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Friday, September 6, 2013

Weird Weather ~ Sedona ~ Fires ~ Caramel Apples ~ Green Onions ~ Broncos/Manning ~ USMC Chesty Bulldog


Good 49º somewhat cloudy morning.

Nice sleeping cooler last night! Looks like it will be in the 80º's and then the 90º's and by my BFF Jeannie's birthday it is supposed to be 108º !!!! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??????? Geeze Louise!


Wow, didn't get too hot yesterday. Stayed about 75º and cool inside with a breeze coming in through the windows. I even put on a warm long sleeved shirt! Nice. About 3pm Jeannie said the rain was coming down hard and lots of thunder in Grants Pass. We got all of 12 drops and the thunder was way in the distance. Storm didn't come over my mountain! Looked like it though...


Had a first thing in the morning problem with my computer. AOL was acting up. Couldn't see emails, couldn't save emails to send later. Got a hold of AOL and "Dane" remotely fixed it. YES! So, back in business, after a rough hour!


Today my Italian son Alex is celebrating his baby daughter's birthday. Sedona is 15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEDONA!

Taken about 3 years ago..

And... recently... a real beauty! I know you are so proud of her Alex!



Re the fire closest to us...

The 24,125-acre Big Windy Complex burning on ODF-protected lands 25 miles NW of Grants Pass is 87 percent contained. More info:  


Here are the fires a year ago today...



Laura (Vincent-Virant) posted this on her FB page... what a good idea if you like caramel apples.....

Do you love caramel apples but hate trying to eat them? Try it this way! (found this and could not keep it to myself!! I can't wait to try it!) Hollow out your apples, (you can balance the apple halves in a muffin pan) fill will melted caramel,... let the caramel harden and cut into slices! yummy!


PICTURE of the day...  LOL


What a good idea...

This was on FB on "Getting Healthy" with a little help from our friends.


This is a great little tip for you to try next time you buy some green onions. You can re-grow green onions pretty easily after you have already chopped off the bulk of the green to use in your recipe. Just bind them together, put a little water into the bottom, and they'll be like new again in 12 days!


Ok, so last night Brian was a happy camper when Peyton Manning and the Broncos beat the dreaded Ravens 49-27. It didn't look like that was going to happen in the beginning, delays because of lightening storm, but Manning forged ahead ... throwing 7 TD passes and now ranking up there with the few who have done that! I think in a week he faces off against his brother Eli and the Giants. Should be interesting. How their parents can stand that is beyond me!

"Manning is the sixth QB in NFL history to throw seven TD passes in a game and the first since Joe Kapp for Minnesota against Baltimore on Sept. 28, 1969.
The others read like a Who's Who of passers who defied the 3-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust days long before the NFL became so pass-happy: Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda and Y.A. Tittle.
Tom Brady never did it. Nor Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Steve Young or Terry Bradshaw. Or, for that matter, No. 7 himself, John Elway, who had his binoculars trained on the action from his perch in the luxury seats."
Historically this date....
1970 – Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan.
1972Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day.
1995Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.
1997Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.

And births this date include.....
1944 – Swoosie Kurtz, American actress
....interesting read..named after an aircraft by her father!

....on Mike and Molly....


1947Jane Curtin, American actress

1958 – Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian

Ok, so the story of the USMC mascot. My girlfriend Erika asked about the name "Devil Dogs" and saw a picture of a bulldog on the US Missouri I posted. Here's the story...
Thanks to the German Army, the USMC has an unofficial mascot. During WWI many German reports had called the attacking Marines "teufel-hunden", meaning Devil-Dogs. Teufel-hunden were vicious, wild, and ferocious mountain dogs of Bavarian folklore.
Soon afterward a USMC recruiting poster depicted a snarling English Bulldog wearing a Marine Corps helmet. Because of the tenacity and demeanor of the breed, the image took root with both the Marines and the public. The Marines soon unofficially adopted the English Bulldog as their mascot.
Since 1922, the United States Marine Corps has used Bulldogs as its mascots.
U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler introduced the first Marine mascot, named "Pvt.Jiggs," who lived at Marine Barracks, Quantico VA. He quickly rose in the ranks to Sergeant Major. He was the first in a series of bulldog mascots.
The current mascot is the 14th (Chesty XIII retired Aug 28, 2013) in a series of mascots named "Chesty" after the famous Marine Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller Jr.. This dog lives at the Marine Barracks in Washington, DC, where he appears in weekly parades.
Marine units across the Corps have mascots, usually bulldogs, the most famous of which represent the enlisted training installations. An English bulldog named 'Legend' represents Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and 'LCpl. Belleau Wood' represents Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Here is the retired Chesty ... and his replacement...

All I know. TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 6th
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