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....
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.
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....
1888 – Jim Thorpe/Wa-Tho-Huk, American pentathlete, decathlete, football, baseball and basketball player (d. 1953)
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
Don't know if I like him without that stash!
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Brisket Day