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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rain ~ Peace Officers Memorial ~ Mike/Burn Pile/Dude ~ Mexican Street Corn Soup ~ Pack Rat Day

Good 39º cloudy morning.

The rain yesterday was on and off, hard at times. We got 4/10". Now "they say" for the next 8+ days we will have sunshine and heat.

Looked like this most all day:

In case you hadn't seen this...Thank you Mr. President!!!
The White House was glowing blue on Monday night in honor of law enforcement officers — something many Americans have been wanting to see for years.

President Donald Trump put on the public pro-police display for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Roughly one year ago, President Barack Obama faced intense scrutiny for declining to turn the White House blue following the Dallas police shooting, even after a request from the head of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

Tweeted by Melania Trump:
& I are honored to light blue tonight, in honor . Thank u to law enforcement for your service!

Yesterday Mike came over and worked on the burn pile.... and Dude stayed close ...

It's great when you have to do a "fire" thing and your help is a retired firefighter!!!

Historically this date...

1974 – Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.

1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largestmercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.

1995  Shawn Nelson steals a tank from a military installation and goes on a rampage in San Diego resulting in a 25 minute police chase. Nelson is killed by an officer after the tank got stuck on a concrete barrier and tried to break free.
2004 – The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.

2006 – The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.

2007 – Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.

2013 – Two Metro-North commuter trains collide near Bridgeport, Connecticut injuring at least 72 people.

And births this date include...
1911 – Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)'sullivan%20-%20CopyMA29001760-0006.jpg

1936 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)

1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer

1956 – Bob Saget, American actor

1962 – Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor and comedian
                                            (nice hair..... not)

This recipe by Kevin caught my attention. I LOVE mayonnaise on my corn on the cob and thought I was the only one, but apparently it is something that street vendors in Mexico like also! Here's Kevin's recipe for Mexican Street Corn Soup:

This sounds heavenly..... and no, if you can't handle jalapeño, you don't need to put them in.

Later dinner was a rerun (Asian chicken wrap). Wine, chair, and TV.

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

(I totally disagree with this!)
Today is Pack Rat Day. C'mon, admit it... .. you're a Pack Rat like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you're in good company. You might as well come out of hiding  behind those piles of valuable "stuff", and celebrate this fun day.
Its really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. 'Ya just never know. Making the decision to discard something of even remotely questionable value, is difficult, if not impossible to do. We understand you perfectly. Why? Because most of us are pack rats.
In keeping with the intent of Pack Rat Day, here are some Do's and Don't's:
Don't clean your room, basement, garage or any other area today.
Don't discard anything today...It may be valuable.
Don't even empty the trash today. You might have accidentally thrown out something useful.
Do keep an eye out for useful stuff being discarded by others.
Do go to garage and rummage sales. They can be pack rat gold mines.
Do look around your belongings and be thankful for what you have.

Do spend time thinking of uses for your things. Justification for saving is satisfying.