Good 52º few clouds morning.
Not quite awake. Had a really fun evening with some old friends from high school.... Jerry and Vera Beverman, Ronnie and Sue Loynds, and Terry Leone! Ron bought a home up here.... vacation home. He still has his business in So. Cal. Mike Bastian works for Ron and Ron called him so he could talk to me. OMG. Such fun. Ron's wife Sue is sooooo sweet. She and Vera cooked up a wonderful meal! Terry's wife passed away a couple of years ago. He also has a son named Brian! I found out about Ron buying a house up here from my Brian, who just happens to be his insurance agent! Sue and Vera cooked and cleaned and wouldn't let me do anything but visit with the guys! Thanks ladies, I had such a good time.
L-R Ron, Terry, duh, Jerry
I found out Ron has a sister who has lived up here for 45 years...... he's got nephews and great nephews up here. Also, Ron is on the board of directors for Wildlife Images!
Check this.... the view out Sue's kitchen window....the Rogue River!
A great evening with special people.
Earlier in the day was our monthly Law Enforcement/Fire luncheon (the reason for my silly shirt!). I had the chef's salad...
We had a couple of new guys join us... Dirty Harry LeVine and Neil & Flory Ornstein, both ret LASD. Harry worked W. Hollywood and Neil was with SEB Motors. Everyone had mutual friends. Fun.
This is a TEXAS joke (compliments of Gator, USN ret)
The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, "Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don't you see that sign right over your head."
"Yep," he replied. "That's why I'm dumpin' it here, 'cause it says: 'Fine For Dumping Garbage.'"
And a TENNESSEE joke:
A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked, "Got any ID?" The driver replied, "Bout whut?"
Today is Mike's brides birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAN CHIPOLLA! I'll have a martini in your honor. I hope Mike waits on you hand and foot and treats you to all the martinis you can handle!!
Historically this date... (wow, some horrible destruction and loss of life on this date!)
1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbor.
1918 – World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.
1944 – World War II: the Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
1981 – Bihar train disaster: a passenger train traveling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
2005 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich. (HA! Not in Washington, Colorado, or soon to be Oregon! Good grief! Pot heads are just that.)
And births this date include...
1932 – David Scott, American astronaut
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Maggs to the vet for mani/pedi this am. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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