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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Clouds ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Sugar Bear's Taprock Birthday Party ~ New Lens ~ Congressman Greg Walden ~ Cream Filled Donut Day

Good 52º cloudy morning. Cloudy but unlikely rain.

Clouds yesterday... and the air was clear. Nice!  We topped at 93º.

Happy Throw Back Thursday.....
1989, Brian and I took a trip to Tahoe to see my sister. This was just prior to his enlistment in the Marine Corps. We were driving along listening to the World Series between the Oakland As and the SF Giants and the radio went dead! It was the Loma Prieta earthquake.
That World Series was also called the "Earthquake Series".
Got to my sister's and she was jumping around on the porch saying, "We had an earthquake! We had an earthquake!"  My sister Marion and Brian:

Her son Andy was at the stadium and said the upper levels started swinging back and forth. Very scary!!!

Yesterday I went into GP to Taprock to have lunch with Karen "Sugar Bear" Baertschiger and her pals from the school district. She worked there and some of the women had been teachers or volunteers or school secretaries. All super nice and fun. We were celebrating Karen's belated, September 4th, birthday.

I had a bacon/avocado sandwich and cottage cheese....

.... and I think most of use had chardonnay!

Then to the optometrist's to get the news lenses for my glasses. One pair didn't come in, next week, but the ones for my regular glasses did. OMGOSH, what a difference. So much more clear!!! Yes!!!

Historically this date...
1901 – President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.

1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across theAtlantic Ocean.

1987 – The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, hitting 10 of them.

1994 – The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

And births this date include....
1914 – Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)

1944 – Joey Heatherton, American actress and singer!

1947 – Sam Neill, New Zealand actor

1983 – Amy Winehouse, English singer (d. 2011)

She was a pathetic drugged out mess!

Also yesterday our US Congressman Greg Walden and Senator Steve Daines, senator from Montana, and some others had a press conference in regards to the US Dept of Forestry's miss-management of Federal lands in our state and other states.  At his office's request I sent him some of the photos I took of the smoke here in the Rogue Valley. He had them enlarged and used them at the press conference...

To the right of the podium are my photos, the second and third ones... I feel very honored.
This was Walden's post: "Just wrapped up a press conference with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke, Senator Steve Daines, and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to call for action on forest management reform. We're united in this effort to help prevent catastrophic fires form raging across Oregon and throughout the West."

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Throw Back Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 14th
Cream Filled Donut Day