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Monday, July 22, 2013

Smoked Salmon ~ Copy Cat Recipes ~ Hats ~ Grape Salad ~ Linda ~ Jon ~ The Bruiser Saga

Good 51º summer morning. Again triple digits predicted. Yesterday it only reached 99.7º. Oh yeah.

I took Dude for his morning run about 8:30. As we went by Joey's house (first house on the driveway down by the road) he was out on the porch with his visiting parents and waved. On our way back he hollered to me. We stopped. Joey had caught salmon and smoked it the night before. He gave me some. OMGOSH this is the BEST smoked salmon I have ever tasted!!! I took a bite and wanted to eat it all! Moderation...(!)
Thanks Joey!!!

My high school friend (notice I didn't say "old high school friend" !) Linda (Kretszinger) Price asked me about a Van de Kamps chiffon pie recipe. I could never find anything with the VdK name on it, but these two sites are fun.

Copy Cat Recipes

Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur
I like Top Secret and Todd. I have one of his books. He's amazing how he can copy recipes!

Trish Bowler has asked me if I didn't have other "famous hats" like the Bruce Boxleitner hat... why yes, I do.
L-R worn by William Holden (Wild Bunch), Steve McQueen (Tom Horn), Ben Johnson, and Jeannie's favorite...Michael Landon (Little House On the Prarie)

Jerry put the Indian hat band and the USMC emblem on the Holden hat.


Made one of my favorite summer sides yesterday. It's a Southern "thing". This from Jerry's Texas grandmother..
Green grapes, peanut butter, and mayonnaise. Equal parts pb and mayo..... mix and refrigerate until time to eat.
DO NOT TURN UP YOUR NOSE until you have tried this. Everyone does and then they say OMGOSH it's SO good!!! My Daddy was from Georgia and he like PB/Mayo sandwiches. Me too! But, seriously, try this.


Today is a couple of special birthdays....

Linda Kuehl, Chuck's bride and Patty and Cliff's daughter-in-law. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!!
(Seriously folks, we need a new picture! Get our your camera Patty when they come to visit this week!)

Today is also a high school friend and John Deere owner's birthday..... Jon Harting. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON!!! (Love this picture of you celebrating!)

Historically this date....
1933Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles (25,099 km) in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

1934 – Outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.

1991Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.

2011Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

And births this date include...
1890Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, American Kennedy family matriarch (d. 1995)

1908Amy Vanderbilt, American etiquette authority (d. 1974)
.... Etiquette? No such thing anymore!!!!!!!! Kids and adults alike are rude, crude, and unrefined! Not manner one!

1923Bob Dole, American politician, 1996 Republican Presidential candidate

1943 – Bobby Sherman, American singer and actor
....LAPD reserve officer

1946Danny Glover, American actor

1947Albert Brooks, American comedian

1955Willem Dafoe, American actor

So.... lucky me had my camera handy Saturday night while sitting in my chair watching TV... the Bruiser Saga unfolded....
This picture taken 1 year ago today when he stopped off for a drink of water!
Enjoy my nutty cat:
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All I know. Happy Monday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 22nd

Hammock Day
Summer is in full swing. It's time to slow down and to relax. During the Dog Days of summer (and all of the other summer days, too), there is no better place to slow down and relax, than on a hammock. Hammock Day is appropriately celebrated right in the middle of the Dog Days of summer (July 3 though August 11th.
Hammock Day exists to enjoy summer as it should be enjoyed. People celebrate Hammock Day by spending as much time relaxing on it as possible. Getting out of your hammock to get a snack, or your favorite summer beverage is okay. But, it is not a day for work. Cutting the lawn is forbidden on this day.