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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sun Eclipse ~ Bambi's Voice ~ New Coffee Pot ~ Pack Rat Day

Good 52º overcast morning. No rain predicted, but radar all over the place....
We'll see.... I have to mow, so it probably will rain!

NASA Science News for May 15, 2012 ... On Sunday, May 20th, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, producing an annular solar eclipse visible across the Pacific side of Earth from China to the United States.


Historically this date.....
1974Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.

1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.

And births this date include...
1911 – Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)


1936Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)


1956Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer


1956 – Bob Saget, American actor

1962Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor and comedian
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From my friend, Ike Saben.....

Donnie Dunagan was the kid who voiced young Bambi in the Walt Disney animated film. He was only 6 years old when Walt Disney hired him to be the voice of Bambi.
Donnie Dunagan
Dunagan grew up to become the youngest Marine drill instructor and served three tours in Vietnam.
In Vietnam, he was wounded several times, before finally retiring in 1977 with the rank of Major.
His true identity as Bambi remained hidden while he was in the military. He thought people wouldn’t have taken him seriously if they knew he voiced the famous fawn.
It wasn't until years later, when he was 70, that Dunagan made it publicly known. He's now proud whenever someone calls out "Major Bambi" on the street. "I love it to death," he says.
Who knew Bambi was such a tough guy?

(Thanks Tally!)

Yesterday was haircut day, pick up stuff at the market day, get cracked corn and potting soil day, pick up the mail day, trash to the trash can day, visit with PJ day.

Not much cooking lately, mostly re-defining leftovers by adding to .... last night was fried soba noodles with shrimp, re-defined from the noodles with asparagus and crab.

I did get my new coffee maker yesterday. It's a Hamilton Beach Two can make 1 cup (using the insulated mug or your own cup) and it also makes 12 cups.

This will work great for me as I normally have several cups of tea (brewed in the carafe) and if I have coffee, only one cup.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 17th
Pack Rat Day
Always on May 17th

Today is Pack Rat Day. 'Cmon, admit it... .. you're a Pack Rat like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you're in good company. You might as well come out of hiding behind those piles of valuable "stuff", and celebrate this fun day.

Its really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. 'Ya just never know. Making the decision to discard something of even remotely questionable value, is difficult, if not impossible to do. We understand you perfectly. Why? Because most of us are pack rats.

In keeping with the intent of Pack Rat Day, here are some Do's and Don't's:
1. Don't clean your room, basement, garage or any other area today.
2. Don't discard anything today...It may be valuable.
3. Don't even empty the trash today. You might have accidentally thrown out something useful.
4. Do keep an eye out for useful stuff being discarded by others.
5. Do go to garage and rummage sales. They can be pack rat gold mines.
6. Do look around your belongings and be thankful for what you have.
7. Do spend time thinking of uses for your things. Justification for saving is satisfying.


Lydia said...

Shshshs! Don't tell my husband it is pack rat day):- He does not need encouragement!

Anonymous said...

Put the solar eclipse on the calendar so I won't forget.
Pack rat day????? Come on, throw it away! LOL
For not really "cooking" dinner looked really good.
I just loved Maureen O'Sullivan on Tarzan. Beautiful lady.
The "Bambi" story very interesting. Hard to believe that Donnie Dunagan was able to keep that a secret for so long. Great story.
Have a wonderful day. XO

Oregon Sue said...

I hope we don't have a cloud cover on Sunday! As for Pack Rat Day, I will go against the grain and toss something(s) out!!!!! Just need to make you proud !!! xo

Anonymous said...

Loved the Bambi story. Yes amazing that he kept that secret until he was 70!! Wow!

Re the pack rat day, I can so relate to one of those on the list. I am still kicking myself! On Tuesday's I empty the house trash waste baskets. Well one day I had my favorite big American Flag coffee mug upstairs while drinking my coffee. I had gathered the waste baskets so in order to free up my right hand to walk down the stairs to hold the railing I put that coffee mug in one of the baskets. Don't know what hapoened to my brain but I proceeded to dump the basket and into the big container went my beautiful mug! I searched later but never found it in that big thing! Still kicking myself!!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Awww Trish, too bad about the mug. Guess you're going to have to go shopping!!! xo