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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rain? ~ TBT (Kristen) ~ Bill ~ Big Al ~ Sun Deer Dude ~ Frozen Grass ~ Scallops & Yam

Good 33ยบ morning. Looks like rain moving in..
some radar even showing up in the Sacramento and Las Vegas areas..

Happy Throw Back Thursday..
Kristen in Kobe Japan 1984 with Mrs. Wantanabe. Kris was in college and during the summer went to Japan to teach English. She lived above the church Mrs. Wantanabe was minister of.

Today is a special birthday... Bill Patterson (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY BOY!!!!
Here's your theme song for this year!

Another special birthday is Al Rodriguez (LASD). I know Al from ELA and a couple mutual friends. Al came to visit me just after Jerry passed away. Love you Al!!! xoxo HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Yesterday JoanFromTheVet'sOffice put a picture of this shirt on my FB page.... I ordered one!

The sun came out again. Dude and I were enjoying it as well as some deer...

Before the sun warmed everything up, I took a picture of the frozen grass... you can just see little spots of color as the sun passed through the ice...

Dinner was seared sea scallops in olive oil, added in artichoke hearts and mushrooms, then some lemon and pats of butter.

I also had some yam that I had sliced in half, put 1" of water in the slow cooker, and cooked the halves for 4 hours on low with a little smokey garlic sea salt.

(Should have photographed it in a white bowl instead of this orange one that gobbles up all the color!) OMGOOOD!
Historically this date....
1870 – A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta.
1919 – Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.
  ............... Ewwwww.... death by molasses.
     That had to be a lot of moles!!     :o)

1947 – The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert ParkLos Angeles.
1947 - my sister Betty and Joe Mueller were married.
L-R, Marion, Betty, Joe, Daddy, Me, Mom....
Sadly my sis Marion passed away in 2004 from leukemia, Joe died in 2002, and of course both of my parents have passed away. But, weren't we cute!!!

1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
1976 – Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff fromLaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
    YEAH for Sullie!!!!! Hero.
And births this date include....
1906 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)

1909 – Gene Krupa, American drummer (d. 1973)
If my grandson Jack keeps going on the drums like he is he'll be the next Krupa!!! (click here to see Jack: )

1913 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)
Sea Hunt and Airplane. Great actor!!!

1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)

1937 – Margaret O'Brien, American actress

1948 – Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)

 Sadly another talent lost in a plane crash!
1968 – Chad Lowe, American actor
Little bro of Rob Lowe

1979 – Drew Brees, American football player
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 15th
National Hat Day

National Hat Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style. Isn't it great that hats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles? There's one to fit every size head and personality. Often, hats are used to make a statement, or to promote a cause or a product.
Oh yeah... hats have logical uses, too. Some hats (Aka helmets), offer safety protection. Some hats keep your head warm, or the sun out of your boring.
National Hat Day is not intended to just keep your noggin warm. Its a chance to make a statement and to display you favorite headgear. We suggest you wear a number of different hats over the course of the day.
Did you know? More body heat is lost from your head than other parts of the body. So, wearing a hat goes a long way towards staying warm on a cold winter's day (or night).