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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rain ~ Barn ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Geese ~ Woodpecker ~ Turkey  ~ Olga Duran ~ Lee Taylor ~ Chuck Kuehl ~ Brian's Birthday Dinner

Good 27º somewhat cloudy morning.

Yesterday started out dark cloudy and gloomy. Then the sun came out.... for 5 minutes.
Then it got gloomy again and the rain started at 10:30. It did that all day, on and off, and we got all the way up to 52º. By afternoon we were in the 40ºs. The rain was barely a drizzle and we got 2/10". 

I looked out the window and panicked as I thought my barn was on fire!!

Turns out it was my neighbor Gerard who was burning tree trimmings down by my gate, on his property! WHEW!

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Me at age 2 with my 6'6" brother-in-law Joe Mueller:

... and at 3 with my sister Marion Plumbridge:

My geese, not the ones sitting on the barn roof, who are shy....
 came back and were on the ground out in front. I took them some cracked corn and they were happy. The male eats a bit first and then stands back and lets the female eat all she wants.

Mr. Woodpecker was also enjoying some cracked corn in the bird feeder...

Later a turkey figured out how to get cracked corn out of the bird feeder too!

Three special birthdays today...
Pal Olga Duran, wife of the infamous Jimmy (Lt. LASD)...

This picture is another Throw Back Thursday photo... taken here when they visited not long after we moved here. Michael was so young and James is now a Deputy!
In the above photo James on the right and Michael on the left. In this one (at James' wedding) James on the left and Michael on the right!


and...... it's a birthday for Lee "Tiffany" Taylor (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIFFANY! (the nickname Jerry gave him!)

and..... it's a birthday celebration for Chuck Kuehl (son of my pals Patty and Cliff) HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHUCK!

                                 ^with his bride Linda

Historically this date...........
1954 – Canada and the United States agree to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.

1965 – A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.

1989 – Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.

And births this date include...
1907 – Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)

1927 – Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)

1947 – Rusty Hamer, American actor (d. 1990)

1948 – Ron Cey, American baseball player

1951 – Jane Seymour, English actress

1964 – Chris Farley, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)

Yesterday evening I went to Brian and Jen's to celebrate Brian's birthday and have dinner. I took a fav of his, deviled eggs. Jen made super wonderful tender steaks and vegetable fried rice and shrimp. SUPER dinner! 

Sami entertained us playing her violin.... Dash entertained everyone with is energy and love. Tucker helped his mom. 

Nice Birthday celebration Bri!! Thanks Jen!! 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Gumdrop Day

National Gumdrop Day honors the popular, gelatin-based candy.  Gumdrops have been a favorite candy for many decades. Nowadays, the "Gummi" candies which are the same gelatin base, are the most popular gumdrop type of sweet.

On National Gumdrop Day, you know what to do... eat Gumdrops to your heart's content!