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Thinking these days?

Remembering Lila

by admin on May 7, 2010

A rare photo of Lila and all 3 of her kids

I was standing in the garden department at OSH marveling at all the flowery, strangely fulgent hanging baskets that had suddenly appeared just in time for Mother’s Day when my cell phone rang.  It was Rita Katsotis, an old work friend of my mother’s calling to say she’d just heard that Lila had passed away.  They’d lost touch after Lila went kicking and screaming into retirement and so Rita didn’t know Lila died in 2007.

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Everybody Skip!

by admin on April 16, 2010

Keet Gooshi Heen Teachers (and some ringers)

The Virginia Reel - Click to enlarge

I am the luckiest woman on the planet!   I think I sang “I lost my partner, what’ll I do?  Skip to my Lou my darling!” about  500 times this week!   The world needs this amount of FUN all over the planet all the time!
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Brother Al Michaels: Never met a Vegetable he could call a Friend

I’m thinking about my brother today; peerless NBC Sports play-by-play announcer, Al Michaels.

I’m using his hockey tickets tonight since he’s still wrapping up after the last NFL Game of 2009; the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Washington Redskins on NBC Sunday Night Football and I’m thinking that he’s a pretty great sports announcer, a pretty great brother, and a pretty picky eater.
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Happy Birthday, Gene Hubert

by admin on December 27, 2009

Gene HubertAfter writing more than 100 episodes of the TV show “Sightings,” I’ve gotten pretty cynical about mystical, metaphysical and “paranormal” phenomena.  But this morning I had a visitation from the spirit realm.  It started with a phone call at about 8:45 am.  As the phone rang, the computerized voice of my Caller ID intoned …

… Hubert Gene Hubert Gene Hubert Gene

Strange, I thought.   Gene Hubert died almost 4 years ago.

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