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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Marion ~ Deer ~ Bruiser ~ Beagles Set Free ~ Birds/Clouds ~ Grants Pass High Champs ~ Zachary Hannan

Good 48º cloudy morning.
Yesterday was the Boatnik Parade in Grants Pass. I would have liked to go, but thought it would be better to do stuff here.  
Breakfast ... I sauteéd some sliced mushrooms in butter and a drizzle of olive oil. Added in some of Cliff's smoked pork. Then poured in egg whites (from a carton). Let that all cook. Dished it up and topped with mozzarella cheese. A side of Greek yogurt with tomatoes.

...and, sadly, my sister Marion died on this day in 2004. She had adult onset leukemia. Kristen and I got to visit with her in the second week of April and about two weeks later she was in the hospital and on morphine heavily sedated. I miss her so. Here's a picture of me with my sisters on June 14, 1975.... Betty on the left and Marion on the right.

We were best friends. She was 9 years older than me, the baby sister, and she always had to take me along ....

RIP dear sister of mine.

Yesterday three deer were relaxing in the shade up in the upper pasture....

My neighbor, Gerard, was cutting his pastures... after it's been turned and dried he will bale it.

When I go into my bathroom I am usually accompanied by Bruiser. This strange guy LOVES warm water. So I run the water and fill a cup for him.... "Warm water", really? Odd.

Historically this date...

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.

1940 – Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.

1962 – Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.

1994 – Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.

And births this date include...
1686 – Gabriel Fahrenheit, German inventor and thermometer maker (d. 1736)
........and you always wondered why it was called "fahrenheit" ! BTW, there is a guy named Anders Celsius!

1879 – H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and founder of H. B. Reese Candy Co. (d. 1956) Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

1938 – Tommy Chong, Canadian-born actor and comedian

1941 – Bob Dylan, American singer and songwriter

1943 – Gary Burghoff, American actor

1945 – Priscilla Presley, American actress (WednesdayThursdayFriday?)

1967 – Eric Close, American actor

I posted this last year, but it's so neat... here it is again..
My friend Joan Driscoll who works at my vet's office posted this on her FB page. 9 Beagle dogs who spent their entire lives in cages in a testing lab run on grass for the first time. Their day of freedom! (Get out the Kleenex!)
Yesterday afternoon I sat on the porch and ate sunflower seeds and drank wine. The birds were out...

The clouds never really went away yesterday...

I guess it was nice for the Boatnik parade.
Watching the news last night and Mike Hannan's (former Rogue River Fire Chief) grandson Zac Hannan was on! It was a shot of him running the hurdles at the state finals in Eugene... He also ran the 100 and broke his record (10.76) and Grants Pass High School's record and took third. Third fastest person in the state of Oregon in the 100!!! AND his school took 1st place in the finals!!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 24th
National Escargot Day (I don't think so, Tim!)

National Escargot Day is celebrated each year on May 24th.  This day is in honor of the famous French dish of cooked land snails. Escargot is a delicious dish, enjoyed by many, however it is an acquired taste.  It is usually served as an appetizer in French restaurants.
Escargot {es.kar.go} is the French word for snail.
The dish of Escargot is usually prepared by removing the land snails from their shells, cooking them with garlic, butter and wine, then placing them back into their shells, with the sauce, for serving.  You are then provided with a special snail tong and snail fork for your use.
Escargot are high in protein and low in fat (without the butter).


Anonymous said...

I miss Marion every day too! She was a true treasure. Love you!


Georgia Mattern said...

Beautiful tribute to your dister! And you weren't kidding about the tissue warning with the Beagles! Loved their happy ending, hate what man does to these beautiful little spirits!

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks GS! She was awesome. Thank God there are rescue people who help the animals!! xo

Anonymous said...

Yes, Marion was a beautiful lady and oh what a great sister to you. So many older siblings don't want the little one tagging along. I am always wondering why God takes the good ones.

Adorable Beagle. The little Beagle next door is such a cutie but I really would like to strangle him when he howels all night and keeps me awake. Hasn't happened in a while. I think they must take in the three dogs at night now. Drove us nuts, first one then the other.

No thanks to escargot for me either! People on the cruise ships seem to love it in the garlic butter. I'll just take the garlic butter thank you! :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Apparently eating snails is like chewing a garlicky rubber band! No thanks!!! xo

Georgia Mattern said...

I swear I wrote "sister" not dister!!! Sorry!

Oregon Sue said...

LOL, I knew what you meant GS!!!

Lydia said...

Your family certainly has good hair.
My first dog was a beagle- named Judy. She was forever getting in trouble and bayed and bayed and bayed. She lost a leg when she took on a car- and that barely slowed her down.

Oregon Sue said...

I guess we got my Daddy's hair, certainly Mother's was pretty but very fine. Sad about your Beagle, but sometimes, like some people, nothing slows them down! xo