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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Clouds ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Lunch With Friends ~ Liz's Lexi ~ Photo Program ~ Travelin' Steve ~ Mo Clouds! ~ First Phone Operator


Good 60º cloudy morning. Yesterday we topped at 88º again. Nice and cool and breezy in the evening. We did have some pretty clouds.... 9am:

Happy Throw Back Thursday....
Bruce Baumgardner and I at the Senior Prom 1963:

Yesterday was the Law Enforcement/Fire luncheon at the Grants Pass Golf Club. I met up with former LA Co Fire Captain Joe Bloom and pal Jennifer and her Mike Hannon, former Jackson Co fireman and Rogue River Fire Chief.

Mike   Jennifer    me             Julie                 Joe
Both Julie and Joe former LA area residents and Joe grew up in ELA!
We all had a great time. Buffet of salad (with beets, artichoke hearts, olives), chicken, meatloaf, rice, potatoes, gravy, and a chocolatey dessert...

Today is a special birthday, my pal Liz Duncan's (LASD Sgt) daughter Alexis is celebrating her last year as a teenager! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEXI!!!

Historically this date...
1914 – The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in theCincinnati Zoo.
.... interesting read, click on "passenger pigeon".

...........My God! That sounds like Obamacare~!

1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturnwhen it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).

And births this date include...
1920 – Richard Farnsworth, American actor (d. 2000)
1922 – Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)

1928 – George Maharis, American actor
    .... Sandy, weren't you madly in love with him way back when!
1933 – Conway Twitty, American singer (d. 1993)
1939 – Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedian

1946 – Barry Gibb, English singer (Bee Gees)

1950 – Phil McGraw, American talk show host

1961 – Christopher Ferguson, American astronaut
I just got a new photo program for my computer. So, I've been experimenting....

Amazing what you can do to a photo. Will have to spend some time sitting here and playing with this program. Fun!

I posted a photo of Steve Geon yesterday in Estonia and  he sent me these from St. Petersburg Russia....

Later we got more interesting clouds in the evening... 7pm:

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 1st
Emma M. Nutt Day celebrates the first woman telephone operator in America.

Emma was hired by Alexander Graham Bell. She is the second from the left:

Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job, and worked at it for 33 years.
This special day celebrates the world of telephone operators. It was a very important job for many decades. Today, the position has been eliminated being replaced by automation in telephone systems. Can you imagine what Emma would think about today's cell phone world!? 

A little side note about Emma: According to Emma, she was "very thankful that my first name was not Imma".