If this is your birthday, congratulations!  You are sharing it with a country celebrity.

1939 - Ed Bruce  born in Keiser, Arkansas. This rich-voiced performer works as a vocalist, actor, and commercial spokesman and songwriter. His writing credits include "Texas (When I Die)" a hit for Tanya Tucker and "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys", a huge duet hit for Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson.  As a singer, he scores a #1 Billboard chart hit with, "My First Taste Of Texas". 

It's Pepper Pot Day!!

from Getty Images News

This thick spicy soup was first created and served to the Continental Army, camped at Valley Forge, on December 29th, 1777.

That winter was cold and harsh. Food was very scarce and conditions were deplorable.  General George Washington asked the army's chef for a meal that would both warm them and boost their moral.  By combining scraps of tripe, small bits of meat and some peppercorn and other ingredients the chef came up with Pepper Pot Soup.  The final product, hot and somewhat spicy, was so well received and enjoyed by the troops that it went on to be known as "the soup that won the war".

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!! 

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

Belated 12-27:

Larry Muniz, 33.  From the Foreman family.

Today:

Bret McMakings Foreman, 12.  From Dad, Mom, brother, Mikael and baby sister, Breana.

Jazmine Milligan, 26.  From Mom, step-Dad, and Bubba.  Jazmine wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage. 

No wedding anniversaries to report.