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Friday, March 11, 2016

Approaching Rain ~ Trespasser ~ Hopquila ~ Shelter Dog & Pups ~ Joan Petit-Clair ~ Target Missed ~ Johnny Appleseed

Good 39º cloudy morning. Rain expected some time today. Looks like northern and southern California are on the list for rain today too... and the South with those wild storms..

Yesterday about noon I heard Dude barking and looked out. Here was a long-haired hippy looking guy with two dogs on leashes in my driveway heading towards my gate. I opened the door and said, "Hello!" He looked panicky. He said he was sorry he was on my property and was leaving as fast as he could. Said he was lost! Wanted to know where Earhart Road was. I told him....

Yesterday was housework stuff, Dude to the vets for a mani/pedi. The girls at Dr. Dicky's office are SO NICE. Didn't see the doc, but will in April for Dude's rabies shot and a check up.

I had ordered this "Hopquila" from a new site I found, called The Mouth.  This sounded so interesting. Made like beer only with a tequila taste. Had to try it!!! Arrived yesterday. Interesting bottle... On the front is an open frame...

On the back is this face....

Hold it eye level and the face shows through the frame!

So..... for my evening "cocktail" I tried it.... first sipped plain then on the rocks...
OMG this tastes JUST LIKE TEQUILA! Addicting.

This scared dog sits in the corner of the shelter, but then she sees her puppies again.... The dog was dropped off at the Marin Humane Society in Ca. They soon realized that she had recently given birth. The shelter contacted the former and convinced them to give up the puppies as well! Heart warming reunion.

Today is a special birthday, my "traveling pal" Joan Petit-Clair is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlfriend!!!! Hope you have a SUPER day!
Historically this date......
1945 – World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

1946 – Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.

2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

And births this date include....
1934 – Sam Donaldson, American reporter

1936 – Antonin Scalia, American Supreme Court Justice (d.2016)

1956 – Joey Buttafuoco, American criminal

Later it was reruns for dinner. Cleaning out the fridge! Then chair, wine, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 11th  
Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed traveled west, he planted apple trees along the way, and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.
A Little About the Legend:
John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on September 26, 1774.
He was a nurseryman who started out planting trees in western New York and Pennsylvania.
During the life of John Chapman, the "West" was places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.
John Chapman was a deeply religious person He was known to preach during his travels.
According to legend, Johnny Appleseed led a simple life and wanted little. He rarely accepted money and often donated any money he received.
There is a lot of "legend" in stories written about Johnny Appleseed. By it's definition, over the years, legends grow bigger than life. It also appears that there is some link between Johnny Appleseed and very early Arbor Day celebrations.
Celebrate today with an apple rich menu. Include fresh apples for snacks, and some applesauce or apple pie for dessert. And, make plans to plant an apple tree.