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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Congressman Walden ~ Picture of the Day ~ Smoke 2017 & 2016 ~ Fires ~ Water Drinkin' Bruiser ~ VJ Day ~ International Bacon Day

   
 
Good 57º smokey morning.

We warmed up more yesterday. Topped at 104º.


Well, today is the 37th anniversary of my 35th birthday. Plans for today? Don't know what they are. Brian won't tell me!


I received this birthday letter from our US Congressman Greg Walden...



Greg is a great guy and he works hard to help our veterans!



Picture of the day............ oh so adorable!!



The smoke was again horrible.
Looking back at 2016 we also were inundated with smoke from fires then also... 
Here is the map of the fires in our area...



So, I keep a glass of water for me on my desk and a glass of water for Bruiser on my desk too, as he likes to drink mine! Well, having his own doesn't stop him from drinking mine!

So then he gets comfy and lays down and then drinks from his...



Historically this date...


1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.


1945 – World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender ofJapan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.


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My Mother's birthday was the day the war ended, August 15th, and mine is the day the treaty was signed, VJ Day. Also, my son Brian was a Marine assigned to the Missouri in the Gulf War and prior to their departure from Los Angeles I was given a full ship tour by Brian.


1998 – Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.




 


And births this date include....
1838 – Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Queen of Hawaii (d. 1917)
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1919 – Marge Champion, American actress
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I took ballet lessons from her father, Ernest Belcher.


1948 – Terry Bradshaw, American football player
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1948 – Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)
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1951 – Mark Harmon, American actor
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1964 – Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor
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1966 – Salma Hayek, Mexican actress
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Later it was chair, wine, and TV... a few episodes of NYPD Blue and the news. My heart breaks for all the people in Texas and the loss of 20,000 homes.



All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 2nd
VJ Day
and
International Bacon Day : the Saturday before Labor Day
(LOL, I have a box of these!)


Bacon Day and International Bacon Day celebrates crispy strips of salted pork...Bacon! This is a day to thoroughly enjoy bacon at every meal. Snack time, too. It is recommend that you enjoy bacon today in social gatherings. So, go ahead, and have a bacon party!!
Suggested Bacon Menu for this Day:
 Start the day with bacon and eggs. Go ahead, take a couple extra strips.
For lunch, its definitely a BLT or Turkey Club with Bacon sandwich. And, don't forget a cup of potato and bacon soup.
Dinner can be a wide range of entrees, from a bacon cheeseburger to a bacon wrapped steak or bacon wrapped  scallops. Your salad should be topped with bacon bits, as well as your loaded baked potato.
For snack, it's cheesey bacon
It appears that Bacon Day in December and International Bacon Day evolved separately.

Today's Motto: Everything tastes better with bacon!