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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rain ~ California Flooding ~ Bald Eagles ~ Sun ~ Dude ~ Turkey ~ Chocolate Mint Day

Good 39º raining raining raining (what else!) morning! We did get sun yesterday after the clouds left. Nice.

Been watching the flooding in California. It's everywhere! The roads looks like rivers.  San Francisco:

Then there is So Cal.... there is 5 Fwy, 110 Fwy, and Long Beach Fwy:

This is a cute Bald Eagle video... (shared by two of my friends, Ike and Dale)
A fisherman in Alaska gives some Bald Eagles fresh fish and they have a feeding frenzy!  

Historically this date...
1807 – In Alabama, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.

1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.

1942 – World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.

1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.

1976 – Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417

And births this date include....
1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)

1955 – Jeff Daniels, American actor

1967 – Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor

Later dinner was reruns.... chair, wine (of course!), Chicago Med, Rookie Blue, and Blue Bloods, and nice phone chats with friends.

Because the sun was out yesterday I took the golf cart with trash to the road and Dude got to run. Happy Dog. Then we came back and he enjoyed his sunny porch!

Also, one of the turkeys was up on the gate and looking at me in the house!

All  I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 19th

February 19, 2017 is

Chocolate Mint Day

It’s Chocolate Mint Day! Most people agree that mint and chocolate were made for each other. A burst of refreshing peppermint, spearmint, or crème de menthe combined with the smooth, rich taste of chocolate is a truly unique pairing.
Some of the most famous chocolate mint inventions include: mint chocolate cake, Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, grasshopper martinis, Andes after-dinner mints, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Chocolate mint is also a type of herb. It is part of the spearmint family and has edible leaves that taste like chocolate and mint!
To celebrate Chocolate Mint Day, snack on a piece of your favorite chocolate mint candy, enjoy a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, or drop a candy cane in a steaming cup of hot cocoa!
One of my favorites is chocolate mint ice cream at Fosselman's in Alhambra!!!


Lydia said...

Good morning. Glad you got a bit of sunshine.

The 110 Freeway flooding- the area has pumps. Unfortunately- if the power goes out (it did) you need back-up to keep things running.

I-15 Southbound is a mess. Two lanes collapsed.

The garden has mint- maybe muddle some with some chocolate liqueur in coffee. If I don't have to drive. My sister is stable for the moment. But for how many moments and how her illness will resolve is not guaranteed.

Anonymous said...

One of my friends here in DB is Japanese descent. She and Edda went to school together from kindergarten on.She is one of the nicest and most polite and gracious people I have ever met. She is one of our "Curves Ladies".
She and her family were relocated to an internment camp in Arkansas where they lived for years. Thankfully they got their property back when they came back home to Montebello. Many didn't and lost everything. Can you just IMAGINE if DJT did anything like that now?

The lefties have a sh** fit and step in it over very simple and common sense moves by our president. The rioters are all bought and paid for!

As I type this, it's raining again and rained during the night too. Whomever designed our freeways didn't plan on this much rain. Idiots!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

L, the mint and chocolate liquor in coffee sounds wonderful!!! Glad you sister is stable. My sister is going through Hell right now too. Prayers for both. xo

Oregon Sue said...

T, I agree, some of the super nicest people I have ever known are Japanese. They left their country for the USA and got in trouble at nothing of their doing. Sad. No, the storm drain system there is sucky!! xo