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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rain ~ The Bruise ~ Koda ~ Jake ~ Happy Dogs and Cat ~ Baby Olivia ~ Empañadas

Good 48º raining morning. Don't know when it started. Haven't gotten much so far... Dude and Bruise weren't that wet after they went out and came back in this morning.

Remember where that tree was Mom? I like digging there!

Yesterday started off pretty beguine and then escalated... Sigh. That lovable dog, Koda, who lives up the road made an appearance again. What a jumpy energetic mutt! He was happy to down all the kibble in Dude's dish on the porch.

I called his dad, but he said he was working and couldn't get him til after 4. His daughter was also working and his sister, who cares for his mom, wouldn't be over there until after 11. I was just going to keep him in the yard, but decided to take him home. Called Sean and told him to tell his mom I was bringing Koda home. "Grandma" was happy to see him, but he didn't want me to go. Anyway, long story short, he's back home with "Grandma". Sean said just to "let him out and he can find his way home". Not. He didn't want to leave here. Besides I just couldn't do that. What if he went down to the road and got hit.

Speaking of dogs... here is Jake, my friend Erika's dog. What a love he is!

This is fun! Happy dogs and a cat!

We had the Law Enforcement/.Fire luncheon. I wanted Mike to join us (being a former Fire Chief) but he had something else to do, but promised he'd join us soon. Lunch was good... I had the fish and chips (which I ate for lunch and dinner!)

We had a good group... Dan (LASD ret) and Karen Pohl came down from Myrtle Creek on their way to Ca. They had their 6 month old granddaughter Olivia with them. She is a doll! So sweet and smiley. Safe trip guys. See you again!!

Then to Safeway to get edamame, cilantro, etc to make that hummus dip, which I didn't. Will do today.

Historically this date...
1846 – Mexican-American War: The Battle of Palo Alto – Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexicanforce north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war.

1886 – Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.

1945 – World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.

1984 – The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

And births this date include...

1926 – Don Rickles, American comedian

1940 – Ricky Nelson, American singer (d. 1985)

1940 – Toni Tennille, American singer
.... after posting and removing that she and her husband "The Captain" lived in Prescott... Neil wrote me and said he heard they divorced. As per wikipedia they did divorce after 39 years of marriage. Sorry about that.,%20ToniMA28996209-0017.jpg

1964 – Melissa Gilbert, American actress

All I know. Happy Thursday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 8th
National Empañada  Day

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) commemorates the end of fighting in Europe during World War II. After years of war, The Third Reich of Nazi Germany was defeated.  Millions of people were killed. Adolf Hitler, Germany's Dictator, had committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin.
The German Army ceased fighting on May 2and, and formally surrendered unconditionally, on May 7th. The surrender of all German forces was arranged for May 8 at 11:01. The Allied countries planned to celebrate victory, and the cessation of hostilities.
Did you Know? The original planned date for the celebration of V-E Day, was May 9th, 1945. But, journalists caught wind of the plans. So, the U.S. and Brittain moved the date up by a day to May 8th. Russia kept to the original planned date for May 9th. Russia still celebrates V-E Day on May 9th.

and today is also
World Red Cross Day remembers and recognizes the efforts of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide. According to the Red Cross website, this day recognizes:
"Worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, famine, disaster, or war. On May 8, the American Red Cross puts special focus on our programs that keep children healthy and safe around the globe."
The Red Cross provides humanitarian efforts and disaster relief around the world, wherever it is needed. There are millions of Red Cross volunteers.
You can celebrate World Red Cross Day and World Red Crescent Day in a variety of ways:
  • Learn more about the Red Cross
  • Support Red Cross programs and efforts
  • Send a donation to the Red Cross
  • Donate blood today
  • Become a Red Cross volunteer
  • Thank Red Cross volunteers for their service.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AWWW You had Edda's favorite meal: fish and chips! I love it too as long as I can squeeze out the grease. The LA County Fair had the best and fried zucchini too but omg so full of grease.

What a pretty baby girl. Lucky grandparents to be able to bring her along.

Sad about the Capitain and Tony. Don't you wonder what could go so wrong after 39 years together? Sad.

Awww my heart throb! Ricky Nelson! It took me years to accept that he was gone. :(

XO Trisha