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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Simple Pleasures

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Dayle at A Little of This and That sponsors a blog about Simple Pleasures. Please join her and add what your own simple pleasure is. Be sure to check out all her guests!

A HUG is my simple pleasure today. We need a minimum of 4 hugs a day for our health. And I do count virtual hugs!

(From Katie)

Happy Birthday - wikipedia - Kyra Sedgwick

Sedgwick was born in New York City, the daughter of Patricia, a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. On her father's side, she is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody (the founder of the Groton School), William Ellery (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), the Reverend John Lathrop, and Governor Thomas Dudley. Sedgwick is also the first cousin once removed of actress Edie Sedgwick, a niece of the writer John Sedgwick, a sister of actor Robert Sedgwick and half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern. Sedgwick's father was Episcopalian and of English heritage, and Sedgwick's mother was Jewish.

Sedgwick's parents separated when she was four and divorced when she was six; her mother subsequently re-married to Ben Heller, an art dealer. Sedgwick graduated from Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College.[1] She transferred from Sarah Lawrence to the University of Southern California, graduating with a theater degree.

At the age of sixteen, Sedgwick made her debut on the television soap opera Another World. During the 1990s, she appeared in several Hollywood movies, such as Singles, Something to Talk About and Phenomenon, in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character. She starred in the Emmy Award-winning 1992 made-for-TV film Miss Rose White as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity. She played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's Secondhand Lions and Stella Peck in the 2007 film, The Game Plan. She also starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film The Woodsman.

Since 2005, Sedgwick has starred in the television series, The Closer. In 2007, she began earning roughly US$300,000 per episode. On January 15, 2007, she received a Golden Globe award for her performance as lead actress in that series. She also has been nominated for several awards for that role.

In 2009 Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.
[edit] Personal life

Sedgwick married Kevin Bacon on September 4, 1988. They have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born June 23, 1989) and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992). She is also the aunt of R&B/pop singer George Nozuka and his younger singer/songwriter brother Justin Nozuka. Sedgwick identifies her family and herself as Jewish; a 1996 interview referred to her as "an all-American Jewish WASP actress", but Sedgwick said in the article that she and her family do not participate in any specific religious activities for any faith except for attending some Passover seders.

Sedgwick and Bacon have admitted to being victims of the Bernard Madoff investment scam.

Do you remember her in Heart and Soul with RObert Downey Jr. That was such a cute movie.


A Hopeful Heart said...

I love that Laura Ingalls Wilder quote. It's one of my favorites, which I've recorded into a journal of quotes that I love.

I'm sending you a huge virtual now you have one of your four hugs for the day.


Together We Save said...

Wonderul quote!! I just Laura Ingalls Wilder!

Chicken Wrangler said...

Love that photo today - so sweet!

Melanie said...

That is a great quote, and very true!
What a sweet picture.
Here's my virtual (((HUG))) to you!

Debbie said...

Love the Laura Ingalls Wilder quote, too.

I couldn't agree MORE about the hugs.

I'm going to take this opportunity to go get one right now, in fact!

Cindy said...

Great quote! I loved watching "Little House" because I wanted to be Laura Ingalls.

I couldn't agree more about hugs.

sending you a hug today!

Dayle said...

Well consider yourself hugged for this wonderful Simple Pleasures post. Hugs are conducive to good health. I heard we need 12 a day, but hey, I'll settle for four! :)

Love that Ingalss quote!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Sending you a great big hug and a kiss, too! Muuuuuah! There! There's your simple pleasure from me to you for today. Have a great day. Susan

Debbie said...

Came back to say that I answered your question (about the Duchess) on that post. I gave a link to the back story.

But in short, she's my mom. (:

Melanie said...
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Katie said...

You're welcome for the virtual hug! :)

Katie ♥

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh...that is the most adorable photo to go with your simple pleasures!!!!

SparkleFarkle said...

Could you make mine five? I'll kindly return the favour on a day when you're in need. I promise.

Doris Sturm said...

Yes, I'm a big believer in hugs - I hug my dog all the time and whenever I can, I hug my friends.

Consider yourself hugged, Sandie :-)

Doris and the Gizz

Jennie said...

I'm not a huge hugger, but I don't know why! I love it when I receive one! I need to be better about this - it truly is a *simple* pleasure!

Dogmom Diva said...

Oh those puppies are adorable and I am sending you one of your hugs for today:))

I like Kyra Sedgwick..she isn't one of those in your face actresses she and Kevin Bacon have managed to have fairly quiet lives..not in the news constantly..good for them!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love hugs! So important! So lots of hugs to you my friend!!

Cheri said...

OMG that picture is so sweet.

Christine said...

Here's another hug for ya...


Rose said...

Hugs are gifts you give away as well as get back. cute photo. rose

skoots1mom said...

oh, i soooo want one of those puppies

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Here's another one! ooooo

Deb said...

Well, I think she is underpaid...considering that Charlie Sheen makes $2M an episode. What a waste of money....

Mevely317 said...

Hope you're not growing weary of the hugs, just yet, Sandie ..... On account I'm tossing one big ole' one your direction right now ... catch!
Have a fun weekend!

Angela said...

What a cute picture Sandie!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love that quote too
and I love hugs,,,
here is one for you

elizabeth said...

Hugs...what a GREAT simple pleasure!

Thanks for the kind blog comments over on my blog.

I see from your blog profile ..,we both love many of the same movies!

I just love "meeting" new people via blogging!


Michelle said...

That is such a sweet post! I love that we need hugs for our health!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

We all need a hug on a daily basic. Trish

Ms.Daisy said...

Hugs are good for us - we all need them! The puppies are adorable!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, Sandie. Glad you were the winner! I ran a contest for my 300th blog post a while back and the winner of the grand prize was my best friend's sister who lives in Texas! The even stranger thing is that I was going back home to visit my BFF and her sister was going the very same night! Saved me some postage on mailing that box. But, like you, she won it fair and square...well, my dog, Tootie actually picked the winners.


T's Daily Treasures said...

Sending a hug your way! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. :) Tammy

sarah said...

sending you a virtual hug!!!