Sunday, February 26, 2006
This past week was a busy one and this coming week will be very busy too so I just wanted to say hi to keep in touch.
Tonight - Cousin Marty's 80th birthday party. Everyone has to write a poem. Here's mine:
A birthday poem for Marty:Tomorrow - I will be spending the day in Ft. Lauderdale, sightseeing, having lunch and visiting the King Tut exhibit.
M is for the MENSCH that you are
A is because you are ALWAYS in my heart, near or far
R is because you are RELIABLE in every way
T is for my THANK YOU'S for yesterday and today
Y is for your YOUTHFUL SPIRIT, how you love to play!, even though you are 80 today
Put them all together and they spell MARTY - a special person.
The joy you give away just naturally returns to you especially today.
Happy Birthday, Marty
Tuesday - Lots of errands
Wednesday - Having lunch with some out of town guests
Thursday - Mah Jongg
Friday-- Lunch with friends from back home (about 15 of us)
Saturday - Dinner and a movie
Sunday - No plans yet! Thank goodness!!
Time flies when you are having fun!!
Sunday, February 19, 2006
A DELIGHTFUL MOVIE
If you want to see a movie that makes you laugh, touches your heart, has clever dialogue, great acting, unusual story line that is based on the heroine's life, go see "Mrs Henderson Presents."
I have always appreciated whatever Judi Dench has done but this time I thought she was especially good as Mrs Henederson.
She delivered her comic lines to perfection and had me laughing out loud! I can not imagine anyone else taking on this role. She was Mrs. Henderson!!
Co-staring with her is Bob Hoskins as Vivian Van Damm, the impresario. The chemistry between the two is something to behold and when they danced together, oh my, you just have to see it for yourself!
Last weekend I saw Brokeback Mountain and walked out of the movie feeling very sad.
Last night I saw "Mrs. Henderson Presents" and am still thinking about the outstanding performances and how great the movie made me feel!
I'd love to hear from the lucky people who get see this movie.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
NOW AND THEN
How times have changed! When I was a girl I lived at home until I got married. In those days if a girl took her own apartment she was considered a loose woman.
There was no such thing as living with a guy before you got married. Absolulty unthinkable. And if you got pregnant it was the talk of the town. Remember when Ingrid Bergman was having a baby out of wedlock, she had to leave the country!
Now movie stars live together have a family and then "maybe" think about getting married.
How many remember when in the movies you could not show a man and woman in bed together. They had to be in twin beds. In the movie "It Happened One Night" Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert had to spend the night together and he put up a sheet to separate the beds.
How many remember the movie "Ecstasy" staring Hedy Lamarr running through the woods naked, not that you saw anything, but the illusion was there!
What got me thinking about all this was an article that appeared in the Sun Sentinel the other day. The title of the article was "Rewriting the Rules of Love." The gist of the article was about seniors who for practical reasons decide to live together. "Sometimes it's just too complicated financially and it's easier to stay single." "Now it's seniors in their 60's, 70's, 80's even 90's, who are creating a new tradition."
Years ago I remember being introduced to a couple and assumed they were married, I learned pretty quick, you can not assume anything!
It appears that living together without marriage is something that senior citizens have learned from the younger generation. We taught them a thing or two and now we are learning from them.
Monday, February 13, 2006
I Can't Open It - IV
Here's another episode of "I Can't Open It", where my mom demonstrates the lack of thought that goes into designing products.
In this episode she can't get the perfume out of the dispenser and can't remove the spatula from the display card.
I help her.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
FINALLY HOME ALL DAY!
These past few days have been keeping me on the go, lots of enjoyable things to do. I prefer to spread them out over time but you can't do that in Florida, When you have the opportunity to have fun, who can say no? Not only that but sometimes there are two things that I would like to do but they take place the same day and same time.
There is a Yiddish expression that I will attempt to translate, it's not as funny in Engish as it is in Yiddish but you will get the message. "With One Rear End, You Can Not Dance At Two Weddings."
To give you some idea of what is going on here I will try to paint the picture.
Sunday afternoon - A show at the clubhouse with Sharon Owens an entertainer who not only created the visual presence of Barbara Streisand but sounded like her. After the show it was out to dinner.
Monday afternoon - Attended a informational meeting given by Senior Summer School. While there I saw some classmates that I had spent time with last summer in Arizona.
Tuesday afternoon - I had plans to attend the annual fashion show at my club house, models are residents and it's always fun to see them do their thing, but I had an opportunity to see a musical at the Delray Beach Playhouse, who could say no to that? It turned out to be a delightful afternoon. One hour before show time cheese, crackers, wine and fruit were served on the patio overlooking the waterway.
Since Valentines Day is fast approaching the program consisted of many of America's greatest "Love Songs." Early in the program they sang "I Love You" from Mexican Hayride which is one of my favorites. After the show it was out to dinner.
Today I was so happy to stay home and catch up with myself but tonight is another story. This evening at the clubhouse going to see,"Direct From LA LAW" staring Jill Eikinberry and Michael Tucker. I loved them in LA LAW, let's see what they will do to entertain us tonight.
And it's only Wednesday!!
Thursday, February 02, 2006
I saw these words of wisdom in a local newspaper and wanted to share them with you.
1. My mother taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."
2. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
3. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
4. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
5. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
6. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
7. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on, don't you think I know when you are cold."
8. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
9. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
10. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
11. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You'd better pray that it will come out of the wall."
12. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all the spinich is gone."
Did your mother teach you any of these?