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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Alex's Prom Night ~ Viet Nam Prisoners of War ~ Swedish Meatballs ~ Armed Forces Day

Good 44º clear morning. By Monday it's 80% chance it's going to rain. Still haven't washed my truck!

Look at my pretty girl Alex.... and her handsome date, Eli, for the prom last night...

This is quite a video... Viet Nam vets released from prisons in 1973. A dinner at the White House hosting them. One man said there were celebrities... and John Wayne sat at his table. He was beyond words. His hero sitting at his table... and to the Duke, this man was his hero! Thanks Dave Clark (LASD ret) for sharing this!

Yesterday I was lazy. I worked on some jewelry. I scrubbed a portion of carpet that Dude had an "accident" on. Chore! "Make you poop outside" ? Yes! But, sometimes accidents happen. Darn.
I killed some weeds in the garden and then called Ted of Evans Pest Control. He will be out to spray all the weeds and the berry bushes as well as the creek bed. I am just not up to it! Did some laundry. Watered the grass. Big over the top exciting day!

Historically this date...

1849 – A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
1875 – Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
1974 – Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
2004 – The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.
2006 – The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.
2007 – Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.

And births this date include....
1936 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)

1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer and actor

1956 – Bob Saget, American comedian, actor, and television host

1962 – Craig Ferguson, Scottish-American comedian, actor, and talk show host
Nice hair. Not.

Easy Swedish Meatballs

1½ pound lean ground beef
1 pkg (6oz) Stove Top stuffing mix for pork
2 eggs, beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped
1¼ cups water
1 jar (12oz) beef gravy
½ cup sour cream
Heat oven to 400º. Mix meat, stuffing, eggs, onions, and water until just blended. Shape into 32 meatballs, about 1" in diameter. Place on foil lined 13x9 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 minutes, until done. (160º)

Mix gravy and sour cream in large saucepan. Add meatballs to even coat. Cook on low for 5 minutes until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Spoon each serving of the meatballs over 1/2 cup of hot cooked egg noodles. Serve with cooked fresh green beans.

All I know. Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo

May 17th

Third Saturday in May
This is simply a day to salute sharply to all of the men and women in all branches of the service who protect our country and you. They can be called upon at a moment's notice to perform a risky and perilous mission for freedom and country. They train diligently both physically and mentally so they will be prepared to prevail in any mission they face.
Just how did it all begin? Well, each branch of the military had their own day of celebration. But, on August 31, 1949 then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950. All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day which was held the following year on May 20, 1950.