We can add Betty Skelton to the list. 85, first woman inducted into the Int, Aerobatic Hall of Fame, first female INDY driver, First woman inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Broke 2 altitude world records in 1959. Her personal stunt plane is part of the Smithsonian.
Thanks to you all. The poor Beagles keep looking for Chester...the blind one has walked the fence line dozens of times and last night set up such a howling that we had to bring him in and kennel him. They were a family of their own within ours.
I just read an article on that and it mentioned the one Brady Bunch episode he was on. It was the one where Marsha was trying to get him to sing at some school function. I could see that exact seen in my head. It took me back.
Truly a shock. I really loved them at the time, but seeing episodes now, I realize it was just pure silliness...but loads of fun to watch those four talented guys who seemed to be having the time of their lives.
Hey, what happened to this thead? Doesn't anyone want to say a few words about Jonathan Frid, the wonderful man who played Barnabas Collins in "Dark Shadows" and gave us a soft spot for vampires (died April 14th), or Levon Helm, drummer for The Band (died April 19th), or especially about Dick Clark (died April 18th)?
Had not heard about Johathan Frid... thanks for the heads up! My mother and I have been slowly working our way through the original series on netflix... they have the first 160 or so episodes on streaming. The rest are available on disk. I think we are up to about number 90 so far. I remember trying to get home from school in time to see the end occasionally.
Dick Clark.. lots of time watching Band Stand! I was out of town when that was announced.
This one makes me sad. He was special with words. Didn't he illustrate some himself too? I'll look it up. THere's a cute book, Alligators all around, of his.
Oh yes he did illustrate, including another favorite from my childhood. "Little Bear" series by Else Holmelund Minarik
Why are so many good books banned? The article says his Wild THings was not always embraced, and his Night Kitchen book was sometimes banned ...
IMHO, books and information shouldn't be banned/concealed/hidden. It's everyone's right and obligation to decide for themselves and their own children what's acceptable. You don't like it? Don't read it. But don't tell me I can't or shouldn't, either.
I like quirky. Maurice Sendak was quirky. In the Night Kitchen showed that.
I think there is a difference in age appropriate editing...and banning...You don't fill an elementary school library with Stephen King and Jacquelyn Suzanne...just as you don't fill a high school library with Newbery Award winners...
I agree with you Kwanjin...I am against banning...and very much in favor of knowing one's children and their capacity for understanding...don't cry...I have a brand new box of Crayons...and I will share...GRIN
He was quoted as saying to clients whose hair "experiments" didn't turn out right "It is only hair...it will grow back...come back, on me"...I wonder, would you want the same person doing your hair that messed it up the first time??? grin
My mother them from when they played in Miami ... Miami Beach...in the 60's "Green Onions" is the ring tone on my phone for my mother! She has told me how much she loved hearing them play that song! Such a shame... good thing he was still doing what he loved.
I loved the BeeGees also. Interesting fact, Barry Gibb shares the record with J Lennon/P McCartney for consecutive Hot100 Billboard hits (6) and holds Guinness Book record as the second most successful songwriter in history...after Paul McCartney. He and his wife hold dual US/British citizenship.
You do think they'll live forever. And they will in our minds.
Bradbury wrote so you could 'see' what he wrote...
"Yet this train's whistle!
The wails of a lifetime were gathered in it from other nights in other slumbering years; the howl of moon-dreamed dogs, the seep of river-cold winds through January porch screens which stopped the blood, a thousand fire sirens weeping or worse! The outgone shreds of breath, the protests of a billion people dead or dying, not wanting to be dead, their groans, their sighs, burst over the earth!"
The movie Fahrenheit 451 was interesting to me, and I'd even say the idea about people getting brainwashed by TV is too scarily true! And then ya gotta just love the jetpack guys in the movie- so cheesy.
I read that Reginald Denny, the truck driver dragged from his vehicle and beaten during the riots following King's beating, still hasn't recovered fully from the 90 or more skull fractures he sustained...20 years later...and amazingly he harbors no bitterness...
Have you watched the video recently? I am not going to get into with anyone over this but, yes, I feel sad for him. He did not deserve the beating he took then and he didn't deserve to die so early in life. I feel sad that his family will be missing him and I feel sad his children will grow up without their dad.
Science Fiction author and satirist, Henry Maxwell( Dempsey) Harrison, better known as Harry Harrison has passed away. Sci-fi fans will remember the movie Soylent Green...based on his novel " Make Room! Make Room!". He also wrote the Stainless Steele Rat series and Bill The Galactic Hero... He was 87.
"We must be as stealthy as rats in the wainscoting of their society. It was easier in the old days, of course, and society had more rats when the rules were looser, just as old wooden buildings have more rats than concrete buildings. But there are rats in the building now as well. Now that society is all ferrocrete and stainless steel there are fewer gaps in the joints. It takes a very smart rat indeed to find these openings. Only a stainless steel rat can be at home in this environment."