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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mayday ~ New TV ~ Oregon Ballot Write-Ins ~ Jackson Co Suggestions ~ Brothers & Sisters Day

Good 39º morning. Some clouds.


Yesterday Trish posed the question as to "where did mayday mayday come from?" Here's the answer:

Mayday is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. It derives from the French venez m'aider, meaning "come help me".

It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by mariners and aviators, but in some countries local organizations such as police forces, firefighters, and transportation organizations also use the term. The call is always given three times in a row ("Mayday Mayday Mayday") to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions, and to distinguish an actual Mayday call from a message about a Mayday call.


The DirecTV tech, Dennis, showed up at 8am. He put new cable in and un-plugged and re-plugged my mistake on the box. Another California transplant... from La Mirada... nice guy. Did a great job. To top it off he took the old TV. Yeah! And, his daughter's bf who is going in the Army shortly knows how to run a log splitter and will be calling me to come up and put the logs that were cut from the madrone and oak in the "splitting pile" and then split them. Oh boy!

So, here's the saga of the new TV....

Yesterday after Dennis left I mowed, did laundry, paid bills...all the exciting stuff that just MAKES MY DAY. Jason was here and did a bunch of weed-eating. All the places my lawn mower can't reach and along the fence where a tractor pulling a brush hog can't reach. No cooking, reruns for dinner.

***Attention Oregonians:

Ballots have arrived.... Rob Patrich for Jackson Co DA! Doug Breidenthal for Jackson Co Commissioner!! For State offices... write ins PLEASE.. James Buchal for Attorney General and Thomas Cox for Treasurer!!!!

Historically this date....

1945 – World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.

1946 – The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.

1952 – The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.

2000President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

And births this date include....
1903Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (d. 1998)


1936Engelbert Humperdinck, Indian-born singer


1946Lesley Gore, American singer


1952Christine Baranski, American actress

1972 – Dwayne Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor

1975David Beckham, English footballer

All I know. Law Enforcement/Fire luncheon today. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May tooth...
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