Monday, December 21, 2015

Back from Boston

So much to see and do.

I stayed here with
my Husband 10 years ago.
The new Name is the TAJ
It is right on the common and next to
 the best shopping area.

After we arrived in Boston we
walked to China town for lunch.
very disappointed with the
dumpling house.
My Daughter ordered Fried dumplings
and some slimy things were delivered
to the table. They said she did not ask for them.
I paid and left and won't go back.

Then we checked into the hotel and off to
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Renee was impressed with this beautiful House
Then some shopping on Newbury Street.

We had such fun and did not waste a minute.
Salem Street, North Church, Then Conti's for Dinner
a few blocks down on Salem street. The Veal Marsala is the best.

 I have such wonderful memories of this place.

Next we walked over to Mikes
Renee was impressed, I bought  a Boston Cream Puff.
She said No and next morning I had it with coffee ,
Renee wanted to go to MIKES after two bites.

So we did after Pop's and Dinner.
me at  Pop's having a cocktail.

Renee and I
at Boston Pop's

Back to the North end for Dinner
and back to Mikes.

Much more
show cases than we have shown,
WHEEEE! we were
confused what to take
back to Maine.

After living in Maine from 1999
I am so easy to please. I just
saw Street lights again.

Well, It was fun and we will go again.
Renee and her hubby are going to Pops for New Years Eve.

Merry Christmas to all my Bloggers.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Elegante Fans

This Fan is from Wiki
it belonged to Queen Victoria.
Isn't it beautiful.

Elizabeth and fan

Then Came the Feather Fans.

 louvre Museums

This makes me remember the Fan collection I had collected all over the world, then my home was burnt to the ground.
I will never forget  Hurricane Andrew. I was so alone and devastated I went to a famous Charity group, they were not interested in me. Only Famous Football Players get help.
Then the Jerry Lewis (theft) then the outrageous Charity balls that do nothing for the people in trouble. I sound sour, well I am.

Her real name was Hattie Helen Gould Beck,
 Mother a school teacher and Father a West Pt. Grad, retired a Colonel.
She introduced the Ostrich Feathers. SALLY RAND

Gypsy Rose Lee ( Rose Louise Hovick) Sister was June Havock Actress

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Sister June
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SO Much for Fans..

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

1911 to 2015 what's wrong? NO CURE

'Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer'.
started 1911   to     2015 still no CURE????
Where is all that money gone?
Fundraisers --Hogwash
.Washington (CNN)
In a rare joint action with attorneys general 
for each of the 50 states,
 the Federal Trade Commission says 
four cancer charities run by extended members 
of the same family conned donors out of 
$187 million from 2008 through 2012 and 
spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.
Cancer Ball's are pure Bull ____

Compare to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
started 1958 landed on the moon in 1969
In 1946 a V-2 missile launched from the White Sands Missile Range
took the first photo's  of earth from space.. 

What's wrong here?

If cancer is cured, the drug company's lose money? $$$$
the hospital's  can't charge outrages fees. $$$$$
Doctors lose $$$  

Why Has the USA never found a cure for CANCER?
Why doesn't the Government stop the sky rocketing DRUG PRICES
ear drops that cost $240.00 Outrageous. Start screaming to your congress.

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Memories of Houston 1955

Nasa was in Houston.
 Astrodome  came to be.
The Eastex Freeway was going
straight to  the secret buyers                                                                                                  
called (Jetero Ranch)
They were: J. S.Abercrombie,
 Edgar W. Brown, Jr., George Brown, Herman Brown,
 J. F. ( Pat) Corley, Roy H. Cullen, 
J. Brown Cutbirth, W. H. Francis, Jr.,W. J.Goldston, ...
many business men buying acres for the new Jetro airport.
I knew Pat.
Then the plan was to get the city to want  an airport, and sell it to the city
making double the $$$. The town was like a frontier .
 How did Geo, Bush get his name on it? $$$ payback? 
They said the old Hobby air port had to be shut down.
We had a club on top of the old Airline Hotel, The Ogerria brothers owned 
it.all the airport Pilots stayed there.
Braniff, Pan Am, Delta. Those were fun days. we Had great entertainers
Henny youngman, Julie Christie, John Gary Tenor, lots of name acts.
I remember Lenard Bernstein conducting the Houston Symphony. They had a 50th
Anniversary, very exciting time in Houston. 
Joe Gaiconnie's Pizza on Kirby Dr? 

