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Friday, May 31, 2013

Bill Hilton ~ Chaka ~ Lizard ~ Macaroon Day

Good 37º clear morning.
The end of May already. Too fast....
This is going to be one of those days.. heater on in the morning, AC on in the afternoon!


Yesterday morning early I had a call from Carol that Bill Hilton had passed away about 10pm on Tuesday. Bill was an interesting guy. His father was in the German Army.... WWI:

He had Bill enlist in Hitler's Youth Corps and from there Bill went into the German Army during WWII.
In this photo, 3rd from right.... He fought in Italy and was shot through and through his upper legs. He spent time in a hospital there. He said wine was snuck in to those being cared for....
Bill with his maternal grandmother...

And Bill out of the Army....


He told me once that he was told the Americans were the ones killing the Jews. When he found out the real truth he left Germany, came to the US and never went back. He was a good neighbor. He helped us out with a lot of things when we first moved here. He was kind hearted and LOVED his dogs! RIP Bill.



Yesterday I did errands... post office (found out that Wednesday night the Cave Junction post office burned to the ground), stopped to see Tim Alden in his new leather shop in town. He makes boots and chaps etc.  Interesting:
Yeshua's blood????   "At-One-Ment" ????

Then to Safeway for a few items, Brian's office for a quick visit, then to Jeannie and Bill's.

Chaka was her charming self...
Jeannie and I had some wine and enjoyed the beautiful view from their deck...
... while I was taking pictures Mr. Lizzzzard was watching..
Bill drilled some holes in the sign I bought at Boatnik.. it will go up soon...

Historically this date...
526 – A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000.

1889Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

1935 – A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.

1970 – The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed.

19851985 United States–Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.

.............this date certainly has seen a lot of death... unbelievable the numbers of people killed in earthquakes!


And births this date include...
1930Clint Eastwood, American actor and director

1943Sharon Gless, American actress

1943 – Joe Namath, American football player and actor

1949Tom Berenger, American actor

1965Brooke Shields, American actress and model

All I know. Nuff said. TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 31st
National Macaroon Day

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cloudy (again!) ~ Santa Barbara Earthquake ~ WD-40 ~ Mint Julep

Good 46º cloudy morning. A year ago today it was 47º and cloudy. May is predictable. Come on June!

Heard from Deeewayne Honeee Pberger that there was an earthquake 4.6 in Santa Barbara....


The FedEx guy was here yesterday. I had on my USMC sweatshirt and he asked if I had been a Marine. I said, "No, my husband and son and Italian son." He said his mom was a Marine, his brother, and his son is now. His son is in Afghanistan for 18 months. I told him to write down his address and my friends and I will send a care package for him to share with his buddies. He said, "Really?" I said we'd love to. He's going to put his son's address in my mailbox. I said we'd send his favorite things... he said, "Junk food"! LOL OK, then.


More WD-40 uses:
In the kitchen, use WD-40 to remove stubborn food stuck to your refrigerator shelves. A few sprays of WD 40 will also help separate glass casserole dishes.

Remove paint, mascara and scruff marks from your tile floor.
For kid-related emergencies, WD-40 can remove chewing gum from carpets and hair, as well as take crayon off walls.


BE KIND TO YOUR E-MAIL FRIENDS If you forward email, please remove all email addresses before you send it on and use the Bcc option, when forwarding to your friends any bulk e-mailings, instead of To: or Cc:. This will help to reduce spam and computer identity theft. ~THANK YOU

Historically this date.....
1806Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.

1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.

1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.

1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.

1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

And births this date include....
1927Clint Walker, American actor
... he sure WAS a hunk!

1936Keir Dullea, American actor

1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
.... WOW, she's sure still got IT~ Second photo taken last year!

1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000).... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.

1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, Spanish American astronaut
.... if he's an American, graduated from Mission Viejo High School, USN Captain, why the "Spanish American" bit....??? Sooooo....??? he was born in Spain. He's still an AMERICAN period! I guess I should be called a "California American" ! Sigh..

1964Wynonna Judd, American country singer
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 30th
National Mint Julep Day
4 mint sprigs
2 ½oz Bourbon
1 t. powdered sugar
2 t. water
Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill glass with shaved or crushed ice and add Bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with mint sprig. Serve with a straw.
To make for a crowd (10 juleps) :

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Neighbor Bill ~ Infuzed ~ Cat & Owl ~ BLT Dip

Good 52º cloudy may rain morning. 80% chance and scattered radar around. Got over 1/4" of the wet stuff last night.

While I was taking pictures this morning, the Bruise was out climbing around ....

and a deer was in the pasture...

My former neighbor, Bill Hilton, is in the hospital. He lived up the hill here from us. Nice man. Very helpful. He sold the 20 acres and moved to a small place over where Brain used to live on the river. Apparently he fell off his low deck, breaking his hip Monday night. I went to see him yesterday. He's in critical care. He has fluid in his lungs ... or as the nurse told me, "it may be a mass". They were talking of putting a scope down to look. He is 88 years old and this is not looking good. He is very frail and confused. They can't do anything about the broken hip until the lung issue is cleared up but I don't see that happening, especially with his age and condition. His children are on their way here from California. This is sad.


So, after that heartbreaking visit I stopped to see Brian. He gave me some sprouted pumpkin seeds
 and I will plant them here. These are "giant" pumpkin seeds so they could possible get to the 500-800 pound size~!
YIKES! That's a lot of pumpkin pies!


Then I stopped in at
corner F & 9th in Grants Pass. I got an "infuzed" lemonade with mango and habañero. OMGOOD! Also got a Pizza Wrap... garlic "infuzed" pesto, provolone cheese, cilantro, spring mix, and avocado in a whole wheat wrap. DARN it was soooooooooo good!!! I brought it home to eat, put some vodka in the lemonade and enjoyed! Thanks Shelly and Carson! xo


Sent by Ike Saben (LASD ret)... Thanks Ike!!
The Cat and the Owl..... friends. Fun!


