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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween ~ Kristen ~ Your Halloween Costume ~ Isabella Bowler

Good 33º ice on the barn roof morning.


Super special day in our family, my baby girl Kristen is celebrating her 50th Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOTIE!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Some photos through the years....
1968... one year old...

1969 her 2nd birthday prior to her first trick or treating.....

... and with our Lucy

1976 ... first tooth lost...

1979 Kristen with me, Jerry, Brian, and Aaron....


1997 with baby Alex....

2000 with Santa.....

2003 at Brian and Jen's wedding.....

.... and when she went to work for Alhambra PD, as LASD wasn't hiring at the time


... and enjoying a Dodger game....

Oh no! I'm a Sassy Trashcan! OMG, Brian is a Naked Vampire! YIKES. And the birthday girl is an Angry Unicorn!

Today was also Jerry's father's birthday. Hardin Maxwell 1919-1981. RIP sir.

Another special birthday today is my pals Trish and John Bowler's granddaughter Isabella's 5th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY GIRL!

Historically this date...............
1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.

1913 – Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.

1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.

1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards.Riots soon break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.

And births this date include...
1860 – Juliette Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts (d. 1927) (How about that Kristen!!! And you were a GS Leader!)

1912 – Dale Evans, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
... I wanted to be her when I was small!

1922 – Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (d. 2005)
.... "Miss Ellie" !

1927 – Lee Grant, American actress

1936 – Michael Landon, American actor (d. 1991)

1943 – Brian Piccolo, American football player (d. 1970)

1947 – Frank Shorter, American runner

1950 – John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (d. 1994)
He was sure a funny guy. Loved him in Uncle Buck!

1963 – Dermot Mulroney, American actor

Later it was a quiet evening, with no baseball, just my regular favorite shows..........

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Halloween. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

October 31, 2017 is


Today is Halloween! Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, can be traced back to an ancient Celtic pagan festival called “Samhain,” which was celebrated over 2,000 years ago. The Celtic calendar began on November 1, and the Celts believed that as the old year faded and the new year emerged, the boundaries between the living and the dead became unstable. On the night of October 31, the spirits of the deceased could walk the earth and provoke sickness or damage crops. To combat these evil spirits and ward off wandering ghosts, the Celts built huge bonfires, left bowls of food outside their homes, and wore costumes and masks.
Although there are still plenty of ghosts and ghouls, Halloween has evolved into a secular, family-friendly event. One quarter of all the candy sold in the United States is purchased for Halloween, and over 40 million children trick-or-treat in their neighborhood each year.

Monday, October 30, 2017

10-30 Dude ~ Woodpeckers ~ 50 Years Ago ~ Taco Ravioli Casserole ~ Clouds & Moon ~ World Series ~ Dude's Couch ~ Kristen/Jack's Band ~ Candy Corn Day

Good 48º cloudy morning.

Yesterday was over the top exciting... some vacuuming, dusting, sorting out and tossing old clothes, and a trip to the road with the trash and recyclables. Zowie!

10-30 police code... "Transmission does not conform to regulations"..... or just does not conform to regulations~
LOL, that is the nickname Jerry gave to his pal/radio car partner Steve Voors .... 10-30 Dude!

This video was shared by email pal Mike Cippola. I had mentioned that the woodpeckers are pecking on the wood up by my rain gutters so, he sent this to me...

..... and if you listen carefully, the voice of the narrator sounds like Tom Selleck!

I have discovered one thing, my bird feeders have been empty for a couple days and since I filled them up again with cracked corn, the woodpeckers have not pecked on the house! Hmmmmm..........
Think they were trying to tell me something!

Fifty years ago today (ugh.... has it really been that long????) I had a 'routine' doc appointment because I was pregnant. The doc said my baby was breech and a few other complications and I needed to have a caesarian delivery and to meet him at the hospital the next morning at 6am. WHAT??? TOMORAROW IS HALLOWEEN!!! sir,
I'll be there.

Historically this date.............
1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

1965 – Vietnam War: Just miles from Da NangUnited States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. Among the dead, a sketch of Marine positions is found on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.

1985 – Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.

And births this date include...

1893 – Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (d. 1972)
Charles in his youth and at 79 years old.

1945 – Henry Winkler, American actor
1946 – Robert L. Gibson, American astronaut

1951 – Harry Hamlin, American actor

Here's a super easy recipe.....

1½ pounds lean ground beef
Taco Seasoning packet, plus water to prepare
40 oz can meat ravioli
8 oz shredded Cheddar cheese
Optional: sliced black olives, drained
Lettuce, tomato, sour cream, taco sauce and other favorite toppings.
I have read all the comments re canned ravioli and everyone who tried this recipe said its really good. Give it a try.................. If not, mix a tomato sauce into your favorite ravioli (refrigerated or frozen but thawed) and use that.

1. Prepare ground beef with taco seasoning per packet instructions and set aside.
2. Pour ravioli into bottom of your slow cooker
3. Top with taco meat, then cheese, and olives
4. Cook on low for 2 - 3 hours
5. Serve over lettuce and top with your favorite topping.

By the way, my pal Karen made the cake I posted yesterday, the One Bowl Apple Cake and said it was good, but she thought it should have more spices..... probably some nutmeg or even pumpkin spice would be good. I'm gonna try it and let you know, too. 

It was a beautiful day yesterday, but stayed cool. I think we hit 70º. Then it got windy and clouds came in late afternoon.....
And the moon was visible....

Later it was Dodger time..... OMGOSH! Nice that both President Bushes were there....

What a crazy game! I have never seen any World Series games as crazy nail biting as these past 5! The Astros ended up winning by 1.

World SeriesAstros lead series 3-2
Game 5 of 7 · Minute Maid Park, Houston
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Dodgers 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 3 0 12 14 1
Astros 0 0 4 3 0 4 1 0 1 13 14 1
The next game, game 6, will be on tomorrow, Halloween, at Dodger Stadium. GO DODGERS!

I put the cushions back up on Dude's couch so he could get up there and he's such a happy camper to have his couch back to normal instead of the cushions on the floor!
He got up there after dinner and never moved!

Kristen is doing better. Up and moving around. Hopefully she will get to come home today, as tomorrow is her birthday!
She missed Jack's Pasadena City College Honor Band concert on Saturday, which was sad. They are gearing up for the Rose Parade. But Jack said all his fellow band members from his high school band showed up to see the concert and show their support!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

October 30, 2017 is

National Candy Corn Day

It’s National Candy Corn Day! Did you know that candy corn has been around for more than 100 years and has never changed its look, taste, or design?
George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company created candy corn in the 1880s. It was made to mimic a kernel of corn and became instantly popular because of its innovative design. It was one of the first candies to feature three different colors!
Today, candy corn is a favorite American treat to enjoy during the Halloween season. The National Confectioners Association estimates that 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold annually. Grab a handful to celebrate National Candy Corn Day!