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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mr. & Mrs. Mallard ~ Geese & Turkeys ~ Mom & Dad ~ No Crab ~ Brandy Alexander

Good 37ยบ foggy morning.
Here is Grants Pass again.... totally fogged in..

"Chance" of rain tomorrow. Sun did come out again yesterday. Warmed up a lot. Left the front and dining room doors open for the most part. Then got cold when the sun went down so had a fire in the wood stove! Bruiser down by the stove and Dude keeping his distance! 

Yesterday was "hurry up and accomplish nothing day"! Sigh... First on the list was letting Dude out to do his "thing" after breakfast. He normally runs up into the trees, does "it" and runs back. Nope. Not yesterday. I waited and waited. Called and whistled. Finally I see him. He's on the other property on the other side of a fence. Swell. I put my little Nikon camera in my pocket, got in the golf cart, and headed up towards the pond. Just past the pond he appeared. Screeeech. Made a quick turn and headed back to the house, Dude running next to me. Got back and no camera in pocket! YIKES. I figured it slipped out when I made that quick turn around. Went back. Yep, there it was. RELIEF!!! In the pond was Mr. and Mrs. Mallard...

The water is back. Yeah. Because of the draught it was looking just about empty even though it's fed by an underground spring. Guess there wasn't any water in the spring! Now it's filled again. 
Then there was a big commotion... geese honking and turkeys gobbling. I counted 23 Canadian Geese out there, some on the barn roof. There had to be 20+ Wild Texas Turkeys in the pasture...

Eventually all 23 of the geese were on the barn roof!
My video skills are not the best, but this will give you an idea..
89 years ago today Leslie Laney and Margaret Mills
eloped from Bisbee Arizona

to Tombstone Arizona..
(the picture is the court house where they got their
marriage license).

and were married.


19 years later (after 2 previous children, Betty and Marion) Susan Leslie was born. Taaa daaa.....

                            I miss you Mom and Dad! So much!!! ♥♥
Historically this date
1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 – Astronauts Alan ShepardStuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on theMoon.
2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 overLockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
...............and then those high court morons let him go!
And births this date include....
1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)
His home in Avalon on Catalina Island, turned into a hotel, was a favorite place for Jerry and I to stay. Whatta view!
1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
1919 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)
1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
Died from lung cancer....  damn cigarettes!
1947 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player
1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer
Dinner tonight was supposed to be the Elk's All You Can Eat Crab Feed.

Brian called and said it was in the paper yesterday the feed had been canceled due to lack of crab. Apparently the crabbers can't find any as the earthquakes along the Oregon coast have chased them off~! DANG! Was soooooooooooo looking forward to that dinner. Also disappointed were the rest of the group... Dee & Dale, Kathy & Tom, Jennifer & Mike.... 

I always take the "tools" for the crab... scissors, crab crackers, and picks. They all get washed in the dishwasher and then purified in rubbing alcohol. 

I found a long time ago that instead of  "cracking" the crab, it's so much easier and more efficient to cut the legs open with scissors! Guess I'll put them all away now.  :o(

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 31st
Brandy Alexander Day
Ingredients Per Serving
  • 1-1/2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce dark creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    A Brandy Alexander cocktail. Photo courtesy
    1. Fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes.
    2. Add brandy, creme de cacao and half-and-half; shake well.
    3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

    Add a scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream and serve in a globe wine goblet or other alternative to a martini glass.