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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

Friday, July 16, 2010

An award - a blessing - and then some fun

Debbie from Simply Debbie past to me an award yesterday. Debbie is an awesome woman. A woman of strong faith. She's always praying for other people. She never gives up although sometimes she feels like it. She lost her beloved Amy last year and that has been the hardest thing she has ever gone through - and is still going through.

I like her, am an award free blog - but no matter I still accept them - see the bottom right of my blog. I can't say no.

Again, my biggest issue is having to pick others for the award. I just hate hurting anyone or having someone feel left out.

I'm very committed to my followers, I follow them back, I read theirs, and comment back as much as possible - (I guess there are a couple I don't follow any more, but for the most part I do).

So all my followers are special and I want them all to have blessings sent to them.

So I am sending out a blessing and prayer to each and every follower I have.

I do have a couple I want to mention though.

1. Linda at A La Carte

2. Jean at a Mountain Too High

3. Mollye at MizMollye's Who also received it from Debbie.

4. Monica at Expressly Corgi

5. Michelle at Land of the Misfit Toys

So go and check out Debbie's blog.

The rules are easy.

Nominate some blogs for this award.
Make a blog post about it and let everybody know who you got it from.
Let the nominated blogs know about the award.

Remember to check them out as they are all very talented and charming lady's.

Now for some funnies:

An old man, a boy & a donkey were going to town.

The boy rode on the donkey & the old man walked.

As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man

was walking and the boy was riding.

The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.

Then, later, they passed some people who remarked, 'What a shame, he makes that little boy walk.'

So they then decided they'd both walk!

Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride.

So, they both rode the donkey.

Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey.

The boy and man figured they were probably right,so they decide to carry the donkey.

As they crossed the bridge,they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned.

The moral of the story?

If you try to please everyone,you might as well...

Kiss your ass goodbye!

Have A Nice Day And Be Careful With Your Donkey

I found the answer to global warming . . .

And last but not least - Happy Birthday to Barbara Stanwyck - wikipedia

Her first husband was actor Frank Fay. They were married on August 26, 1928. On December 5, 1932, they adopted a son, Dion Anthony "Tony" Fay, who was one month old. The marriage was a troubled one; Fay's successful career on Broadway did not translate to the big screen, whereas Stanwyck achieved Hollywood stardom, after a bumpy start. Also, Fay reportedly did not shy away from physical confrontations with his young wife, especially when he was inebriated. Some film historians claim that the marriage was the basis for A Star is Born. The couple divorced on December 30, 1935.

In 1936, while making the film His Brother's Wife, Stanwyck met and fell in love with her co-star, Robert Taylor. Following a whirlwind romance, the couple began living together. Their 1939 marriage was arranged with the help of Taylor's studio MGM, a common practice in Hollywood's golden age. She and Taylor enjoyed time together outdoors during the early years of their marriage, and were the proud owners of many acres of prime West Los Angeles property. Their large ranch and home in the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood in Los Angeles is to this day referred to by locals as the old "Robert Taylor ranch".

Taylor had several affairs during the marriage, including one with Ava Gardner. Stanwyck was rumored to have attempted suicide when she learned of Taylor's fling with Lana Turner. She ultimately filed for divorce in 1950 when a starlet made Turner's romance with Taylor public. The decree was granted on February 21, 1951. After the divorce, they acted together in Stanwyck's last feature film The Night Walker (1964). Stanwyck was reportedly devastated when many of his old letters and photos were lost in a house fire. She never remarried, collecting alimony of 15 percent of Taylor's salary until his death in 1969.

Stanwyck had an affair with actor Robert Wagner, whom she met on the set of Titanic. Wagner, who was 22 years old, and Stanwyck, who was 45 at the beginning of the affair, enjoyed a four-year romance, as described in Wagner's 2008 memoir, Pieces of My Heart. Stanwyck eventually broke off the relationship.

Stanwyck's retirement years were active, with charity work done completely out of the limelight. Her decline started following a robbery and beating at her Beverly Hills home in 1981.

Barbara Stanwyck died of congestive heart failure, emphysema and chronic obstructive lung disease at St. John's Hospital, in Santa Monica, California, in 1990. She was
82. Her body was cremated, and her ashes scattered in Lone Pine, California.

Was that confusing - who left who and who stayed where? I liked her though - good actress - Remember A Christmas In Conninecticut.


BECKY said...

Great post, as usual, Miss Chatty!! Congrats on your blog award. Love the funny jokes, and always enjoy the bio of the day! Have a great weekend!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Congrats on the blog award......I'll check out the other blogs you mentioned too. Love the donkey story....that is so true! Have a great weekend!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Congrats on the blog award....Sure you can have it to share... I don't do show and tell Chatty. Trish

Together We Save said...

Congrats on your award... and thanks for the laughs!!

Angela said...

Congratulations on your award! Your funnies were really funny!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Whosyergurl said...

Love the restaurant joke.
(who is on a very strict diet)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love the story, and the real moral to it is, you will never please everyone no matter what you just please yourself. Baby Girl went home tonight but will be back Sunday night for 2 straight weeks. Hope you have a great week end. I took a pain pill and headed to bed.

That corgi :) said...

congrats on your award Sandie! I loved the story about the donkey, the old man and the boy :)

enjoy your weekend!


ClassyChassy said...

Thank you for your nomination, and congrats to YOU for being nominated!

ocmist said...

Congrats on your award, and that donkey story was cute. I really liked Barbara Stanwyke! Big Valley was one of my very favorite TV shows, and I saw a lot of her movies that I liked. Wasn't she in Thornbirds, too? I really liked that one, too, and Richard Chamberlain was another of my favorites. I've got one of his records with "Dream, Dream, Dream" on it.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Loved reading your post, you have such a fun personality. Happy Pink Saturday, so cool you joined us.

Annesphamily said...

Sandie, you write about the best stuff! Art Linkletter, Barbara S. Goodness what a collection of great stories. I am glad you are now an official pinkie. I am so happy to know you! Anne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie, I finally got a chance to come back an check out this award you gave me. YOU are the sweet one and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you kind thoughts and friendship!!

jeanmac said...

Thanks Chatty! Your posts are so amazing - Always honored surprised and honored to get an award. Have been away from the blog for a few days(!) but will try to get back checking out all the dear ladies you nominated. Hope you are well!Love Jean