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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Rain/Fog ~ Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Lee Harvey Oswald ~ Buttery Cabbage ~ National Irish Coffee Day

Good 46ยบ foggy raining morning. 

Yesterday we had fog along with the rain...

Grants Pass wasn't quite as foggy.....

Caveman Bridge in Grants Pass.... from the Taprock Restaurant...

Medford I-5 was.......

Then we got a slight break with a bit of sunshine....

And Dude was a happy camper laying in the sun!

Picture of the Day .... giggle....


Lee Harvey Oswald, (born October 18, 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.—died November 24, 1963, Dallas, Texas), accused assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. He himself was fatally shot two days later by Jack Ruby (1911–67) in the Dallas County Jail. A special President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, better known as the Warren Commission because it was headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren, investigated from November 29, 1963, to September 24, 1964, and concluded that Oswald alone had fired the shots killing Kennedy and that there was no evidence that either Oswald or Ruby had been part of any conspiracy. In January 1979 a special U.S. House of Representatives Assassinations Committee, after a two-year investigation, reported that a second assassin may also have fired a shot and that there may have been a conspiracy. The evidence has remained highly debatable.

In January 1963 Oswald bought a .38 revolver and, in March, a rifle and telescopic sight, through the mails. On April 10 in Dallas he allegedly shot at but missed an ultra rightist, Edwin A. Walker, a former army general. Later that month he left his wife with a friend in Dallas and went to New Orleans, where he set up a one-man branch of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee and distributed pro-Castro leaflets. In September he went to Mexico City, where, according to the Warren Commission, he tried vainly to get a visa for Cuba and to get Soviet permission to return to the U.S.S.R. In October he returned to Dallas and secured a job at the Texas School Book Depository.
Lee Harvey Oswald served in the U.S. Marine Corps before renouncing his US citizenship. Oswald had been in the Marine Corps from October 1956 until September 1959. He received a hardship discharge from active service, claiming his mother needed care. He was placed on the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
In October 1959, Oswald traveled to the Soviet Union just before he turned 20 years old. At that point, he directly informed Soviet officials of his desire to become a Soviet citizen.
On October 31, Oswald appeared at the United States embassy in Moscow and declared his desire to renounce his U.S. citizenship. He said, "I have made up my mind. I'm through." He also told the U.S. embassy interviewing officer, Richard Edward Snyder, that "he had been a radar operator in the Marine Corps and that he had voluntarily stated to unnamed Soviet officials that as a Soviet citizen he would make known to them key information which he possessed concerning the Marine Corps and his military job speciality. He intimated that he might know something of real special interest." Such statements led to Oswald's hardship/honorable military reserve discharge being changed to undesirable.
The defection of a former U.S. Marine to the Soviet Union was reported on the front pages of many American and foreign newspapers. Big coverage lasted for several weeks at the end of October and the start of November 1959.

Marina Oswald Porter was born on July 17, 1941. She is a Russian. She is the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald. She got married to Oswald at the time when he had temporarily defected from the Soviet Union. After their marriage, they immigrated to the United States together. She was not a part of the assassination, so she got married two years after her husband was murdered. She is currently seventy seven years old.

From Mr. Food....
Often the best things in life, or on our kitchen table, are the simplest ones, and this Buttery Cabbage recipe falls into that category. Crisp bacon, nutritious cabbage, and a few other ingredients make this simple cabbage recipe a spectacular one, time and time again.


  • 1/4 pound bacon
  • 1 head cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pot; let cool, then crumble and set aside.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 20 to 25 minutes, or until cabbage is tender, stirring frequently.
  3. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, toss, and serve. 

Historically this date....
1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1971 – Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.

1996 – Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.

2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in CairoAlexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

And births this date include....
1931 – Dean Jones, American actor (d.2015)

1936 – Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)

1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress

1951 – Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)

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

National Irish Coffee Day kicks off January 25th each year with a mug of strong coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and topped with a layer of cream. 
On a cold, wet day in 1942 weary travelers to the small Shannon Airport in southwest Ireland found their way to a restaurant and chef Joe Sheridan. To warm his guests, he served them hot coffee, spiked with whiskey and topped with whipped cream. The passengers asked if the beverage was Brazilian coffee. Sheridan responded that it was Irish coffee.
A travel writer, Stanton Delaplane, brought Irish coffee to the United States after having it at Shannon Airport.
Delaplane brought the idea to the Buena Vista Cafe on November 10, 1952. After much trial and error, sampling, and a trip back to Ireland for a taste of the original, Delaplane, along with Buena Vista owners Jack Koeppler and George Freeberg, were able to replicate the delicious coffee and the method for floating the cream on top of the coffee.
How to Make an Authentic Irish Coffee
Starting with a warm glass, fill 2/3 full of freshly brewed coffee. Stir in a heaping teaspoon of sugar.  Add 1 ounce of Irish whiskey.
Adding the cream, so it floats is the tricky part. According to the Buena Vista account, and at the suggestion of San Francisco’s mayor, a dairyman, cream that is 48 hours old, is best. However, others recommend whipping cream (not whipped cream) that has been lightly whipped or foamed.
When the coffee has stopped swirling from stirring in the sugar, pour the foamy cream over the back of a spoon.

Here is the website of the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco: