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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Again SNOWING ~ Turkey Dance ~ Pffernuesse

Good 32ยบ SNOWING again morning!

It's all that DUMBASS Al Gore's fault... GLOBAL WARMING! LOLOLOLOLOL~!

Today is going on the 4th day my friends (Jeannie & Bill, Donna & Dan, and Jean) are without electric power! The latest estimate will be power on tomorrow! Jen's brother Jimmy will fly in tonight from So. Cal and Jean has no power, so they all may be camping at Brian and Jen's!  Jeannie said hers came on for 5 minutes yesterday, the TV came on, the washer started up, and then it all stopped again. Bill took off to find the power company guys, but they had gone. Later he found another downed wire near his neighbor's. I guess the power guys have been working steadily since Thursday. A crew has come down from Portland to help out. What a mess. Think about it... no TV, no computer, no coffee..... UGH.

I had a call from Jim Harper (Wilson S'63) and he complained that "my" storm was coming "his" way and to stop it! LOL, sure Jim. You live in Carson City... you get snow all the time!! You're on the east side of Lake Tahoe on Hwy 395. Deal with it Jimmy boy. Fire up that snow blower!! Take pictures of your little Rufus dog standing in snow higher than he is tall....... I'm laughing..... it's that or cry, right?
Nobody is going over the summit today from or to California....

Took a few pictures yesterday. Mostly rain coming down then, but then the snow started again in the night..

Maggie maintained her view from the porch...

.... while the Toms put on a snow show! Just for you Shelly!!

And here we are this morning...


Historically this date....
1954 – First successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison, M.D. and Joseph E. Murray.

1968 – The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.

1970 – The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.

1972 – The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.

1986Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling.

And births this date include....
1946 – Susan Lucci, American actress

1971Corey Haim, Canadian actor (d. 2010)

Started early with a snuggy fire about 3pm and watched a few Hallmark Christmas movies. Love those! More Tivo'd for tonight. Have to make mouse cookies for Sami, her request, and finish wrapping presents. Hope you all have a good Sunday.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday... Christmas Eve Eve!
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 23rd
National Pfeffernuesse Day


  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups brown sugar
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground anise
Various German folk make different kinds of Pfeffernuesse. These are in the tradition of the German-Russian Mennonites of central Kansas. Now, most of the Pfeffernuesse you get in that part of the country are mighty hard and crunchy; folks dunk them in coffee before eating, and they use the leftover ones to fill holes in their driveways. These are not so hard, and they bake up more flat than round.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together, sequentially, the butter, eggs, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Sift in, and mix in, all the other dry ingredients.
  4. Knead the dough lightly, roll it gently into snakes, and cut them into fingernail-size bits.
  5. Arrange the bits on greased baking sheets and bake each batch about 10 minutes.
This recipe makes a LOT of Pfeffernuesse, but they keep in the cookie-jar for months.