Good 35º cloudy foggy morning....
A few drops of rain came down yesterday but not enough to measure.
Today is a special day. It was my darling's birthday. Jerry Wayne Maxwell 12-2-1940 - 2-12-2007. It always blows me away when I think about it... born on 12-2 and died on 2-12. He is loved and missed every single day.
Born in Dallas Texas, grew up in Redwood City Ca., joined the Marines during Viet Nam and was a tanker, traded in his tan and green USMC uniform for a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department tan and green deputy uniform for 30 years.
Picture of the Day.....LOL
(Shared by my friend Sugar Bear)
Interesting about Clark Gable...
In 1942 Clark Gable joined the U.S. Army Air Forces. His wife Carole Lombard had suggested that Gable enlist as part of the war effort, but MGM was reluctant to let him go, and he resisted the suggestion. Gable made a public statement after Lombard's death that prompted the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces Henry H. "Hap" Arnold to offer Gable a "special assignment" in aerial gunnery.
Gable spent most of 1943 in England at RAF Polebrook with the 351st Bomb Group. Gable flew five combat missions, including one to Germany, as an observer-gunner in B-17 Flying Fortresses between May 4 and September 23, 1943, earning the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his efforts. During one of the missions, Gable's aircraft was damaged by flak and attacked by fighters, which knocked out one of the engines and shot up the stabilizer. In the raid on Germany, one crewman was killed and two others were wounded, and flak went through Gable's boot and narrowly missed his head.
In May 1944, Gable was promoted to major. He hoped for another combat assignment, but when the invasion of Normandy came and went in June without any further orders, Gable was relieved from active duty as a major on June 12, 1944, at his request, since he was over-age for combat. His discharge papers were signed by Captain (later U.S. President) Ronald Reagan.
More about Gable....
If you live or lived in Southern California, then you know about The Clearman's Northwoods Inn (a favorite restaurant of Jerry's and mine!) and their SUPER good Cheese Bread Spread.
This can be made ahead and refrigerated until you crave a recipe of gooey broiled cheese bread. This recipe was shared by the restaurant.
1 pound cheddar cheese, grated
3 oz Romano cheese, grated
1/2 pound butter
1 t. paprika
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
4 drops Tabasco sauce
12 slices French bread or sourdough bread
Soften butter to room temperature and mix all ingredients except cheese. When well mixed, fold in the cheeses.
Spread evenly over breads slices and broil until bubbly. Watch carefully! Cheese does not melt completely. Mixture will be golden brown in about 1 minute.
Here is their site....
Today is also another special birthday, friend Georgia Sue Mattern is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GS!! xo
Historically this date.....
1927 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile
1980 – Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, andDorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador.
And births this date include..
1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
1924 – Alexander Haig, American Soldier & Civil servant, 7th Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 5th White House Chief of Staff and 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)
1981 – Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer
1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player
born in Chico Ca!
Later, as usual, it was chair, wine,
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
My mutt.... Dude....
a cross between a Rottweiler and a Labrador. Such a love!!!!!!