Thursday, November 20, 2008

how they do twinkle

Taken from The Night Before Christmas...

His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry.

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.

As I was going thru some photos, I came across these photos taken in the 70's. They are of my Dear Husband playing Santa for his younger siblings and nieces and nephews. Well O.k. maybe a few grown-ups also. As you can see he had those eyes that twinkled. In all honesty it was those twinkling blue eyes that attracted me to him. He may have lost most of his Christmas spirit, but those baby blues still twinkle.

He had taken many years off of playing Santa...but he did do a recent apperance.

Paul & Jacob

And like father like son blue eyes and all...

Jeff & Jacob Jen & Jeff


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Ellen, Thank you very much for visiting my new blog and your kindness. I do appreciate it. You're blog is very special and welcome to blogging as well. Come back and visit anytime. You're always welcome. ~Melissa :)

Terri and Bob said...

Adorable! I am glad you came to visit me and my aluminum tree. Come by any time!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

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ellen b. said...

Welcome to blogging Ellen! It's always fun to meet another Ellen. I have that postcard of the girl, the mirror and the Turkey that my husband's Great, great Aunt Emma had in her stash from like 1910! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. To add a slide show to a picture, all you do is click once on the picture, then click on the link icon and paste the link to your slide show. Hope it works, Theresa

KarenHarveyCox said...

These photos are so great. I remember the 70's so well, it was such a nice time. Thank you for stopping by at the Christmas Fair. Blogging is wonderful, and such a window into anything that you are interested in, I could spend hours visiting all the wonderful places in Blogland. Welcome and I hope you stop by again.

P.S. Tomorrow is something called Pink Saturday, hosted by Bev from
About one hundred women post pink things each week. If you would like to join next week, just to to Bev's place and see her contact address and send her an e-mail.

Beaded ornaments

My 50th Birthday banner my sister made for my surprise party

Hedda Hopper


May 2, 1890

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons