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Friday, January 31, 2014

COLD ~ Mom & Dad ~ Garage Security ~ Baked String Cheese Balls ~ Bruiser & Dude ~ Dee

Good 25º somewhat clear morning here. Everything frozen........again. Darn!
The Siskiyou Summit isn't looking too fun....
Neither is downtown Grants Pass....

Today is the anniversary of my Mom and Dad's wedding. Leslie Laney and Margaret Mills eloped to Tombstone Arizona in 1926. 
Tombstone was the county seat. Mother lived in Bisbee Arizona, and worked in a city office. Daddy was with the US  Marshall's office and was passing through the area, met my mom, fell in love.... the rest is history... Here they are at their 50th wedding anniversary at the Huntington Hotel on Oak Knoll in Pasadena....  
"In 1882 the Cochise County Courthouse was built at a cost of about $45,000.
It provided offices for the county sheriff, recorder, treasurer, board of supervisors, and included a well built jail. The courthouse was a comfortable symbol of law and stability in these turbulent times. The county seat remained in Tombstone until voters in 1929 chose to move it to Bisbee, a bustling copper mining town 29 miles away." After they were married they lived in Douglas Arizona for a while and then moved to So. California. They lived in Hollywood and moved to El Sereno (ELA, next to Ahlambra and south of Pasadena) where I was born and grew up.

Got this from George Bachmeier (LASD ret).... some good information for those of you with garages....
Garage Security
The following videos show hot to break into a garage and how to also deter thieves that may try it. Share with your family and friends...
How to get into a garage:

.... and how to prevent it:

My friend Linda Rohrbaugh (she breeds and sells German Shepherds if anyone is interested!) found the following and shared it...
String cheese chopped into bite size pieces, dipped in milk and bread crumbs. Bake at 425º for 8-10 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce. She said she made it for her grandkids but she said there wasn't enough left to share! LOL~ Go Linda!

Historically this date...

1945 – US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.

1950 – President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.

1953 – A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1958 – Explorer programExplorer 1 – The first successful launch of an Americansatellite into orbit.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 – Astronauts Alan ShepardStuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on theMoon.

2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 overLockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
and then the dummies let him go ... !!

And births this date include....
1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)
We always loved staying at his 'house' The Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel in Avalon...
1921 – Carol Channing, American actress and singer

1929 – Jean Simmons, English American actress (d. 2010)

1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
.... he was SOOOOOO yummy to look at!

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)

1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

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The Bruise is happy happy napping on the keyboard and mouse pad... I can't get anything done....
And Dude just looks at me like, "how come I can't get up there, Mom?"

All I know. My pal Dee in the hospital for surgery today. Prayers for her speedy recovery. Love you girlfriend!  Nuff said. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo

January 31st.
Brandy Alexander Day

To transition out of Healthy Food Month at THE NIBBLE and gird ourselves for Valentine’s Day carbs, we thought we’d celebrate Brandy Alexander Day.
It’s dangerously good—like a spiked milkshake.
According to the Classic Cocktail Club of Milan, Italy, the Brandy Alexander was created in 1922 in London, “at the time of” the wedding of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood to Viscount Lascelles. However happy that marriage turned out, we’re happy the Brandy Alexander is part of its legacy.
Ingredients Per Serving
  • 1-1/2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce dark creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

    1. Fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes.
    2. Add brandy, creme de cacao and half-and-half; shake well.
    3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

    Add a scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream and serve in a globe wine goblet or other alternative to a martini glass.