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Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer ~ Skunk Remedy ~ Applegate Valley Ranch ~ Walsh Horses ~ Barb Voors ~ Simon The Cat

Good 42º clear sunny morning. I think it hit about 72º yesterday. All those clouds.

On non-leap years (until 2039), this day marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the least hours of daylight in the southern hemisphere. Or as we call it... the 'first day of summer'.

Yesterday on Facebook my friend Linda said her hubby had a run in with a skunk. People suggested the old tomato juice bath. ICK!!! MESSY!!! This is the time of year the little black and white darlings are moseying around with their young... if you have skunks in your area go to the store and buy Neutrogena Clean Shampoo...

I have had experience with this. My darling was trapping skunks that were living under our house. Of course the trap gets saturated and so did his shoes after walking in the stink. You can saturate the ground with white vinegar to get rid of the smell, you can bathe yourself and your clothes with the shampoo. Gets it off right away. Maggie had a few experiences too and I just wet her down, poured on the shampoo, and the smell was gone IMMEDIATELY! There is also Skunk Off...

... get it at hardware or pet store. Brian's Atlas got skunked and he just wiped him down and the smell was gone. Keep something like this on hand for that one time emergency!
another goodie from George Bachmeier...

"As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright moron."
--- H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

I can add ... a moron wrapped around an idiot! (Thanks Jeannie!) We certainly got one of those.


One more from George (Peter Dee and Dale you will like this!):
Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"

Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"


Yesterday was Applegate Valley Ranch for dinner. It's out on Applegate Road outside of Grants Pass...between the Schmidt and Troon Vineyards...

It was being hosted by Casa Amiga with José and his group. There were nine of us...
Moving center to left and back to right..
Rich, Barbara (Chatelains), Peter (sorry, don't know your last name!), Dale, Dee (Yellins), Bob (Havercroft), me, Jeannie and back to Bill (Pattersons) in the front...

It was all you can eat tacos... they had pork, chicken, beef, and carne asada. There were all the condiments.. plus chips, refried beans, black beans, and rice. Margaritas were the drink of the evening, but Jeannie and I stuck to the Chardonnay.
Thanks Missy and Gang. Good time!
Nice evening. Nice people. We'll go back for their regular BBQ another night. Oh, and saw my friend Donna Walsh, artist extraordinaire. She was there with her hubby. She gave me a card she had made up of one of her paintings....
To see more of Donna's works go to
Scroll down through the gallery and you will come to a black wolf on the left called 'The Watcher'.. that is the painting I have. LOVE it!
Today is the birthday of Barbara Voors, wife of Steve (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB!!! ox

Historically this date....

1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.

1982John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
And births this date include..
1921 – Jane Russell, American actress (d. 2011)

1933Bernie Kopell, American actor

1938 – Ron Ely, American actor

Got this from my friend Ann (Ramirez....LASD ret) ...OMG it made me laugh. This is Bruiser!!! (click the link)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 21st.

National Peaches and Cream Day





When I was growing up we had a freestone peach tree in our backyard. THE BEST peaches ever! Daddy said it was planted by a bird!