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Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools ~ Retraction...or maybe Addition ~ Green Pea Salad

Good 34º somewhat cloudy morning. Only .54" since yesterday. Rain tapering off. Windy yesterday. Seems calm so far today. 27º in Grants Pass. About 20 elk up in the
pasture this morning.


For all of you who bought lottery tickets for yesterday's big Mega Millions..... this is me:

Ok, so it's April Fool's Day. Mixed emotions about this. Jerry's brother called on April 1st and told him his dad had passed away. Jerry thought he was pulling an April Fool's joke. Not. Sad. But, I do recall switching the sugar out of the bowl and replacing it with salt when I was a youngster. Sure made my mom's coffee taste awful!

This video is beautiful and so relaxing. Spend 2 minutes here ....
Thanks Deeewayne Pberger for this!
Rain continued most of the day. Then it stopped for a few hours. About 2:45 it started in again. I watched the turkeys shake lots of water out of their feathers today. Poor things. In the afternoon it got WINDY! Wow! Rain blew against the windows a lot!
I love this picture. It came from another one of my Pats... Pat Kelly, my Greece travelin' friend. It's titled "no caption needed".
*** Retraction ... Addition.... On my St. Pat's Day blog I listed all the Pats I know and FORGOT one, even with her Irish name.... here's the list...
"And Happy St. Pat's Day to all the Pats I know: PJ (Pat Sandifur), Patty (Pat Kuehl), PatT (Pat Tracy), PatC (Pat Cruz), PatR (Patrick Reardon), Patsy (Pat Goslin), PR (Patty Rodriguez), PattyO (Patty Hickey Oshiyama McNaughton), PattyB (Patty Braga), PatM (Patrick Mallon), My Pats (Patriots), PatK (Patrick Kraut). Whew!"
Ok, Pat Kelly, I am so sorry. We traveled Greece and Turkey together and had a terrific time, and how in the world could I leave you off the list. Never happen again. Promise!

Historically this date........
1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.

1893 – The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.
...... I just don't get it.... Chief Petty Officer sounds so petty.

1924Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.

1976Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

And births this date include...
1929 – Jane Powell, American dancer, actress, and singer


1932 – Debbie Reynolds, American actress


1939Ali MacGraw, American actress


1961Susan Boyle, Scottish singer and Britain's Got Talent contestant


Patty asked me about a Pea Salad recipe last evening so thought I'd share this one again with you.. It was my sister Marion's favorite...

2 pkg frozen petite peas, thawed to room temp (or 16oz bag)
4 stalks celery, chopped
green onions, chopped or red onion (your preference)
3 hard boiled eggs, grated

Mix with about 1 cup mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Sometimes she added a jar of red pimentos, drained and/or a can of chopped black olives.

Also, I like to add about 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon. Or... add shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese or a combo of cheese....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 1st
National Sourdough Bread Day
I have two favorites....

I order bread from them occasionally. Great gifts. Whenever I've been in the San Francisco airport I always buy a loaf to munch on. Nothing else needed!

.... then there is Ashland Sourdough, awesome bread, which sadly I just learned the Apple Cellar Bakery in Ashland that made it is now closed.
This is soooooooooooooo sad.