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Saturday, July 5, 2014

5th ~ Bruise ~ Flag ~ NancyDaveSkeeterMargieJim ~ Trish's Fruit Salad ~ Birds ~ Washington DC 4th

Good 55º clear and sunny morning. Hit 93º yesterday and supposed to be warmer, triple digits, today. Joy.

Today is the 5th.....
I'll take the 5th. Or......... I'll take a 5th! Either way....

Another one of Helbing's blonde man jokes:
A friend told the blonde man: "Christmas is on a Friday this year."
The blonde man then said, "Let's hope it's not the 13th."

I got a new sign...

Dave and PJ came up and he fixed my riding lawnmower. It had a broken fuel line. Yeah! Now I can get out there at 6am and mow! Zowie!

I put up a new USMC flag yesterday. I have a telescoping flagpole and the last part came down so hard on my thumb I thought it cut it off! OUCH!!!! Black and blue now. Next time I will get a Marine to come over and put up the flag. I'm such a girl and that pole is sooooooooooo heavy!

About 3pm I went over to Dave and Nancy's. Her sister and bro-in-law are up here from CA, Margie and Jimmy. I took some wine and Nancy made a table full of munchies. Dave has been working hard on their new porch and steps. Looks so nice! They have chickens and Nancy gave me a dozen eggs and some of her FAMOUS AWESOME biscotti! I took Skeeter a treat and she loved it... she's such a sweetie! 

Now here's a good sounding easy fruit salad from my friend Trish.....
1 29 oz can peach slices
1 20 oz can pineapple chunks
1 pound strawberries, quartered
1 banana sliced
1/2 pint blueberries
1 bunch grapes (red or green)
1-2 T sugar (optional)
1 pkg (3 1/8 oz) dry vanilla instant pudding

In large bowl combine peaches, pineapple and vanilla pudding mix. This includes the juices from the cans. Mix well until pudding is dissolved. Stir in strawberries, banana, blueberries, grapes, and sugar if desired. Chill

The birds were busy feeding their young yesterday.... well, as every day!

Barn Swallow.....

LBB....(Little brown birdie... sparrow!)

... and then there's Mr. Woodpecker feeding himself..

I came home from Dave and Nancy's, fixed dinner, watched some TV. Watched the Capitol 4th from DC. John Williams and the orchestra was good. Patti Labelle was awful and so was Frankie Valli, Jordin Sparks (whoever she is), and Michael McDonald (yuck). The one I really liked was Sara Evans. She didn't slobber all over the microphone and sang loud enough to hear and enunciated her words so understandable! The fireworks were fabulous!

Went to bed and then the gunshots started. Fortunately they didn't last all that long. Probably 40-50 rounds fired.

Historically this date...
1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

1945 – World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.

1971 – Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.

1973 – Catastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane is being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills 11 firefighters.

 2012 – The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 meters (1,020 ft).

And births this date include...
1928 – Katherine Helmond, American actress

1950 – Huey Lewis, American singer (Huey Lewis and the News)

All I know. Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 5th
Apple Turnover Day


Lydia said...

My goodness- I am getting fat READING your blog):-

Sarah Evans is very good in concert. Her pictures as a kid playing on the back-screen give hope to "awkward" looking girls 'cause my husband couldn't get over how beautiful she is. I couldn't get over the strength it took to lift those eyelashes!

One of my music regrets is I passed on seeing Huey Lewis on New Years Eve.

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, L, Sarah is a beauty.... who can sing! xo

Anonymous said...

Jordin Sparks was a winner one year on American Idol.

Sounds like you had a nice 4th.

Tks for posting the fruit salad. I made it for my bunco along with the banana split cake. I put it in bowls and served with whipped cream on top. All the gals had both cake and fruit and really enjoyed it.

Don't work too hard on that mower today!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes I heard Sparks was on American Idol, but she didn't impress me very much. Guess I'm just too old to care about these youngsters. I'm still in the Sinatra era! xoxo