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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Smoke ~ My Mom ~ Bruiser

Good 53º so far not smokey morning. Got hot yesterday, 93º, and should be same temps today.


7pm the sun shrouded by the smoke...

Someone of note is running against LA Co Sheriff Leroy Caca (er..., Baca) .. Bob Olmsted. YES!!!!


Today is my Mother's birthday. She was born in 1905 in Cleveland Ohio to Scottish immigrant parents in her aunt's home next door to Bob Hope's family. Her cousins and Bob Hope all played together. She was the middle child, her brother Lloyd being oldest and sister Agnes a couple of years younger. Mom passed away in 1994. She was a beautiful and wonderful person and a super loving BEST MOM EVER!

My mom, Margaret, at age 5....

.... holding me.....

...and at she and Daddy's 50th anniversary party...

I love you Mom. Happy Birthday! ♥♥♥♥


Sorry, pictures of the goodies going to Afghanistan will have to be later.....


Today would have been Sid Hackel's birthday. Sid was the Reserve Captain at the BC Range. He is missed. Good guy! He used to go fishing and hunting with his pal, John Wayne. Sid's brother was The Duke's personal photographer. Sid had lots of great stories.

The Bruise got a new toy...

Historically this date.....

1914 – A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

.......... he was definitely and interesting man. I love his architecture! Click on the word "Taliesin" and read the fascinating story of that home.... his second wife and her murder. His 'winter home' he built in Scottsdale AZ and called it Taliesin West. I would love to go there and see it. Some day. Scottsdale is a very neat place!

1935Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.

1945 – World War II: Japan surrenders to end the war.

.... this is neat.... my Mom's birthday is on the surrender date and my birthday is on the peace treaty signing date!

1965The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.

1971President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.

1974Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee.

..... Man oh man, can you imagine your name being "Yuk"!

"Ewwwwww, Yuk", "What?" "I think since you are little I'll call you Yukkie!" LOL

And births this date include....

1912Julia Child, American cook and TV personality (d. 2004)

... .and played by Meryl Streep..... she was soooo good!

1923Rose Marie, American actress

1925Mike Connors, American actor

.... Wow, still kicking... lives in Encino, born in Fresno, went to UCLA. Married to same woman since 1949!!

1968Debra Messing, American actress

1972Ben Affleck, American actor
All I know. Happy Thursday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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