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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Controversies ~ Oktoberfest at Elk's ~ Pear Sauce

Good 36º morning. Yesterday hit 74º. Surprise.


Can you say "Fall" ....
Downtown Rogue River....
.... and my place....

Forgot yesterday... "10-19" ... return to your station...
"10-20" .... what is your location?

Also forgot to tell you that Bill & Jeannie LOVED the movie Gravity with Sandra Bullock!

I was feeling sad yesterday morning... thinking about Sweetest Day and missing my Darling and then thought about Maggie, Harley, Yukon and all the rest of my love critters... then told Him that He truly blessed me with lots of love and I appreciated that. The sadness was still hanging on when I looked outside... Bruiser ran out and lay down in the tree stump sawdust, as if laying in wait for Dude. Dude saw him and chased him around the yard, "Get off my sawdust!!!" Then I started laughing. That is why they were introduced into my life, to bring me love and laughter. Sigh........

Then........... I guess my ideas/opinions start controversy... I was told the pears would "lose all their food value and to can them just as they are."  I am making a sauce to be put on ice cream, pancakes, waffles, etc... not looking at 'food value'.

Then another friend wrote: "Boy, those pears look so great.  Going to buy some and make that.  Don't know why I never thought of it.  Pear sauce instead of applesauce.  Great!   I bet it would be awesome inside some kind of Pillsbury biscuit or roll and then crimped shut and either deep fried or baked in oven.  Yum yum.  Sugar sprinkled on afterward, too.  Oh decadent!"

 Next, Palmolive soap is not as good as Dawn... tested by a friend.

THEN, re the shingles shot: "The shingle shot has pros and cons, you might want to check it out on the web....just like the flu shot - I have known folks who have died from complications from the damn flu shot, sometimes all those things are not really good for us important to check them out! I do not want the shingles, have had many friends with it and not a fun thing to deal with, one friend had them on her face and around her eyes - I went over 3x/day for weeks to put drops in her eyes as she could not do herself and lived alone!  I had thought about getting one until I did some research...." ...

BUT on the other hand a friend said the shingles shot has done her a lot of good because "I am a life long sufferer of the herpes virus family.  I've even been hospitalized as a child and fed through a tube because of sores all over my face and inside my mouth.  I get them in the oddest places.  The cheeks of my face, my armpit, etc.  They are sooooo painful and last 10-14 days.  I get flu-like symptoms too. Aches, runny nose and low grade fever.  I could not wait to get my shingles shot.  Coincidentally (?), my episodes of other sores have diminished significantly.  I highly highly recommend that everyone get this shot."

And another friend wrote: "
OMG GIRL. If you haven't had shingles, do get the shot, because you don't want them.

I had them in '92 and still remember the pain. Pete got them 2 months later, and still recalls that pain too.  

Protect yourself....they last too long.....and they really hurt.



Ok, ladies, thank you for your input. I'm gettin' the shot!  

One more thing... I goofed on my blog first thing and said "Peyton Manning was going back to Baltimore to play his old Colts. " The phone rang. Brian asked if I was going back in time with a brain fart... the Colts are now in Indianapolis!


Baltimore Colts (1947–1950), an All-America Football Conference franchise (1947–1949) and National Football League franchise (1950) that disbanded after the 1950 season

Baltimore Colts (1953–1983), a National Football League franchise founded in 1953, which relocated to Indianapolis in 1984

YES, I did have a brain fart..... back in time! Thanks B! xo And thanks, you make me laugh too!

Last night was the Oktoberfest at the Elk's Lodge. Our group, Jeannie & Bill Patterson, Dee & Dale Yellin, Kathy & Tom Corso, Kathy's brother Daryl and his wife Carol Smith, Bob & Candy Havercroft, Jennifer Murphy, and I. We all got there early, had a table waiting, got wine etc. Dinner was buffet. Band was a German Oompah band from Roseburg. Here's the Smilebox I made:
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Came home and had a:
Snuggy and happy Dude, Bruiser, and mom!


Historically this date...
1944 – Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.

1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

1981 – Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery in Rockland County, NY, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground. Hmmmm..... BO's pals!

1991 – The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.

2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Mutassim Gaddafi are killed shortly after the Battle of Sirte while in the custody of NTC fighters.


And births this date include....
1931 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player (d. 1995)

1942Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)

1950Tom Petty, American musician

1958 – Viggo Mortensen, American actor
Early in the day I put the pears I had cooked overnight in the crockpot with sugar/cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg/water in the food processor and made "sauce", then cooked it down in a big pan. Canned it. PJ stopped by, gave her a taste and asked if she'd like a jar."YES!" (smiling) it's really GOOD!


All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 20th
National Brandied Fruit Day
Sounds good!