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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Clouds/Smoke ~ Robin Williams ~ BullsHillary ~ Duke's Wild Goose ~ Tomato Cucumber Salad ~ Middle Child Day

Good 55º smokey morning.

Yesterday morning... beautiful....
(and yes, I know it looks like the barn is leaning, but it's really not) First photo 7:30, second one 8:30.

So, by 2pm it was 96º and every time I'd go outside I'd melt! I would do a minor project and come back into the nice cool house. Even was too hot for Bruiser, who spread out on the cool kitchen floor! By 3pm it was horribly smokey and the heat was 100.4º   I can't see the difference between yesterday afternoon and this morning. 
 The rain we were supposed to get yesterday never appeared. We did have a loud clap of thunder about 9pm and then at midnight a long rolling thunder. Scared Dude!

My heart broke when I heard about Robin Williams death. He lived in Tiburon, north of San Francisco, close to where my sister Marion used to live. The man had so much talent and was so liked and loved by so many. His neighbors said he wasn't pretentious and was downright friendly to everyone. RIP Robin!

(Robin and his wife Susan)

I received an email that was about Hillary Rodham (Clintoon) being fired for being a liar during the Watergate investigation. I though it might be a hoax email, but no...
 Read this:

Historical happenings and famous birthdays....

Here is a 1976 interview with The Duke, aka John Wayne aboard his boat The Wild Goose.

My friend Sid Hackel (LASD SR Captain), whose brother was John Wayne's official photographer, used to go with the Duke fishing on his boat. He always had great stories ...

Now does this sound good or what......
Makes about 5 servings
1 pint (2 cups) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup coarsely crumbled feta cheese (about 1/4 lb.)
2 small to medium cucumbers, diced into 1/2″ chunks (about 2 cups diced)
2 green onions, thinly sliced (slice both the white onion part and green stems)
1 cup pitted and sliced or halved Kalamata olives
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
In large bowl, toss the tomatoes with the thyme, salt, pepper, and feta cheese.
Add in the cucumber, green onions, and olives; toss with the tomato/feta cheese mixture, tossing everything together well (you can let this mixture sit at room temperature up to 1 hour before serving). Just before serving, add the lemon juice and olive oil and toss everything together well. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 12th
Middle Child's Day
Betty      Marion                                             Me

Middle Child's Day gives a little well deserved recognition to the  wonderful and special middle child in the family.
For parents of three children, you likely know the "Middle Child Syndrome" all too well. If you grew up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling a from a very personal perspective.
The first child is the first child. Beyond a doubt, the first born is a very special occasion. And he, or she, has all of mom and dad for a while before the second child comes along. The final child is and always will be the baby of the family.  
This author knows what its like to be a middle child. We won't go into a dissertation about what Middle Child Syndrome is. Rather, we will focus upon one aspect. Older and younger children tend to be more outgoing, or extroverted. The middle Child tends to be more introverted, quieter, perhaps a bit of a loner.
It is very fair and fitting that we celebrate, and place into the limelight, the middle child today. Go out and enjoy this day to the fullest. Tell the world about it. Be a little outspoken, and let the world know how great it is to be the middle child. YOU truly are a wonderful, talented, ad special person!
Happy Middle Child's Day to all of my fellow middle children!

By the way, my dear departed sister, Marion, was the middle child and certainly not shy or introverted! She was the "wild child".... the oldest, Betty, was the quiet one! And then of course, there's me. (your own conclusion!)