Good 31º clear and cccccold morning! Ice everywhere.
This was yesterday....
A friend went to a gun show recently and said he spent all day, big show, lots of people buying handguns, a lot of people just looking. Hundreds signing up to join NRA - WOW! The best sign he saw was at a booth that read:
"IF YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA, WE DO NOT WANT YOUR BUSINESS. YOU ARE TOO DAMN STUPID TO HAVE A FIREARM!"
Now, that is a REAL background check!
I'm sorry, yesterday was birthdays of two special people and I forgot to post them.....
Adele (Easton) Graves, friend from high school..... her birthday special because her daughter flew in from Georgia to help her celebrate. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEL!!
(Del and her little Barkley)
AND yesterday was Gary Adkison's birthday. He's the Bird Man of Rogue River. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY!
Historically this date...
1846 – The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
1865 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth (died April 15th).
1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40pm (sinks morning of April 15th).
1969 – At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
........don't know why. Oh wait.... those voting are Hollyweirdos.
And births this date include....
1925 – Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
1936 – Frank Serpico, American police officer
Yesterday was Tucker's 3rd baseball game. They won 16-9. Tucker, as usual played GREAT! The coach on the opposing team was a loud-mouthed old fart. None of us in the stands liked him! Let the kids play, for goodness sake! Quit telling them how to do every thing and yelling the instructions constantly!!! Jerk.
Brian helped out as an ump....
Jen, 'team mom' took pictures....
Of course Sami was "Spiderwoman" again! So fun.
Came home after the game and Dave (UPS Dave) came by with Dude. Dude is now Maggie's new brother! Dude will be living here and Dave and his kids will have visitation privileges! Dude is a sweetheart, and so far Maggie has told him her rules and he seems ok with that.
Dude is 5 or 6 years old, Dave got him "free" from a guy in the market parking lot when he was about 1 year old. Unk his background, but the "guy in the parking lot" said he was Heeler and Lab mix. ??? Here is a lab and a heeler....
Any ideas folks? He has a slightly curvy tail, his coloring is almost like Maggie's. Short hair, sort of lab ears, short hair, stocky body. Could be what he said!
Dinner was a ham/spinach/asparagus pie, but will post that tomorrow.
All I know. Tomorrow is Tax Day. I got my refund ... yeah! Nice to see that check with the government's signature!
Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Ex Spouse Day
This day is in recognition of your Ex. Someone must have been kidding when they created this day, right? Could anyone actually want to recognize their Ex? Most of us want to forget them. Hard as it may be to believe, Ex Spouse Day has indeed arrived. Once again, I will remind you that I do not create the days, I merely report them. So, please don't shoot the messenger.
Look Up At The Sky Day
Look Up at the Sky Day is a fun day to check out what's up there. 'Ya never know what might be going on up there. An asteroid or meteor may be on it's way. A solar eclipse could be on display. A flock of geese or birds may be over head (you may need to duck for cover). Or, the clouds may be forming into interesting characters and patterns. Take a few minutes out from your busy day to look up at the sky today. If nothing else, the break from the routine will be relaxing.
National Pecan Day
Pecan Day is a rather nutty day. Its a day to celebrate and enjoy popular, tasty pecans. Apparently, someone thought that it was such a great nut, that they created two days to celebrate Pecans. One in March, and the other in April. A little nutty perhaps, but true.
Reach As High As You Can Day
Reach as High as You Can Day is a day to expand your horizons. And, it truly will be an uplifting experience. Today, there are no limits. You can literally reach for the sky. Is there something you've wanted to "go for", and felt it was just out of reach? A new job, perhaps? Maybe a date with that cute co-worker or classmate. Whatever the challenge you face, if you reach as high as you can, you just might win the prize. And, you will never know until you try.
So, use Reach as High as You Can Day to reach and attain, or even surpass, your goals and objectives. You'll be oh, so glad that you did!