Monday, July 02, 2007


Today, July 2nd, we lost a lot of important people. Seventy years ago this date we lost Amelia Earhart who was forced down at sea making her historic flight and was never heard from again. A very sad event. Today, Ernest Hemingway decided that ending his life was justified and so the great author of "The Sun Also Rises" "For Whom The Bells Toll" and "The Old Man and the Sea" shot himself in 1961. We also lost the amazing Jimmy Stewart ten years ago this day. The perennial and incredible screen legend and star of such films as "Harvey", "Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation", "It's A Wonderful Life" and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" died on this date in 1997. His last film role was as a voice in the animated movie "A Mouse's Tale". I have some time off this week and will enjoy the first holiday off from work in a long time. I had to trade with another employee in order to do it. Work progresses on the re-write for "The Traveling Companion" with Tim-- boy is this going to be a much different story than the first version. Oh well, you must adapt a story in a musical and not adopt it! John and I celebrated our eighth anniversary together as a couple yesterday. I bought him some roses. He is so supportive of me and I love him so very much! It doesn't seem possible that we even found each other. What were the odds? after all, he was living in Phoenix, Arizona when I found him while searching the Internet for a life partner. Amazing! God indeed is good. And as my song title says "he draws straight with crooked lines! Well another day of work and off tomorrow and the 4th of July!

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