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Lost Another TV Icon

Van Williams died at the age of 82 on November 29th.  He was best known as The Green Hornet.  I loved that show.

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I was really little when it was on in the 60’s but it’s one of my favorites.

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I think it was his car that made me love this show.  Van brought humor to the action packed show.

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Earlier in his career he was known for being Troy Donahue’s side kick on Surfside 6.  Who doesn’t love a good beach show?  He was part of the early glamour studs in TV and Movies.

It’s hard losing these wonderful actors/actresses.  It’s like a piece of my childhood goes with them.  RIP Mr. Van Williams!

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A Little Christmas To Start The Season – Part 2 – A Christmas Carol

Bean surprised the family with tickets to see “A Christmas Carol” in town at the Historical Walnut Theater.

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The cast was amazing and the musicality was on mark.

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The one thing that shocked me was how scary ‘Old Jacob Marley’s Ghost’ was and that the children would be as equally shocked, lol.

Maybe it was the booming thunder or the flashing lightning when he came into the room.  All I know is that it left many seats unoccupied when the smaller ones jumped onto the laps of Mommy’s and Daddy’s, lol.

All in all it was a 5 star performance by the Walnut Street Players!  Well done!

Posted in Christmas, Confessions of an Irish Disco Dancer, Family Life, Historical, Holidays, In The Neighborhood, Me, Peter Pan Syndrome, seasons, Things I Love, Trains

A Little Christmas To Start The Season – Part 1 – Hope Lodge

This weekend definitely held the Christmas Theme for us.  On Saturday, we went to Hope Lodge to share in a little Christmas Cheer…Colonial Style.

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The Volunteers who run this grand old mansion did an amazing job with decorating.  They covered all of the time periods that the house was in use.  From Colonial to Modern.

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Miss Erin dress up in Colonial garb to keep the illusion going.

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I love trains.  This everyone knows,  so to see a train going is aces for me.

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They even displayed metal trains from approximately 1920’s-1930’s.  It was a wonderful Time.

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Living with Autoimmune

I’ve been lucky these last few months.  I’ve felt pretty good in general but with Rheumatoid Arthritis my good is someone else’s very bad day.

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This is a representation of how I feel today.  The weather was rainy this week, coupled with a cold spell settling into the region and a stressful, sleep deprived week and this is what is left.  A person who feels broken from the inside out.  My feet are swollen and my hands as well.  It hurts when I take a breath because my costal joints are inflamed.

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I’m luckier than most that I can get treatment for my disease.  I also consider myself lucky that I do not have something far worse like Crohn’s Disease which is also an Autoimmune disease.  So although I feel like roadkill on a winter day I’m still living and pushing through it.  Everyone has something…this is my something.

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Lost Three In A Row

It’s been a sad week in the news.  Florence Henderson (aka, Carol Brady of the Brady Bunch) died at the age of 84.

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Fidel Castro, former dictator of Cuba died at the age of 90.

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Some say it ushers in the end of a very dark past for Cuba.  His brother has been running the country since he fell ill.  Some cried, some cheered.  Fidel Castro left behind many feelings in his former people.

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James Delligatti died at the age of 98 in Pennsylvania.  He is best known for inventing the Big Mac in 1967.  A tasty hamburger for sure.  I think it is the special sauce.  Either way Mr. Delligatti left his mark on the world of McDonald’s and the world in general.

RIP all.

Posted in Confessions of an Irish Disco Dancer, In The Neighborhood, Me, My So Called Life, Neatorific Stuff, Peter Pan Syndrome

When I’m Bored Things Get Weird

First you are probably wondering why all of these posts are posted on 12/1.  Well there are lots of reasons but mostly I’m just lazy.  So instead of posting each day I’m posting days worth of entries all at once.  Yeah…it’s stupid, lol.

I wasn’t feeling well last weekend and I was just lying around in the recliner when this happened…

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As you know (if you read my blog) I love toys/action figures.  I’ve even created a fantasy world where they are alive.  It all started with a little Troll named Bjorn and 12 years later I’m still doing it.

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I got this Hillary Clinton action figure for my birthday this year.

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I was playing around with Snap Chat and these pictures are the result of my crazy views of life.

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I’m not going to lie… I had fun and think the pictures turned out well.  Snap Chat is a useful app.

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Someday I will grow up…or not…I’m going to go with not, lol!

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Thanksgiving…I’m Thankful for the Food

Thanksgiving 2016 came and went.  Good time had by many and the food was bountiful…and tasty!

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The appetizers were off the hook this year.  Bean came up with some snazzy ideas and everyone like them.  Beautiful and Tasty!

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There was something for everyone!

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No holiday would be complete without a Stock’s cake!  Boom…that’s what Philly is all about at Thanksgiving!

We would be thankful for more but our sports teams suck, lol!