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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Coastal Snow ~ New Refrigerator ~ Nosey Helicopter ~ Sami's Smilebox ~ Polenta w/ Mushroom Chicken Alfredo

Good 38º morning. Boy howdy, yesterday warmed to a whopping 47º!

Quite the storm on the coast as well as here.. An email and video from Jim Harper (Wilson '63) :Another weather report from the manager at our RV park in Florence, Oregon. Keep in mind that this park is only about twenty feet above sea level.
Yesterday (3-12) was a tropical rain with high winds. Went to bed in a rain storm but woke up to 5 inches of snow, yes snow, in Florence. There are power outages all round and road closures due to landslides.

Yesterday our summit looked like this:

Even on the California side there was no movement!

Dewayne Pberger and Ed Chenal sent this. Scary! Speaking of snowy roads... Don't drive and be distracted.. either with just plain old inattention, talking on your phone, or whatever. Keep your eyes on the road! Don't drift into my lane! This viewed from a police car video......

From the old fridge to the new...

 Here is the Smilebox I did of Sami's birthday. The Pixie Party Smilebox will be next....
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My friend (LASD ret) from Temple and ELA Station, Vanette Downie Ford Christensen, is celebrating her special day today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Vanette!!!

Yesterday this helicopter flew over northbound. Noisy as all get out. I went outside and he was coming back. I took some pictures. He flew south and then turned around and came back and circled my house and then went off towards the east over the mountain towards Medford. I guess he wondered what I was doing pointing that long lens at him so I took more pictures and waved to him!

Historically this date....
1910Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.

1951Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.1995Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.

And births this date include....
1863Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)

1879Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

Lee Petty is shown here with son, Richard, grandson, Kyle and great-grandson, Adam in a 1999 photo.

Sadly, Lee Petty passed away on April 5, 2000 and Adam died tragically about a month later in a racing incident when he was practicing with a Busch series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Racing was in their blood right on down the line from Lee.

1920Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (d. 2001)

1928Frank Borman, American astronaut and CEO

1933 – Sir Michael Caine, British actor

1946Steve Kanaly, American actor

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian

Dinner was: Polenta w/ Mushroom Chicken Alfredo

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 14th
National Pi Day

National Pi Day celebrates Pi, a mathematical concept and a number that never least no one has found the end yet. Often, we round it off to 3.14. If you are a mathematician, this is your day. For National Pi Day is a celebration of mathematics. And, more specifically.... it celebrates "Pi".
Today is the birthday physicist Albert Einstein. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. The date is also represented as 3.14. We strongly suspect some combination of these two facts is why someone created the day on March 14th. However, "Pi" was around long before Albert Einstein was born.'s also