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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spy Turkey ~ Jim Forbus & Honor Flight ~ Spotted Dog and Spotted Dick ~ Sporting Goods Sign ~ Two Dogs ~ Jennifer/Nancy/Karen/Me @ Taprock ~ Caveman Bridge

Good 49º cloudy drizzly morning.

Yesterday I was in my bathroom and look who was on the fence watching me....

Recently the Nevada Legislature paid tribute to the Veterans groups in their state. My "son", Jim Forbus, former LASD, and retired from Washoe Co Sheriff's Dept and his bride Dawn work tirelessly for the Honor Flight. That is Jim second from left..

There is a recipe called Spotted Dog, an Irish Soda Bread with raisins. There is also a British Pudding with a kinda similar name... Spotted Dick. Really!

Pal Edda and I were chatting about that on the phone and I recalled we have a store up here called Dick's Sporting Goods. Well I saw this sign and cracked up...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh............. And that brings me to Jerry's nickname, along a similar line....
Here is his retirement poster...

You who worked with Jerry probably already know this.. Jerry was part Cherokee.... And there is a story about an American Indian boy who asked his father, "How did we get our names?" The father said, "Well, when a child is born, the father goes into the teepee, picks up the child and goes outside and the first thing he sees becomes the child's name... like your sister Fleeting Deer and your brother Running Bear. Why do you ask Two Dogs F-cking?"
Jerry's name tag at the BC Range said "Two Dogs".... and now you know the rest of the story!

Historically this date.............
1968 – Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

1990 – In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.

How sad the case has not been solved nor the art recovered!

2002 – U.S. invasion of AfghanistanOperation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.

And births this date include....
1837 – Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)

1858 – Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (d. 1913)
.. Thanks to him we have those horribly noisy smelly trucks that most men love!

1886 – Edward Everett Horton, American actor (d. 1970)
.... Do you think he ever heard a Who?

1926 – Peter Graves, American actor (d. 2010)

My sister, Marion, knew Peter. He had a house at Tahoe and her real estate office rented it out for him. He told Marion lots of Hollywood stories, especially ones about Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, with whom Peter socialized. The stories were always whoppers!

1938 – Charley Pride, American musician
.... love his voice!
Here are two of my favorite Charlie Pride songs:

1970 – Queen Latifah, American singer and actress

Yesterday I met Jennifer, Nancy, and Karen, at Taprock for lunch and to celebrate Nancy's birthday.

Chase, mgr, posed for me...

Jennifer and Nancy shared a crab salad ....

Karen had a bowl of soup and I had a chicken wrap...

We had green wine!

Out on Caveman Bridge the pigeons were grouping...

The bridge is scheduled for repairs and a good pressure washing. Will look so much better. The bridge built in 1931 as the gateway to the Redwood Empire of southwest Oregon and northern California.  
Jennifer brought me a gift....

Then later it was the other half of my lunch and more green wine, chair, news,Chicago Med and Blue Bloods.

There is a show called Cheaters.... pretty disgusting and crazy as these "detectives" follow unfaithful people at the wishes of the one being cheated on and get video footage. Violent in some cases. Do not like it!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 18th
National Corn Dog Day

Fans of basketball, corndogs and tater tots are eagerly counting the days to March 18, the 25th annual celebration of basketball and meat-on-a-stick known as National Corndog Day.
With the 2017 holiday just two weeks away, Corndog fans are eagerly visiting the National Corndog Day website( to download free party packs, get Foster Farms coupons, register their local parties, and order corndog swag such as commemorative t-shirts and posters.
Held on the first Saturday of the men's college basketball tournament, National Corndog Day was established in 1992 by two college students in Corvallis, Ore. Since its founding, National Corndog Day has grown to include thousands upon thousands of loyal, some might say rabid, fans across the United States and around the globe.
"National Corndog Day was founded on a simple premise: Watch basketball from morning 'til night, eat corndogs and tater tots with friends and have fun," said Jeff Bernius, who joined the corndog movement in 2000. "When National Corndog Day was created, no one thought it would become so popular. But we should have known. After all, who doesn't enjoy indulging in the ultimate comfort food, watching hours upon hours of basketball and enjoying time with friends and family."
Dedicated National Corndog Day fans set their sights on achieving the infamous NCD Triple Double -- consuming 10 Foster Farms corndogs, 99 tater tots and 10 cans or bottles of their favorite beverage while watching the day's games. The National Corndog Day website offers afree downloadable score sheet to help fans track their progress toward the lofty goal.
About National Corndog Day
Founded by Brady Sahnow and Henry Otley in 1992, National Corndog Day is the ultimate celebration of basketball, corndogs and tater tots. National Corndog Day LLC is the corporate entity governing National Corndog Day, and is dedicated to continually making the holiday better and more enjoyable for its legions of dedicated fans.