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Friday, December 9, 2016

Rain ~ 3 Years Ago Today ~ Geese & Turkeys ~ Honoring Viet Nam POWs ~ Bacon Corn Dip ~ Thursday's NFL Game

Good 44º drizzly morning. Warmed to 46º yesterday and with the on and off drizzle we got another 1/4".

Three years ago today it was 2º and a pipe broke under the porch. Snow everywhere and took 6 days for the pipes to thaw until I had running water. What a pain!

Yesterday I heard a flock of geese outside. There were  10 to begin with and then 5 more joined them. I put some cracked corn out for them to enjoy. Then they just wanted to hang out, but the turkeys had other ideas and chased them, finally the geese had enough and left......

I received this from Rod Johnson (LASD ret) and it's something I had not seen before. Viet Nam POW's being honored in 1973 and again in 2013. Emotional!

Ok, here's something good!
Super Easy Crock Pot Bacon Corn Dip

8 oz cream cheese, softened
15¼ oz can of corn, drained
¼ cup butter, melted
½ - 1 (4½ oz) can chopped green chilies, depending on taste
3 pieces crumbled bacon, for garnish
tortilla chips (Fritos Scoops for me!!!)
1. Combine all ingredients, except bacon and chips!, in slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes, stir until smooth.
3. Reduce setting to low (or warm) to keep warm
4. Before serving garnish with crumbled bacon
5. The longer it cooks, the spicier it will get.
6. Serve hot with chips
Historically this date....
1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.

2008 – The Governor of IllinoisRod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency.
.... at least he's still in jail, for a while longer!

And births this date include....
(Just fyi, too many pictures to post. If you want to see a photo of them and/or read about them, click on their name, it's the link)
1897 – Hermione Gingold, English actress (d. 1987)
1898 – Emmett Kelly, American circus clown (d. 1979)
1909 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (d. 2000)
1911 – Broderick Crawford, American actor (d. 1986)
1911 – Lee J. Cobb, American actor (d. 1976)
1916 – Kirk Douglas, American actor
still alive at 96. Interesting read about his heritage and his life.
1922 – Redd Foxx, American comedian (d. 1991)
1925 – Dina Merrill, American actress
1928 – Dick Van Patten, American actor (d.2015)
1929 – John Cassavetes, American actor and director (d. 1989)
1934 – Dame Judi Dench, English actress
1941 – Beau Bridges, American actor
1942 – Dick Butkus, American football player
.... Ha ha ha... "Dick Butt Kiss" !!!
1953 – John Malkovich, American actor
1957 – Donny Osmond, American singer and actor
1962 – Felicity Huffman, American actress

Later dinner was soup. Then chair, wine, and TV (Code Black).

Last night's NFL game:

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 9th
Christmas Card Day

(Probably the last Christmas card I made and sent.)
Christmas Card Day, honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843.

Just a few decades ago, sending Christmas cards through the mail was a holiday "must". Sending cards through the mail continues to be very popular. The cost and time for writing and sending cards has caused many people to stop sending them. Free Ecards have surged in popularity. Animated Christmas and seasonal Ecards have made sending and receiving them a lot of fun.