Stars Still With Us

As you may be ale to tell by some of my posts. I am curious about the Stars Dying in Three’s. Is it true, do they really die in three’s? Celebrities die every day — there’s no pattern. But it does freak me out when three celebrities do die in a row.

Check out this post that I saw on Facebook. I was surprised on how old some of these stars are. And there were one or two that I thought had already pasted away.

Stars Sill With Us

Some of the actors and actresses on this list are my favorites. It will be a sad day when they do pass away.

But until that day comes, “Life is an adventure! So live it up!” ― L.M. Preston

Side Note:

Well, crap… on Tuesday, January 26, Abe Vigoda, Det. Fish on TV’s ‘Barney Miller,’ Died at 94.  


I remember watching him on ‘Barney Miller.’ R.I.P. Abe Vigoda. 

This is the second time that I posted about an entertainer and the pass away a couple of days later. 

Do You Remember This Movie?

I have no idea what I remember this movie and am fascinated with it.

Dead Alive (1992)

Dead Alive (1992) Poster

A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin


I only saw it once, I think I might have caught in the middle of the movie. But it stuck with me.

For the longest time, I couldn’t remember the title of the movie and I Googled it until I found the title.

It’s been a while since I saw it, I think I need to find it and watch during one of my lunch breaks from work.

Song of the Day

You know there are certain songs that come on the radio that take you back to a special memory. Here is one that always takes me back to good times.

I Feel For You” (1984) by Chaka Khan.

In high school, it seemed that whenever the girl’s track team were at a school dance, we would request that song and all dance together. Not sure why it was that song, but it was.

There was one time, we came back from an invitational track meet during a school dance. We were still in our track clothes, all tried and dirty, but we crashed the dance and requested our song.

To this day, when I hear that song, it takes me back to the school dance and our team dancing to it.

Side Note:

WHT!! The was song written by Prince!? I’m I the lost one to know that Prince wrote this song? I’m in shock! Why didn’t I know this?


Happy Birthday to My Niece

25th-birthday I want to wish my wonderful niece, Pamela, a Happy Birthday.

Her birthday was yesterday (January 23rd) and she turned 25!

Where did the time go? I remember when she was born and a little bitty baby. Now she is a grown, young woman making it on her own.

I love her more that words can say.


Never Would Have Guessed

Saw this story on Facebook. It’s kind if long, but I wanted to post it so I could have it to read again.


Never Would Have Guessed


Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76 , which is odd, 
because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27 ) 
His death reminded me of the following story.

Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin, 
is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4-star generals at 
Arlington National Cemetery His marker gives his name, 
rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else. 
Here’s a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time, 
why the heck does he rate burial with these guys? 
Well, following is the amazing answer:

I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn’t know the extent 
of his Corps experiences.

In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country 
in the armed forces often in rear echelon posts where they 
were carefully protected, only to be trotted out to perform 
for the cameras in war bond promotions, 
Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. 
He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima There is only one 
higher Naval award… the Medal Of Honor!

If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man, 
he credits his sergeant with an even greater show of bravery.

Dialog from “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”: 
His guest was Lee Marvin…. 
Johnny said,”Lee, I’ll bet a lot of people are unaware 
that you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima .. 
and that during the course of that action you earned 
the Navy Cross and were severely wounded.”

“Yeah, yeah… I got shot square in the bottom and they gave me 
the Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi. 
Bad thing about getting shot up on a mountain is guys getting 
shot hauling you down. But, Johnny, at Iwo , I served under 
the bravest man I ever knew… We both got the Cross the same day, 
but what he did for his Cross made mine look cheap in comparison. 
That dumb guy actually stood up on Red beach and directed his 
troops to move forward and get the hell off the beach.. 
Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he 
stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his 
men to safety. He did this on more than one occasion because 
his men’s safety was more important than his own life.

That Sergeant and I have been lifelong friends. When they brought 
me off Suribachi we passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and 
passed it to me, lying on my belly on the litter and said, 
“Where’d they get you Lee?” “Well Bob…. 
if you make it home before me, tell Mom to sell the outhouse!”

Johnny, I’m not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man 
I ever knew.
The Sergeant’s name is Bob Keeshan. 
You and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo.”

On another note, there was this wimpy little man 
(who passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet.. Mr. Rogers is 
another of those you would least suspect of being anything 
but what he now portrays to our youth. 
But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in

Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. 
He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV, to cover the many 
tattoos on his forearm and biceps. 
He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, 
able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat

After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister

and therefore a pacifist. Vowing to never harm another human and also dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life… He hid away the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm..

