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Friday, September 27, 2013

Jerry ~ USMC Cpl. Sell ~ Linda Nancy Jeannie and I

Good 40º foggy morning.

So....... I know one happy person, Jeannie, and one sad person, Uncle Jimmy..... The 49ers played the St. Louis Lambs last night...


Breakfast yesterday for Linda and I.... cut open a honeydew melon Jeannie had grown.
Scrambled some eggs (with a spoonful of mayonnaise for creaminess!) and cut up some tomato. YUMMMM!!


Yesterday was emotional but good. I finally decided it was time to take Jerry's ashes to the National Cemetery in Eagle Point. I had lots of support and help from Linda Nantz (her husband in the Marines with Jerry), Jeannie Patterson (her husband worked LASD), and Nancy Perry (her husband was good friends with Jerry) ... they accompanied me.

He will be interred in a newly constructed 'wall' tomorrow. As soon as his 'stone' is finished and installed I will be notified.


This cemetery is a beautiful place. Unbelievable the size and the number of graves. Thank you Sisterfriends for doing this with me! ♥ I soooo appreciate it as well as I am sure Jerry does too.


After we left the cemetery there was a herd of cows.. .this on in particular looked like a buffalo! A buffacow? A coffalo?

We left there and drove to downtown Eagle Point where flags were up all over town in remembrance of a young Eagle Point Marine. Cpl. Nicholas Sell, 21, was killed in a vehicle accident at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Monday. He died from burns suffered when an amphibious assault vehicle caught fire. The town had a picnic and memorial in his honor and, according to the news, they had a huge crowd.

Sell served in the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. His personal awards include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Sell enlisted in the Marine Corps on May 3, 2010. Sell was a noted Eagle Scout who served with Boy Scout Troop 48 out of Eagle Point. We stopped at the Memorial ....
On our way to Eagle Point earlier yesterday there was a tremendous back up on the northbound I-5 for miles. 

Looked like an accident but there were tons of road equipment... didn't know until later a dump truck had spilled a load of asphalt grindings just north of the Valley of the Rogue Park.
This caused a 4 vehicle accident, fortunately nobody hurt.


After we left Eagle Point we stopped in at The Olive Garden for a glass of wine. Then to Trader Joe's for shopping. When Jeannie had come over earlier she brought Bruiser a present...
LOL, it spins around with this pointy thing sticking out. OMG he was soooooo fast. He attacked it and caught it!!! Show off! Thanks Jeannie, he will enjoy this!

Thanks again ladies for your help and support!

Linda and I spent a quiet evening ...  salad for dinner (baby spinach, honeydew melon, tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, and lemon dressing) We were stuffed from the "cheese toast/bread sticks and melted mozzarella cheese" we had at Olive Garden! We watched the two new shows, Robin Williams and The Crazy Ones, and the new Michael Fox show. Neither of us really liked that one!

Three birthdays today ... three neat people! Gary Hyman. He and his wife Tammy adopted "Mr. Big Stuff"
the dog PJ found on the freeway off ramp, I brought him home and because of pending back surgery, could not keep him. Drove him to Redding and met Gary and Tammy and it was instant love! Sideways, as he is now called is one happy dog! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY!!!!


.... and Patty Rodriguez, an LASD detective...she worked at ELA when I was there, ret now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY!!!! Miss you girl.
.... and lastly our former bartender/friend Willie at the Elks Lodge. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIE!


Historically this date...
1777Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
1821Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
.... see... Mexican Independence Day! The war started on the 16th of Sept and ended on the 27th. Just FYI if you have any comments, read the text first. Beyond me why the 16th is celebrated...I guess because a beginning is important too.

1822Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
....interesting read...

1942 – Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.

1995 – The Government of the United States unveils the first of its redesigned bank notes with the $100 bill featuring a larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin slightly off-center.

And births this date include...
1920William Conrad, American actor (d. 1994)

1920 – Jayne Meadows, American actress
  .........I just don't get those HUGE glasses~!

1934Wilford Brimley, American actor
Me thinks he needs a moustache trim! YUCK!

1958Shaun Cassidy, American singer

1972 – Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress
....she named her children Apple and Moses!
(Oh look, Jennifer Aniston hair!)
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 27th
National Chocolate Milk Day


National Corned Beef Hash Day

Native American Day
This day is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term "Native Americans" has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first people to populate our great and wonderful nation. By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.