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Monday, May 25, 2015

Boatnik ~ Dude & Bruise ~ Cleaning ~ Suzanne ~ Brian ~ Velveeta Cheesy Skillet ~ Memorial Day


Good 44º clear and sunny morning.
 
Boy howdy, stayed cold all day yesterday. Only in the 50ºs all morning and then a slow rise to the 60ºs. . Burrrrrrr..... Then warmed to the low 70ºs. Then got cold again and I turned on the heater!
 
Here is a short (minute and a half) of the highlights of the Boatnik Parade from Saturday.... Poleeece starting it off, followed by Marine Corps League and the flag, pipe band, motorcycles, school bands, etc.... 
Today is the Memorial Day ceremony with a flyover. Last year they said the budget from the air wing couldn't afford to send jets so they had some antique planes fly by.
 
I was sitting here at my desk having my morning cup of tea and Dude and the Bruise were watching out the door, for what I don't know, but they were next to each other.... odd. 

 
 
Yesterday for breakfast I had a rerun of a former dinner... gnocchi with yams and mushrooms...
See, a lot of you ask what in the world do I do with all the food I cook... divide it up into zip bags and put in the freezer for a later meal. Dinner reruns are always good for breakfast!
 

Yesterday I cleaned out my spice cupboard and tossed out a BUNCH of old spices. Bag was HEAVY! Now the cupboard looks better and I can see what's in there!

 
 
Today is a special birthday... Suzanne Santisteven. She was a Deputy at Lakewood when I worked there. She married Phil, a Deputy also at Lakewood, had a baby girl, Alyssa, and quit the department to be a mom. Phil retired and they have a small ranch now in Idaho. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZ!!!!!
 
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Historically this date.....
1955 – In the United States, a night time F5 tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.
1961 – Apollo programU.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.
1977 – Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters.
   I think we must have gone to the drive-in 10 times to see it. Jerry was so enamored with that movie!
 
 
And births this date include...
1925 – Jeanne Crain, American actress (d. 2003)
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1926 – Claude Akins, American actor (d. 1994)
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1939 – Dixie Carter, American actress (d. 2010)
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1944 – John Bunnell, American police officer, actor, and television host
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1947 – Karen Valentine, American actress
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1963 – Mike Myers, Canadian actor and comedian
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Brian came over yesterday and was looking for a special type of drill bit to work on his recently acquired 1962 Chevy Step Van.....  He didn't find the bit, but he found several other things he can use in his shop. YES!!!! 



Dinner started with a box of Velveeta Cheesy Skillets..

I sauteéd some mushrooms with butter and a little olive oil and garlic...

Cleaned and sliced some of the sweet peppers...

Steamed some green beans and cut up chicken thighs...

Sauteéd the chicken pieces.....

Cooked the noodles and added everything into the pan along with the sauce....

VERY good, especially with the added vegetables!

 
All I know. Nuff said. God Bless all of our Military on this special day. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 25th
Memorial Day



Today is not only Memorial Day, but it's also Wine Day!