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Saturday, July 17, 2010

My First Try at Pink Saturday . . . I'm officially a pinkie!

I have loved Pink Saturday at Beverly's for a long time - I've always wanted to jump in, but it seemed overwhelming - now I'm ready - ready to become pink. Thanks also to 'Simply Debbie' who gave me the encouragement to do it and the direction.

Pink isn't my favorite color (it's my second favorite or third or maybe I just like all colors - lol), but I love it none the less.

Everything looks better pink. It feels feminine. It feels safe. I can breathe better and relax deeply with pink.

And pink does make the world feel and 'look' better.

I'll tell you what makes you feel better as well as looking out of pink colored glasses at the world

“Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. ” —Albert Schweitzer

Happy birthday to Art Linkletter - wikipedia

Linkletter had one of the longest marriages of any celebrity in America, at over 74 years. He married Lois Foerster on November 25, 1935, and they had five children: Arthur Jack (known as Jack Linkletter, a TV host), Dawn, Robert, Sharon, and Diane. He was also a good friend of Walt Disney.

Linkletter outlived three of his five children. His 20-year-old daughter, Diane Linkletter, died on October 4, 1969, by jumping out of her sixth-floor kitchen window (while a student at UCLA). Linkletter claimed that she committed suicide because she was on, or having a flashback from, an LSD trip, but toxicology tests done after the incident detected no signs of LSD use. Linkletter spoke out against drugs to prevent children from straying into a drug habit. His record, We Love You, Call Collect, recorded before her death, featured a discussion about permissiveness in modern society. It featured a rebuttal by Diane, called Dear Mom and Dad. The record won a 1970 Grammy Award for the "Best Spoken Word Recording".

His son Robert died in an automobile accident on September 12, 1980.
His son Arthur Jack Linkletter, (1937–2007), died from lymphoma.

I really really liked this man. Remember his show where he'd ask children the question - What did your parents tell you not to tell me? He's a fellow pinkie!


That corgi :) said...

love your first entry into Pink Saturday Sandie!! so cute with the dog wearing the pink glasses!!! so patient of a dog wearing them!!


Lottie said...

Yes, the pooch with the pink glasses was precious! Happy Pink Saturday!

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

Welcome to the Pink world! Doggie with glasses, so cute!!

Riet said...

Welcome and happy pink Saturday. What a lovely pink post. I love the dog with the glasses, gorgeous.
Have a nice pink day.
Riet, The Netherlands

debbie said...


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwwww, cute! Nothing's better in this world than looking through rose colored glasses.

Art Linkletter? A birthday? Here all this time, I thought he'd passed away already.

Happy weekend to you.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!!

Love that sweet pooch with the glasses!!


Jacalyn @ said...

Welcome to PS! I agree too that looking through Pink colored glasses makes the world a nicer place, ha! I am a new follower so I can come back and see more pink!

Happy PS,

Kathy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! This is such a fun place! I love your pinks - looking through rose colored glasses! Very cool. That's quite an accomplishment and testament to Art Linkletter!
Thanks for sharing,

Gracie Jewellery said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Loved Art Linkletter. Always wanted him for a Dad. See you next week!

Rebecca said...

Happy Pink Saturday my friend. Loved reading about AL! Very cool glasses! YUM!


Jorgelina said...

Welcome and happy pink Saturday!

Jojo said...


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sandie, What a wise group of sentiments! I enjoyed eahc one.
YOur rose colored glasses remind me to look with innocent eyes and not synical ones! To see things for the beauty and basic truths they are... good and bad.
And even to revel in the little pink things in life.
Very profound morning and great to visit you!

A Hopeful Heart said...

So glad you made the jump into the pink waters. Welcome!! It's nice to have you here.

I love the dogs with the rose-colored glasses!! Too cute.

I vaguely remember the Art Linkletter Show. My grandmother used to watch it...after she watched The Edge of Night. So when I was at her house, I watched both of those shows.

Have a lovely day,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Ann said...

I adore your banner--so cute. This was a great first pink saturday post, the glasses are adorable. I love your tribute to Art Linkletter, I really enjoyed watching him too.

The Knitwit Knitter said...

LOVE the dog wearing the pink glasses!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Seaside Rose Creations said...

Welome to Pink Saturday!!!

Come visit my pinks when you get a chance!!


ClassyChassy said...

Do you know, I have my name because of the Art Linkletter Show?? Dad watched it and saw a little girl that was so cute - her name was Monica Marie McCloud. Mom wanted to name me Elizabeth, but dad said no. "Monica" will be her name, and so that was the whole story. It was told to me many times, and makes me wonder whatever happened to the little girl I was named for??

Melanie said...

Love the picture of the dog in the pink glasses. So cute!
I liked Art Linkletter too. He was so funny with kids.
Have a good weekend. :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Sandie, love those pink glasses on that little doggie! Way too cute! Great read on Art!

Have a great pink Saturday!


The Paint Splash said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. It's amazing when we start searching how much pink we do have around us. Hope you will stop by for a visit. Debbie

LV said...

For your first entry for Pink Saturday, you jumped right in there and did a super job. Glad you joined the pink ladies club.

Rose said...

love the pink items as well as the quote. the photos are cute. Thanks for leaving a sweet comment about my husband,Eddie. Have a wonderful Sat.

BECKY said...

Congrats on your first Pink Saturday! Very cute! And I always loved the Art Linkletter show about Kids Say the Darndest Things!

NanE said...

Welcome to PINK Saturday! I joined just a couple of weeks ago myself. Great first post, Nan

~~Carol~~ said...

I think I like all colors too, but I've just recently fallen in love with pink! I love that pup in her pink glasses!
Welcome to Pink Saturday. It's so nice to meet you!
Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

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tales from an oc cottage said...

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Christi Williams said...

Welcome, Happy Pink Saturday!

Gail said...

Welcome to PS. I remember having a pair of pink sunglasses like that, in fact, I want another pair, they were fun to wear. The dog is so cute and made me laugh out loud. I liked Art Linkletter, Mom and Dad always watch his show, and I loved the Lennon sisters. Thank you for sharing about him.
Happy PS
Hugs Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack

Theresa said...

Congrats on your first Pink Saturday post! Welcome! Enjoyed the pinkie pics!

Marydon said...

G'eve Sandie ~ and WELCOME to PS, so good to have you join us all.

Love this pink write ... poochie is adorable in the pinkies!

Art Linkletter was a wonderful man ...

Happy PS ~
Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

ocmist said...

Art Linkletter is another of my very favorite people. I saw him just recently on a TBN Praise the Lord Show. He is a wonderful Christian man who has been through so much, but still love God and uses his trials to help lift other up. I loved his TV Show with the little kids and we watched it every week.

He has always reminded me of my Daddy too, to that is another reason that I love to see him!

A 2 Z said...

Hi Chatty,

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I'm also new. I'm a new follower. I love your blog especially your header.


Jane said...

Pink looks groovy on your blog!


Anonymous said...

love love love the pink glasses!!

Annesphamily said... are now an official pinkie! I was the same way! I can not imagine now what the heck I was afraid of! I love Pink Saturday so much. Much pink love and hug Anne

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Not only pink- but you are a blessing

Beverly said...

This is an extremely belated Happy Pink Saturday to you, Sandie. I have been so busy with work that I can hardly get around to visit. But, I do want you to know that I am happy you joined us. I am so glad Debbie encouraged you.

I love your post, and I would most like looking through the rose-colored and heart-shaped glasses. Actually, I am a firm advocate of having a positive attitude. We each have to make our own happiness, and making the world a better place for others is a sure path to joy.