Good 54º slightly smokey morning. Tree trimming guy, Chris, didn't make it yesterday. Truck broke down or something. He'll be here today. We may have thunder-boomers...
Yesterday we actually saw sky and clouds! And Dude got to go for a couple of runs~!
And.... we actually saw a water dropping helicopter fly over. With all the smoke they and the borate bombers haven't been flying...
The smoke on the Rogue River has been horrible... so much of it has been closed to the public... Here are a few folks doing a "float" on the river and were allowed to finish, then the area closed...
Wow, the fires in So. Cal are horrible!!! Many many acres and lots of homes lost. Here is the info from my friend Joan down in Palm Desert....
My friends, Sandy (Todoran) and Jerome Beck live in Beaumont and she said at night they could see the flames!
If you haven't seen this before...well, here it is again!
H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic -- and a Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun; it appeared in the July 26, 1920, edition:
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the 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 fool and complete narcissistic moron."
----H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
Historically this date....
1936 – Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.
1993 – The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
Darn, wish that would happen here!
1944 – The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.
1969 – Followers led by Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
1988 – Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in hockey history, upsetting many Canadians.
Born in Sacramento, graduated high school in Portland, and went to Cal State LA....
(His wife, in March 2011, Katherine Ross, got a restraining order against their daughter after she allegedly repeatedly stabbed her with a pair of scissors. Elliott has been married to his one and only wife, Ross, since 1984. She, on the other hand was married 4 times before Sam~)
If the haircut is for a movie, fine. But, if it's not, UGH!
1964 – Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
Breakfast yesterday was yummmmm... took a green pepper and sliced it, put butter and oil in a frying pan and heated it, added the sliced pepper, dropped an egg into each, salt/pepper, lid on and cooked til done. (They would have cooked faster with a larger pepper so the egg wasn't so thick)
Took one of Jeannie's heirloom tomatoes and sliced it up. GOOD!!!!
A little sweet/hot chili sauce and OMGOOD!!!
All I know. TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Rice Pudding Day
or....National Book Lover's Day