Good 38º clear sky morning.
Be safe out there with this full moon!!!
Yesterday we stated cloudy and topped at 78º.
Picture of the Day....friendship between and owl and a dog!
Five things you probably didn't know about Bonnie and Clyde...
On May 23, 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow took their last ride in a stolen car and died in a hail of bullets. To mark the anniversary of the death of the notorious lovers-turned-robbers, here are five surprising things you didn't know about Bonnie and Clyde...
Bonnie Died Wearing a Wedding Ring—But it Wasn’t Clyde’sSix days before turning 16, Bonnie married high school classmate Roy Thornton. The couple separated because of his infidelity, and Thornton went to prison for armed robbery in 1929. Soon after, Bonnie met Clyde, and although the pair fell in love, she never divorced Thornton. On the day Bonnie and Clyde were killed in 1934, she was still wearing Thornton’s wedding ring and had a tattoo on the inside of her right thigh with two interconnected hearts labeled “Bonnie” and “Roy.”
Clyde Chopped Off Two Of His Toes In PrisonWhile serving a 14-year prison sentence in Texas for robbery and automobile theft in 1932, Clyde decided he could no longer endure the brutal conditions at the notoriously tough Eastham Prison Farm. In an effort to force a transfer to a less harsh facility, Clyde severed his left big toe and a portion of a second toe with an axe. The self-mutilation, which permanently crippled his walking stride and prevented him from wearing shoes while driving, ultimately proved unnecessary as he was released on parole six days later.
Their Robberies Didn’t Make Them WealthyAlthough often depicted as Depression-era Robin Hoods who stole from rich and powerful financial institutions, Bonnie and Clyde staged far more robberies of gas stations and grocery stores than bank heists. They were even known to break open gumball machines to steal the change. Although they had a reputation as major criminals, oftentimes their take only amounted to $5 or $10.
"Souvenir" Hunters Flocked to The Scene of Their DeathOn May 23, 1934, a six-man posse led by former Texas Ranger captain Frank Hamer ambushed Bonnie and Clyde and pumped more than 130 rounds of bullets into their stolen Ford V-8 outside Sailes, Louisiana. After dozens of robberies and 13 murders in their name, Bonnie and Clyde's crime spree had finally come to an end. News spread like wildfire when Bonnie and Clyde died in a hail of bullets, and locals arrived at the scene to scavenge souvenirs. According to Jeff Guinn’s book Go Down Together, one man tried to cut off Clyde’s ear with a pocket knife and another attempted to sever his trigger finger before the lawmen intervened.
The Car They Died in Is Displayed at a CasinoFollowing the shootout that took the lives of Bonnie and Clyde, the bullet riddled Ford V-8 they had been driving was returned to its former owner before it was stolen, a woman named Ruth Warren of Topeka, Kansas. Eventually, Warren sold the car to to Charles Stanley, an anti-crime lecturer who used it as a sideshow attraction. It ended up in Primm, Nevada, about 40 miles from Las Vegas, where it is now an attraction in the lobby of Whiskey Pete’s Casino, along with other Bonnie and Clyde memorabilia.
From Mr. Food
Take your taste buds to the Greek Isles without leaving home by tossing together the flavorful ingredients to make our Greek Pasta Salad. This Mediterranean-inspired Greek pasta salad recipe can be on your table as a change-of-pace go-along or light main dish that's perfect for hot summer days. This Greek pasta salad has feta, tomatoes, spinach, and all kinds of Mediterranean flavors that will have your taste buds saying "Opa!"
- 1 (12- to 16-ounce) box radiatore or ruffles pasta
- 1 (10-ounce) bag fresh spinach, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 pound (8 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, drained
- 1 cup bottled Greek dressing
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Today is the birthday of someone so many of us loved. John Wayne. Born 1907 and died 1979. A hero to so many. His birth name was Marion Michael Morrison and my family is distantly related on the Scottish side of my family. My sister's name was Marion! He was a hero to Jerry's family too, as his mother named him John Wayne Maxwell, but his father said that wouldn't work, so they changed his name to Jerry Wayne Maxwell!!
A good friend of ours, the late Sid Hackle (LASD SR Capt), was friends with the Duke. Sid's brother was the Duke's personal photographer and Duke and Sid got close as they both liked fishing and hunting. They would spend time on his boat, Wild Goose, traveling to Mexico to fish.
Historically this date.....
1783 – A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.
1868 – The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
1983 – A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.
1998 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
2004 – The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
And births this date include....
1912 – Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (d. 1980)
... another Hollywood Republican! Apparently that pissed off Lady Bird Johnson because she loved Gunsmoke!
1949 – Hank Williams Jr., American singer
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo