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Friday, May 25, 2012

LOL Rain! ~ Suzanne ~ Debbie's Bowling Par-tay ~ WINE DAY!

Good 44ยบ raining morning! More rain. Can't believe this.

Yesterday 10am .... and then 11:45am ...

Left for Grants Pass yesterday about 1:30pm and it poured so hard on the I-5 I slowed to 40mph because the visibility was nearly zero!

Then it stopped as fast as it started. Sun came out!
Went into Wal-Mart and when I came out it has poured again. Heading to the bowling alley it started again....

On and off all day and in the night. Radar on top of us now...

30% chance today, 20% tomorrow. At least the predictions of 100% yesterday were right!

This weekend is Boatnik. Started last night with the carnival set up at Riverside Park. Sadly they are getting rained on!

Since 1959, The Grants Pass Active Club has held Boatnik every Memorial Day weekend along the Rogue River in Grants Pass, Oregon. For more than 50 years families have enjoyed this five day event that supports the children and youth programs of the communities of Southern Oregon.

The activities start Thursday evening in Riverside Park with the Davis Shows Carnival featuring food, rides, games and family fun. The excitement continues Friday which includes a spectacular fire works display on the river. Saturday morning features the well-known Boatnik parade that travels through downtown and ends at Riverside Park. Throughout the weekend the festivities continue in the park where there are a whirlwind of activities that include: Sprint and Drag boat racing, carnival rides, arts and crafts, Papa John's pizza eating contest, children's activities, Bingo, food vendors, Monday Sundaes, the Chevy Drive It Home Golf Shoot Out and a second night of patriotic fireworks. Monday is the highlight of Boatnik featuring the World Famous Tom Rice Memorial White Water Hydroplane Race. Thousands of locals and visitors from around the world come to share the tradition and unique experience of Boatnik.

There is a flag unfurling ceremony with 21 gun salute on the Grants Pass Bridge at the park about 11:30am and an F-15 fly-over that is spectacular. I'll be there for that along with the parade on Saturday!


OMG, these are a riot. My friend Trish Bowler sent this picture....

Today is a special birthday, Suzanne Santisteven... she was a deputy at Lakewood Stn when I worked there.... married the affable Phil Santisteven (LASD) and had a beauty of a little girl, Alyssa. She is now giving her full time to being Mom and Bride! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZANNE!!!

Historically this date....
1935Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1961Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.

1977Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday.

... .this was Jerry's all time favorite movie. We went to the El Monte Drive-in at least 7 times to see it!

1979 – Six-year-old Etan Patz disappears from the street just two blocks away from his New York City home, prompting an international search for the child, and causing U.S. President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25th as National Missing Children's Day (in 1983).

the first missing child to be on a milk carton......... as of yesterday there is a possibility his killer has been identified. At least some idiot has confessed after the case was reopened recently. He's in custody. More information will be released ..

2011Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
..........thank God!

And births this date.....
1925 – Jeanne Crain, American actress (d. 2003)
(A Republican, 57 years married, 7 children with the same man! All Hollyweird oddities!)


1939Dixie Carter, American actress (d. 2010)


1947 – Karen Valentine, American actress


1963Mike Myers, Canadian actor and comedian


1969 – Anne Heche, American actress

The Wal-Mart shopping garnered a gallon of concentrated Roundup for my spraying jobs ... soon as it stops raining! Then to Caveman Bowl 
to celebrate Deb's birthday ... PJ & Dave, PatC & Tim, Deb & Tom, and me. They all bowled. I watched. (Didn't want to do anything to the old back! I threw it out a couple of years ago just doing Wii bowling with Tucker!) PatC & Tim went across the street and brought back snacks (since the cafe in the bowling alley was not open til 5pm) and Pat had also made a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. OMGOOD!


All I know. Nuff said. Staying home today and CLEANING the house! UGH. Happy TGIF!
xo Sue Mom Bobo