January 26, 1918
(Timeless, isn't it?)
Clint and I often discuss how blogging has opened up a new world for us. A world of new acquaintences ... some wonderful, talented and most interesting people from all over the world.
Shady Del Knight, the administrator of Shady Dell Music & Memories, is one of the new friends I have met through blogging that I would have never known otherwise. A talented writer, Shady's blog is devoted to keeping alive the music and memories of The Shady Dell. John and Helen Ettline were the owners of The Shady Dell, a business that "began as a home based restaurant and bakery in 1945". Located in York, Pennsylvania, the business evolved into a very popular night spot for local and not-so-local teenagers. The regulars were known as "Dell Rats". Shady shares so many popular songs and stories from the 1960s when the Dell was in full swing. He has followers from around the world who are being exposed to these great old sounds and are becoming fans.
A couple of days ago I had the honor of receiving a blogger award from Shady Del, A Blog with Substance Award. This was a great compliment, thank you Shady. When receiving this award, I am to reveal seven things about my life that many people might not know. Oh boy, here goes ...
1) For a Halloween costume party one year, I made a Miss Piggy papier mache head. At the party, a tv show host asked me to come on her program and give a demonstration on the art of papier mache. It was fun and a good experience.
My Miss Piggy papier mache head (looks like she could use
some Botox on that face!). This was perfect for me to wear to my
daughter's school Halloween party in the early 80s. My sweet daughter, Lucinda,
is pictured on the far right. Looks like she has flipped her wig! :-D
2) A couple of years ago I sold over $17,000 worth of Estee Lauder cosmetics in one month. I had no confidence that I could sell anything so this was a special deal for me.
|I heard the words "Free Gift" in my sleep at night!|
3) My original birth certificate had a MAJOR typo on it: Sex male
Yesterday I was asking Clint if he remembered this story about my birth certificate and he asked me if I had it changed. I told him, yes it had been changed ... the "first sex change on paper". (i know...so bad :-)
4) My daughter and I told our UFO experience on WIVK Radio Station in the mid 1990s. I have searched for my notes and can't find the exact figure of the listening audience but I do believe, Mike Hammond, the host, replied "30,000" when I asked how many people could have heard us! It was good I heard this after the interview instead of before.
5) Since we have lived in Texas for the past seven years, we have had at least 200 people at our home for different occasions including dinners, brunch, my surprise birthday party and other parties. At our dinner parties, Clint always made the guests' individual pictures and we have a treasured album of 8 x 10 photos.
In 2006 I can't believe I made an 18' long table but somehow
it all fit together. It was a wonderful morning and
we all got to know each other better. I am a quiche lover
and I made several quiche lorraines for this brunch.
6) I had a "certified club member card" from the Pan Am First Moon Flights Club. Offered as a tourist service to the moon, one had to simply write for a "reservation". Membership was "open" during the years of 1968 to 1971. The card had a "serial number position of record on the wait list". A statement from Pan Am: We have every intention of living up to this confidence.
I carried that little card in my billfold for many years. Being a paper hoarder as I was/am, I can't believe I don't have my card today.
|A sample card shown here. It would be interesting|
today to know my "confirmation number" and see how
low it might have been on the reservations list.
7) I won this local contest in Knoxville when the movie E. T. came out. Not an example of my best work for sure, I whipped this out in a hurry, but....I Won! The contest was guessing what the appearance of the new character, E.T., would look like in Steven Spielberg's new movie. Just this past Sunday our pastor mentioned E.T. in his sermon, the longing for home ...
|This is pretty hilarious today! Sorry for the |
poor quality of this image.
My how time flies when you're having fun! Thanks again, Shady Del, for bringing back memories and for the blogger award. For a good time and also your listening requirements, you are one click away from Shady's blog ♥