Friday, September 11, 2009

A trip to the furniture store

As the clock ticks down to my daughters house closing, we have been looking at furniture. She needs to find a bedroom set, den and kitchen furniture along with 2 chairs and tables for the living room. She has totally different taste in furniture than what she lived in for the past 29 years. OOPS!!! Sorry Jen your age has kind of leaked out. LOL
This past Monday we went to Rotmans furniture store here in Worcester. Not only did we possibly find some furniture... we found some new friends....who said friends had to be breathing to qualify friendship.....we had a lot of laughs that day trying out different furniture.

I would like you to meet our friends that we named Elsie and Rubie..

They feed them well at Rotmans....

The fashion.......
from the head.....

to the feet.....

If you are ever in Worcester and swing by Rotmans....please give our best to the ladies sitting at their whiskey barrel bistro table.
Have a great week end.


shirley said...

this was such a fun time. we need to do this more often. I love ruby and elsie..they are my heros..

Ruthie said...

What an amazing couple of ladies. :)
Enjoyed catching up on your blog - We've been gone much of the summer traveling so haven't been around blogland much either.

shirley said...

i miss these ladies

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