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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Weather ~ December ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Our House ~ Rioting Republicans ~ Toys For Tots ~ Fav TV Shows

Good 36º foggy morning.

Yesterday it sprinkled on and off most of the day. Heated up to 49º! The late about 2:30 the sun came out and we had a blistering temperature of 55º!!
Got less than 1/10" of rain.

OMGOSH, it's December! Whoppen????
So fast this year went! (I know.... talkin' like Yoda) 

Throw Back Thursday....
1987 at the Sheriff's Dept Chili Cook Off:

Jerry and his pal Jim Klinger had a chili booth, and since they both worked at the BC Range, they called their chili booth "DERANGED CHILI" ! 
Yesterday I was going to go to Costco, but changed my mind. Not in the mood. So, I hooked up my new speakers for my computer. Then made a birthday card. Then the pest control guy came by and we had a great chat. He formerly lived in Temple City, military family, horse person, and loves shooting! Long discussions!

We bought this house on this date 1997. Didn't move in til spring in 1998. Actually Jerry moved 17 trips of stuff up here and I moved up in August. Here is the tractor he bought back then, his pickup in the background and the house, no fence yet....

This funny little house was built in 1935. A shack! The foundation is so odd, big rocks with trees sitting atop the rocks and the house on top of the trees. Sort of like this:

No building codes back then. At least it's still standing and a lot of improvements have been made.

LOL, so true!!!

Historically this date...
1824 – United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with theTwelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1885 – First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas (United States).

1952 – The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.

1969 – Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.

2001 – Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.

And births this date include....
1913 – Mary Martin, American actor and singer (d. 1990)

1933 – Lou Rawls, American singer (d. 2006)

1935 – Woody Allen, American film director, actor, and comedian

1939 – Lee Trevino, American golfer

1940 – Richard Pryor, American comic and actor (d. 2005)

Raised in a brothel run by his grandmother where his mother was a prostitute beaten by his ne'er-do-well father; a victim of sexual molestation at age six; abandoned by his mother at age ten; a high school drop-out by 14; a father himself by 17... 6 wives, 7 children. Pryor set himself on fire after freebasing cocaine while drinking 151-proof rum. The man was a mess! Heart attack and multiple sclerosis.

1945 – Bette Midler, American actress and singer
Married to Martin Von Haselberg since 1984! Daughter Sophie.

1951 – Treat Williams, American actor

Football tonight:

There is a collection barrel in Brian's office. If you want to donate and don't want to drive to GP, let me know, I can take it for you.
Brian's State Farm office in the shopping center by Albertson's, The Vine, Tacos Locos, McDonalds .... Redwood Hwy and Allen Creek Rd. Just one toy! It will go a long way to making a child happy. Don't wait til the last minute!

Later dinner was some of my awesome chicken noodle soup I took out of the freezer. Chair, wine, TV ... Code Black (with Rob Lowe...good show)
 and Chicago Fire. 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December oneth
National Pie Day

Pastry history:
While the French have the reputation as the great pastry makers, the Egyptians, who were great bread makers, worked out the details of early pastry. There was a savory pastry: a dough of flour and water paste to wrap around meat and soak up the juices as it cooked. Pastry was further developed in the Middle East and brought to Mediterranean Europe by the Muslims in the 7th century. 

Another leap occurred in the 11th century, when Crusaders brought phyllo dough back to Northern Europe (the First Crusade was 1096-1099). Greek and Roman pastry did not progress as far as it could have because both cultures used oil, which can't create a stiff pastry. In medieval Northern Europe, the traditional us of lard and butter instead of oil for cooking hastened the development of other pastry types. Pies developed, and the stiff pie pastry was used to provide a casing for the various fillings. By the 17th century, flaky and puff pastries were in use, developed by French and Italian Renaissance chefs; and pastry began to become highly decorated, with pastry chefs working intricate patterns on the crusts.