Good 57º cloudy morning. Hoping for rain, but there are only two tiny spots of radar and they aren't even close! Ah well... yesterday was cool and clear all day. Hopefully to day is the same. Enjoying the smokeless cooler days!
Oh wait.... omg, it's raining up on my mountain!
.... and Bruiser is laying down in the pasture waiting for some critter to come along!
.... while Dude watches the gate from the porch.
This is funny! But remember, this was in 1945!!!
Yesterday I went to Costco with PJ. We had a good time shopping. Got more of that Creamy Garlic Sauce
artichokes, avocados, chicken stock, and some McCormick Chipotle Crushed Pepper.
I normally infuse my olive oil with regular crushed pepper, onion, and garlic. This sounds good... smokey. Will infuse some olive oil soon.
Then PJ got Dave (he was at home) a Polish sausage dog and one for her. I got a Latte Mocha Freeze. Yummmmm. Then we headed to Grants Pass. I had a list of a few things Jennifer wanted. Stopped at the Kitchen Company (they are on FB but don't have a website.)
and dropped off her artichokes, avocados, bacon crumbles, and Creamy Garlic Sauce! Nicole, the store manager had not heard of the garlic sauce or the quinoa cups. She was interested so I took her out to the car and showed her. She said she LOVES quinoa, is dairy and gluten intolerant and it sounded great. I gave her one to try. Then home to unload our loot. I had also bought some Asian Chicken Wraps.. so so good. Had one for lunch with a little of the dressing and some creamy garlic sauce!
For those of you close by, the Great Cats of the World park will have the baby tigers ready for petting as of Sept 5th. These are the same ones I got to hold and play with in their cage!
Historically this date...
1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.
1945 – World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender ofJapan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
... the Japanese surrendered on my Mother's birthday, August 15th... and signed the treaty on my birthday! Cool. AND then my Brian was stationed aboard the Mighty Mo when he was a Marine. Anti-terrorist watch, guarding the atomic weapons during the Gulf War ... Marine Detachment.
1998 – Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
... when visiting Nova Scotia a few years ago I saw the memorial that has been placed there. Peggy's Cove is a beautiful little town with one of my favorite light houses...
With so many tourists walking around it wasn't easy to get a shot of the lighthouse without peeps in the picture. I had to lay down in the rocks to get this shot.
And births this date include....
I took ballet lessons from her father, Ernest Belcher.
1948 – Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)
1951 – Mark Harmon, American actor
1966 – Salma Hayek, Mexican actress
.... and this old broad, first baby born on VJ Day in Los Angeles is celebrating the 35th anniversary of her 35th birthday! No more birthdays! So there! OMGOOOODNESS I never thought I'd be the age of my grandmother!
Where's my walker??? You know, the one with the wine holder!
I have received so many cards and good wishes and I am overwhelmed by my family and friends. Each of you will receive a personal thank you.
Today is also the birthday of high schoolmate, Ron Loynds. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONNIE!!! I hope you have the best day ever with your sweet bride Sue!!
This came from pal Tammy..... Best Obit EVER!
And to put a smile on your face...only if you like dogs and babies! Thanks Ben Hunt (LASD ret) for this!
Later my dinner was like lunch, Asian Chicken Wrap. SOOOOO GOOD! This time I added in some 'Symphony Medley' tomatoes... from Canada... red, green, purple, yellow, and orange. Really good! Got those at Costco too!
Chair, wine, and a Hallmark movie: The Newlyweds... Three best friends all get married in June. The "witch" in this movie was Naomi Judd! Imagine. Fun movie!
All I know. Happy Hump Day. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
General Douglas MacArthur:
General MacArthur signed the treaty first, next the representatives of Japan
and then from around the world:
Celebrations started August 14th...
August 14th - Japan surrenders
August 15th - Surrender announced to the world
September 2 - Ceremony and formal signing of surrender
VJ Day marks the end of WWII, and the cessation of fighting against Japan. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Day".
The confusion over three dates:
There is some confusion over what date is V-J Day. You can consider any (or all) of three dates as V-J Day. President Harry S. Truman caused some of this confusion........
On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances.
On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II.
On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.
Regardless of which day you view as VJ Day, World War II was finally over.