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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Couscous/Chicken Dinner ~ My Mom ~ Osprey Fledglings

Good 55º morning. I think we were a degree cooler yesterday. It looks like predictions say 106º today through Friday and then it cools to the high 90ºs. Yippeee.

Last night I cooked some couscous blend and a lot of shiitake dried mushrooms with water in the crockpot on high for 2 hours and then added some chicken soup and broccolettes (broccoli with stems) and a chicken breast I had cooked the other night. Left the crockpot on low for another hour. GOOD!!!!!

And again... from Ike:
There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. – like, it could be the right number.
.... that's happened. Awful.

Today would have been Sid Hackel's birthday. Sid was the Reserve Captain at the BC Range. He's missed. Good guy! He used to go fishing and hunting with his pal, John Wayne. Sid's brother was The Duke's personal photographer.
Sid had lots of stories.

And another birthday today is my Mom's. Margaret Laney. She was the NICEST and most GENTILE woman ever! (Sure didn't take after her, did I? LOL) She was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1905 (d. 1994) to immigrant Scottish parents. Born in her aunt's home next door to Bob Hope's home.... her little cousins played with Bob Hope. Happy Birthday Mom. You are sooooooo missed every single day. I love you.


Here is a live camera of the fledging ospreys in Montana.

Historically this date.....
1914 – A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
.......... he was definitely and interesting man. I love his architecture! Click on the word "Taliesin" and read the fascinating story of that home.... his second wife and her murder. His 'winter home' he built in Scottsdale AZ and called it Taliesin West. I would love to go there and see it. Some day. Scottsdale is a very neat place!

1935Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.

1945 – World War II: Japan surrenders to end the war.
.... this is neat.... my Mom's birthday is on the surrender date and my birthday is on the peace treaty signing date!

1965The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.

1971President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.

1974Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee.
..... Man oh man, can you imagine your name being "Yuk"!
"Ewwwwww, Yuk", "What?" "I think since you are little I'll call you Yukkie!" LOL

And births this date include....
1912Julia Child, American cook and TV personality (d. 2004)

... .and played by Meryl Streep..... she was soooo good!

1923Rose Marie, American actress

1925Mike Connors, American actor
.... Wow, still kicking... lives in Encino, born in Fresno, went to UCLA. Married to same woman since 1949!!

1968Debra Messing, American actress

1972Ben Affleck, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Me? Going to the allergist for some testing. Whoopppeee.......
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 15th
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

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