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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fog ~ Artichoke Recipes ~ Smilebox #3 ~ Mary & Gil ~ Rescued Hummingbird ~ Washing Machine Repair ~ Leah ~ Roasted Veggies & Crab Cakes


Good 43º foggy morning...

Here are 205 artichoke recipes:

The California Poppies are blooming.... and the Red Hot Pokers are starting too..

Here is Smilebox #3... the last leg of our journey from Laughlin back to Oregon... A stop along the way to visit with Kristen, Alex, and Jack. Dinner. Back to Linda's in Woodland, then home to my Dude and Bruiser.....
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Today is a very special anniversary... high school pal and fellow Job's Daughter Mary (Fancher) and her hubby (also high school pal) Gil Zavala are celebrating their 50th Anniversary. CONGRATULATIONS kids!!!

Ok, just so you  know, my computer is acting up and won't show the following in larger text. I am soooooooooooooooooo frustrated!!!!! TURK... help!!! 

Historically this date....
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York CityGeorge Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.

1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1945 – World War II: FührerbunkerAdolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

1993 – Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in HamburgGermany

And births this date include...
1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American businesswoman (d. 1967)
... if you ever wondered where that term for marijuana laces brownies came from... read this

1908 – Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)

1926 – Cloris Leachman, American actress (d.2012)
Interesting about her life and family.....

1933 – Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and activist

1938 – Gary Collins, American actor (d. 2012)

1944 – Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)

1945 – Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (d. 1986)

1975 – Johnny Galecki, American actor

This is an amazing video... a rescued dog rescues a hummingbird!
Scroll down from the 1st video to two other short ones with the dog and hummingbird.

Yesterday the Sears guy came to fix my washing machine. What a treat Pat was. Good looking! And really nice. Anyway, back to washing laundry. Yeah! It is of the new electronic age and had to be recalibrated! 

Then it was haircut time. Glad the repair guy got here and I wasn't late for my appointment. On the freeway I saw this black cloud overhead...
when I got under it, the rain poured down!! Then it was gone and the rain stopped!

I took Leah a late birthday present... she loves frogs like I do so found this solar lit frog for her new deck...

For dinner I roasted some veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, yam, carrots, asparagus, shallot) ... tossed with olive oil and garlic seasoning, roasted 400º 30 min. Then had those with crab cakes topped with Dijonnaise.  

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 30th

April 30, 2016 is
National Raisin Day
It’s National Raisin Day! People have been dehydrating grapes to make raisins for thousands of years. The practice dates back to 2000 B.C. and originated in Persia and Egypt. Raisins were also highly prized by the Ancient Romans, who used this delicious snack food to barter. They also awarded raisins as prizes at sporting events!
Raisins are low in fat and contain important nutrients like iron, copper, calcium, and antioxidants. Raisins first became commercially popular in 1873 when a heat wave destroyed acres and acres of California grape vines. One grower decided to sell the dried grapes and marketed them as a “Peruvian delicacy.” Today, California produces half of the world’s raisin supply!
To celebrate National Raisin Day, snack on a box of raisins or bake a delicious batch of oatmeal raisin cookies!


Lydia said...

Good morning.

Raisins - white is my store-bought favorite. But home- dehydrated seedless- any variety at peak flavor is superior. Try drying half-way, stirring in toasted walnuts and honey. Serve on warm brie or soft cream cheese- scoop with crackers... you'll look up and say "thank you" to the heavens.

My mom had a special place in her hear for frogs- they are the national symbol of her homeland, Puerto Rico. The misinformation abounding on TV now - she was a stickler for accuracy- I hope she can't see from heaven- if she did, that could explain last nights rain: they could be her tears from heaven.

Anonymous said...

I love love your Smile Boxes. I don't know why but I felt really sad watching as you drove back home. Alex has grown in quite a lovely lady. Of course Jack is adorable too. So sorry Kristen wasn't up to dinner. That last leg of your trip must be lonely without Linda to talk to.

A member of our club is the stand in for Cloris Leachman. She looks quite a bit like her only prettier. She is also a stand up comedian and a retired high school teacher.

I also got my hair cut yesterday. Well, trimmed. My gal was away on vacation so I went to a friend who cuts Edda and several other friends hair. He is so sweet and the husband of one of our members. Anyway, I can usually just "feel" when someone knows what they are doing. I didn't get that feeling at all with him. I though Lordy this isn't going to be good at all! Well when he finished, my hair was FABULOUS!!! I looked 40 again! LOL Well my hair looked way younger! I will be returning to him again!

I love Big Bang Theory. It's one of our fave shows. Happy birthday Johnny! Interesting read about Toklas. What a homely woman!

Have a great day!

XOXO Trisha