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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Willie Nelson Poem ~ Smoke ~ Adelle Shiminoff USMC ~ 7 Oaks ~ Grants Pass Smoke ~ RR Smoke

Good 48º morning. Wow, topped at 91º yesterday. YEAH! Better than 101º. Today should be even cooler.

My Seal Beach California friend, Judy Duvall, sent this poem. I verified it on line. A riot!

Whether or not you are a country music fan, these are truly the words of a deep thinker, and a highly intelligent person. So simple, yet so profound! Read the words of wisdom from that famous philosopher , iconic country and western singer, on his 75th birthday below his esteemed portrait. Only a man with such wisdom and maturity could be so concise and succinct in phrasing his feelings at this turning point in his life.


I Have Outlived My Pecker  by Willie Nelson

My nookie days are over,

My pilot light is out.

What used to be my pride and joi,

Is now my water spout.

Time was when, on it's own accord,

From my trousers it would spring.

But now I've got a full time job,

To find the friggin' thing.

It used to be embarrassing,

The way it would behave.

For every single morning,

It would stand and watch me shave.

Now as old age approaches,

It sure gives me the blues.

To see it hang it's little head,

And watch me tie my shoes!


Yesterday I went to Central Point. The smoke over Medford was terrible.

Anyway, this lady Adele Shimanoff heard from the Marine Corps League I was putting together packages to send to a freiend's grandson who is stationed in Afghanistan. She had some things so I said I'd pick them up. She put together crossword puzzle books with pencils attached, hot cocoa mix, nuts, energy bars, candy, tooth brush, paste, floss, nail file, napkins, and a USMC date book. She also included a card. 
This woman is amazing.. she was a Marine during WW2. Met her husband, also a Marine. He passed away a few years ago and she lives in Twin Creeks Retirement Home. A son also in the Marines. This woman just turned 90 years old this month! She doesn't look or act it! What a great gal! We had a fun visit.



After seeing Adele I stopped at 7 Oaks Farm for some of their corn. Awesome corn! Also got some fried okra and peaches.


I saw on the news Friday night that there were 3 fire retardant planes refueling at Medford and going to the fires in Josephine County. I saw two different ones pass over here, one right across my property, one to the north, but didn't see the third one until yesterday when I went to Central Point... the third one follows I-5.


Later one I went to Bill and Jeannie's. It looked like a cloud cover over Grants Pass..... but it was smoke!

The view from Bill and Jeannie's is normally spectacular... but not yesterday..

Chaka didn't care.. she had her pool...


The sun at 5:30 pm...


and when I got home the smoke had moved into our valley

Boy was I lucky too... the Back to the 50's parade was to start at 6pm and both 6th and 7th Streets in Grants Pass were to be closed off until 10pm. I passed across both with 4 minutes to spare! YEAH. Otherwise I would have had to take the long way home.

Here is the current fire map...

Historically this date....
1945 – A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

1965Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
... and a year ago today we watched the Olympics Open Ceremonies from London England.
And births this date include...

1901Rudy Vallee, American entertainer (d. 1986)

1929Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)

Pretty lady, but my gosh, she smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day! She died at only 64!

1948 – Sally Struthers, American actress
All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 28th
National Milk Chocolate Day

The first chocolate bar was created in 1847 (and it was not a milk chocolate bar!). Prior to then, chocolate was consumed largely as the Spanish conquistadors had received it from the Aztecs—as a beverage, although Europeans had sweetened it and spiced it in different ways to make the bitter chocolate drink more palatable, even inventing the molinillo to add more froth. It took 300 years for the great-grandson of the founder of Joseph Fry & Co., in Bristol, England, to figure out how to mix some of the cocoa butter back into the “Dutched” cocoa powder, add sugar and mold the paste into the world’s first chocolate bar (which was called “chocolate for eating,” to distinguish it from “drinking chocolate”). That bar was rough and gritty, not the smooth, velvety bar we enjoy today—but it was a welcome addition nevertheless.
Two landmark chocolate events occurred in 1879 in Switzerland: Rodolphe Lindt invented the conching machine, enabling the production of the smooth, velvety chocolate we know today. And Daniel Peter, a chocolate manufacturer, made the first milk chocolate, by substituting powdered milk for the whole milk or cream that had been used previously, with unsuccessful results. Powdered milk had been invented by his neighbor, Swiss chemist Henri Nestlé. So while the Spanish were responsible for bringing cacao to Europe from the New World and Englishman Joseph Fry created the first chocolate bar, the Swiss have full ownership of smooth, silky milk chocolate.