Monday, July 27, 2009

I want to thank Sarah Jane for tagging me, but I don't think I will post the survey type of thing. Because I have no idea what to write at the But thank you, Sarah! I appreciate the tag!

Lately I have been on a reading spree.(I guess you could call it that LOL).
I bought a bunch of books at the attic sale. Right now I am reading "Harry And The Henderson's". If you are a fan of the movie you will love the book.
Last night I walked up to "Jack's Cafe" & bought home dinner. Let me tell you Jack's has the best fries around next to "meathead's".

I haven't been out and about with my camera lately. The screen broke, so next month I am getting a new one. I had my Kodak a year and a half and I got my use out of it.

Going to town today to pick up a dvd. I'm in a movie watching and book reading mood lately.

Well that's all for now!

Have a nice day. :)


Monday, July 20, 2009

Playground Fun

On our way home yesterday we stopped at a park in Ashkum, IL for a rest. It was a big and beautiful park.

I had fun. I climbed up a tall ladder & slid down the slide :)
The slide doesn't look real tall in this photo, but it was in person.
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Ah the merry-go-round! The last time I was one one of these was in Downs at Dooley park many years ago. About a year ago or so they remodeled Dooley park with a new playground & they took out the merry-go-round. :( So there are none around here anymore. Might have to go out hunting for one in B/N again.
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Me having so much fun!
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The sidewalk to the restrooms.. LOL.
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The restrooms ended up being locked. They must be open only when they have events in the park.

You know what I thought was creepy?
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Someone scratched "Jackie" into a bench in the park. I thought it was creepy but dad said there are other Jackie's out there. I just thought it was odd that it was on the bench right there & then, you know what I mean?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Babies Are Growing Up So Fast!

Four of the five kittens. 5 weeks old.
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Abby Oreo, my dear.
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Need to find good homes for six of them in about 3 weeks. I don't want to, but we have to.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Are You Being Served? star Mollie Sugden dies


The Yorkshire-born star who played blue-rinsed battleaxe Mrs Slocombe in the popular sitcom died in the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

Her twin sons, Robin and Simon Moore, were at her bedside, according to her agent Joan Reddin, who said: "I represented her for more than 30 years and I was a very close friend as well.

She had had a long illness and various problems but it was very quick in the end. Her twin boys were with her and she faded away. She was a lovely, lovely person and I never had any trouble with her. She was a great professional."

And Frank Thornton, who played Captain Peacock in the show, said: "Mollie, of course, was an excellent comedian. If you can play comedy, you can play anything - you can play tragedy as well. And if you can only play tragedy, you can't play comedy.

"She was a jolly good actress."

Of their on-screen chemistry in the long-running BBC sitcom, he said: "You can't play comedy if you don't get on. It was a wonderful team."

Sugden, who also starred as the fearsome Mrs Hutchinson in The Liver Birds, made her a household name, not least for her talent of bringing a humorous warmth to the most tyrannical of roles.

Born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in 1922, she went on to study drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she took three major awards in one year. Despite this promising start, success did not come quickly and she spent many years in repertory up and down the country.

It was in 1956, while she was working for Swansea Rep at the Grand Theatre, earning about £12 a week, that she met her husband, fellow actor William Moore - best-known for his portrayal of the long-suffering husband and father in the comedy Sorry!, which starred Ronnie Corbett.

They married two years later, when she was 35 and he was 39. Robin and Simon were born six years later, just as Sugden was becoming a familiar face on television with hit programmes such as Hugh And I, Please Sir! and The Love Of Ada.

She quickly found her strength was in comedy and she was happiest in comedy dramas.

It was as the formidable Mrs Hutchinson in The Liver Birds that she started to show her true potential. It was a series that was so popular in the late 60s and early 70s that it was revived in the late 90s using the original cast.

She was the star of many other comedies, including Come Back Mrs Noah, That's My Boy and My Husband And I, which she made with her husband.

But it was as the bossy sales lady Betty Slocombe in Are You Being Served? that she was best known. The long-running television comedy was such a hit that a feature film was made based on the series.

In the early 1990s, re-runs of Are You Being Served? transformed both Sugden and co-star John Inman, famous for his catch phrase "I'm free" into cult figures.

Such was her popularity in America that at the age of 71 she was asked to appear in Donizetti's opera La Fille Du Regiment in a non-singing role.