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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weather ~ Shandra Fanning UPS Pilot ~ Packages ~ Kathy & Lynda ~ AD-GSW ~ Neko & Rio

Good 61ยบ (HOT!) morning. Clouds high. Pressure dropping.
Joy.............. not.

My dear friend Greg Lundell (Wilson High S'63 ...he and I used to do the Surfer's Stomp together at dances!) and his wonderful wife Becky have moved to Illinois. He is frustrated at the moving experience. Bekins (now owned by Wheaton Van Lines) has not delivered all of their things. Some missing even after a second delivery was made to their new home.  Other friends, Suzanne & Phil Santisteven (LASD ret) moved from California to Idaho and had the same complaints. The moving industry apparently is going in the toilet..... alas, the same way as our government!
On a very sad note, Greg's best friend's daughter, Shandra Fanning, was one of the UPS pilots killed last week. She was "a great gal" and also a friend of Greg's daughter Lauryn. So sorry to all of you for your loss. RIP Shandra.
UPS on Thursday night identified the victims as Capt. Cerea Beal, Jr., 58, of Matthews, N.C. and First Officer Shanda Fanning, 37, of Lynchburg, Tenn. In an email, the company said the Jefferson County, Ala., medical examiner had confirmed their identities.
A former Marine helicopter pilot, Beal had been with UPS since 1990. Fanning, described by UPS as an aviation enthusiast who was active and well-known in Lynchburg, had worked with the company since 2006.

Here are most of the goodies we are packaging up to send to Afghanistan..
Hopefully they will be in the mail by the end of the week.
Of course Bruiser is right in the middle of me packing the boxes!
Two special people are having birthdays today.. my friend all the way from Kindergarten through High School, including Brownies and Girl Scouts ... Kathy O'Brien Quintinar Forsythe. Hey Kathy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
.... and Lynda Castro (ret LASD) ... been too long my friend! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Also, on this date in 2006 I had an 'AD' and suffered a 'GSW' to my left hand!  The "OH SH*T" moment of my life!
Historically this date..
1888 – The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee
1959President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
1979Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
And births this date include....
1936Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (d. 1999)
.... LOL put his picture with Willie Shoemaker (his birthday 8-19) on the blog Saturday!
                       Ali with Wilt
1938Kenny Rogers, American singer and actor
PICTURE of the day:
Betty White in her kitchen 1952
PJ and Dave have left their cats, Rio and Neko, in my care. I went down there yesterday and was greeted by Mr. Lizzzz-ard doing pushups on a large old skull..... Put the girls out into their "Al-Cat-Traz" for a while until it got too hot.
All  I know. Dinner was reruns. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 21st.
National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.
In his Presidential Proclamation (August 19, 1988), President Ronald Reagan said "For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older." On National Senior Citizens Day, we should:
  • Spend some time with senior citizens
  • Show our appreciation for senior citizens
  • Do volunteer work in support of the elderly
If you are a senior citizen, enjoy your day any way you desire. After all, this is your day! Make sure to take advantage of senior citizens specials and discounts. There's bound to be plenty offers today.