Sunday, January 14, 2018

Shirley, June, Florence, Mary, Donna, and other ladies

Shirley Temple was born in 1928.

That whimsy, little girl actor with bouncing ringlets grew up and became an ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia. (I must rent some of the movies she acted and sang in and reminisce about the time before terrorist threats, torrid tensions worldwide and tabloids).

I wasn't alive during the 'Thirties' but I've read a lot about that amazing time in history. Shirley Temple died in 2014.

Other women come to mind I remember seeing on television before there were  reality shows and televised talent and singing competitions which seemingly have been very appealing and popular to the general public considering the number of these shows and the number of years these shows have been produced. I wonder do these shows make it appear more popular and important to have attributes of getting over on someone, or beating someone, or singing better than someone rather than having good, respectful, moral character attributes?

My list of other female actors who portrayed wholesome, lady characters-

June Lockhart was born n 1925. She acted in Lassie and Lost in Space shows.

Florence Henderson was born in 1934. She acted in the Brady Bunch show.

Mary Tyler Moore was born in 1936. She played with Dick VanDyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Donna Douglas was born in 1933. She played Elly May Clampett on the Beverly Hillbillies.

Shirley Jones was born in 1934. She acted in musical movies and played the mother role in The Partridge Family.

Other women who played strong, notable, lady characters-

Katherine Hepburn, born in 1907;

Greta Garbo, born in 1905, and Ava Gardener, born in1922.

I also have to mention Donna Reed, born in 1921;

Lucille Ball, born in 1911;

Ginger Rogers, was born in 1911, and

Carroll Burnett, born in 1933.

My dozen mentioned women are memorable to me because they played characters that were wholesome, and in reading about them, they are were ladies in private as well.

By the term 'lady', I mean they did not make the tabloids exhibiting un-ladylike, hoydenish behavior because they-

-dressed elegantly or as the situation called for
-they were mannerly, calm, cool and collected
-they were charming and respectful
-they expressed themselves without rudeness, loudness or vulgarity

No, these women are/were not women of nobility,
but instead normal women living respectful private lives and the same when they were the public.

I miss seeing lady-like mannerisms displayed in shows and movies.

I find it interesting that the women on my list were born between the years 1905 to 1936.  (1936 was over 80 years ago!). Many of these ladies were acting and viewed on television and movie screens mainly during the 1940's through the 1970's.

Thank goodness these ladies have been preserved in action on formats for viewing today. The younger generation (whom I fear know little about being a lady) can view what acting, dressing and speaking 'like a lady' looks like. 

I could be wrong about this, but I have a strong feeling the younger generations of women are not very interested in acting 'like a lady'. The shows, movies, songs, dress and make-up worn by younger women are quite different than that of the ladies of generations ago.  I know they youth have to be current on what's in vogue now.
I guess I'm 'old school' and showing my age.

Women have changed over the years. The media has helped and coaxed an evolution of styles and body image changes.

And by the way,  I like my hair natural-colored, but if someone wants green, blue, orange or purple hair-I won't hold it against them, but it reminds me of a clown.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A man's colossal memorabilia collection!

The video below shows a man and his vast collection of interesting memorabilia.
He's gathered quite a colossal and impressive collection to say the least!
I would like to meet this gentleman, tour his place and take in all he's collected.
I'm impressed!

His collections include:
machine guns, shot guns, hand guns,
model cars,
hot rods,
gas pumps,
model trains,
a phone booth,
popcorn machine, 
jute boxes....and much more,
and they all appear to be in prime working condition!

Definitely a blast from the past!

I'd sure like to visit this interesting gentleman & tour his place.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Super-bacteria and super-essential oils to the rescue

There are now stains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
Read the above sentence again.
Think about how a bacterial infection may affect you and your household.

This is an unfavorable, critical predicament for us (mankind) to be without antibiotics to counter the effects of a bacterial infection.

Read about drug-resistance infectious diseases from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Personally, I believe it would be in our best interest to look into essential oils.

