Good 41º drizzling morning. Another 1/4"!
This is funny... generates smiles.... pets sleeping....
Historically this date...
1864 – Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his "March to the Sea".
1944 – World War II: Battle of the Bulge – German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!"
1956 – Colo, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, is born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.
1963 – The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles (290 km) north of Madeira, Portugal with the loss of 128 lives.
1964 – The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.
2001 – Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
And births this date include....
1936 – Hector Elizondo, American actor
1948 – Steve Garvey, American baseball player
OMG.... "Mr. Clean" became Mr. LayMultipleWomenandHaveChildrenWithAllofThem!! What a story.
Yesterday during the pouring rain I went into Grants Pass to get some Christmas stuff, a stop at the post office (stood in long line!), pharmacy for prescriptions. What was amazing, once I got into Rogue River the rain stopped! It didn't rain again until last night. Got my shopping done and all the items carried into the house and not a drop of rain! Yes!!! I wore my "what wine goes with dog hair" sweatshirt and got into lots of fun conversations with people in Safeway!
Dinner was reruns. Then a couple good phone chats with pals. Chair, TV, wine. Saw a program I had never seen before.... Small Town Big Deal. www.smalltownbigdeal.com
So interesting the show last night, a German founded town, Frankenmuth, Minnisota where Bronners has their store and factory http://www.bronners.com and Zenders http://zenders.com where in their restaurant they serve up 1000 chickens a day! http://www.zehnders.com/dining/zchefscafe.htm
In their on-line store they sell a number of their food products. The chicken seasoning sounds awesome and I want to get some!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Last night was the longest night of the year and today is the shortest day of the year... this varies, sometimes the shortest day is December 21st but this year it's December 22nd.