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Friday, March 22, 2019

Sunshine ~ Clouds ~ Sun ~ Larry & My Riding Lawnmower ~ Picture of the Day ~ Coca-Cola ~ Easy Mexican Fried Rice ~ Cindy Mize ~ National Goof Off Day

Good 35º wispy pink clouds morning.

Yesterday was another sunny day. We topped at 67º.....

After a few minutes this morning with the pink clouds the sun came over and aimed at my mountain.....

And in another few minutes it was dark as the clouds were blocking the sun!
Rain has been predicted for today or tonight.

Yesterday Larry from the Woodville Rentals in town came and got my riding lawnmower to take it to his shop and fix the tires that keep losing air.

Picture of the Day...... lunch!


For almost 125 years, the secrecy surrounding the recipe for Coca-Cola has been a mystery. As the story goes, the drink's famous "Merchandise 7X" flavoring has remained unchanged since it was concocted in 1886. According to the company, only two employees are privy on how to mix the super-secret “Merchandise 7X” flavoring, and those employees are not permitted to travel on the same plane for fear the secret goes down with them. The identity of the two employees in possession of the secret is itself a secret. The formula is kept under 24-hour guard in a vault in Atlanta, Georgia.

Easy Mexican Fried Rice...

1 cup uncooked rice
2 T. corn or olive oil
1 1/2 cups water
1 package Lawry's Spanish Rice Seasoning Mix
Sauté the rice in the oil until golden. Add the water and seasoning mix. Mix and combine thoroughly. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer on low for 25-30 minutes. 4-6 servings.
If you like cilantro, chop some fresh and stir it in prior to serving.

Today was a very special birthday, my neighbor Cindy Mize. Sadly she passed away this year. So missed by all who knew her. Hugs to you Frank!
Historically this date...........
1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
1622 – Jamestown massacreAlgonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population.
1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
1984 – Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
....The trial lasted seven years and cost $15 million, the longest and most expensive criminal case in the history of the United States legal system, and ultimately resulted in no convictions. Can you believe it... Chuck Norris, the actor, was identified by one child as being one of the abusers!
1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Champion.
And births this date include....
1908 – Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
Jerry's favorite author!
1912 – Karl Malden, American actor (d. 2009)
1920 – James Brown, American actor (d. 1992)
Awww.... I loved Rin Tin Tin and even have an autographed picture from Mr. Brown!
.... and look at this, the little boy in Rin Tin Tin was Lee Aaker who played Rusty... OMG
He went from 'so cute' to 'so weird'!
1923 – Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (d. 2007)
1931 – William Shatner, Canadian actor
1933 – May Britt, Swedish actress
She met Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1959. They began dating, and, after a brief engagement, were married on November 13, 1960. Their wedding caused controversy. A rumor or myth, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy told Frank Sinatra to tell Davis not to marry May until after the 1960 Presidential Election. At that time interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 U.S. states, and only in 1967 were those laws (by then down to 17 states) ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
She must have 'retired' because there are no recent photos of her anywhere!
1976 – Reese Witherspoon, American actress

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

National Goof Off Day is observed annually on March 22.  Our research indicates that this day is also known as International Goof Off Day.  
It is a day to relax, enjoy and goof off.  Do something fun and leave the work until tomorrow.  Everybody needs to take a break from time to time.  It is often so easy to get so involved in the work and pressures in our lives. So stop, take a break, find something different! 
Let any goofy idea pop into your head.  Make paper airplanes from seed packets.  Doodle pictures of poodles in puddles in Peru.  Play a game of Jenga with randomly stacked spice jars.  Or do the obvious and spend the day in your pajamas doing nothing.
There are many different things that a person could do.  Strictly speaking, goofing off is the avoidance of work. So whatever you do on National Goof Off Day, try not to look like you are working. 
Monica (Moeller) Dufour of Davidson, MI founded National Goof Off Day.  According to official records, the first celebration took place in 1976.  In an interview with the Detroit Free Press in 1983, Moeller suggests the first event may have been a few years later.  Whenever the inaugural day took place, it’s no surprise National Goof Off Day was created by a kid with the direction to do things out of the ordinary.