Thursday, November 23, 2006
THANKSGIVING: THINGSTO BE GRATEFUL FOR AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY BORIS KARLOFF
Thanksgiving Day. John and I spent the holiday with our neighbors this year. It was so nice not having to drive anywhere this year. I am grateful for many things even though this year is going to be so difficult paying for the expenses of the Halloween night accident. But i am very grateful to God for my new job-- which makes paying for this even remotely possible. I am so grateful to my sister Rosemary who came through with a loan and I am most grateful for my John whop stands beside me every day with love and support. I am grateful for my dear friend Tim Doran and the good people at work who are so helpful and friendly. Now if I can just turn my arrogant manager around-- that would indeed be a miracle! I am grateful to my cousin Susan in Texas and all of my family members who have helped in this little crisis. I'll get through it-- somehow with God's help. It has been said that when God closes the door, he somehow opens a nearby window! I simply need to sell a lot this Christmas season and earn as much money as I can. Today also would have been Boris Karlof's one hundredth and twentieth birthday. I read where dear old Boris was a wonderful cook. His real name was William Pratt and his aunt Anna Leonowens was the Anna in the "The King and I" stories. Some time after emigrating to Canada, he chose the name Boris Karloff after a character in the novel "The Drums of Jeopardy!" He was considered "the black sheep of the family" for becoming an actor! After coming to Hollywood, he made lots of silent films but had to resort to digging ditches or driving a cement truck to earn steady money in between movie gigs. Although mot famous for his three Frankenstein movies, 1845's "The Body Snatcher" was considered to be his best role. He co-starred with Jean Arthur in "Peter Pan" portraying good old Captain Hook. He passed from this planet earth in February of 1969.