1. Because certain essential oils have strong anti-bacterial chemical properties, and,

2. Bacteria can't build or form resistant to essential oils. Essential oils (they're called oils but they really aren't oily like vegetable oils) contain hundreds of natural chemical compounds which make it impossible for any bacteria strain to become resistant to the many chemical compounds in a single oil.  The major two or three chemical compounds of an oil are normally listed, but an oil is made of hundreds of chemicals, and,

3. Each season the oil is slightly different in it's chemical composition due to the masterful design of the Creator making essential oils even more difficult for any super-bacteria to ever become resistant to the anti-bacterial chemical properties of an essential oil which we get from plants.
Essential oils are the best alternative.

Content about essential oils and how they are able to assist us to fight bacteria and other microbes.
From the Journal of Applied Microbiology.
From the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
From Ananda Apothecary
From Abundant Health

Always utilize essential oils with extreme caution as essential oils are very potent and very concentrated chemical substances. Be advised that these are not to be played with or used without proper education and experience.
A drop or two can do wonders, and a drop or two can cause much discomfort if not utilized correctly and properly.  Seek immediate medical attention should essential oils cause any adverse reaction.
Keep away from the eyes and other mucus membranes.
Do not ingest without professional advice.
Extreme caution if using around children, the elderly, sickly, in pregnancy or with other serious health issues.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016


The symbols caught my eye.

 I did some searching to learn more about the symbols,  the meanings of the symbols and about Coexist.

Here are what the symbols represent.

Islam  - the crescent moon and star

Baha'i Faith - the nine-pointed star

Male/Female -

Judaism - the Magen David

Paganism - the Ankh

Taoism - the Yin-Yang symbol

Christianity - the cross and crucifix

Here are some other interesting facts on religious symbols.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Oh, those Game Show Hosts

There have been quite a few televised game shows and game show hosts over the years.

I did a quick research and was surprised to find over 250 names on this list of game show hosts . (these game shows aired in the United States).

Did you know Who Do You Trust? was a game show hosted by Johnnie Carson hosted with Ed McMahon as announcer before their Tonight Show gig?

And, Carmen Electra hosted a game show called Singled Out. This game has lots of players.

And, William Shatner hosted Show Me the Money. 
This game show showcased twelve Million Dollar Dancers. You can even catch Mr. Shatner 'cuttin' a rug'.  There's lots of dancing in this game show.
The contestant answers a question then chooses a dancer and asks the dancer to Show Me the Money! And there's big money in play in this game show.

Remember Mike Wallace, Walter Conkite and Hugh Downs? They were game show hosts at one time.

My favorite game show hosts-Allen Ludden
                                                Chuck Barris 
                                                Art Fleming
                                        and, Bill Cullen.

I can't mention game shows without mentioning Merv Griffith.
He started as a singer before he became involved in creating game shows.
He started on a game show called Play Your Hunch, produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman Productions.

And, it wouldn't be right to forget the announcers of The Price is Right. "Come on down!" My favorite announcer was Johnny Olson, who was the announcer on over 30 game shows and was the very first announcer on the Price is Right.

There's even a Game Show Network, devoted to nothing but game shows-old and new.The newest game show, Hellevator, was added to the GSN lineup and it's hosted by the Soska sisters.
This game is in the horror game show category.

Here's a listing of game shows that have or are currently airing on American television.
(This listing of games includes-panel games, dating/relationship games, kids, teens and college games, and reality games and games aired specific to certain regions or States).

Game shows remain popular because you never know what will be said while watching the hosts conduct contestants through challenges or questions playing a game to win or lose money. The contestants have no scripts and the outcome of their choices can make them either game winners or losers.

Play on!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Drafts- and more drafts

Like I said, I've not been blogging as much as I used to,
 but I have been jotting down ideas for blog posts.

I have a good list of blog drafts I have yet to complete and post.
The topics are across the board from your heart, friends, your attitude,
the Confederate flag, animals, and more.

I just need to finish each draft, add images and or video that would compliment
the topic, edit and post.

This looks like a quiet place to write.

Photo credit: TheBrassGlass from

Sounds easy. But if it's too easy I have to make it