Good hot smokey afternoon. Let's see, it's 3pm here (1500 hours) so that makes it 5:pm (1700 hours) in Houston! HAPPY HOUR!
Yesterday Jeannie and I met at Wal-Mart and spent $217 on items to send to Casey in Afghanistan.. We had the best time... from Planters Honey Nut Mix, stomach relief tabs, gum: Big Red, Double Mint, Spearmint, Juicy Fruit ... antibacterial wipes, hard candy: butterscotch, peppermint, cinnamon, and spearmint... Hall's Sore Throat: honey, Ricola lemon, Hall's menthol, Equate cough drops, Slim Jims, large Band Aids, lip balm, eye drops, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, Cup of Soup, and Top Raman. Filled a basket. Now I have to box it all up and get it on it's way to Casey.
Today is super late because I had a fasting blood test early... then was at Costco when they opened. Was starving, but finished my shopping and then got an Asian Chicken Wrap and a frozen mocha latte. OMG!!!!! Ate some in the car and came home. The rest is for dinner.
Today is my friend Ruth Broadman's ( our JCRW President) birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH! I hope you have a super day!
Historically this date....
1933 – Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres.
1935 – United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
...........once BO and the Dems are done with it there won't be any more SS!!! ("BO" is apropos as he is a STINKER!)
1974 – The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
And births this date include....
1851 – Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist (d. 1887)
....nice lady great speaker!
1959 – Magic Johnson, American basketball player
"My boy Maashick" has put on a couple of pounds since he went from the basketball to the microphone!
1987 – Tim Tebow, American football player and winner of 2007 Heisman trophy and a new addition to my Patriots! I hope Belichick decides to keep him! He's vacillating ... grrrr.... KEEP TEBOW!!!!!
Ok, photos of the goodies for Afghanistan tomorrow. Got the pest control guy coming in the morning to put some bait in the attic and under the house. Strange "critter noises" both places in the middle of the night. UGH!
Smokey awful today .. 93º. Was 100º last year on this day. Smokey too. Have a good evening. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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