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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Phone Line ~ Mowin' Mike ~ Tap Rock w/ Nancy ~ Wine Bottle Bird Feeder ~ Throw Back Thursday

Good 53º few wispy clouds morning.
Historically this date
1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-poweredautomobile, and gives it a successful test run.

1939 – Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away fromCuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Naziconcentration camps.

1974 – During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.

2004 – Marvin Heemeyer's eventually suicidal protest rampage with an improvised bulletproofed bulldozer destroys 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado, including the town hall.

Quite a mixed bag of births today... some good and a lot of very odd people!

Births include...
1907 – Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)

1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor (d. 2006)

1926 – Robert Earl Hughes, American heaviest human being (d. 1958)

1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor   (ewwwww.)

1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Mamas & the Papas)

1952 – Parker Stevenson, American actor and director

1975 – Russell Brand, English comedian and actor
(another ewwwww.....)

1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress

1979 – Christopher Dorner, American police officer and murderer (d. 2013)
Yesterday, actually the day before there was a truck down on the other property working on a telephone pole. Yesterday morning there was the truck at my gate, but they didn't have the code to get in. So the truck went back to the property below mine and I saw the guy come over the fence and walk towards the house. Dude of course was barking his head off! I asked the guy if he had a nice walk! LOL. He said he was with Century Link (our phone company). I gave him the gate code.

They changed out the phone lines from the pole to my house. Mine was disconnected for about 30 minutes.
Mike showed up to do the rest of the mowing I had started. YES!!!!

I had some errands to do in Grants Pass and Nancy had a doc appointment there so, after her appointment she met me here and we went to GP. Did my errands, Brian's office to drop of some things and the cleaners to pick up my down comforter....  and then we went to Tap Rock for a glass of wine

We sat out on the deck. It was nice. Cloudy,  but comfortable. There was a mob of people riding the river boats.. HellGate. In fact the parking lot was filled to the tippity top! Thought everyone was in the restaurant but 6 river boats left the pier filled!!! We counted the people and there were 54 in each boat!

We each had a sandwich.. mine was turkey/bacon/cranberry cream cheese and a side of cottage cheese. YUMMMMMMM!!!!

Nancy had the BLT with avocado and cole slaw

Came home and Mike was finishing up the mowing. So glad to have that done. Should have started it earlier. After he finished I poured him a SinFire and we sat on the porch... talking about his grandson who is a Marine and was in the high sierra for a training mission for 12 days... survival skills... Mike said they couldn't take anything with them and had to find food. During that time he lost 20 pounds!!! Holy cow!! We also watched all the birds come and go to the birdhouses I have all over the porch. Nancy bought me a bird feeder made from a wine bottle!!! So cute! THANKS Nancy!!!

 Throw Back Thursday:
Jerry 1987 ... Cal National Guard

All I know. Happy TBT. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 4th
National Cheese Day
(There you go Jeannie... no excuses needed!!!)

My favorites... mozzarella, provolone, and Swiss....

AND mozzarella fried cheese sticks!!!! Be still my heart!

Also it's National Frozen Yogurt Day


Lydia said...

Tap Rock just looks like the most wonderful place in the world to catch up with friends. Nothing sexier than a man mowing the lawn- oops- my husband hasn't mowed a lawn in over 30 years- so I better take that back):-

Fried Mozzarella cheese sticks- haven't made those in awhile. Maybe tonight.

Parker Stevens hair was so beautiful when he was young.

Oregon Sue said...

Tap Rock is fun. Such a view and good food, wine, and beer!!! Years ago in Temple City Jerry bought a super neat lawnmower. HA! He used it once or twice, then it became my job to mow! Up here I used the riding lawnmower and he brush-hogged the pastures with his tractor. He loved that. Just "mowing" wasn't such a thrill! What time will the cheese sticks be ready? I'll fire up the Lear!!! xo

Anonymous said...

Lucky Edda to have experienced Tap Rock with you. Yes it looks like the perfect place.

When the boys were little and we lived on Ambushers the mowing of lawns was my job. John was always so busy and on the go especially for the ten years he was at SEB! So I mowed! It was with a push mower! After such a long time I told him OK, no more! I said it was about time HE take over some of the work around there cause I QUIT! lol
At times we would hire a neighborhood kid then he started doing it himself. Good exercise bucko!!:)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

I still have the push mower I used when I mowed my parent's lawn!! Talk about an antique!! xo