Good 45º scattered clouds morning.
Yesterday was another beautiful day and we topped at 85º
Picture of the Day .... LOL! Perfect timing............ look close!
Interesting about André the Giant....
André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor.
Roussimoff stood at over seven feet tall, which was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, and later resulted in acromegaly. It also led to his being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World".
He found success as a fan favorite throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing as an attraction for various professional wrestling promotions. During the 1980s wrestling boom he was paired with the villainous manager Bobby Heenan and feuded with Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). The two headlined Wrestle Mania III in 1987, and in 1988 he defeated Hogan to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, his sole world heavyweight championship, on the first episode of The Main Event. He also held the WWF Tag Team Championship before failing health forced him to retire in 1992.
Outside of wrestling, he was best known for appearing as Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. After his death in 1993, he became the inaugural inductee into the newly created WWF Hall of Fame. He was later a charter member of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame; the latter describes him as being "one of the most recognizable figures in the world both as a professional wrestler and as a pop culture icon."
André René Roussimoff was born in Coulommiers of Slavic heritage, the third of five children, to Boris and Marianne Roussimoff Stoeff. His parents were immigrants to France; his father was Bulgarian and his mother was Polish. His nickname growing up was Dédé.
At birth André weighed 13 pounds and as a child he displayed symptoms of gigantism very early, noted as being "a good head taller than other the kids" and with abnormally long hands. By the time he was 14, André stood 6 ft 0 in. and weighed 213 lbs, and at age 15 stood 6 ft 7 in. tall.
Here he is holding a beer can:
My former neighbor here in Oregon and friend who moved to Arizona is Pat Sandifur, aka Pat the Pet Sitter, and she is celebrating her birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PJ!! xo
^a few years ago we were celebrating her special day.
Historically this date....
1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.
After having lived in Los Angeles, 32, Ca for all my life, now it was Los Angeles 90032. For those of you who remember, this was strange!
1981 – The Wonderland Murders occurred in the early morning hours, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.
.... that was interesting!
... I wish it was banned here in all public outdoor spaces too!
And births this date include....
1906 – Estée Lauder, American entrepreneur (d. 2004)
1961 – Diana, Princess of Wales, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and mother of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry (d. 1997)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Wednesday the 1st day of July. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo