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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Rain/Snow ~ Bruiser ~ Bernie's Journey ~ Steak/Potato/TV ~ Blonde Brownies


Good 36º drizzling morning. Since this storm started on the 18th we've gotten 2½ inches. Yesterday we actually got 5 minutes of sun!

This is what it's looked like most of the time....


And this morning the snow is gone from down here and there is snow on top of my mountain!!!



My pal in La Crescenta said Friday they got 2¼" of rain down there. Wow!!!!

It seemed to pour here all day. Even Bruiser was tired of staying in, so looked like he took a walk down to neighbors Frank and Cindy's. He came back SOAKED!!! Then it was time just to "watch" the rain...





Friend Bernie Kammer (LASD ret) wrote a fascinating story of his journey from being born in Germany in 1943, escaping the war zone and becoming a refugee to retiring from our department. Just an amazing story, and if you are interested in reading it, let me know. I sent it to my pal Erika who was born in Germany in 1940 and came to the USA in 1953.

Historically this date....
1947 – KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.


1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.


1973 – The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.


2002 – Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.




And births this date include...
1932 – Piper Laurie, American actress

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1934 – Bill Bixby, American actor (d. 1993)

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1934 – Graham Kerr, British-born chef



1937 – Joseph Wambaugh, American author

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1959 – Linda Blair, American actress

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1965 – Diane Lane, American actress
.... of course one of my favorite movies stars her... Under The Tuscan Sun
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Dinner was a filet cooked in the Air Fryer and a stuffed baked potato and avocado...

Then it was chair, wine, and TV. Some of my fav shows... Rookie Blue and Blue Bloods. Today is football!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Football Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 22nd
Blonde Brownie Day

Blonde Brownie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and eat blonde brownies.
What's a blonde brownie, you ask? Well, as their name implies, traditional brownies are a dark brown. To make blonde brownies, light brown sugar is used in the recipe in place of dark brown chocolate.
On Blonde Brownie Day, its your right and responsibility to bake blonde brownies, and to eat them. If you don't have time to bake today, buy some and eat a few extra blonde brownies.

Note: The use of nuts and frosting on your brownies is optional.

2 comments:

Lydia said...

Good rainy day to you. Our power outage is over. With this weather, not counting on having lights all day long without interruption... Gerry is checking the drainage.

Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun) is one of my favorite writers. Diane Lane- such classic beauty. It is admirable to age so gracefully as she.

I would love to read Bernie's story.

We live in an amazing country. (With amazing pets, of course.)

Oregon Sue said...

Glad your power is back L!! I will send you the story. xo