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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sami's Art ~ Funny Squirrel ~ Heaven & Keeper ~ Onion Mtn. Fire ~ More Clouds

Good 39ยบ little ice on the barn roof morning.

No radio code for 10-12.

When we were at Blondie's Bistro Friday, Sami drew me these two pictures.... the first one is a "square rainbow"...
and the second is a variety of fruits and vegetables.. Top left to right... pumpkin, pineapple, cherry, larger pumpkin, grape, banana, strawberry, lemon and cucumber slice.

PICTURE OF THE DAY ... love this cat! He's my wallpaper.

This from old schoolmate and neighbor, Ellen Naugle Pantalone.... hilarious!!

Yesterday I was too tired to care. I did work on the 100 photos I took at Jennifer Murphy's house in September and got them on a DVD for her. Here is one of her dogs.. Heaven. She is the sweetest thing! I just love her....

and her brother Keeper... I love him too. Super great dogs!!

At that time there was the Onion Mountain Fire close to Jennifer's house.. a few photos... It's totally under control now..

The other exciting stuff I did was laundry. Joy. I also contemplated a new recipe... using asparagus, Alfredo sauce, and brown rice or Quinoa or...... We'll see... oh yes, and mushrooms and a couple chilis. Dinner was a rerun of the spaghetti casserole (Yummmmm) and Hawaii 50 and NCIS New Orleans and Last Man Standing.

Historically this date...

1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York.
1823 – Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
... and as I have said before my aunt Agnes Mills worked for Macintosh Clothiers on Hollywood Blvd back in the '50's and '60's. Marilyn Monroe had custom clothes made there with built in bras. George Raft who played gangster parts came in to have suits made and my aunt got scared, thinking he was a real gangster!
1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.
1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to theWhite House.
1933 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by theUnited States Department of Justice
1962 – Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
2000 – The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39

And births this date include...
1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (d. 2007)
... .His singing was awesome....

1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer

1970 – Kirk Cameron, American actor

1975 – Marion Jones, American track and field athlete

1977 – Bode Miller, American alpine ski-racer

Out taking pictures yesterday afternoon. I love cloud formations, as I have said before..

And I was being closely watched by Dude!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Football Sunday. Ciao.

x Sue Mom Bobo

October 12th.
Old Farmers Day honors the hard labor of farmers throughout American history. Early American culture was heavily a farming culture. Early settlers cleared fields and pristine woods, to farm the rich land. They brought seeds and farming methods with them. They found new seeds, and learned new methods along the way. Many of those new farming methods came from Native Americans, who were already farming the land. Most notably, was the concept of hilling, or mounding soil.
The month of October is a very appropriate month to celebrate and honor farmers. At this time, the harvest is largely complete. It means that farmers can take a break from their labors, to enjoy this celebration.
A farmers' work is long and hard. It certainly doesn't make a person rich. It has its good years, and its bad ones. There is no guarantee of a good crop. Weather, pests, and disease problems often prove disastrous. But, through it all, farmers have persevered. And, their ceaseless hard work sets an example for all.
As Americans, we tip our hat to all farmers for their contributions to American culture, values,society, and the economy. Happy Old Farmers Day!