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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, February 22, 2010

Georgia Aquarium THE SHARKS ARE HERE!

No, these guys aren't the sharks, they visited the sharks!

On Saturday the Bloggers were invited to come to the Aquarium - two free tickets were given. Thank you to the Georgia Aquarium and to Scott. I'm not sure why, but I do want to say thanks. See, it pays to be a blogger!

My friend Cheri sent me an email telling me about it. Thank you.

Then Sue and Joyce - we emailed back and forth about the event and here we were. Thank you to them for their help.

You see the wonderful world of blogging?

One person meets another person and that person meets one of their friends, and so forth - and if you do it right and with a good an open heart - I believe good things happen to you.

While his mom, my daughter, and I went for a day of beauty - we wanted to go, but we couldn't change the appointment and our gal is booked way in advance.

So we decided to let the boys bond.

My grandson had been sick for two weeks so he was thrilled to go out with his grandpa.

They had a day of bonding.

Can you see how happy he was? And how interested he was and how much he learned? Not just about fish either.

Now this is kind of like Erma Bombeck's poem.

They were doing something very important.

They were living in the moment.

My daughter and I got beautiful - well she did - I'm much improved!

So alls well that ends well.

And that is the end of my story.

Thanks to the Georgia Aquarium, Cheri, Sue, and Joyce!

Young is best known for his role in Father Knows Best (1949-1954 on radio, 1954-1960 on television), for which he and his co-star, Jane Wyatt, won several Emmy Awards.
Young later became famous for Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976), which co-starred a young James Brolin, for which he won an Emmy for best leading actor in a drama series. Young became so well identified with his wise doctor persona that he became famous as the commercial spokesman for an aspirin product, saying, "I'm not a doctor but I play one on TV", while wearing a lab coat. He continued making television commercials until the late 1980s.

Despite the fact that he portrayed happy, well-adjusted characters, Young suffered from depression and alcoholism, which contributed to his suicide attempt in 1991. Afterwards he spoke candidly about his problems in an effort to encourage people to seek help with their own.

Young died at his home in Westlake Village, California at 91 from respiratory failure. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California. Young has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

I always loved this show. Happy Birthday Robert Young - Wikipedia


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a cool day for everybody! Girls day out and guys day out. I think that's great. Grandpa did a great job of the pictures too . They look like they had so much fun.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love the happy smiles on Andy's face. You can tell he had a blast, bonding and learning; 2 of the great acts in the world. Glad you and your DD got to spend some girl time together, that was also very important.
Glad Andy is feeling better,

ocmist said...

How wonderful... All of you got to have a great day! That big old smile still reminds me of my Kode Bear. He would love doing something like that, too!

You hit on another of my favorite stars in this post, too! Both of the men in Marcus Welby were so neat!

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Hi Sandie
Wow looks like the Boy's had a great day!
Come on over to pick up your Sunshine Award, it sure to brighten up your day, might even melt a little of that snow.

debbie said...

Well Hello Ms Chatty Crone,
I think I would have chosen to stay with andy and grandpa....the aquariam was awesome...I would have loved to have been there in person.
I would love to have seen a picture of you girls all prettied up.
Did you notice the post I did on one of the give aways you played a character...??? it was cute
Simply Debbie

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Andy's smiles are so contagious! They totally light him up!
Sounds as if everyone had a great day.

That corgi :) said...

that was neat to have gotten the two free tickets through blogger sources and then for your grandson and hubby to enjoy their time together; sounds like (and looks like) they had a great time!! and then you and your daughter got some bonding time too (and I'm sure you both look beautiful!!!!)

how fun!!

enjoy the day


Laurie Eno said...


I am tracking back from the comment you left on my blog The Daily Corgi (

Thank you so much!

I feel like I've discovered something special in your blog as well. Your chosen quotations and captions in the posts, they say a lot about the kind of person you are.

I'll be adding you to my blogroll at my other blog, Buttercup Bungalow:

Biskies and blessings,

Laurie Eno

ClassyChassy said...

Wonderful pictures, Sandie - Andy has got the most wonderful grins - love the shot of him and the shark!!!

Stella said...

That looks like one happy boy. Sounds like everyone had a great day. It is so nice when boys get to spend time with Grandpa. My oldest grandson who is 19 is working with his today.

Linda said...

Looks like the boys had a lot of fun! Glad you got to have a girl beauty day!

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

Looks like both of your boys had a great time! It's been years since I've been to an aquarium.

Love all of those big smiles of Andy's! My little man has the same jacket as his.


Susan Wicker said...

Sandie, I just love your grandson. He is so adorable. That smile is worth a million bucks. What a great little kid he must be! thanks for sharing photos of his fun excursion. Sincerely, Susan from