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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cards for Soldiers ~ Tzatziki Dip ~ Christmas Lights Up ~ Micol

Good 45º cloudy morning. So far with this storm we've gotten 1" of rain. No more predicted until Tuesday.

Yesterday morning 7am...
and... then 2pm.... raining hard!

If someone sends you an email to send Christmas cards to wounded soldiers in care of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC it's false. That hospital closed in 2011. You can send cards through your local Red Cross. I am going to do some investigation as to where cards can be sent. Will get back to you on this.
Here is the recipe for the Greek Tzatziki Dip:
1 hothouse cucumber, cut ends off, scrape out seeds, and grate with box grater. Squeeze out most of the moisture.

Mix in 14 oz of Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 T. lemon juice, 1 T. white wine vinegar (I used honey balsamic), 1 T. minced fresh dill (I used dried), 1½ t. minced garlic, 2 t. Kosher salt and ½ t. fresh ground black pepper. Mix well. Serve room temp or cold. Store in sealed container for up to 1 week. Makes 3 cups. YUMMMMY!!!!
I got my Christmas lights up yesterday (in the rain!) .....................

Today is a birthday of a sweet friend, Micol Klamm.

Historically this date.....
1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.

1881 – Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.

1915 – Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.

1934 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions 19-16 in the first nationally broadcast game.

1961 – Project MercuryMercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico
And births this date include...
1832 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (d. 1888)
1896 – Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
1927 – Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
His son Mike was a friend of ours. He and Jerry and I would go to dinner often. He died in 1994 in a helicopter crash, something his dad has never gotten over. Mike was a great kid! He was 33 at the time of his death.
1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
He could lose the chin hair thing!


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 29th
National Square Dance Day

Here's a chance to get out and "Dosey Do" with your partner. It's Square Dance Day!
English, Irish, and Scottish settlers brought square dancing to the U.S. As it evolved in the U.S., a caller was added, to help dancers stay in step. It remains popular among southern and western rural areas, and with senior citizens.
Couples square dance in circles or square formations. It's lively and quick, and lots of fun.
Square Dancing is both fun, and great exercise. Medical sites and journals speaks to its health benefits for people of all ages.


Anonymous said...

LOL Can't fool me! I knew when I saw in the heading "Christmas lights up" that you had posted that funny pic. Also I knew you wouldn't be doing that in the rain! Too funny!

How sad about Vin Scully's son. Reminded me of Dean Martin's son who died when his plane hit a mountain. Nothing more life altering than losing a child.

I would be interested in knowing what you find out about sending cards to military. Not long ago Debbie posted that same thing about sending cards to Walter Reed. Someone on the thread told her it was a hoax which I thought was strange. I did not know it was closed. Where do they send the wounded now? Let us know please.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC combined with the Naval Medical Center and it is now the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda MD. I will get more information.

Lydia said...

There were so many great contemporary writers to Alcott. A great era in the profession- I still remember my mother reading 'Little Women' to us.

My parents met at the Bethesda Naval hospital. My first trip to DC, my mother had me take a picture for her.
If I could wave my magic wand over California education it would be to teach more history. Our study of the Missions limited to 4th grade is superficial. It barely grazes the religious facet. If children understood the agricultural, community, political and military importance of the institutions- they would have a greater ability to weigh current events from the perspective of the long-view of history.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the little bug, LOL. If I tried to square dance now, they'd be hauling me off the floor on a stretcher! Very energy-draining but loads of fun. Did it many years ago. Love your Christmas lights, hahahahaha.