JFK came in a  convertible, 
Jackie was gorgeous.

I remember Lynn Saks, 
and the Lamar Hotel, 
Mamma had a hat shop. 
next to the Lamar. 
Looks like the hotel is not at 
Main and Lamar today.
 they have nothing left of their great history.
The Rice hotel and coffee shop it's gone too.
I saw James Cagney.and
talked to him. In the drug store soda fountain.

We owned the Show Biz After hours club,
at Maine and Holcombe Blvd.
Another secret, Mayor Holcombe bought land and had a highway 
put in to get there, Taxes $, we paid for his highway.?
Who doesn't remember Brown and Root, we took them to court, they 
tore up  the street in front of Club. They were in Court with everyone.

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The owner of the Shamrock Hotel across the street, came in and
he was a bigot, he pissed on our door as he left because there were 
Blacks sitting with Whites. His name was Glenn McCarthy (wild Cat oil)
I was sitting with Arnett Cobb, a great Sax player who was Black.
As we know just because you have money doesn't mean you have Class.

Hovis started a show business career doing fashion shows at Neiman Marcus.,
He also played at the Show Biz for my Husband. Then as most our talent took
off for Hollywood.  His career included work as a drummer, singer, stand-up 
comedian, writer, producer of game shows and stage actor. TV Hogan's Hero's.

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Larry in
Hogan's Heroe's
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Remember Paul Berlin KNUZ, he was a good friend.
I met Peggy Lee one of the best voices and Mel Torme.

worked in Bobby Doyle
Trio at Show Biz.
Married Margo.

We had all the name act's in town wanted to sit in with the trio.
Everyone came in after 12pm and the big shows at the Shamrock,
Tidelands, etc closed. Frank Sintra , Dino, Jonathan Winters came
came to Sunday dinner at my house for home cooked meals.
My Daughter had so many Autographs. Remember the song,
"Baubles, Bangles and Beads", made famous by the KirbyStone Four?

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Well they came in the Show Biz and saw Kenny
and they took him to Vegas. He Later joined some
singing group. I think he has had 5 wives and 4-5 kids.

Johnny Dunn, Dunn Insurance, think he was one of the businessmen
in the Jetro airport group.. He started Life flight, a very great man.
He had a son who had been in a bad plane crash.

Color2 - John S. Dunn
Oh then there was Jones, that owned the Houston Chronicle,
and the Houston Oil club in the Rice Hotel.
Houston still had those iron posts with a horses head and a ring in
the mouth to tie up your horse.
They were down by the  Viaducts on the way to Stewart's Drive inn.
 Stewart's had curly fries in 1954.
The other end of Main street had
Bill Williams Chicken house. With a big Indian on the roof.

 Henke and Pillot's shucks I have some of that stock. Henke opened
with very little capital, he opened a grocery store across from Market Square.
When he hired a young bookkeeper, Camille Pillot. He made him a partner.
The firm of Henke & Pillot was born.
 Does anyone know if the stock is still good?
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Guess who live's in Maine

The listing of famous Maine People.
 From born in Maine Celebrities
to just People that live here and are famous. 

Linda Lavin Born in Portland, Maine, Linda is a stage and screen actress.
She appeared in the TV show “Barney Miller” before she became
 Alice Hyatt for the hit show “Alice.” which ran from 1976 to 1985.
 She has received four Emmy Awards, and a Tony.
John Ford 1894 -1973 Born in Cape Elizabeth, John Ford is the six time  academy award winning director of Amercian film classics such as:
“The Grapes of Wrath”, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”,
“Stagecoach” and many others.

 Stephen King Born in Portland, Maine and now residing in Bangor, King is the prolific author of horror and suspense novels. 
Some of his most well-known work includes “Carrie”, “The Stand”, “Shawshank Redemption”, 

Don McLean  Don sang several hits including Vincent
(Starry Starry Night), Castles In The Air, and his most popular
 song AMerican Pie.
Noel Paul Stookey 1937 – Present Best known as “Paul” in the group
Peter, Paul and Mary. Lived in Maine while raising his three daughters Liz, 
Anna and Kate. He and his wife decided to move back to Blue Hill in 2005.
 Kirstie Alley 
Famous actress but more recently known for her outstanding
performance on Dancing With The Stars. Kristie also worked with
Jenny Craig. Kristie has a home in Islesboro, an island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay.

