Good 49º morning. 93º yesterday. Still smokey. UGH.
Last night 6pm:
Birthday today of friend and ret LASD, Ed Chenal. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED!!! Ed was in Class 126 with Dennis Slocomb and George Collins.
Ed and his wife Leslie and their 6 grandchildren. Beautiful!
Jack Fimple the former Dodger catcher from 1982-1987 as you know works now for the pest company I use. He's also got a contractor's license and I have asked him about putting on some new doors on the barn. He dropped off some traps Saturday and left me his autographed baseball card. Eat your hearts out friends that are Dodger fans!!! LOL
Here is Jack today with his beautiful wife Gillian and their son and daughers.....
Historically on this date...
1883 – The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.
... there is not enough room on this page to state my anger with liberal left-wing socialist trash who have caused the cessation of reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in our schools!
1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of theVietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.
And births this date include....
1981 – Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
Lunch yesterday was tomatoes (natch) topped with broccoli rice...
Then dinner was a 'clean out the cupboards and fridge' meal... First I sauteéd some broccoli stir fry (broccoli, snap peas, carrots) and some chopped zucchini in a bit of water and olive oil. Drained in colander. Added more olive oil to pan and sauteéd sliced mushrooms. Set aside. Cooked pasta, and drained.
To the pan I added the fire roasted tomatoes (no need to drain) and the Roasted Garlic Alfredo sauce. Then in went all the veggies.
Then in went the pasta, the broken up crab, and bacon crumbles. Heated through.
That and a glass of the Santa Barbara Chardonnay Nancy gave me for my birthday. YUMMMMM
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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Origin of International Literacy Day:
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), established International Literacy Day as an annual event,. The first celebration was on September 8, 1965.