Good 39º cloudy no rain yet morning.
Yesterday the clouds rolled in and stayed. No rain predicted until later today.....
Yesterday I got my Schwans order....
Classic New York Cheesecake
Chicken Pot Pies
Chicken Florentine Skillet
Orange Chicken Skillet Meal
MicroSteam Whole Green Beans
Shrimp Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
Key Lime Pie
Picture of the Day......
Interesting about James Garner ....
^1959 with Jack Kelly, Gary Cooper, and James Garner on the Maverick set.
James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice artist. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western series Maverick and Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files, and played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), Blake Edwards' Victor/Victoria (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, Space Cowboys (2000) with Clint Eastwood, and The Notebook (2004).
Shortly after his father's marriage to Wilma broke up, his father moved to Los Angeles, leaving Garner and his brothers in Norman. After working at several jobs he disliked, Garner joined the United States Merchant Marine at age 16 near the end of World War II. He liked the work and his shipmates, but he suffered from chronic seasickness.
Garner enlisted in the California Army National Guard, serving his first 7 months in California. He then went to Korea for 14 months, as a rifleman in the 5th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He was wounded twice, first in the face and hand by shrapnel from a mortar round, and the second time in the buttocks from friendly fire from U.S. fighter jets as he dived head first into a foxhole. Garner received the Purple Heart in Korea for the first wound. He qualified for a second Purple Heart (eligibility requirement: "As the result of friendly fire while actively engaging the enemy"), but he did not actually receive it until 1983, 32 years after the event.
In the 1970s, Roy Huggins had an idea to remake Maverick, but this time as a modern-day private detective. Huggins worked with co-creator Stephen J. Cannell, and the pair selected Garner to attempt to rekindle the success of Maverick, eventually recycling many of the plots from the original series, according to both Huggins' and Cannell's Archive of American Television interviews. Starting with the 1974 season, Garner appeared as private investigator Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files. He appeared for six seasons, for which he received an Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1977.
In 2000, after an operation to replace both knees, Garner appeared with Clint Eastwood, who had played a villain in the original Maverick series in the episode "Duel at Sundown," as astronauts in the movie Space Cowboys, also featuring Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland.
On November 1, 2011, Simon & Schuster published Garner's autobiography The Garner Files: A Memoir. In addition to recounting his career, the memoir, co-written with nonfiction writer Jon Winokur, detailed the childhood abuses Garner suffered at the hands of his stepmother. It also offered frank, unflattering assessments of some of Garner's co-stars such as Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. In addition to recalling the genesis of most of Garner's hit films and television shows, the book also featured a section where the star provided individual critiques for every one of his acting projects accompanied by a star rating for each. Garner's three-time co-star Julie Andrews wrote the book's foreword. Lauren Bacall, Diahann Carroll, Doris Day, Tom Selleck, and Stephen J. Cannell, and many other Garner associates, friends, and relatives provided their memories of the star in the book's coda.
The "most explosive revelation" in his autobiography was that Garner smoked marijuana for much of his adult life. "I started smoking it in my late teens," Garner wrote.
|½ cup||OLIVO (by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce, divided)|
|¼ cup||KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese (plus 2 Tbsp. divided)|
|1 pound||lean ground beef|
|½ cup||dry bread crumbs|
|¼ cup||onions (finely chopped)|
|1||egg (lightly beaten)|
|½ teaspoon||dried Italian seasoning|
Heat oven to 375º.
Reserve 1/4 cup each pasta sauce and cheese
Mix remaining ingredients until well blended.
Shape meat mixture into a loaf in a 12x8 baking dish.
Top with remaining sauce and cheese.
Bake 40-45 minutes, until done. (160º)
Historically this date...........
1883 – The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.
along with him, his Police Commander, who is the grandfather of Brian's pal Kio. Kio has a wonderful family, most of whom I have met, including his grandfather. Interesting man.
2003 – The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
And births this date include.....
Glad I didn't have to learn how to spell that as a kid!
1878 – Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947)
1901 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo