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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Throw Back Thursday ~ Mike The Fixer ~ Sleepy Dude & Bruiser ~ Dee Yellin ~ Conrad & Laura ~ Limerick Day

Good 47º clear sunny morning. Hit 87º yesterday!
Happy Throw Back Thursday....
Do you know what this is?

This is a flour sifter. It was my Mom's. Still works GREAT!
It's a vintage 1940's or 1950's. The company, Bromwells, patented the sifter in 1819! They are still making them, but a little pricey now!
This is certainly an interesting website! Full of information and history of the founder Jacob Bromwell.

Yesterday Mike got here and fixed the rain gutters on both sides of the barn. I told him he'd get 'hazard pay' for that!

While he did that I mowed the front and back lawns. Dude and Bruiser, not happy with the heat, were laying in the shade...

I also pulled weeds, with Bruiser's help! Then took a break and sat on the porch with a cold wine... and turned the sprinkler on the front yard.

Dude and Bruiser took a break too....

Mike did weed-eating along the creek and around obstacles that gave a clear view to Dave when he comes up here to brush-hog the pastures.
Two special celebrations today... my pal Dee Yellin is celebrating her birthday  .... HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEE!

And former neighbor Laura (Vincent) and her hubby Conrad are celebrating their anniversary. HAPPY 26th ANNIVERSARY kids! 
They raise and show Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers.

Historically this date......
1932 – Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.
.....such heartbreak!

1935 – Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.

1942 – Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.

2002 – Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution., that accomplished a lot!

2003 – Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.
..yep, another bunch of Democrats makin' history!

2008 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of workplace and arrests nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.
...........duh. But that's ok, give them Social Security!

And births this date include.....
1820 – Florence Nightingale, British nurse (d. 1910)

1907 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)


1925 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player (d.2015)


1928 – Burt Bacharach, American composer ??


1936 – Tom Snyder, American television personality (d. 2007)


1937 – George Carlin, American comedian (d. 2008)


1950 – Bruce Boxleitner, American actor
Later it was chair, wine, TV (Chicago Med and others).
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 12th
Limerick Day

Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of Writer Edward Lear (1812-1888).  It also, of course, celebrates Limerick poems. Limericks were popularized by Lear in 1846 in his Book of Nonsense".
This day is a time to enjoy and get your fill of Limerick poems. We are so glad that it came along to brighten up our lives. Celebrate Limerick Day in style by writing a Limerick or two of your own. Or, sit down and read a few humorous Limericks. They are guaranteed to make you smile.
A Limerick is a humorous verse or poem. It is five lines longs. It's name come from the city of Limerick, Ireland. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line rhyme.  The third and fourth lines rhyme.
Did you know? Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland.
Ok, here's my contributions:
If you've been given a nickname, that's just ducky. 
Some of them can be quite plucky.
My nickname is Bobo,
Glad it wasn't Bozo!
And if you go to the Derby, you want to be named Lucky!
My Darling called me Dew.
I guess it was a version of Sue.
After a trip through Milpitas, *
He started calling me Millpudas!
It could have been worse, PHEW!
*California city in Santa Clara county.
If you have been lucky to have great love,
Someone that fits you like a glove.
You've been given a gift Heaven sent
Nothing can match such a Blessed event.
Be thankful for what was sent from above!