John Travolta Best known for his singing and dancing in the movie Grease
 –the actor has gone on to star in many movies. John owns several houses. One of them is in Islesboro, an island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay.

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Martha's Skyland estate
Martha Stewart 
Known for her daily television show,
The Martha Stewart Show,Martha Stewart Living magazine,
and online flower store. Martha owns
a lakefront home in Bar Harbor Maine and enjoys visiting
 it throughout the year.
Howard “Howie” Carr, Jr. 1952 – Present
Born in Portland, Maine Howie Carr is an American journalist,
 author, and conservative radio talk-show host based out of Boston,
Massachusetts. Carr was a columnist for the Boston Herald
 and has also written a best-selling book, The Brothers Bulger.
 E.B. White 1899 – 1985Most well known for Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little,
the noted American writer E.B. White spent much of his post-New York
adult life in Brooklin, Maine where he died at the age of 86 in 1985.
Other books by White include The Trumpet of the Swan and 
The Elements of Style. White was a long-time contributor to 
The New Yorker and won a Pulitzer Prize for his work.
Pussy Galore and her husband own the second largest summer house on
the island of Islesboro, which is in Penobscot Bay midway down the Maine coast
The largest used to belong to Kirstie Alley, who acted in the TV show “Cheers” 
and, incidentally, produced so much household waste at her Islesboro place that
 her staff kept 14 garbage cans queued up by the back door, 
which seemed to say a lot about wealth -- a subject that held great fascination for
me at the time of my first visit to Islesboro more than 30 years ago.
Alley was married to her second husband, Parker Stevenson 
(Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr.) on December 22, 1983. 
They divorced in 1997. Alley and Stevenson share custody of their two children,
 William True and Lillie Price.
Also Rogers and Hart  They had homes here to and the Actor 
Robert Powell. There are so many Famous people from here
 and living here.

Don't forget the Rockefellers

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Women are needed in D.C.

Women are always
paid less and do more work.
It's time Women clean up
 the Government.

Oh Boy! Just go on the
internet and look
up Govt. employee's
with criminal records.
Shocking.Then check Out Senators.

 It's time to VOTE A WOMAN in.
Break the glass ceiling at the Capital.

Put a broom in their hands.

politicians convicted 
of crimes It's enough
to make your 
hair stand up.

 Campaign Finance
It's unbelievable how 
many bad people are in 
office, we put them there.
We can't make any more mistakes. The country
has been raped and pillaged by these trash.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Always Loved Greer Garson, do you remember her?

My favorite of all time.

 as Mrs. Miniver

Some of her movies were;
Mrs. Miniver Walter Piegon
Goodbye Mr. Chips- Robert Donat
 a beautiful movie
Random Harvest Ronald Coleman
Pride and Prejudice
Blossoms in the dust
That Forsyte woman
Mrs Parkington
Madame Curie
Sunrise at Campobello (FDR)

Richard Ney
played her son in
Mrs. Miniver and
was her second Hubby.
He was alot younger
than her.

blossoms in the dust
with Walter Pigeon.
I saw him in Miami  Bch.

Gregory Peck

She was

For a decade now, the Forked Lightning Ranch 
that the Best Actress
Oscar winner (with six other nominations)
 enjoyed for many years
with husband Col. Elijah E. “Buddy” Fogelson (a Nebraska-born, 
Texas-based oilman-cum-New Mexico cattleman),
 has been a destination for the curious and the devoted fans..

Greer Garson, actress: born Co Down, 
Northern Ireland 29 September 1903;
married 1933 Edward A. Snelson 
marriage dissolved 1937), 
1943 Richard Ney ( son in mrs Minniver)
(marriage dissolved 1947), 
1949 Elijah "Buddy" Fogelson (died 1987);
died Dallas, Texas 6 April 1996.
He was an oil Man and Greer loved to ride horses.

Here's the ranch,
 I think Jane Fonda bought it.

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Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20