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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Rain ~ USMC Vet ~ Jerry Working Avalon ~ Errands ~ Hollywood Awards Question ~ Scallops Day

Good 41º cloudy really dark raining morning. 1/4" so far since about 5am when the rain started.

We're gonna get it for a few days.. at least it looks like by St. Paddy's Day it will back off...
Sacramento/San Francisco area getting it too and wind and snow for the Tahoe area. So. Cal will be nice.
This video is an amazing story of a USMC vet who was severely disabled by an IED explosion. He makes an appeal to Trump re the corrupt VA. (Keep your Kleenex handy!)

So, Thursday I posted a photo of Jerry working Avalon Station 1969, on the "You know you're from Catalina when..." Facebook page and have gotten so many heartwarming comments from current and former Catalina folks! I also posted this on FB page LASD Sworn Past and Present. He was sooooooooooo well liked!!!

Yesterday was back therapy, the market for chicken thighs and corned beef and cabbage for my St. Paddy's dinner. I have a bottle of Guinness in the fridge

so will put the corned beef and spices in the Crock*pot with the beer. I also got cabbage and carrots. Asparagus was on sale, the real skinny ones that I love. And I got some sea scallops. So will fix some of those tonight along with risotto and asparagus. YUMMMM
I also picked up Patty and Cliff's mail at the post office, put the first class letters in an envelope and mailed it off to them. When their house here is finished being worked on (water leak caused a lot of damage...floors, carpets, etc) in about 3 weeks they will be back. Then their house goes up for sale and they will be permanent residents of the coast.

Historically this date...
1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in theUnited States.

1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.

1928 – In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.

2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.

And births this date include....
1923 – Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)

1931 – Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, American actor (d. 1980)

1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model

1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress

1947 – Mitt Romney, American politician, 70th governor of Massachusetts

1950 – Jon Provost, American actor


After shopping and unloading the car I was pooped so it was chair, wine, and the news. Wasn't in the mood for cooking so had the last of the reruns.
Ok, here's a question for you.... What is the only award in Hollywood named after a real woman?  Tony? Emmy? Oscar? Grammy? (** answer at the bottom)
Don't forget, tonight when you go to bed set your clocks ahead!!!!!! Yikes, it's here already!! Or you will be late for church!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 12th

 March 12th is National Baked Scallops Day

National Baked Scallops Day
Scallops are one of the most popular shellfish in the world. These meaty mollusks are low in fat and are delicious sauteed, deep fried, or baked! Baking them leaves out a lot of the butter and fat that otherwise go into cooking this lean, white seafood. Put scallops on the menu and in the oven for National Baked Scallops Day!
I won't be baking mine, but will have scallops all the same. I cook mine with butter, lemon juice, and capers.... fried.

**the answer is Tony


Anonymous said...

WOW! I guessed Emmy!

How sad that your friends Patty and Cliff will be moving away. I hate it when friends move away.

I saw that wounded vet at Trump's Townhall with Hannity in real time. What a disgrace that our vets aren't treated any better. They say that illegal immigrants are treated better than our citizens! That's just plain criminal! GRRRRRR

I wouldn't have recognized Jerry in Catalina without his mustache! John worked over there for two weeks every summer while he was in SEB. I would go over and visit him. Once with little John, III when I was pg with Eric then later with boys when Eric was a toddler. A fun place.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, Jerry's moustache was just him!!! But as a young clean faced guy he was super good looking!!! And yes, T, Catalina is a great place. Our children loved it! xo

Lydia said...

I would not have recognized your Jerry without his moustached. How fun to have spent so much time on Catalina.

Triggered a memory. My favorite family vacation picture is from the island. Buffalo, flying fishes, birds that swam and parrots on the golf course. And no cell phones at the time.

One of my pet peeves is cell phones in the bathroom- I've been tempted to make groaning noises for the background of other people's phone calls- but I don't look good in black eyes. Whether deserved or not, throwing punches is becoming too popular.

God bless our servicemen. When the VA works, its a blessing. When it doesn't- corrections to large bureacraies are like trying to sail a humpback whale on a specific course to a certain port.

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, L, there are lots of fun things to see and do on the island. The buffalo are a favorite of mine! xo

Anonymous said...

Remember the Volks Wagon "Thing"? Well I think it was the Lt. over there who loaned his to John. It was orange! :) At the time the interior was closed to the public. We got to go driving around in there seeing the buffalo and other terrific sights. Also the airport. What was it called? Airport In The Sky?

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, T, the Airport In The Sky. Flew in there a few times with Jimmy Pierce our pilot. Driving in the interior was neat. Wrigley's horses and the buffalo and wild boars.... I also loved the food over there. xo