Good 43º clear sunny morning. Going to warm up quite a bit today and for the next few days.
What a beautiful day it was yesterday. By noon it was only 69º. And by 1:30 it was 79º. I think we topped out at 81º.
About that time (1:30) I ran 5 miles (Dude!) to take the trash to the road and put the can out for pickup. Dude was a happy camper to run. He loves it!
PICTURE OF THE DAY: Manhattan from Brooklyn...
Such and exciting day... paid bills, with checks and on line. Over the top excitement! Got them all done before I went insane. HATE doing this!!
Lunch was plain Greek yogurt and fresh fruit... watermelon, cantaloupe, and Honeydew.
This was shared on FB by my pal Lynda Castro (LASD ret)...heartwarming what happens after a black cop in Mississippi pulls over a white guy for speeding...
Historically this date....
1942 – Holocaust: 8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec.
1945 – Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.
And births this date include...
1908 – Michael DeBakey, American cardiac surgeon
Interesting his initials were his profession!
1923 – Peter Lawford, British-born American actor (d. 1984)
His initials are the same as the "rocket place" in Pasadena, Jet Propulsion Lab!
This is a total tragedy... a firefighter shoots and kills his wife, a 2 year veteran of LA Co Sheriff's Dept, in La Canada Flintridge last night and takes their 6 year old son to relatives, continues to fire department facility in Pacoima an kills himself.
Dinner last night was the Muffin Tamales I posted on August 31st. ( http://oregonsue.blogspot.com/2015/08/aaron-madeline-drizzle-hummingbird.html ) Instead of chicken I used the canned pork I got from Costco...
The tamales and an ear of corn, slathered with butter! I know.... butter for a change. OMGOOOOOD of course!
The tamale muffins were good, but were a little too moist. This morning I took one and took a bit out of it cold. It was GOOD!! Then I heated it for 10 seconds in the microwave and ate it. REALLY better the next day, as they are sooooooooo moist right after cooking them.
Great finger food, but as I say, better the next day when they have rested all night in the fridge. Will make again!
Speaking of dinner, this sent to me by Jon Austin (LASD ret):
Le Petit Chef came up with an original way to entertain guests while waiting for their order .. using a projector on the ceiling, and the animation on the table. There is a small chef who prepares a meal on your plate. Wow! Interesting and fun. Thanks for sharing Jon!
Chair, wine, iPad solitaire, the NASCAR races. Carl Edwards won and was spectacular when he climbed out of his car and stood on the window frame and did a back flip off the vehicle!!! OMG. Apparently this is his standard way of celebrating!
This was at Darlington Raceway, but one of Edwards crew made the D into a C on the raceway wall!!!
Then a Hallmark movie, Smooch. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1754513/
AND the Dodgers beat San Diego yesterday 5-1! Go Dodgers!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the "workingman's holiday". The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at something, this holiday is for you!
The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City. In 1884, it was moved to the first Monday in September where it is celebrated today. Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, the U.S. congress voted it a national holiday.
Labor Day is also viewed as the official end of summer. While the Fall Equinox is still a couple of weeks away, kids go back to school and summer vacations are over.
Labor Day tradition: This day is celebrated with a day off and union sponsored parades. Many people celebrate this weekend with one last picnic. It is also the date that many people close up the pool, and put away the boats.
Was it McGuire or Maguire? Either Peter McGuire or Matthew Maguire is the Creator of Labor Day. Peter J. McGuire, was an active labor organizer. He was also general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. He was believed to be the first to suggest a day be dedicated to American workers and their accomplishments. Matthew Maguire however, was secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York in 1882 and many believed that he proposed the holiday in 1882.