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Friday, May 27, 2016

TGIF ~ Boatnik ~ New Flag ~ Flag Retirement ~ Deer ~ Andy Nantz ~ Rice/Farro/Clams ~ Sunscreen

Good 40ยบ sunny morning.

TGIF! The beginning of the Memorial Day weekend and the Grants Pass Boatnik. Parade. Carnival. Big deal in town. Actually it all started yesterday with the carnival in Riverside Park....
Saturday will be the parade and the beginning of the boat races on the Rogue River....

They will continue through Monday....

Breakfast, the last of the meatballs and mac & cheese and asparagus.... with two poached eggs and tomatoes.....

Yesterday I was going to go shopping, but changed my mind. I put up my new flag. NOT an easy task. The pole is telescoping and HEAVY!! Got it up though..
Old flag ...                                                    new flag.....

The old flag will go to the local Rogue Valley Young Marines: Each year Rogue Valley Young Marines spend hours retiring worn & tattered American flags at their headquarters in Merlin. Last year 308 flags were respectfully retired and it’s expected to exceed that figure in 2016.
The public is invited to bring flags to 345 Merlin Road Merlin between 0800 and 1400 On June 4th for disposal. There is plenty of parking and seating to view the ceremony.

In the shade of the barn yesterday were two young deer.....

Today is a SPECIAL birthday... pal and Jerry's former Marine buddy, Andy Nantz. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY!!!!

Andy with his bride, Linda, on a visit up here a few years back.

Historically this date..
1907Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.

1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

2006 – The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58 UTCMay 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

And births this date include....
1837Wild Bill Hickok, American gunfighter (d. 1876)

1909Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)

1911 – Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)

1936Louis Gossett Jr., American actor

Later dinner was a concoction...
I had some rice blends and some farro...

About 2½ cups of those and two cans of clams, one with the juice (the other juice was Bruisers!) and some Weber Roasted Garlic & Herbs (garlic, sea salt, sweet red pepper, herbs & spices: ) If you can't find it at your local market, it's on Amazon...
It is one of my favorites. So good on EVERYTHING! 

So, it all went into the rice cooker with enough added water to cover the top (at least if you laid your hand on top of the rice mixture you'd want enough water to cover your hand.)

Let it cook away... Then some spinach in a dish, with the last of the sweet peppers, drizzled with olive oil and some roasted garlic seasoning... topped with the rice/clam mixture.

All I know. Happy TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 27th
Sunscreen Day

Sun Screen Day educates and brings awareness to the importance of using sunscreen to protect yourself and your children from harmful UV rays from the sun. This day is held on May 27th, just in advance of the summer and vacation season.
Ultraviolet rays from the sun is a serious risk to your health. With the steady depletion of the ozone layer above the earth, more and stronger UV rays get through.
Overexposure to the sun can cause a number of health problems. It can cause skin cancer, and sunspots. It can also result in premature aging of your skin.
Doctors and medical professionals advocate the use of sunscreen, to guard against health problems. They recommend an Skin Protection factor(SPF) of 15 or more. Sunscreens should be used for all outdoor activities, including swimming.
And yes, sun screens should be used on cloudy days. UV rays can penetrate through the clouds.

Now get out and celebrate Sun Screen Day in the sun...with your sun screen protection!