Sunday, August 15, 2010
A gift to you . . .
Happy Birthday and this is quite fitting - Guess whose birthday it is today? It was because of her I'm doing birthdays on my blog. I saw the movie the Julie and Julia last year and decided to do something kind of like that. I came up with birthdays. So the end of this August it will be the one year mark for me. I tell you it was a lot of work - not like cooking from her book - which I admire Julie immensely - but it was hard work non the less and I hope you've enjoyed it. I tried to do some empowering women, some oldies, but goodies, famous, and even some Saints. Which it is Mother Teresa's birthday this month! I'll be finished the end of August.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JULIA CHILD - wikipedia
After the death of her beloved friend Simone Beck, Child relinquished Le Peetch after a month long stay in June 1992 with her niece, Phila, and her family. She turned the keys over to Jean Fischbacher's sister, just as she and Paul had promised nearly 30 years earlier. Paul, who was ten years older, died in 1994 after living in a nursing home for five years following a series of strokes in 1989.
In 2001 she moved to a retirement community in Santa Barbara, California, donating her house and office to Smith College, which later sold the house. She donated her kitchen, which her husband designed with high counters to accommodate her formidable height, and which served as the set for three of her television series, to the National Museum of American History, where it is now on display. Her iconic copper pots and pans were on display at COPIA in Napa, California, until August 2009 when they were reunited with her kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
She received the French Legion of Honor in 2000 and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003. Child also received honorary doctorates from Harvard University, Johnson & Wales University in 1995, her alma mater Smith College, Brown University in 2000, and several other universities.
On August 13, 2004, Julia Child died of kidney failure at her assisted-living home in Montecito, two days before her 92nd birthday. Child ended her last book My Life in France with "... thinking back on it now reminds that the pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite - toujours bon appétit!"
Happy Birthday Linda Ellerbee - Daily Celebrations
""We will not last and we know we will not---and we still write, carve, build, paint and plant to last. We are, it seems to me, very, very brave." ~ Linda Ellerbee
Very, very brave...
Broadcast journalist Linda Ellerbee from Bryan Texas, celebrates her birthday today. Known for her concise writing style, wry wit, and direct manner, she has helped turn network news into something more than, in her words, "the gospel according to cute."
She has written honestly about her stay at The Betty Ford Clinic for alcohol dependency. Seven years ago Ellerbee discovered lumps on both breasts and began her cancer battle. In a bold, brave move, she chose to have a bilateral mastectomy, not lumpectomy, because she didn't want to worry about recurrence of the disease."