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Monday, June 11, 2012

Weed Spraying (ugh) ~ Tomb of Unknown Soldier ~ (((HUG))) Day

Good 41º clear and sunny morning.

Yesterday I filled the 25 gallon weed sprayer and did the road from here to the pond and back. Then the road to the barn. Then filled it again and used the nozzle to spray around the carport, the tractor shed, and all the berry bushes I could find. Then around the outside of the barn. When I took the picture of the vulture way up in the pasture I noticed a bush growing there.

So..... off I went up in the pasture. It was a berry bush and I found a few more along the fence line. Worn out after that. It is a bouncy bumpy ride on the lawn-tractor on that uneven ground. Got some sunburn.... wearing my Birkenstock so strips on the feet and a great 'farmer tan'. Came in and showered and cooled off. Got to about 74º, but so clear and pretty.... and the poppies are blooming everywhere!

and.... a couple more puns from Ike:

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.


Now, this washed my eyes out...

From Joan.... thanks Joan, this is still very moving to me. I was a the Tomb with my parents in 1954 and even at that age, I was 9, I was so impressed. It definitely is a glorious tribute to our soldiers.
Been around before but always worth seeing again.
Historically this date....
1944USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
1955 – Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
1962Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
1970 – After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.
And births this date include....
1933Gene Wilder, American actor
.......not aging well....
1936 – Chad Everett, American actor
1945Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
.....delivered a package to her back in the '70's, when I worked for UPS. She was a real beauty in person, even with no makeup!
1956 – Joe Montana. American football player
   ........yep, still a cutie!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 11th
Hug Holiday

Go out and get hugged! Share hugs. Hug your dog. Hug your cat! Hug a stranger. Hug your friends. Hug a Marine, sailor, soldier... Hug the mailman. Hug the UPS driver. Hug your hairdresser. Hug your wife or your husband.
Hug me.

Leah's (my hairdresser) daughter Marley hugging Kyle....


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First off I am sending you a great BIG HUG!!!!!!
Be still my heart, I love Joe Montana, but you already know that. I can stare at him all day. LOL Adrienne Barbeau is a beauty. Loved her on Maude.
The story about the prisoners escaping from Alcatraz is an interesting read. We did a tour through the prison several years ago and I was just fascinated with it. Actually would like to tour it again. Let's go to San Francisco! Let's look up Joey too! I know, I know, he is not there.
Off to start my day. More wood splitting. Don't work too hard mowing. Thanks for the blog. xo
Now go hug Maggie and Harley!
chat later.