Good 50º hazy smokey morning. A "flow" coming south to north is bringing the smoke back up here from the California fires.
Yesterday it was hotter than heck in Ca. Here by 3:30 it was 100º and today will be the same or hotter.
Happy Birthday Jeannie. Hope it is a good one!
Throw Back Thursday:
1981 Mr. Grant and me!!!! Loved this man! This was at a Fabergé sales meeting. SUCH a gentleman!!!
Breakfast.... 2 Egg-Tastic scrambled eggs with cheese and the last of my melon. Going to have to get more!
Yesterday Gator shared this story of a biker with a frozen carburetor.... thanks Gator. LOL!
People often complain about the police, but you rarely hear about the positive things they do, such as this incident involving a biker and a frozen carburetor.
Last January on a bitterly cold winter's day, a North Dakota State Trooper on patrol came upon a motorcyclist who was stalled by the roadside. The biker was swathed in heavy protective clothing and wearing a full-face helmet to protect the face from the cold weather.
“What’s the matter? asked the Trooper
"Carburetor's frozen," was the terse reply.
"Pee on it. That'll thaw it out."
"I can't," said the biker.
"OK, watch me closely and I'll show you." The Trooper unzipped and promptly warmed the carburetor as promised.
Moments later the bike started and the rider drove off, waving.
A few days later, the local State Troopers’ office received a note of thanks from the father of the motorcyclist.
It began: "On behalf of my daughter Jill...."
Yesterday Dude's dad, UPS Dave, dropped off a package for me... I remembered to take my camera outside this time ...
Oh boy, oh boy I got a cookie!!! Thanks Dad!!!!
Historically this date...
1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters' Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them". She would become known as Mother Teresa.
1972 – The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at Munich, Germany.
And births this date include...
.... What a legacy he left. Long line of beautiful smart dogs! Loved the Rin Tin Tin show back in the '50's. "Lt. Rip Masters", James Brown, sent me an autographed photo of he an 'Rinty'! (It's somewhere......)
1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer
LOL, Brian's favorite drink is an "Arnold Palmer".... ice tea and lemonade!
1949 – Bill O'Reilly, American television host, author, and political commentator
1953 – Amy Irving, American actress
..... stick with the brown hair, Amy!
Yesterday I hooked up my new printer/copier/fax. Well, I tried to. What a zoo. Much more technical than any other I have had. Then they didn't send a computer cable with it! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....... Luckily Brian said he had one.
Yesterday on FB my friend Karen Baertschiger had this "Who You Should Get A Drink With This Week?" so I played and it came up with Trish! Shared it on her FB page....
I was really feeling lousy most of the afternoon, and only had a few sips from my wine. Imagine! Dinner wasn't appealing so I fixed some Progresso creamy chicken soup.
That helped the tummy. Later I started getting intestinal cramps. Then I read an email from Patty. She is at the coast. She had intestinal cramps all night Tuesday and didn't get any sleep. Odd that then I got them. Must be something going around. I had them all night and only got a little sleep. Somewhat better this morning. Thankfully!!!!
Tonight my Patriots play the Steelers!~ WOOOOOOT. Football season has begun! Love you Tommy~! The naysayers have no credence!
Tommy's daughter, Vivian! How cute is that! I'll be wearin' my jersey tonight too!
Tommy with John, Ben, and Vivian...
Tommy's dog... looks sweet.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National TV Dinner Day
* The first variety was turkey, peas and sweet potatoes with cornbread dressing.
The TV Dinner tray design was adapted from trays then used for airline meals, with each food item in a separate compartment. Just remove the tray from the box and place it in the oven: a convenient way to get dinner on both the airline tray table and the kitchen table.
There are different versions of the origin of the name, TV Dinner. Some say that the arrangement of the tray compartments was similar to that of the front panels of 1950s television sets. Another explanation, which we prefer, is that families would eat TV Dinners in front of the TV set (as ours did).
TV Dinners were introduced as television sales were skyrocketing. Before the War Production Board halted manufacture in April 1942, a mere 8,000 television sets were made in the U.S. After the war ended, a combination of war-related technological advances, the expansion of television networks and the drop in prices due to mass production enabled the television set to replace the radio as the source for daily family entertainment and news.
Families sitting around the television eating TV dinners: To quote Walter Cronkite, “And that’s the way it was.”
FOOD NOTE: The term “TV Dinner,” which became a generic product reference (like Kleenex), was dropped by Swanson as times changed. The category become known as “frozen meals” or “microwave meals.” And the oven and aluminum trays were ditched for the microwave and microwaveable plastic.