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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rain ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Einstein The Parrot ~ Someone's Birthday ~ Blue Sky ~ Crazy Turkeys ~ Hacks With Binder Clips ~ Kazoo Day

Good 46º raining morning. Started coming down just after 6am and so far 1/4" ! Supposed to continue for the next two days and we should get upwards of 2+ inches.
Happy Throw Back Thursday... This is a photo of John Wayne in 1976. Our good friend Sid Hackle (LASD SR Range Co. Capt) was his fishing and hunting buddy. They got to know each other through Sid's brother, who was John Wayne's photographer. Sid (and Jerry) and The Duke smoked cigars. This is a photo of Mr. Wayne smoking one of Sid's cigars.

Jerry was almost named John Wayne Maxwell, but his dad said, "No, you are not going to do that to him, not fair."... so he was named Jerry Wayne Maxwell!!! LOL.

Received this from John Anderson (LASD ret) OMGOSH... this parrot is AMAZING!! (Cathy Norman, you will love this!)

Today is a special birthday of a friend. I was asked not to publish who. Shy. Anyway, you know who you are and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Let's get together and have a drink to celebrate!!!
Historically this date..
1887 – In a snowstorm at Fort KeoghMontana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.

1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first US television appearance

1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.

1980 – USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crew members.

And births this date include....
1936 – Alan Alda, American actor, screenwriter, and director

1980 – Jesse James Hollywood, American drug dealer and fugitive

1981 – Elijah Wood, American actor
Yesterday I was outside taking a photo of my mountain, Fielder Mtn, with sun and blue sky....

The geese were honking on the barn roof and I heard a "bumping" sound coming from my carport. After further investigation I saw two Tom turkeys walking around inside the carport pecking on their reflections on the car...

LOL, Dude came up behind me and scared the bejeebers out of them

 and then flew out, crashing into the walls as they did! One landed in a tree...
When I had a car with a chrome bumper they did the same thing to that!


By 5pm the clouds were coming in...

I received an email with a similar video from former Temple City neighbor, Marie Vincent. This is some amazing stuff. I especially like the keyboard missing leg fix and the iPhone holder! Thanks Marie! Some good ideas.
Yesterday was back therapy. Ahhhhh....... always feels so great. Stacy and her magic hands! The sun was so bright I had to put on dark glasses! Nice!!
Dinner was reruns. Then it was chair, wine, and TV ... Chicago Med and Chicago Fire.
Tonight I'm going to cook... have some scallops and a head of cauliflower I am going to roast.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 28th
National Kazoo Day

People young and old love Kazoos. Kazoo Day celebrates the the joy of this musical instrument.
Alabama Vest of Macon Georgia made the first Kazoo in the 1840's. Actually, he conceived the Kazoo, and had Thaddeus Von Clegg, a German clockmaster make it to his specifications. 
Commercial production of the Kazoo didn't occur until many years later in 1912. Manufacturing was first started by Emil Sorg in Western New York. Sorg joined up with Michael McIntyre, a Buffalo tool and die maker. Production moved to Eden, NY where the factory museum remains today.
Kazoos are easy to play. Simply hum a tune into the kazoo, and you're an expert. Kazoos can be played solo, or in groups. It plays a great tune both ways.
What do you do on National Kazoo day? Why, play the kazoo, of course. 


Anonymous said...

Ohhhh WOW! Those turkeys are big. John is wishing he had found some on his turkey hunting trip. The farmers up there in Happy Camp would have appreciated all he could shoot but, couldn't find them.

This morning Daryl posted a wonderful video on his page which I shared. It was showing the crew going to the Challenger, the lift off scene and the explosion. Then it was President Reagan's address to the nation. It made me cry all over again. I shared it to my page. Take a look.

Happy Birthday to whomever! :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks, T. I'll take a look. xo