Wednesday, December 28, 2011


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Cheetah, the famous chimp from the Tarzan movies has died at the age of 80.

He outlived his co-stars, Johnny Weismuller who died in 1984, age 79 and Maureen O'Sullivan who passed away in 1998 at the age of 87.

Cheetah died at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Florida. He came to the sanctuary from the Weissmuller estate around 1960.

His keepers from Suncoast said he was a compassionate animal in tune with human feelings, tho if he didn't like something or someone he would throw his poop.  He could throw 30 ft. He also finger painted and the sanctuary would sell his paintings.

The Tarzan books did not have a chimp in them but the movies did, which is totally hollywood :)

Cheetah died of kidney failure on christmas eve. What a great chimp he was, I always loved those movies because of him. Thanks for the entertainment, Cheetah.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Here in Colorado Springs Colorado, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has the Electric Safari during this time of year. It is a light event and very beautiful.

This year, they set aside one evening for The Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind and their families. The zoo had volunteers from the Access 2 Sign Language and a zookeeper who signs. Santa was there signing also :)

It was a beautiful and touching nite that the zoo did for these children.  I am so thankful to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for giving such a wonderful gift to these children during the holiday season.

It gives me hope that there are still people here with loving and giving hearts.  People who still care about children that cannot hear or see because children, no matter what, love Christmas.  This made Christmas special for them this year!

Thank You, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Royal Ballet

We've been fighting off the flu but it finally got us. It is on the run and after dinner last night we settled in and watched 'Kung Fu Panda 2' and finished off the night with The Royal Ballet doing 'The Nutcracker'.

The movie was fantastic and spoke more to me then it would to others because of life experiences but if you liked the first one you will enjoy the second.

And of course, The Royal Ballet always does a beautiful job. There is nothing better for the soul then The Royal Ballet performing. The sets are awesome and the performers are astounding.

Have a good week end everyone :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Uncommon Knowledge

A few days ago I did a post on Judy Lewis, daughter of Clark Gable and Loretta Young.

She wrote a book called "Uncommon Knowledge", so I thought I would go to and see if it was available for Kindle. Its not, but what I found shocked me.  The book is a collector's item which means it is expensive. The cheapest one is $202.00, the highest is $999.00.  That's to rich for my blood,lol.

Thankfully, people wrote reviews on it (and I'm thinking they got the book when it first came out). Anyway, I got the jest of the book from the reviews. Maybe, the price will come down and maybe I'll get one.

There was one review that shared how Mr. Lewis, the man Loretta Young married, would tell his sons that Judy was 'not one of them'

That opened up an old wound for me because my foster mother Louise, was always saying that about me. I remember when they got a movie camera, whenever it was brought out Louise would tell me to go to my room because 'I was not one of them'.

Old wounds die hard and some never heal. Reading this book would problay open more old wounds and its a good thing I won't be reading it. But, for others who are collectors, it would be a good book for their collection.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, let us remember those who served :)

The Puchbowl, National Cemetery of the Pacific:

Jan 4, 1949 the remains of soldiers from around the Pacific Theater-including Wake Island and Japanese POW camps were transported to Hawaii for final interment.

The cemetery opened to the public on July 19, 1949 with services for 5 war dead-an unkown serviceman, 2 Marines, an Army Lieutenant and one civilian-noted war correspondent Ernie Pyle.

Eventually, over 13,000 soldiers and sailors who died in WWII would be laid to rest in The Punchbowl.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Funeral Today For Judy Lewis Daughter of Loretta Young

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The daughter of Loretta Young and Clark Gable passed away on Nov. 24, 2011 of cancer but her funeral is today.

Born Judith Young in Los Angeles, Calif on Nov 6, 1935, Judy found out who her father was the night before she got married. She wrote her life story, the book is called "Uncommon Knowledge".

Judy was an actress, producer,author and psychotherapist. She appeared on General Hospital, Secert Storm, Brighter Day and The Doctors. She wrote for Search For Tomorrow and produced Another World. She was a licensed family and child counselor.

She was divorced and had one daughter, Maria and two grandchildren.