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Monday, February 17, 2014

Presidents Day/Family Day ~ Diet ~ Clearman's Cheese Spread ~ Creek & Wild Turkeys ~ Sun!


Good 35ยบ low clouds morning.


In Canada today is Family Day.

Here it's President's Day.



Sun out yesterday so Dude got a good run, peed on every tree, and sniffed EVERYTHING!    ... We fed PJ & Dave's fish...  


Historically this date....
1801 – An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.

.....yeah! I'll drink to that.
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1965 – Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph theMare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions.Mare Tranquillitatis or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for theApollo 11 lunar landing.

1974 – Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.
Interesting read if you don't remember this. Click on his name. (link)


And births this date include...
1925 – Hal Holbrook, American actor
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1939 – Mary Ann Mobley, American actress and beauty queen
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1945 – Zina Bethune, American actress and dancer (d. 2012)
....sad the way she died.
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1954 – Rene Russo, American actress
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1956 – Richard Karn, American actor

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1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor
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1963 – Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian and actor
A funny but a very philanthropic man.
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Lunch yesterday.... cheesy tortellini in a tomato sauce on a lemony/olive oil salad base.... Portion control and a stab at losing some weight.... Wish me luck!!!
Dinner.... Rotini and meatballs in crushed tomato sauce over lettuce with lemon/olive oil.....
I know. Similar, but really good!!!



Favorite places we ate at in the San Gabriel Valley were in the Clearman's Village.... The North Woods Inn, The Boat, and The Golden Cock. (Yes, that was it's name.. .great chicken dishes.. but restaurant gone and I can't find any photos of it. Great big golden rooster sat on a pillar in front.)

The North Woods with it's fake snowy roof...

The Original Boat on Huntington Dr, west of Rosemead:

The New Boat on Rosemead south of LA Co Fire Station #5 and the North Woods:

The North Woods is still in the same place. The Golden Cock and other businesses were torn down and a Kohl's was built in their place. The Boat was renamed The Galley and moved south of the fire station...

So all of this is leading to their food... and the BEST salads in the world with the BEST Cheese Bread in the world. The cheese spread is sold at the restaurant and in lots of markets but Jen decided since she loved it and driving 800 miles to get some wasn't worth it. Besides, it contains MSG which she doesn't want to feed her family. (She also makes her own ranch dressing... Brian's fav... because of the same reason. AWESOME dressing.. if you want the recipe...let me know.) For Brian's birthday dinner Jen made the cheese spread, put it on sourdough rolls and put in the oven until melted...

I asked and Jen generously shared her recipe...  (Just for you Dan!!!)



Here is a couple of short (few seconds) videos of my creek running...


And then there are the Wild Texas Turkeys that were transplanted in Oregon... who, by the way, love my yard, my pond, and me! They talk to me!


All I know. Sun did come out for a short time today. YEAH!

Look Mom, it's the neighbors driving down their road. Should I bark at them?


All I know. Happy Federal Holiday Monday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 17th
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do...perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can.
This is a favorite day of many people and groups. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to others. Its a fun and good thing to do. And, they like being on the receiving end of this day as well. It makes both the giver and the receiver feel good.
Schools have used this day as an educational event, and to promote the value of kindness. Organizations have used this day to promote their cause, and for fundraisers.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/16/raknomination-random-acts-of-kindness_n_4790900.html