26 January 2017
Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017) was an American actress, known for her roles in the television sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirtyish single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis.
MTM was a favorite of mine way back when.
Saturday night tv always included her show.
"Who could turn the world on with a smile?"
On a personal level, I applaud her efforts in actively pursuing a cure for Type 1 Diabetes,
a very important life issue for me and my family. Thank you, Mary, for your mission.
Rest in peace, Mary.
16 January 2017
15 January 2017
03 January 2017
This picture is probably my absolute favorite picture of all time.
It's hard to understand why we like some things passionately while other things don't matter much.
But for me, this picture speaks to me.
It was that one moment in time that is a little bit romance, a little bit spontaneity, and a big moment in American History that symbolized the official end to World War II.
Can you imagine being that girl?
Wish it was me.
Update: Four giant statue replicas of this pose were created. One was on display at Memorial Park on Woodward Avenue, just north of 13 Mile Road, in Royal Oak, Michigan. It was installed in June at Memorial Park, and of course I was there. Well, sad to say, after six months of it being in my part of the world, it was removed from this temporary location and is on its way to its next temporary location. I'm sad to see it go, but I am happy that I got to enjoy it. It doesn't happen too often that you can share in a piece of American History. But I did this summer. And it is a cherished memory. Lucky me.
from Bernie's Gallery*
05 December 2016
01 December 2016
25 November 2016
23 November 2016
24 October 2016
14 October 2016
Autumn has many faces.
Here is a personal one.
Here is a personal one.
I love all the seasons. Living in the Midwest, I am able to enjoy them all. Each season has its very own specialness and lucky me, I get to enjoy them all. Summer is beautiful, and even though I am not a hot weather/high humidity person, I love my flowers. So as summer winds down I get melancholy because saying goodbye to another season tugs at my heart. Another summer and its memories are over. It's not just the flowers - the jewels of the season - but the time spent with family and friends in the garden or on my front porch. And, of course. those precious grandchildren of mine.
So as Autumn takes over, with all its glorious colors, cool days and even cooler nights, I quickly adjust to this beautiful time of the year. Letting go of one season leaves me with an abundance of memories, but blending into the next season is full of possibilities.
H A P P Y A U T U M N