Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Winter Blues

My my time sure is flying even though we are having one of the worst January's ever. The cold arctic air is going to hit us on Friday. We have had about 18 inches over our average snow so far. And I'm afraid we are not done yet. Not by a long shot. I was sitting in the window watching a father/son team sledding down my neighbors hill. I'm sure he would be embarrassed if he knew I was watching. Such a great dad.

I came across this website that I created this book photo of my Mom...I sure do think of her all the time and miss her so much. She was three years old in this picture. I still have the dress that she is wearing in this photograph. It is quite paper thin.
I am dreaming of the spring bulbs that are under the snow, just waiting to greet us with their beauty.
Until next time..


Ruthie said...

I've heard you have some really cold snowy weather there. We've had snow here in CO, but it melts quite fast and is soon in the 40's and 50's again.
January is a kindof cold blue month, but in Feb things start to perk up and soon it's Spring! :)
Hugs. ♥

Raggedy Girl said...

I think watching snow play out the window would be a lovely afternoon occupation.
Roberta Anne

alicesg said...

Lovely to have a book on your mother. Am sure the little dress is like an heirloom to you. I too kept some of my mom's personal belongings. I dont have a book in memory of mom, I put them in the slide. Am trying to find more things to put in the slide.

shirley said...


I miss our mom too.


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