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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

~ Marion Robert Morrison ~ China ~ Sue's Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo ~

Good 50º cloudy morning...

I received this video of an interview with John Wayne from Bill Postmus (LASD ret) ... so interesting. Done in 1976 on his boat the Wild Goose.
My friend Sid Hackle (LASD Reserve Capt at BC Range Co) was a friend of The Duke's and went fishing with him on his boat and dove hunting with him in Mexico. He said Wayne loved tequila and Latin women! My husband was going to be named John Wayne Maxwell by his mom, but his dad put a stop to that and named him Jerry Wayne Maxwell! He loved The Duke like I did. Sid's brother was Wayne's official photographer and gave us this photo of him smoking one of Sid's cigars....
John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison. His name was changed when his brother was born because they wanted to name his brother Robert, so The Duke's middle name was changed to Michael. Wayne was nicknamed 'Duke' after his pet dog. The name stuck even after he became a celebrity. The Morrison's are part of my mother's family.... so I'm probably distantly related! He died in 1979 from lung cancer. He was a HEAVY smoker! Sad.
Here is his "last hurrah" on the Oscars in 1979 (the dates on the video refer to the "Oscar Year" which is the year prior to the Oscars...

Can you believe this list of companies bought by China....
IBM, Hallmark, AMC Theaters, Smithfield Ham...
.....and companies they bought huge shares in...
Morgan Stanley, BofA, Apple, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Visa....
SHEESH... and on top of that they are buying up all the gold they can, without making it known so the price stays down. They have acquired 400,000 billion in gold buy buying it from anywhere they can and buying up gold mines worldwide. China wants to control the world money. Something the US dollar and the Euro have done for a long time. They will devalue our money. We are going to be hit HARD!!!

Historically this date.....
1836 – Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
1933 – Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
1966 – BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount FujiJapan, killing 124.
1979 – America's Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.

And births this date include....
1936 – Dean Stockwell, American actor

1939 – Samantha Eggar, English actress

1958 – Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer (d. 1988)

1963 – Joel Osteen, American religious figure

Ok, so yesterday I posted my recipe for Artichoke Tomato Alfredo... today is
Sue's Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo

1/2 of a 12oz pkg of extra wide egg noodles - cooked, drained (or your favorite pasta)
4 cups broccoli flowerettes - steamed until aldenté - salt prior to steaming and keep pan vented so they don't lose their color.
2 cans sliced mushrooms (or fresh)
1/2 pound cooked medium size shrimp
1 jar Alfredo sauce
(or any Campbell's Soup, such as cheese, broccoli cheese, or the Southwestern flavors or cream of shrimp .. mushroom.. etc. and a bout half the can of milk if you are using soup)

Steam broccoli and drain. In large frying pan put about 2T olive oil and heat to medium high. Add the cooked noodles and coat well with the oil and separate them. Add the mushrooms, shrimp, and broccoli. Stir in the sauce (or soup and added milk). Mix well and heat through. Top with grated Parmesan.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy HUMP Day.    Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 5th
Multiple Personality Day

This is an opportunity to get in touch with yourselves.
Someone with a split personality has two personalities. Someone with multiple personalities has more than two personalities.  Its a psychological disorder that we hope none of our readers have.
Don't be surprised to find yourself surrounded by people who are talking to themselves today. You might find yourself talking to yourself, too!
When you wish someone "Happy Multiple Personality Day", you may need to do so multiple times, once for each  personality.


Anonymous said...

Since we are talking about John Wayne....John went to Loyola High School in L.A. with Patrick Wayne. Pat was a bit older than my John. I assume they were Catholic since it's a Catholic high school.

We saw The Wild Goose when we were out on a yacht for a fundraising harbor cruise. I felt a bit sad watching it go by thinking about John Wayne.

Your alfredo dish sure set my mouth to watering! I love that stuff, especially with shrimp!

XOXO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Interesting. John Wayne went to Glendale High School. xo

Anonymous said...


I just went back and watched the interview with John Wayne on the Wild Goose! What a treat that was!! I love love love his patriotism and his world views! I couldn't agree with him more! Loved that man!
Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed it!

XO Trisha