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Monday, October 3, 2011

Rain! ~ R.I.P. Ronnie Lancaster ~ Green Tomato Pickles

Good 52┬║ RAINING morning! Started in the night. So far 11/100th's of an inch. How soothing it was to hear.
I had some sad news, an old dear friend, Ronnie Lancaster, passed away peacefully just after 6pm yesterday. He had battled cancer. Ronnie and my Jerry and Steve Voors had been roommates at one time. Ron worked with them at Temple Station, then he went to Vice and retired from Homicide. RIP Ronnie! Now you and Jerry can resume your story swapping!

Here was the afternoon sky ....

I stayed busy in the kitchen again, canning green tomato pickles... this is my uncle Lloyd's recipe. You don't water bath them, they stay crunchy. Cut and put into jars, I added chipotle peppers .. garlic cloves .. jalape├▒os .. lemon zest .. and celery seed. You boil the vinegar, salt, and water and then fill the jars and put on the lids. They seal without any more heat....

Now, today I'll figure out what to do with the red tomatoes.
Birdies were loaded on the feeders yesterday. Storm was rolling in and it was very windy... they were preparing...


Historically this date...
1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.

1951 – The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.

1964 – First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.

1995O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

And births this date include...
1900Thomas Wolfe, American writer (d. 1938)


1925Gore Vidal, American author


1935Charles Duke, American astronaut


1941 – Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter


1954 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues musician (d. 1990)


...and celebrating today is Jean Schumacher, mother of Jen, grandmother of Tucker and Sami! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN! See you later!


For me, yesterday, football was good! My Patriots womped the Raiders! Yeah!
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
October 3rd
National Caramel Custard Day