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Monday, September 1, 2014

Tap Rock for Edda ~ Birds at Riverside Park ~ Lexi ~ Labor Day

Good 48ยบ morning. Fall is here. Keep it comin'!!!

September in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of
March in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is 1 September. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological spring is 1 September.

Yesterday, Edda's birthday, I met Edda, GloW and John at Tap Rock for brunch. We had a great table on the lower deck by the Rogue River... 

We had a great view of Caveman Bridge... and the Hellgate river boats returning from their run ...

For breakfast I had the eggs beni, Edda had the egg, potato patties, bacon,and applesauce ... GloW had scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, hash browns and a blueberry muffin ....John had the Tillimook cheese omelet, potato cakes, blueberry muffin, and sourdough toast. I had a bloody and they had mimosas. GOOD!!!!

We drove across the bridge to Riverside Park and sat and watched folks feed the hundreds of pigeons, the ducks, and geese....

Tap Rock restaurant across the river....

These two pigeons were feeding each other and then they started doing the horizontal (and vertical) mambo!

Lots of folks walking their dogs in the park. Chatted with some of them. Nice afternoon. Again, Happy Birthday Edda!

This came from PattyK... funny!
A little boy was at a cemetery with his mother, "Mommy", the boy asked, "Do they ever bury two people in the same grave?"
"Of course not, dear." replied the mother. "Why would you think that?"
"The tombstone back there said, 'Here lies a lawyer and an honest man.'


Today is the special birthday of my friend Liz (Arradondo) Duncan's (LASD Sgt) beautiful daughter Lexi. She is 17 today. Happy Birthday Lexi!!!!
                                              Liz and Lexi

1914 – The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in theCincinnati Zoo.
.... interesting read, click on "passenger pigeon".

...........My God! That sounds like Obamacare~!

1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturnwhen it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).

And births this date include...
1922 – Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)

1928 – George Maharis, American actor
    .... Sandy, weren't you madly in love with him way back when!

1939 – Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedian

1946 – Barry Gibb, English singer (Bee Gees)

1950 – Phil McGraw, American talk show host

1961 – Christopher Ferguson, American astronaut

All I know. Happy Labor Day Monday. Nuff said. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 1st

Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the "workingman's holiday". The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at something, this holiday is for you!
The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City. In 1884, it was moved to the first Monday in September where it is celebrated today. Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, the U.S. congress voted it a national holiday.
Labor Day is also viewed as the official end of summer. While the Fall Equinox is still a couple of weeks away, kids go back to school and summer vacations are over.
Labor Day tradition: This day is celebrated with a day off and union sponsored parades. Many people celebrate this weekend with one last picnic. It is also the date that many people close up the pool, and put away the boats.
Was it McGuire or Maguire? Either Peter McGuire or Matthew Maguire is the Creator of Labor Day. Peter J. McGuire, was an active labor organizer. He was also general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. He was believed to be the first to suggest a day be dedicated to American workers and their accomplishments. Matthew Maguire however, was secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York in 1882 and many believed that he proposed the holiday in 1882.