. We lost touch after graduation and just in the last 2 years got in touch again. John is a teacher .. still at it... was a star footballer at our high school. Here is a picture of the boys in our class in 1953... we were 8 years old!
There's John second from left top row. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!
I watched the Tivo'd new season of Two and a Half Men last night. Ashton Kutcher replaced the irascible unstable drugged up Charlie Sheen. It was garbage, pure and simple. Charlie's "funeral" was sick, all the former gf's telling what STD's they got from Charlie, his stalker neighbor Rose, who apparently threw him in front of a train and no murder charges were brought, and then there is Kutcher who runs around naked and the women are admiring his "oversized' Johnson! Come on people. Who writes this junk! What amazes me is that Kutcher is getting $750,000 PER EPISODE! Sick world. Sick writers. Sick producers. And those of you who like this kind of trash, I'm sorry. :o(
Ok, enough of my opinions.
Happy Thursday. Outta here. Ciao.
National Ice Cream Cone Day
....ok, first of all in El Sereno we had Curries - Mile High Cones...
This is a photo of the one that was in Downey. Then we had Fosselman's in Alhambra (awesome ice cream!)
My uncle Lloyd owned a Dairy Queen in Sacramento (and when we were stationed at Mather AFB we were treated to anything we wanted!! ) but there was one around the corner from us when Kristen was little...our favorite hang-out!
.. and of course Baskin-Robbins!
(OMG Chocolate mint!)