America’s real heroes don’t flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy.
Look around and see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst.
Often, they are the ones you’d least suspect, but would most like to have on your side if anything ever happened……. Just saying.

 —  with Bob Williford

R.I.P. Glenn Frey

Man!! I can’t believe that another entertainer has past away. Today when I checked my e-mail I saw that the founding member of The Eagles, Glenn Frey died at the age of 67.

Glenn Frey

One of my favorite songs be The Eagles is “New Kid In Town” (1976).

 “New Kid in Town:” The first single off of 1976’s “Hotel California,” ”New Kid in Town” features Frey’s lead vocals and Don Henley’s harmonies. They co-wrote the song with frequent collaborator J.D. Souther.

And one of my favorite songs by him as a solo artist was “The Heat Is On” (1984).

I think he was my favorite member of the band because he was born in Detroit, Michigan. I remember when he guest starred on Miami Vice in the first season episode “Smuggler’s Blues” and when he was in the film, Jerry Maguire.

R.I.P. Glenn Frey. You’re music will live on forever.

The Streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels tonight… by Joshua Hill

The streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels tonight.
Don’t let them be forgotten, don’t let them fade away.
God bless their memory, God bless our nation’s
The streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels tonight.

The Streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels tonight…
Based upon an excerpt from The West Wing episode 20 Hours in America (Part 2)

Land of the Lost

Did you remember the TV show, “Land of the Lost?”


Land of the Lost (1974–1976)

Land of the Lost details the adventures of the Marshall family (father Rick, and his children Will and Holly) who are trapped in an alternate universe inhabited by dinosaurs, a primate-type people called Pakuni, and devolved, aggressive humanoid/lizard creatures called Sleestak. The episode storylines focus on the family’s efforts to survive and find a way back to their own world, but the exploration of the exotic inhabitants of the Land of the Lost is also an ongoing part of the story.

From Wikipedia 

The main cast of the show was:

  • Rick Marshall (Seasons 1 and 2) – Spencer Milligan
  • Uncle Jack Marshall (Season 3) – Ron Harper
  • Will Marshall – Wesley Eure
  • Holly Marshall – Kathy Coleman
  • Cha-Ka – Phillip Paley

Oh, how I loved Wesley Eure!

And do you remember the Sleestak and Cha-ka?


I remember the theme song to the song. Back then I thought it was pretty cool. But now listening to it… 

I remember watching that show when I was a kid. I wanted to be in the land of the lost so bad. We had a cubby underneath the stairs in the basement and my brother, Joe and I would pretend that was our cave just like the one on the show. 

Funny how things from when I grew up pop into my head. Must be when you get older, you remember the good times you had growing up. 

R.I.P. Dan Haggerty and James Avery

Well, January has been a busy year so far with the deaths of the entertainers we grew up with. This past week there were two, Dan Haggerty and James Avery.


Dan Haggerty, the actor best known as mountain man Grizzly Adams, died at a hospital in Burbank, California, on Friday, January 15, after battling cancer for five months. He was 74.


Actor James Avery, known to many as "Uncle Phil" on the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died. He was 68.

James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” died at 69.

I don’t think I watched The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, but I knew of the show. Here is the theme song from the show.

I remember watching  and always enjoyed watching the dancing parts. Here is one of the cast dancing to The Temptations.

R.I.P. Dan Haggerty and James Avery, you will continue to live on in your shows.


It seems lately, that my posts are of entertainers who have passed away. Before I post about two other entertainers who passed away, I wanted to share these sayings I have been saving. 


Make it a great day.  

R.I.P. Alan Rickman

“I smell cake.”

Man, woke up this morning and saw that Alan Rickman died.

The British actor with the unforgettable voice who played the brooding Professor Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” films as well as “Die Hard” villain Hans Gruber, died Thursday after a short battle with cancer.


There were so many movies that I like that he was in.

I had to tell a couple of my friends about “Dogma” and “Galaxy Quest”. They had never seen them. Those are two movies that showed the comedy side of him as an actor.

Here is a video from Dogma: Metatron (Alan Rickman) (Sorry for the language.)



“…The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels…” from The West Wing (TV Series) — 20 Hours in America: Part I (2002).

R.I.P. Alan Rickman. You left of with your movies and with that, you will live forever.

Also, today, Céline Dion, husband, René Angélil, has died, at 73. He passed away after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

All I have to say is that CANCER SUCKS!




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