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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Rain ~ Jo Ann ~ Letterman vs Carson/Leno ~ Saturday Football ~ Sunday Football ~ Cherry Cake ~ Shrimp/Veggie/Pesto Alfredo/Pasta

Good 56º raining like mad morning. Another inch of rain since yesterday!

Today is the Winter Solstice.... The shortest day of the year.

Today is my friend JoAnn Kirk's (wife of Joe - LASD ret) birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! 

Historically this date
1913  Arthur Wynne's "word-cross", the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.

1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater.

1968 – Apollo programApollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.

1988 – A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over LockerbieDumfries and GallowayScotland, killing 270.

And births this date include....
1922 – Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist (d. 2005)

1935 – Phil Donahue, American talk show host

1946 – Carl Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (d. 1998)
L-R Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson (d. at 39), Carl Wilson (d. at 51)

1954 – Chris Evert, American tennis player

1957 – Ray Romano, Italian-American comedian

1959 – Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (d. 1998)

1966 – Kiefer Sutherland, British-born Canadian actor

I was so happy to hear that David Letterman (creep creep creep) will be leaving the air in May sometime. He thinks he is so hilarious, and he's NOT! And those white socks. GAG!~!~
Maybe now they can get someone who can be funny and as interesting as Johnny Carson was! Well, good luck with that! None of those late night show hosts are worth a damn. Jimmy Fallon also thinks he's so funny, entitled, and talented. No where even close to Carson and Leno! Speaking of Carson, I just ordered 10 DVDs of his shows. How I miss him!!!

Saturday's football results:
I was watching part of this game and the end surprised me!

Today's Sunday football: 

Yesterday I made my grandmother's Scottish Cherry Cake. Basically it's a pound cake with a few glazed cherries and some glazed pineapple. A big favorite of mine!! Butter and sugar creamed, eggs added, baking powder, then flour and milk added alternately, and finally the cherries (red and green) and the pineapple after having been dusted with flour to separate. Fold in the fruit and put in buttered loaf pan and bake 1½ hours. HEAVEN!

My grandmother was called 'Nanno' (I know... the thing they said on Star Trek and Robin Williams did on Mork & Mindy!) Her name was Isabelle Dunbar Mills. She made the cherry cake and beet wine (tastes like port) to celebrate New Years. I've also made some of that beet wine and it's GOOD!!!!

The FedEx guy showed up yesterday. He was so nice. I had a Marine Corps sweatshirt on.
He asked if I had been a Marine. I said, "No, I married one and I gave birth to one." He smiled and thanked me!!! Then he said he was in the Army. I wanted to hug him, but we shook hands! THEN....... the danged gate wouldn't open for him. I jumped in my truck and beat feet to the gate. It wouldn't open for me either! So I unhooked it. Off he went and I was soaking wet from the rain! Now I have to get the gate fixed!!! Might just be that the battery needs water. We'll see when the rain stops some. If it does today!

Dinner was a 'combo'. I had some frozen shrimp... 

so I cooked them in Old Bay Seasoning, Garlic Salt, and Rosemary.

Peeled them.
Roasted some carrots with olive oil and spicy Tabasco salt and some pepper.

Then sauteéd some diced celery and bell pepper. 

Added the above to a pan with Pesto Alfredo sauce. Cooked some broken up Angel Hair pasta, drained and added in. 

Of course I cut up a couple of tomatoes and added those too!

OMGOOOOD!!!! Like the pesto Alfredo, but it needed
more pesto~! Next time.

All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 21st.
Forefather's Day

Forefather's Day commemorates the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock in 1620. They left for the New World, to escape religious persecution. After a late fall start, the Mayflower set sail from England and landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts just before Christmas. This holiday is celebrated largely in New England.  If you are not from New England, chances are you this is the first you have heard of Forefather's Day.
The pilgrims originally set sail from England in two ships, the Speedwell and the Mayflower. The Speedwell leaked so badly, that they were forced to return to England, Ultimately, they all crammed into the Mayflower, and set sail from Plymouth, England. It was much later than they had planned. Strong fall west winds also delayed their arrival in the New World. Finally, on December 21, 1620 they landed.