Total Pageviews

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Fog ~ Sun ~ Dude ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Johnny Carson Gives Away Millions ~ Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ~ Herm & Karen Baertschiger ~ Leslie & Margaret Laney ~ Cindy Mize ~ National Backward Day

Good 33º SUPER foggy ice on the barn roof morning.

Downtown Grants Pass....

And down on I-5.....

Of course we've started off foggy... every morning. Again also we got some sun by noon. Happy Dude!!!

Happy Throw Back Thursday.... This is Sami at 18 months starting her gymnastics!  This March she will be 11 years old!
Picture of the Day...... LOL.... taking a bath in puppies!

Yesterday on my blog I put a story of Johnny Carson and his history. My son Brian called me and told me that Carson had left millions of dollars to charities, something I had not heard about. Apparently it was a secret for many years. So I did some research and found this site...



from the Slow Roasted Italian
Simply the BEST EVER Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in 25 Minutes! This easy recipe is bursting with fabulous flavor, tender chunks of chicken and veggies. Tis the season for runny noses and coughs. Not to mention the crazy weather our northern friends are having.

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken stock (or 8 cups water and 4 tablespoon chicken base)
  • 1 pound uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag extra broad egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  1. In a large (8 quart) saucepan over medium high heat, add butter. One butter is melted add the carrots and celery to the saucepan and stir. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  2. Add chicken stock and chicken. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add egg noodles and cook until al dente (approximately 10-12 minutes).
  3. Add parsley and pepper. Stir and serve!


  1. This is a great soup to make ahead and freeze. Let soup come to room temperature before putting it in the freezer. I like to place a layer of plastic wrap over the soup to help prevent freezer burn.
  2. The noodles will break apart when you reheat it, so if preferred you can freeze the soup without the noodles and toss them in the pot when you are reheating it. Thaw soup in the refrigerator over night. Bring to a boil add egg noodles and cook until al dente.
Special day today.... pal Karen and her hubby Herman Baertschiger are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! oxox

Today was also the wedding day of my parents, Leslie and Margaret Laney, in 1926 in Tombstone Arizona! No pictures of their wedding, they eloped to the county seat .... mom had been living in Bisbee. This is them in 1944.....

Historically this date.......
1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations. 
1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 – Astronauts Alan ShepardStuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. 
...............and then those high court morons let him go! 

And births this date include.... 
1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)
His home in Avalon on Catalina Island, turned into a hotel, was a favorite place for Jerry and I to stay. Whatta view!
1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
1919 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)
1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
Died from lung cancer.... dem damn cigarettes!
1947 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player

1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer

A phone call from my neighbor Frank yesterday that Cindy had passed away. She had made it through her and Frank's 42nd anniversary on Tuesday. She was surrounded by her family, including her parents, and died peacefully. Rest in peace Cindy. Your suffering is over and you will be forever missed and loved. xo

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


.yad doog a si sihT

 January 31st honors everything backward.  National Backward Day is an opportunity to reverse our ways, our direction or simply our shirt.  Dessert for breakfast, perhaps? There are many ways to celebrate this fun day, so just let your imagination be your guide.  
This day is very popular with school-aged kids, but there is no age limit on who can participate in all of the backward fun. So EVERYONE, let’s have some fun!! 
FUN FACT:  Leonardo da Vinci wrote backward.  Not only did the artist and inventor write from right to left, but he also wrote his letters backward.