Here you go...


The news today is horrendous. 5 teens killed in Orange County in horrible car wreck, man puts his baby in the freezer because she was crying, a step-father in LA stabs an 11 year old boy to death, Justin Bieber "stoned" and driving reckless AGAIN. The amazing story was the baby found alive in the sewer pipe in China! Flushed down the pipe a new born. Unbelievable!

Historically this date...
1886 – The Pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in The Atlanta Journal.

1942Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history.

1953Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.

1988 – The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

2004 – The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.


And births this date include...
1903Bob Hope, English-American comedian and actor (d. 2003)

1917John F. Kennedy, American politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)

1939Al Unser, American race car driver
   He was my favorite driver!


1955John Hinckley, Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan


Ok, here's something good...
½ pound bacon
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
4 oz. cream cheese, room temp
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed, diced
shredded lettuce

6-8 appetizer servings.

Preheat oven to 350º
Dice bacon and cook over med heat until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel.
In bowl combine mayo, sour cream, cream cheese. Stir in the shredded cheese, one of the diced tomatoes, and the cooked bacon. Transfer to 1 qt. baking dish and bake until warmed through and bubbly, about 20-25 min.

Top warm dip with remaining diced tomato and shredded lettuce. Serve with tortilla chips or warm baguette.

Can be made ahead of time and baked just before serving.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 29th
National Coq Au Vin Day

National Coq Au Vin Day This classic French dish is composed of pieces of chicken, mushrooms, onions, bacon or salt pork and various herbs braised in red wine. The name literally means "rooster in wine" in French, but most commonly we see chicken used in the recipe.
While this dish sounds elaborate and "gourmet", it is actually extremely easy to prepare, especially this crockpot version:


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Boatnik ~ Boatnik Smilebox ~ Daryl & Kevin ~ Brisket

Good almost afternoon.... 61º cloudy day. I worked on the Smilebox for the blog most of the morning. Finally up and ready to go.

As for the Boatnik yesterday, everyone deserted me.... my friends and family didn't want to go because it was "raining". HELLO. This is Oregon. Ok, fine, so Bill and Jeannie dropped off  their VIP car pass and beer/wine tickets, Brian gave me his lunch tickets and his beer/wine tickets. Off I went with more tickets than I could possible use. Got there and a pleasant discovery was that the VIP area and tables had all been covered with popup tents to keep everyone dry.  I started talking to Karen Baertschiger, whose son is a Oregon state senator from Grants Pass/Rogue River district.
She and her friend offered to let me sit at their table. Nice ladies. The Memorial Day celebration and ceremonies were at the river.... patriotic songs, flag ceremony, flag salute, prayer, and a wreath lowered into the Rogue River by veterans..... 21 gun salute. 

Wine provided by Bridgeview, beer was Budweiser. Tim from Bridgeview was so nice and provided info on his wine, one of my most favorites! Lunch was barbecued by Cartwrights, meat/fish market.

Brian and Jen's friends Jessica and Dan and their Dana and Troy showed up, so I gave them 4 lunch tickets.

I was heading to get some wine and encountered an OLD veteran (hat said so!) I held out my hand than thanked him. I had on my USMC black sweatshirt

He told me he was a Marine. I congratulated him, Semper Fi'd , and told him my husband and son and Italian son were all Marines, stationed at Camp Pendleton (son Brian Pendleton!) and he said he was stationed there too. I asked him if he had a lunch ticket, "no", so I gave him one. Also asked if he had beer tickets, "one", so gave him two more. He was VERY happy. Then I ran into a uniformed Or. Air National Guard Sgt. Asked him if his men could drink in uniform. Only if they did it in the VIP tent. Gave him the rest of the beer/wine tickets (12 or 15). He was very happy.

I didn't stay for the end of the race... dogs in the house so had to get home...

Results for the Whitewater Hydroplane boat race: Tyler McGinnis, boat #9, of Gold Beach won the race. Jeb Curtis also from Gold Beach in boat #8 hit a rock and "flat spun" his boat into the bank and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Transported to Three Rivers Hospital and his family says he's doing fine. Jeff Larid of Gold Hill came in second and Jeff Lewis (44 years of racing experience and the all time leading winner of this race) came in third.

Here is the Smilebox.... (when you click on it there will be a notice about the music, just click the x in the top right and it will go away) You can view full screen by clicking the little arrow box on the bottom left after the Smilebox starts....
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Today's special birthdays are Kirk Gibson... my Dodger baseball hero. And it's also the birthday of John and Trish's twin boys (er, sorry guys... MEN!) Daryl and Kevin Bowler, 35 years old! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!
Historically this date....
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.
1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
...... AND in  In 2001, in the final hours of his presidency, President Bill Clinton granted Susan McDougal a full Presidential pardon.    Of course! What a guy!   Another ADAM HENRY who ran our country into the ground and committed fraud, among other things.
And births this date include....
1888Jim Thorpe/Wa-Tho-Huk, American pentathlete, decathlete, football, baseball and basketball player (d. 1953)
1931Carroll Baker, American actress Gadzzzzzzzzzz      
1934Annette Dionne, Dionne quintuplets
1934 – Cecile Dionne, Dionne quintuplets
1934 – Emilie Dionne, Dionne quintuplets (d. 1954)
1934 – Marie Dionne, Dionne quintuplets (d. 1970)
1934 – Yvonne Dionne, Dionne quintuplets(d. 2001)
Annette - Cecile - Yvonne
 1957Kirk Gibson, American baseball player
Don't know if I like him without that stash!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 28th
National Brisket Day