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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pink Caddie ~ Atlas ~ Earmuffs

Good 31ยบ foggy morning.

Yesterday I headed out to Jeannie's for our 'Toy Story' marathon. I had to laugh, there was this mini Cadillac and it was PINK! (Gag)

Got to Jeannie's and she and Donna and I attempted to watch the DVDs, but to no avail... Sum ting wus wong. Couldn't get them to play on the 'blue ray' player! Sigh. We tried everything and pushed every button!! So, in the long run we did have a great afternoon, chatting, drinking wine, eating goodies. Dee and Jo Ann couldn't make it  :o(  but we will attempt another girl's get together again soon! Jeannie made this awesome cheese/green chili bake. We had dip and chips. I took one of my favorite snacks...     Jeannie made a hot chicken/cheese dip and I took the pretzel/chex/candy corn/chocolate stuff I had made for Halloween. It was gobbled up!

Jeannie's home is decorated for Christmas with decorations in every room. There is a singing Christmas tree in the bathroom that goes off when you walk in! Too fun. Tree was beautiful and she was turning on all these musical decorations... way up high on the top of the room divider...
Funny girl!

The view of the valley from their deck is always beautiful....

I left there and stopped at Brian and Jen's. Got some Tucker and Sami lovin'. Picked up Atlas 

and brought him home for a couple of days while they are off to Portland and the 'Polar Express'

Historically this date....
1964Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest at the UC Regents' decision to forbid protests on UC property.

1976 – An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.

1979 – In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.

2007 – Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.

And births this date include.....
1947Patricia Krenwinkel, American murderess

Krenwinkle center.... and being denied parole in Jan. 2011. (Boo hoo boo hoo beeotch!)

1948Ozzy Osbourne, English singer

1951 – Rick Mears, American race car driver

1960Daryl Hannah, American actress

1968Brendan Fraser, Canadian-American

All I know. Trying to get organized for Christmas. Groan...
xo Sue-Mom-Bob
December 3rd.
Earmuffs Day

(Ha ha ha... looks like Chaka!)

Chester Greenwood (1858-1937) made his first pair of "ear protectors" when he was 15 years old. He was granted a patent in 1877 and established an entirely new industry in his hometown of Farmington, Maine, where he continued to refine the design and manufacture of what we now know as earmuffs. By 1918 he was making 216,000 pairs a year, and by 1932 checks and plaids were added to the standard black velvet covering.

Although Greenwood was involved in a number of other
business ventures in Farmington and was granted his last patent—for a tempered steel lawn rake—only a few months before he died, it is for his ear protectors that he is primarily remembered. Farmington residents celebrate Chester Greenwood Day on the first Saturday in December (Greenwood was born on December 4) with a parade, flag-raising ceremony, and a foot race. Everyone is encouraged to wear earmuffs for the festivities, including pets.