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Thursday, December 5, 2013

FROZEN ~ Decorations ~ A 5th on the 5th?

Good 12.5º FROZEN morning!!! Holy Cow. Record temps up this way. Not good for driving... frozen icy roads. Stayin' in and building a big roaring fire in the wood stove. Last year on this date it was 48º.

PICTURE of the day.........

How about these changes...

McCauley Caulkin.... what a druggie jerk!


Zachery Ty Bryan...



I got some gifts ordered yesterday and finally got most of my Christmas decorations up...

Since we don't do Christmas here, putting up a tree is a waste... so a wreath on the door and a lighted one inside is perfect. Now to find my stocking and get that up.


I went out to take pictures yesterday and Bruiser wanted out... then gave me "that look".... Mom, do I have to stay out here? Everything is frozen... He came right back in!



Looks like snow, but not.. just frozen..

Historically this date....
1848California Gold Rush: In a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.
1932German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
1952Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
And births this date include....
1782Martin Van Buren, President of the United States (d. 1862)

1839George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)
1901Walt Disney, American animated film producer (d. 1966)
Married 41 years, til his death, to Lillian, 2 children, Republican, Congregationalist, 7 Emmys, 22 Oscars!

1932 – Little Richard, American singer and pianist
Dinner last night was a rerun of that yummy turkey/lettuce/cranberry sandwich on sourdough. The MAIN reason to cook a turkey! Tonight I may make a turkey Alfredo something.... Need to stack wood on the porch for a  roaring fire in the wood stove. Will kill the back, but need to get it done...when it warms up a bit outside, of course!
I have Christmas prep to do.... gifts to to address.... Happy Thursday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 5th.
Repeal Day is today. It commemorates the repeal of the 18th Amendment.  Once more, Americans were free to buy, sell, and consume alcoholic beverages. I'll drink to that! In the early 1900's, many of the good people of America believed that alcohol was the root cause of many social ills in the country. Prohibition on a national scale, was promoted in part by the American Christian Women's Temperance Union. This movement grew in popularity. Ultimately, the United States Congress passed the 18th amendment on January 16, 1919. The 16th Amendment prohibited the manufacture, transportation, sale and consumption of alcohol.   The ban on alcohol did little to improve the social conditions of the country, or to reduce crime. Rather, crime increased as racketeers got into the the business of making and selling alcohol.  The popularity of the 18th Amendment waned. More and more people and groups sought it's repeal.   Congress passed the 21st Amendment, effectively repealing the 18th Amendment. On December 5, 1933, the State of Utah voted it's approval of the 21st Amendment, achieving the 3/4 of states need to approve this amendment. Thus on this day, the 18th Amendment was formally repealed.