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Friday, July 12, 2013

State Reps ~ Jen's BD Applegate Valley Ranch ~ Stack Wine ~ New Bed Stuff ~ Pecan Pie

Good 50º morning. Yesterday was about 10º cooler than the day before. We'll see what today brings....       

Yesterday was our JCRW (Jackson County Republican Women) luncheon. Guest speaker was Dennis Richardson. He's our district state rep. He was born and raised in Highland Park and South Gate. Helicopter pilot in Viet Nam. His wife, Cathy, of 40 years grew up in Tustin. They have 8 daughters and 1 son and 30 grandchildren!!! One on the way. Such good and nice people. Hard job fighting the Dems in Salem who want big budgets, raise taxes, and give away money! Sigh.....

Also at our lunch was Sal Esquivel the Medford state rep and his wife Jan (past president of our JCRW)... another great couple! He works hard in Salem too.

Lunch was good... ribs, salad, potato, and chocolate parfait ..
I had a fun chat with my friends Lorraine Anderson and Leanne Wood. Pat Tracy joined our table and poor thing has some wasp bites that have made her miserable.... Hope you feel better soon Pat!


Then to Costco and home. Left about 4:30 and headed to Applegate Ranch for Jen's birthday dinner...
They do a barbecue every couple of Thursdays. The entertainment was a singer/guitar player. He was good.
The food was awesome! I had the barbecued chicken and it had the BEST sauce on it! They also had ribs, salads, iced tea, water, wine, beer, JD in the black, desserts.... Just a great place to go!

Dee and Dale Yellin showed up with some of their friends... good to see them!
Sami lost another tooth!
The birthday girl had a good time.... the entertainer, Mike, sang happy birthday to her..... the kids had fun running around and Sami caught a frog.... did cartwheels.... Nice evening!
My friend Donna Walsh was there... she's the "Wolf" artist... she took a picture of the kids...

If you live here or will be visiting in the summer.. The Applegate Valley Ranch is a great place to eat and relax...

I'm making a Smilebox, but will publish that tomorrow...

Saw and met several people at the ranch... as I said my friend, Donna Walsh, ..

Brian was playing horseshoes with Robert Hamlyn who owns Hellgate JetBoats and the shop and restaurant.. 

and I met Chris Martin, the owner of Troon Vineyards...

Also, a friend of Dee and Dale, Dennis Shoup and his wife Dee (I know.. another Dee!) used to own The Yankee Potroast in Grants Pass. They sold in 1990 and it's now closed....   :O(
The other day Patty bought and dropped off a new kind of wine... It's called Stacked. There are 4 glasses all "zipped" together. Handy for taking on and glass all in one! I haven't tried the wine yet, may take it over to BFF's and we can try it together. Will let you know...

I got some new sheets... soft, silky, with beautiful lace on them .. and a new throw for the bed for summer....

The cost was amazingly low... $21 for the sheets and I think the throw was $9. I like to shop at

Historically this date...
1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.

1917 – The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.

  ....good thing my grandfather wasn't one of them. He was a mining engineer at the Lavender Pit Mine in Bisbee!

1973 – A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.

And births this date include...
1854George Eastman, American businessman and inventor of Roll film, founded the Eastman Kodak Company (d. 1932)

1895 – Oscar Hammerstein II, American songwriter, director, and producer (d. 1960)

1908Milton Berle, American comedian and actor (d. 2002)

1937Bill Cosby, American comedian, actor, producer, and author


1948 – Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer and actor
   .......a whole lot of weird!

1951 – Brian Grazer, American film producer, founded Imagine Entertainment
     ..........ditto, weird!

1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress

1957Rick Husband, American astronaut (d. 2003)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 12th
National Pecan Pie Day