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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weed Sprayer ~ Flying Peacocks ~ Vintage Roller Skating ~ Precious Pup ~ Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

Good 61º cloudy, very cloudy morning.

And last evening.... as the clouds moved in about 4pm..

I liked this little "independent cloud" ......

I filled the weed sprayer yesterday and managed to spray the road to the gate and back before it quit on me!

I had to go to town to mail a birthday card, pick up Maggie's meds, so stopped in at the mower repair shop where Dave works 2-3 days a week and asked him about the fuse (how, what, where). Came home and put in a new fuse. Nada. Grrrrrrrr.... So will see what neighbor Dave or neighbor Frank can figure out today. Won't be able to finish spraying as long as this rain is looming over us! Figures.

We lived in Temple City for 30 years, near the Arboretum in Arcadia. Occasionally a peacock or two would go roof top to roof top and end up in our neighborhood. I had never seen them fly though. Here are a few pictures of peacocks in flight. Amazing....

OMG, if you ever roller skated... you will find this 'Vintage Roller Skating" a fun video!

Ok, that was fun, but so is this one... but, keep the Kleenex handy! Great ending. Thanks Deeewayne Honey P-Berger for this..

Historically this date...
1886U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
       ... interesting about Frances.... (click on her name)

1896Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention: the radio.

1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
  ..... a lot of celebrating going on in Britin in her honor for a few days... Interesting... they are celebrating 60 years, but the addition says 59!

And births this date include...
1731Martha Washington, First American first lady (d. 1802)

1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)

1937Sally Kellerman, American actress

1941Stacy Keach, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June tooth....
National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

Rocky Road ice cream (known in Canada as Heavenly Hash ice cream) is a chocolate flavor. Though there are variations on the flavor, it is traditionally composed of chocolate ice cream, nuts, and marshmallows. The flavor was created in March 1929 by William Dreyer in Oakland, California when he cut up walnuts and marshmallows with his wife's sewing scissors and added them to his chocolate ice cream in a manner that reflected his partner Joseph Edy's chocolate candy creation incorporating walnuts and marshmallow pieces. Later, the walnuts would be replaced by pieces of toasted almond. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the company gave the flavor its current name "to give folks something to smile about in the midst of the Great Depression." Alternatively, Fentons Creamery in Oakland claims that William Dreyer based his recipe on a Rocky Road-style ice cream flavor invented by his friend, Fentons' George Farren, who blended his own Rocky Road-style candy bar into ice cream; however, Dreyer substituted almonds for walnuts.
The original Rocky Road ice cream used chocolate ice cream with no chocolate chip pieces. Today, Rocky Road can be obtained based on vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips, marshmallows and almonds.


Anonymous said...

The video of Fiona was great, I am still crying so I can't see to type. More later. Have a wonderful Saturday. xo

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks pal. Yes, that one got me too! Just wanted to hug that pup!!! xo

Lydia said...

If you see a peacock in flight- be careful they are not overhead when you look up):-

I was offered a pair once. My husband wisely told me no.

Oregon Sue said...

Oh L, I truly understand the 'don't look up' ... I was laying on my stomach (fortunately) at Huntington Beach long ago, getting a great tan, when a seagull flew over and deposited the contents of his bowels across the back of my legs! UGH!!!

Too bad about the peacocks, they are fascinating.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
I want you to know how much I look forward to reading your blog each day. Fiona's story is such a wonderful, heart-warming and touching one. It warms my heart that there are so many caring people out there. What a happy ending! Thank you for sharing your daily life with me. Please take care and know that I love you.