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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Gloom & Rain ~ Stray Dogs ~ Turkey Trot ~ Roquefort Butter Spread ~ Sunset


Good 45ยบ raining morning.

Yesterday was pretty gloomy.... and by afternoon we got a taste of sun. Then it hid behind the clouds and then reappeared again, over and over!

In the morning, when I was feeding Dude his breakfast, I looked out and here were two very young dogs, a white bulldog and a German shepherd coming up my drive. The white dog looked like this...

They came up to the fence by the front yard and Dude needed to go out. They panicked and ran back the way they came. They were soooooooo darling and I am still worried they are ok and got back to their home. I HATE people who don't take care of their animals!!!!!  Then a bit later there was a post on the Rogue River FB page about these two dogs wandering around in town today and yesterday.  Sigh..............

On Thanksgiving Day morning Brian, Jen, Sami, and Tucker participated in the YMCA's Annual Turkey Trot...

Brian.... he won a prize for his costume!

Sami & Jen: (love Sami's turkey hat!)

Tucker, Sami, and their friend Kama (Hawaiian):

On Friday they all took the pumpkins, Jean and Marie too, and went to Wildlife Images to give the pumpkins to the bears, who apparently love them! I am still waiting for pictures!

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

1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visitMaui.
1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended byPresident George Washington and approved by Congress.

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).

1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop on New Cross High StreetUnited Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.

1968 – Vietnam WarUnited States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded theMedal of Honor.

1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address theRepublic of Ireland's parliament.
And births this date include...
1853 – Bat Masterson, American Old West figure (d. 1921)
1895 – William Griffith "Bill" Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)

1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1933 – Robert Goulet, American singer and actor (d. 2007)

1938 – Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor

Sadly his wife took an overdose of pills after leaving him a loving note but said she couldn't go on any longer. Apparently she suffered from horrible migraine headaches.

1939 – Tina Turner, American singer and actress
Here is a good recipe, shared by Tom McNeil (LASD Commander ret and passed away in 2007. He shared this with me in 2001)...  Since a lot of you have leftover turkey and ham, this makes a great spread on the bread you make your sandwiches from...

Roquefort Butter Spread

1/4 pound Roquefort or blue cheese
1/4 pound unsalted butter
1/4 cup white wine or sherry
Cayenne pepper
Allow butter to soften at room temperature. Blend all ingredients with a dash of cayenne. Keep in the butter keeper in the fridge so it stays spreadable.

Also good with crackers, celery, and toasted bagels!

Last night the sunset was interesting! 

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


November 26, 2017 is

National Cake Day

It’s National Cake Day! On this day, we celebrate one of the world’s favorite desserts—cake. The cake we know and love today evolved from early leavened breads, which were sweetened with honey, fruit, and nuts. Did you know that the word “cake” comes from the Old Norse word, “kaka,” meaning a baked flour confection?
Whether you prefer vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, or even the pineapple-upside-down variety, grab a slice of your favorite cake to celebrate this delicious day! Happy National Cake Day!
Hmmmm.... I won't be celebrating this, as I have leftover pie from Thanksgiving still.