Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Joe lived awhile down the lake. "

Joe could fool you. He talked slow and Southern, lacked pretensions, and you could talk to him for weeks without realizing how very damned smart he was.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Harry Belafonte's first and greatest fan!

Justine's family and close friends will remember her as Harry Belafonte's first and greatest fan. She had seen him many times at the Oakdale Theatre, and her sons will always remember hours of Harry's music being played in the house.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RIP, Elizabeth Taylor

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who directed her in “Suddenly Last Summer” and “Cleopatra,” remembered seeing her for the first time, in Cannes, when she was 18. “She was the most incredible vision of loveliness I have ever seen in my life,” he said. “And she was sheer innocence.”

“Planes, trains, everything stops for Elizabeth Taylor, but the public has no conception of who she is,” said Roddy McDowall, who was her earliest co-star and a friend for life.

H/T to Vanessa Horwell!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A subscriber to "Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure."

He liked to travel mostly in this country, exploring country roads, getting lost and finding a different way out of such experiences.

Monday, March 21, 2011

And in that order?

Hazel was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and loved Frank Sinatra, Ronald Regan, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A pocketful of Kisses ... just in case.

He never complained. If anything bothered him, he would just sing.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Not sure how "unexpected" it was but she leaves us food for thought

"Don't be sad, don't be blue, I may be better off than you."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Seems to sum her up quite nicely

"She cooked countless Sunday dinners, sewed clothes, gave haircuts in a special chair in the basement, held annual summer fish frys of Erwin's catch, and made homemade candy and "grits" at Christmas. She was a skilled quilter, seamstress, gardener, and cook who usually won at the Euchre table and had an unbeatable left hook at the bowling alley."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

That sux.

Unable to grant his final request "to die like a Viking King," the family plans a simple private feast in the forest where his ashes will be scattered. In lieu of flowers Norm would want you to take someone special out to lunch.

"An Obit Writer’s Chance to Think Inside the Box"

Something different that I think you'll enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm with her on this.

It was all so wonderful, she said of her life, that she only wished there were more of it. And while open to the idea of Heaven, she said she was not much interested in the communion of saints – "unless they're all like us.'' Which is unlikely, since there was no one else like her.