Tuesday, July 26, 2011

new start with an old blog

I think I may now have this blog all set once again for posting. I am going to give it my best shot to blog more often. I certainly do take lots and lots of pictures and do have lots to share.
Just recently my sister along with her daughter and grand daughter came for a visit from Florida. They stayed for but a week and let me say.....give a young girl a piece of technology that lets them take photos of themselves and off they go. When they were off on their plane and I was left sitting here with this ipod that my dear husband recently bought me, I didn't know if I wanted to laugh at the photos (some were O sooo funny) or cry for the void that they left behind.
This is Sara, and  she sure is one sweet, pretty young lady.

her attitude glasses her Aunt Shirley bought her at the mall

She sure can keep one young and going. I wish her well in school this year as she has the potential to go places... till we meet again my friends, stay well


Shirley said...

Beautiful girl with one great eye for pictures. She is so much fun. Happy to see you blogging once again..

Sue said...

Ellen.....so good to see you blogging again!! What a cute young lady. She looks to be so much fun. I'm glad you and Shirley had a good visit with family this past week.

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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