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Monday, May 27, 2019

Gloom ~ Turkeys ~ Bruiser ~ Dude ~ Memorial Day Video ~ My Military Family & Friends ~ Picture of the Day ~ 1960 Strongest Earthquake In Recorded History ~ EASY Apple Puff Pastry Pies ~ Andy Nantz ~ Tucker/State Farm Tent ~ Sunset ~ Deer ~ Memorial Day

Good 51º scattered clouds morning.

Yesterday started gloomy and drizzly on and off in the morning.....

We stayed cloudy and temps in the 50ºs and 60ºs. While my friend Vivia in Brooklyn NY said there temp felt like 90º, and it was 87º. We got some sun and it ended up being a really nice comfortable day.
Turkeys were out and showing off.....

Bruiser took a long walk down into the pasture.......

Dude was laying in the wet grass!!!! ????

Later we warmed to 69º,

This short video is about Memorial Day and Freedom Isn't Free. Wonderfully done. Thanks Rich Steinhurst (LASD ret) and Dewayne Preimsberger (LASD ret) for sharing..... (keep your Kleenex close!)
Thank you to "my Marines"... Jerry, Brian, and my Italian son Alex Corsaro for their service to our country!
Jerry was not only a Marine, but he also served in the California National Guard. (yes, cigar and all!)

Thank you to my Daddy for his US Navy service in WWI, to my brothers-in-law, Bill Plumbridge & Joe Mueller, for their Navy and Army service, to my nephews Bob & Jim Plumbridge for their Navy service and my friends.... Andy Nantz, Greg Lundell, Jim Harper, Dale Yellin, Joe Kirk, Dan Patz, Jon Austin, Terry Bonyea, Mike Centofante, Don Davies, Sally Harwell, Lynn Helbing, Moon Mullen, Mel Nix, Spike Dammer, Ben Hunt, Rod Johnson, Gabe Ramirez, Ron Wisberger, Lynn Crowell, George Hill, Norm Spencer, Gar Austin, Bill Patterson, Moon Mullin, Jim Pierce, and our Rogue Valley Marine Corps League members. Thank you all!

Picture of the Day ... super odd buildings...this is a habitat house in Canada...

Habitat 67 is a model community and housing complex in Montreal, Canada, designed by Israeli–Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. It comprises 354 identical, prefabricated concrete forms arranged in various combinations, reaching up to 12 stories in height. Together these units create 146 residences of varying sizes and configurations, each formed from one to eight linked concrete units. The complex originally contained 158 apartments but several apartments have since been joined to create larger units, reducing the total number. Each unit is connected to at least one private terrace, which can range from approximately 225 to 1,000 sq ft.
Interesting about the 1960 Chile earthquake...

On May 22, 1960, the most powerful earthquake in recorded history—magnitude 9.5—struck southern Chile. The rupture zone stretched almost 621 miles along the country’s coast. The event was named after the city most affected by the quake, Valdivia. 

The Valdivia earthquake left 2 million people homeless, injured at least 3,000, and killed approximately 1,655. The tremor caused localised tsunamis that severely battered the Chilean coast, with waves up to 82 ft. The main tsunami raced across the Pacific Ocean and devastated Hilo, Hawaii. Waves as high as 35 ft were recorded 6,200 miles from the epicenter, and as far away as Japan and the Philippines.
More information if you are interested...
From Mr. Food... EASY Apple Puff Pastry Pies

If you want the taste of a classic warm apple pie without the fuss and muss of making a giant pie from scratch, our Apple Puff Pastry Pies are the perfect solution! Made with that oh-so-good apple pie taste, this recipe packs a ton of flavor in a small package that you have to try! EASY Apple Puff Pastry Pies are easy to make, and even easier to enjoy.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup peeled and finely chopped apple
  • 1 (14.1-ounce) package rolled refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter; saute apple for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened; set aside to cool. When cooled, add 1/3 cup sugar, the flour, and cinnamon to apples; mix well.
  2. Meanwhile, unroll both pieces of pie dough onto a cutting board. Using a 3-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut 9 circles from each piece of dough. Place 9 dough circles on the baking sheet and place about 1 tablespoon of apple mixture onto the center of each. (The other 9 circles will be the tops, so don't add filling to those.)
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg and water. Brush edges of dough with egg wash. Place remaining dough circles over filling and seal edges by pressing together with a fork dipped in egg wash. With a paring knife, cut a small slit in the top of each hand pie. Brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle with extra sugar.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve warm.

***If you enjoy the delicious flavors of our Apple Puff Pastry Pies, then you have to try our Lemony Cream Puffs and Baked Pear Tarts!

Special birthday today..... Andy Nantz, husband of my BFF Linda and a former Marine with my Jerry. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY!! ox
Historically this date............
1907 – Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.

1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

2006 – The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58UTCMay 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

And births this date include....
1837 – Wild Bill Hickok, American gunfighter (d. 1876)

1909 – Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)

1911 – Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
Later yesterday I got some photos from Brian of Tucker in the parade and the Sate Farm tent he set up for family and friends....

The sunset last night was pretty! 

Out in the pasture was a young buck munching on the grass..... and watching me take pictures!

All I know. Nuff said. God Bless Our Military on this Memorial Day as we remember those who gave all. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Memorial Day, a United States Federal holiday, is observed each year on the last Monday in May. This day is in honor and remembrance of all men and woman who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones that have passed away.
Traditionally on Memorial Day, the flag of the United States of America is raised briskly to the top of the staff then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position where it remains until noon. At noon, it is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
When the flag is at half-staff, the position is in remembrance of the more than one million men and women who gave their lives for their country.  Raising the flag at noon signifies the nation lives, that the country is resolved not to let their sacrifice be in vain but to rise up in their honor and continue to fight for liberty and justice for all.
Memorial Day is known to mark the beginning of summer.
Attend Memorial Day services in your community. In your own way, pay tribute in remembrance of service members who have died while serving.
Honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the military, Memorial Day has been kept in various forms in the United States since the end of the Civil War. General John Logan called for a nationwide day of remembrance on May 5, 1868. On May 30 Decoration Day was first observed.
General James Garfield spoke at Arlington National Cemetery. Generals Grant, Howard, Logan, Pane, Wool, and Hancock attended the ceremony, and volunteers decorated the graves of 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.
Across the country, humble tributes occurred on that first Decoration Day. Just outside Fort Stevens near Washington, D.C., there was a small cemetery where 40 soldiers were buried, one of whom belonged to a widow from Northern Vermont. He was one of three sons she lost to the war. On Decoration Day, she went to the cemetery carrying 40 wreaths for 40 graves.
Someone placed a laurel wreath upon the head of a Lincoln statue at City Hall, Washington D.C.
In Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroads transported passengers to the Spring Grove Cemetery.  Flags were displayed at half-mast along the routes.  Floral wreaths were placed on the soldiers’ graves and speeches made.  Many of the first Decoration Days recognized only the Union soldiers, though some included the Confederate soldiers as well.  Over time, the day grew to include all those soldiers lost during the conflict.
Decoration Day gradually became known as Memorial Day and now honors all U.S. military personnel who have died during a military conflict. Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30 until Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968. Since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed the last Monday of May.