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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Throw Back Thursday ~ Julie Moran ~ Generals Who Became President ~ "Cell" Phones ~ Lobster Day

Good 56ยบ cloudy morning. Rain a possibility.

Happy Throw Back Thursday....

Still have my mom's:

The woman on the box is Betty Compson, an actress, born in 1897....

Yesterday's breakfast was some of that rice/clam/veggie mixture and an egg dropped into the center and microwaved. OMGOOOOOD!!!

Today is a special birthday, Julie (aka Whooolie, as Jerry called her!) Moran's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE!!!!

Julie is the manager at our local Ace Hardware, the mother of my hairdresser Leah, and wife of lucky husband Mark (Jackson Co Fire ret.) Here she is with Ace employees L-R Andy Pandy, Tall Paul, Bobby, Big Dan, and Uncle Jimmy. 
And with her Mark:

Historically this date...............

1775 – American Revolutionary WarGeorge Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

1836 – Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.

1846 – The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between theUnited States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

1864 – Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acres (0.81 km2) around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

1896 – The deadliest tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people.

1916 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.

1978 – King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the nameQueen Noor.

2012 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk overNiagara Falls.

And births this date include....
1908 – Sam Giancana, American mobster (d. 1975)

1917 – Lash LaRue, American actor (d. 1996)

1937 – Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Highwaymen) (d. 2002)

1954 – James Belushi, American actor

1958 – Wade Boggs, American baseball player
   .... quite the controversial guy!

1963 – Helen Hunt, American actress

1964 – Courteney Cox, American actress, director, and producer

1970 – Leah Remini, American actress

1973 – Neil Patrick Harris, American actor, singer, and director

Yesterday I went into town to the post office (again!) to mail some letters,  then to Safeway for groceries, and last stop at the gas station for gas for my lawnmower. Home and unload the car. Then I snacked as I put groceries away and had a glass of wine. What a surprise, I was not hungry for dinner~! Dang! Tonight will be different.

Of America's 44 presidents, 12 have been former generals. Being a general is second only to being a lawyer in terms of the most common occupation of those who become president.
Of the 12 generals who became president, 8 were of the Republican persuasion. They were: William H. Harrison (Whig), Zachary Taylor (Whig), Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Regarding Democrats, only three generals were elected to the presidency. They were: Andrew Jackson, Franklin Pierce and Andrew Johnson. The only general to become president without being a member of a particular party was George Washington. He transcended political parties.
Of all the generals to become president, only three — George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower — were professional soldiers who spent their entire lives in the military before becoming president.
Overall, of the 44 men who have been president of U.S., all but 13 have had some sort of military service.

Last night I had a great conversation with high school BFF and my MOH for my wedding to Jerry, Sandy (Todoran) Beck. Good talking to you girlfriend! xoxoox

I was chatting with Kristen and said to her that 42 years ago she was the Flower Girl in my wedding. She said, "And mom, 50 years ago you were pregnant!" OMGOSH! I said the same thing to Brian about being the Ring Bearer in the wedding 42 years ago, and he said,"Mom, I'm not that old!" (LOL!!!)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 15th
National Lobster Day

Today’s Lobster facts:

  1. In Colonial times, servants and slaves were the only people allowed to eat lobsters regularly .
  2. Lobsters aren’t all red. They can be many different colors, including bright blue, white and brilliant gold tones.
  3. Lobsters can be right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous.
  4. Many lobster species can live to be over 100 years old.
  5. Most lobsters travel over 100 miles a year and have migratory patterns