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Friday, April 6, 2018

Rain ~ Wyatt Earp ~ Enormous Animals ~ 5 Minute Beef Stirfry ~ Dash ~ Scottish National Tartan Day

Good 50ยบ super cloudy dark morning.
The rain started just after 9am yesterday. I had a phone conversation with Pat Reardon, LASD ret and lives in Idaho, and he said it was raining up there and he'd send it down here. It worked!
Then in the later afternoon it started coming down harder.... we got 1/2" so far. More today.
This is interesting about Wyatt Earp:
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929) was an American Old West gambler, a deputy sheriff in Pima County, and deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, who took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, during which lawmen killed three outlaw cowboys.
Wyatt Earp died at home in the Earps' small rented bugalow at 4004 W 17th Street, in Los Angeles, 
of chronic cystitis on January 13, 1929, at the age of 80. This is the house, the eventually burned down and now a school is in it's place...
Wyatt's wife, Josephine, who was of Jewish heritage, had his body cremated and secretly buried his remains in the Marcus family plot at the Hills of Eternity, a Jewish cemetery in Colma, California. When she died in 1944, her remains were interred alongside his. In 1957, the Tombstone Restoration Commission looked for Wyatt's ashes with the goal of having them moved to Tombstone. They contacted family members seeking permission and the location of his ashes, but no one could tell them where Wyatt was buried, not even his closest living relative, George Earp. Arthur King, a deputy to Earp from 1910 to 1912, finally revealed that Josephine had buried Wyatt's cremated remains in Colma, California, and the Tombstone Commission cancelled its plans to relocate his ashes.

I woke in the middle of the night and the words to the theme song of the TV show Wyatt Earp was ingrained in my brain... "Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp, brave courageous and bold. Long live him fame and long live his glory and long may his story be told." I'm still humming those words!!!

Look at the size of these animals! OMGOSH!!!!

5 Minute Beef Stirfry
You only need five minutes to make this homemade Chinese recipe taste take-out worthy, so grab your wok (or a skillet!) and some fresh ingredients and get ready to impress your whole family. One taste and you'll never order Chinese take-out again!
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 to 8 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless top sirloin, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups warm cooked rice
  1. In a wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat, heat oil until hot. Add ginger, garlic, and beef; cook 2 minutes, or until beef is browned. Add red pepper, snow peas, and onion and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp tender.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Pour into wok and cook until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.

Historically this date............
1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
.... and here I am at the Panathinaaiko Stadium on October 31st 2009....
1970 – Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.

And births this date include...
1890 – Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation engineering pioneer (d. 1939)
............ Look at that fokker go! :o)

1937 – Merle Haggard, American musician (d.2016)

1941 – Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, American drag racer
1947 – John Ratzenberger, American actor
1969 – Paul Rudd, American actor

Yesterday Brian took Dash to work. Here he is all snuggy and napping in Brian's office!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
This is an official national observation.
National Tartan Day honors all the Scottish heritage that flows through this nation. From its earliest beginnings, Americans with Scottish ancestry endeavored for that freedom as much as any American.  It was in their blood.
It was 400 years before they had declared –
“For we fight not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, but for freedom alone which no good man give sup except for his life.”  – from the Declaration of Arbroath

It might be surprising to know that of the 13 governors in the newly established United States; nine were Scots. There are 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Some scholars suggest nearly a third of those signers were of Scottish descent.
Not only can we point to the country’s founding fathers, but of the 43 Presidents who have taken office, 33 have been of Scottish descent.
Those with Tartan blood were and are independent and resourceful. They are prolific inventors and writers. They are talented musicians and artist, experienced leaders and scholars. In the United States today, over 11 million Americans claim Scottish or Scotch-Irish roots. That makes them the 8th largest ethnic group in the United States.
On March 20, 1998, the United States Senate passed Resolution 155 that designated April 6th of each year as National Tartan Day to recognize Scottish Americans and their achievements and contributions to the United States. On March 9, 2005, the House passed Resolution 41 and by Presidential Proclamation, it was signed by President George W. Bush on April 4, 2008.
On this day in 1320, Scot’s signed the Declaration of Arbroath, formally declaring their independence from England.  For more information visit

My Mother's father was John Dunbar from Edinburugh .... family tartan:
There is a Dunbar Castle in Scotland...
My grandmother was Isabel Mills from Glasgow, but I can't find a Mills tartan. 
Jerry's dad, Hardin Maxwell, was of Scottish heritage. Here is the Maxwell crest:
Here is a list of Scottish Clans...