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Friday, September 2, 2016

Smoke & Clouds ~ Video ~ Traitor ~ Air Fried Yam ~ Congressman's Note ~ VJ Day


Good 54º cloudy morning.
Yesterday by 2pm we only were at 75º but it was horribly smokey from the Oregon and California fires...

Then a breeze came up and cleared out some of the smoke and it warmed to 78º

We topped at 81º and had a pretty sunset:
 


This video was shared by Cyndi Moreno. It is totally amazing. Parts I loved the best were the dog rescues, the lion and his human pal, jumping fox, the ape release..... the scenery shot by drones was over the top!



Historically this date..
1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.


1945 – World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender ofJapan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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... the Japanese surrendered on my Mother's birthday, August 15th... and signed the treaty on my birthday! Cool. AND then my Brian was stationed aboard the Mighty Mo when he was a Marine. Anti-terrorist watch, guarding the atomic weapons during the Gulf War ... Marine Detachment.
Marine Detachment Office on board USS Mo


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1998 – Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
And births include.....
1919 – Marge Champion, American actress
... during my ballet years in the '60's I took lessons from her father, Ernest Belcher. "trainer and coach of many film performers, including Beth Beri, Mary Pickford, Pola Negri, Ramon Navarro, Nanette Fabray and Shirley Temple".
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1948 – Terry Bradshaw, American football player
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1948 – Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)
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1951 – Mark Harmon, American actor
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1964 – Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor
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And this was the day I was born, first baby in Los Angeles on VJ Day, BUT, no more "birthdays"!! I am celebrating the 36th anniversary of my 35th birthday! So there!
That 9er Kaepernick has been "branded a traitor" by NFL executives.


Yesterday I experimented with my Air Fryer by cutting up and cooking a yam with a sprinkling of olive oil. I always cook yams with the skin on, so didn't take it off. I should have. Next time! BUT, soooooo tasty and GOOD and crunchy!!!! 

Later it was chair, wine, TV. I had recorded a new TV show Better Late Than Never a "reality" show starring William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw, and Jeff Dye. It was plain stupid!

I received a nice personal birthday note in the mail from our Congressman Greg Walden....

He's such a GREAT guy and does so much for our Veterans!Thank you Greg!!!


All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 2nd

VJ Day
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General Douglas MacArthur:
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General MacArthur signed the treaty first, next the representatives of Japan 
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and then from around the world:
Celebrations started August 14th...
 
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August 14th - Japan surrenders
August 15th - Surrender announced to the world
September 2 - Ceremony and formal signing of surrender
VJ Day marks the end of WWII, and the cessation of fighting against Japan. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Day".
The confusion over three dates:
There is some confusion over what date is V-J Day. You can consider any (or all) of three dates as V-J Day. President Harry S. Truman caused some of this confusion........
On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances.
On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II.
On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.
Regardless of which day you view as VJ Day, World War II was finally over.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY SUE DAY !!!! P.J. & D.

Oregon Sue said...

Thank you PJ and Dave!!! xoxox

Anonymous said...

Sue, you were certainly born on a very historic date! I love the kissing nurse picture. I've never heard if those two actually knew each other.

I like your Congressman Walden too. I was honored to hear him speak in person at the RNC Convention and amazingly had my photo on the screen with his name coming up next. I KNEW he was a good guy to have been invited to speak. Besides that, you like him so much too.:)

Did you know that it is also Mike Theisen's birthday today? You know, he's married to your friend's daughter.

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND!!

XOXO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

The sailor and nurse didn't know each other. Thanks for the wishes T!! No, didn't know it was Mike's birthday. Will send him some wishes too! xo

Anonymous said...

Sue, I tried to send Mike wishes but his FB page doesn't allow for anyone to post. I just hate when that happens! If you want to comment you have to comment on something he's already posted. Don't know why people do that! :( No fun!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

He would probably get too many posts and probably doesn't have time to read all of them. I will email his wife and she can pass it on! ox

Lydia said...

That is a NICE birthday letter. God bless you on this special day.

Oregon Sue said...

Thank you L!! xoxo