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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

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A lot of information today -

By the way, continuing on yesterday's theme if you will - "There's an important difference between giving up and letting go". - Jessica Hatchigan

I thought this poem would be a good add on - thinking about the end of the year and all -

if' by rudyard kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling

Happy Birthday to Mary Tyler Moore - Wikipedia

Moore has written two memoirs. The first, After All, released in 1995, in which she acknowledged that she is an alcoholic. The next, Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes, was released on April 1, 2009, and focuses on living with type 1 diabetes.

In 1955, aged 18, Mary married Richard Carlton Meeker, whom she described as "the boy next door," and within six weeks was pregnant with her only child, Richard Jr. (born July 3, 1956) (who coincidentally, was known as "Richie", also the name of her TV son on The Dick Van Dyke Show). Meeker and Moore divorced in 1961.

Moore married Grant Tinker, an NBC executive in 1962, and in 1970 they formed the television production company MTM Enterprises, which created and produced the company's first television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. MTM Enterprises would later produce popular American sitcoms and drama television series such as Rhoda and Phyllis (both spin-offs from The Mary Tyler Moore Show), The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues, and Newhart. It was later sold to Television South, an ITV Franchise holder during the 1980s. Moore and Tinker divorced in 1981.

Moore's son Richie died of a self-inflicted gunshot in 1980. He was accidentally shot in the head while handling a sawed off shotgun. The gun was later taken off the market because of its "hair trigger". Just prior to his death, Moore had secured a job for him in the CBS mail room.

She married Dr. Robert Levine on November 23, 1983 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. They met when her mother was treated by him in New York on a weekend house call after returning from a visit to the Pope at the Vatican.

You are never too old to learn and you can learn something every day - another good goal.



Linda said...

So much to think about today...thanks for the great post. I love your celebrity birthday posts. Mary Tyler Moore was one of my icons!

That corgi :) said...

I liked that poem from Rudyard Kipling; you are right, it is a good add on for end of the year thinkings and ponderings

I always did admire Mary Tyler Moore and did feel sad for her when I heard about her son's death; as a parent, and I know you feel the same, there is nothing harder to imagine than having your child die before you; the grief must be unbearable


Angela said...

Hey Chatty!

The poem does have a lot of think about don't it! I didn't know all of that about Mary Tyler Moore. I always liked her show when I was a kid.


Nezzy said...

Boy ya sure leave a country gal a lot to ponder over. Heeeheeehe!

You have a wonderfully blessed New Year my friend!

ocmist said...

Wow... I've heard a lot of that writing from Kipling, but didn't know it was from him, and the stuff you share along with your comments on it, are always just great and help me to THINK about some of those things in different ways! Thanks for sharing your heart. Linda

Terra said...

I love that Rudyard Kipling poem, thanks for posting it and reminding me about how profound it is.