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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Daddy ~ Nancy ~ Masculine Moments ~ Elk's Dinner

Good 35º yawning morning. Yesterday was gorgeous and warm and sunny.

Today would have been my Dad's 113th birthday. Leslie Laney.  Being Irish and born the day before St. Pat's ..... Missed it by a few hours! Darn! Pictures: 1946 and 1976 ... with me ... and on their 50th anniversary..... He passed away in 1991. His family came from Ireland, back then their name was O'Laney. The "O" was dropped when they immigrated to the US as Irish weren't in good favor back then. The family fought in the Revolutionary War...


Today is also a special birthday... my palfriend Nancy Perry. HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl!!!! Hope your birthday celebration dinner is FANTASTIC! Well "do lunch" again soon. Always fun! Here you are with that neat wooden spoon birthday present. Don't beat Dave too hard with it!!! LOL.

This from my friend Joan PC.... masculine moments! Funny!

Historically this date....
1916 – The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.

1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japaneseresistance persisted.

1958 – The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, theThunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.

1968 – General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.

And births this date include....
1751 – James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
1912 – Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)

1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian

1949 – Erik Estrada, American actor

Last night was the Elk's Corned Beef Dinner. The company was fun... Dee and Dale Yellin, Paul and Tammy Allgood, Bill Jackson and his gal Pat, Jennifer Murphy, and me. The food was EXCELLENT! Eric always does a fantastic job. He even showed me in the meat locker the way his corned beef (from Colorado) order comes in. Here is my plate... I was good... no potatoes just meat and veggies...

I ordered a carafe of chardonnay and added green food coloring to it. Jennifer wouldn't drink it... said it looked "yucky" ! LOL.

Last night they gave out awards for the "Elk of the Month" for last and this year and special awards for special Elks. I was made 'official photog' for this, so will have to sort through the photos and send them to the new Exalted Ruler, Tom, who asked me to do this. Will make a Smilebox and post tomorrow.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 16th
National Artichoke Hearts Day

Check out their recipe items:

.... and when I have artichoke plants I can the hearts in garlic and olive oil...


Lydia said...

So glad the Elks are still around. When I was in high school, they sponsored a marching band I played in.

Oregon Sue said...

How neat. What instrument did you play? xo

Anonymous said...

Lydia, I didn't know you were in the marching band. Interesting. We were a band family. The most fun time in my life with my boys in the high school band.

Happy birthday to your Irish dad! My dad was mostly Irish too and also passed away in 1991.

Love love that video! What a funny!!

Thanks for that video you sent about cooking the corned beef in the crock. I have never chopped my cabbage but will try it that way this time. I have always thought the potatoes would be over done cooking for that long but will try it since that's what they said to do.
Your dinner plate looked scrumptious. Kudos for not having the potatoes. I couldn't have been that good. I would have had some of that green wine! :)

I look fwd to the Smile Box tomorrow.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks T. You can always mash the soft cooked potatoes add bacon, butter, milk, and then some chopped cabbage and have colcanon. xo