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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm running late Monday!



Christmas is a really busy time for me - I spent all day yesterday making candies for a party tonight and one on Thursday. So I'm behind! I think I'll keep it light and fun this week.

Just click on this site and you'll get a recipes of any cookie you want to make. Good to keep handy.

http://www.northpole.com/Kitchen/Cookbook/cat0001.asp

Hope you enjoy!

Early life of Patty Duke - this is interesting- Happy Birthday from Wikipedia

Duke was born Anna Marie Duke in Elmhurst, Queens, New York, the daughter of Frances (née McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a handyman and cab driver. Her father was Irish American and her maternal grandmother was German.

Duke experienced a childhood of hard times. Her father was an alcoholic, and her mother suffered from clinical depression and was prone to violence. When Duke was 6, her mother threw her father out; when she was 8, her mother turned Duke's care over to John and Ethel Ross, who became her managers, recognized her talent and promoted her as a child actress.

The Rosses' methods were unscrupulous. For instance, they consistently billed Duke as two years younger than she was, and padded her resume with some false credits. It was Ethel Ross who gave the sweeping name-change order, "Anna Marie is dead, you are Patty now." This would have painful repercussions for Duke in the decades to come. (Her professional name was chosen because the Rosses wanted her to achieve the success of Patty McCormack).

That was a tough childhood indeed.

Love,
Chatty

6 comments:

Stella said...

Don't we all feel a little behing this time of year? Glad you have all your candy made. Have a good week.

That corgi :) said...

after Christmas you'll have to tell us what kind of candies you made; sounds like fun times! always nice to be busy around this time of year :)

betty

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Miss Chatty, thank you so much for the wonderful cookie recipe link - what a fabulous site. I could not think of a cookie they did not have.
I knew Patty Duke had an unhappy childhood, but never knew the details. Her story certainly makes one glad for a childhood without drama:-)

Life is good! said...

i have always loved patty duke! sad life though. i love all of the cooking and baking this time of year and only this time of year! have fun doing yours this week.

ClassyChassy said...

You make Candy??? How wonderful is THAT!!! What kinds do you create??? Bet it is fun!

ocmist said...

How interesting! I just watched part of a Patty Duke show last night about 3 a.m. I always like her shows. Thanks for the info... and candy sounds good... just NOT good for my blood sugar!