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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bruiser 5 Years Ago ~ Tyrannosaurus Rex ~ NFL Sunday ~ Dennis Richardson ~ Champagne Day

Good 30.5º dark gloomy foggy/cloudy morning.

I posted this 5 years ago on this date:

At one point the rain started coming down really hard and I saw the feral kitty run like mad towards the barn and the opening under one stall to get out of the rain. Then a little later the rain subsided and out came kitty .... on the hunt...
He was one tough little guy to survive out there for almost 5 years! Now he's spoiled and can come in get warm and dry whenever he wants.

This is interesting....
The Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the largest meat eating dinosaurs that ever lived. A TR weighed about 9 tons (18,000 pounds), was between 15 - 20 feet tall, and measured 40 feet in length. He was also one of the largest dinosaurs ever lived and was a fierce carnivore. Scientists believe this predator could eat up to 500 pounds of meat in one bite. The TR lived in forested river valleys in North America during the late Cretaceous period. It became extinct about 65 million years ago in the *Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction.  

Here is the lineup for tomorrow's NFL games....

Historically this date....

1862 – American Civil WarAbraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two.

1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, NJ.

1907 – The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York CityNew York.

1909 – Manhattan Bridge opens.

1960 – The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.
................OMG, I first thought this said "farting" coin!

1983 – The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.

1999 – Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime MinisterVladimir Putin as the acting President.

And births this date include...
1920 – Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)

1930 – Jaime Escalante, American teacher (d. 2010)

1943 – John Denver, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)

1943 – Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor

1947 – Tim Matheson, American actor

1958 – Bebe Neuwirth, American actress

1959 – Val Kilmer, American actor

1965 – Nicholas Sparks, American author

1974 – Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver

Yesterday my friend Dennis Richardson was sworn in as Oregon Secretary of State. That office has been held by a Dem for the last 30 years! YEAH Dennis!!!

Dennis swearing in with his wife Cathy. Dennis was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Southeast LA, Viet Nam veteran, and has 9 children. Great guy!!! And his wife Cathy is a doll!!! 

Later after the excitement of paying bills and vacuuming, dinner was reruns, chair, wine, and TV.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy New Year! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 31st
Hope your New Years Celebration is fun!
National Champagne Day

I have a bottle of it in the fridge, so I may open it later and have some just to celebrate the passing of 2016 and the election results!

Celebrating New Year's Eve was something Jerry and I normally didn't do as we usually worked the Rose Parade and had to be at the command post at 3am! UGH!