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Monday, September 26, 2016

Dinner At The Vine ~ Tucker's Birthday Smilebox ~ Wildlife Images ~ Pancake Day

Good 72º clear sunny late start morning.

Yesterday we topped at 102º and will probably be the same or close today. UGH. Come on Fall!!!!

Yesterday, to celebrate Tucker's birthday he wanted to go to The Vine for dinner. He did have a bowling party and a sleep over with his pals on Saturday. I got to the restaurant a little early, so sat outside with a glass of wine. Here is the Smilebox of photos. Was blown away when high school friend Ron Loynds and his Sue walked into  The Vine! He has a "summer house" up here on the river. 
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The other couple with Ron and Sue is Dave, Aleena, and their daughter Riley. Dave is the executive director at Wildlife Images...a rescue rehab facility for wild animals in Grants Pass...
Dave's parents started Wildlife Images in 1981.

The meal at The Vine was OUTSTANDING as usual. Dustin brought Tucker a piece of his homemade chocolate cake and a candle. Fortunately for us, Tucker was too full to eat but one bite so we all got a bite! OMGOSH, that is the BEST chocolate cake I have EVER had!!!!! More please!!!! 

Historically this date....

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.

1687 – The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turksstationed in Athens.

(when I was there a few years ago...

1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
I have my Daddy's Al Malaikah fez.....

1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don’t shoot,G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidatesRichard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1970 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego CountyCalifornia, burning 175,425 acres

1981 – BaseballNolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

2009 – Typhoon Ketsana hit the PhilippinesChinaVietnamCambodiaLaos andThailand, causing 700 fatalities.

And births this date include...
1895 –George Raft, American actor (d. 1980)

1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert (d. 2011)

1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000) lady. sexy name.... born 'Gayle Peck'!

1942 – Kent McCord, American actor
......McCord recently (Oct 2010) retired as a Reserve Police Officer from the Los Angeles School Police Department.

1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress

Home and chair, wine, and TV after a great dinner!

Did sleep in late today, 8am, which was NICE!!! I had to wake up Bruiser for a change! Then it was breakfast and work on the blog and Smilebox... Breakfast was microwave cooked eggs, chicken thigh heated, and lots of cheese with avocado and tomato...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 26th
National Pancake Day

A pancake is a batter cake fried in a pan or on a griddle with oil or butter. Most types of pancake batter contain some kind of flour or cornmeal and a liquid ingredient, such as milk or water. In some countries, such as the United States, Canada, and Egypt, pancakes contain a raising agent, such as baking soda or yeast. They are generally topped with a sweet or savory sauce or condiment such as syrup or a fruit topping. Pancakes are an ancient food; the oldest recipe in the English language dates to the 15th century. Pancakes are also known as flapjacks, griddlecakes, and hotcakes.


Lydia said...

Still barely good morning, you family historian. What a wonderful service to your loved ones that you record moments, big and small.

Thank you for sharing pancake day- I forgot to put maple syrup on the list.

You certainly have interesting attractions in your region.

Now that I've read your blog- it is on with my day!

Oregon Sue said...

Thank you L!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Cute Smilebox! Thank you again for dinner!

Oregon Sue said...

You are welcome, anonymous! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love your Smile Boxes. Looks like Tucker had a second great birthday celebration.

It amazes me too at all the friends of yours and Brian's who live up there.

Isn't it something that tonight's debate is on the anniversary of the Nixon/Kennedy debate!! Praying for a good outcome!

This morning I fixed Matthew blue berry pancakes and an egg. Didn't know it was Pancake Day! :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, T, it's a very small world!!! Wow, Matthew was a lucky boy. You nailed the special day, alright T!!! xoox