I Smell Cake

MAN!! I was just checking the news feed and I saw this… 2017 is taking away the stars from my youth.

‘Happy Days’ Star Erin Moran Dies at 56.

I remember watching her on “Happy Days” and them later on “Joanie Loves Chachi”. Oh how I wanted to be Joanie on that show.

R.I.P. Erin Moran and thank you for making my youth fun.

National Sinling Day

This is a picture from 1973 or 1974 of my older sister, Cynthia and younger brother, Joe. 


It just my sister and I now. Joe, passed away at 46 in August 2014. 

It will always be the three of us. 

I Smell Cake

Well, another star from my you has past away. 

Chuck Harris died today at the age of 87. 

Of course I remember watching him on “The Gong Show” growing up. As much as that sgow was stupid, I sat there watching every time. Oh, how I wanted to hit that gong myself. 

I’ll tell you, the stars that I grew up watching are getting older and passing away. I’m glad that I have fond memories of them and there shows. 

R.I.P. Chuck Barris.

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Another music icon has passed away. 

Revolutionary blues singer Chuck Berry, often referred to as the “poet laureate” and “father” of rock ‘n’ roll, died Saturday (March 18) at the age of 90.

Here are some of his classic songs. 

  1. Sweet Little Sixteen
  2. Memphis
  3. School Days
  4. Maybellene
  5. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. Rock and Roll Music
  8. Roll Over Beethoven


Here is on of my favorite Chuck Berry song. 

I Smell Cake… Again

I love watching Turner Classic Movies. The movies are great, but it was the host, Robert Osborne who took it up to a higher level of class. 


Today, Robert past away at the age of 84. 

Robert Osborne, the actor-turned-film historian who played a vital role in keeping popular interest in classic Hollywood films alive through his work with Turner Classic Movies, has died. Osborne began his career as an contract player at Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Desilu, before changing careers and joining the staff of The Hollywood Reporter in 1977. In 1994, he joined then-nascent cable company Turner Classic Movies, and was the primary on-air personality for the network up until his death.

Osborne died in his sleep at home in New York City, according to the Los Angeles Times. His longtime partner, theater director and producer David Staller, adds: “It’s difficult to imagine a planet without him. He made the choice to call it a day, and he wants everyone to know that he’ll see them at the after party.” He was 84.
R.I.P. and thank you for making watching the classic movies fun to watch. 

I Smell Cake*

Saw this posted on Facebook this afternoon. 


Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Just days after being hospitalized for exhaustion, the incomparable vocalist passed away in Los Angeles.

Here is one of his songs that I liked, “Boogie Down” from 1983. 

R.I.P. and thank you for your music. 

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.
“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

Pets

A friend from Kindergarten posted this on Facebook. Her mother’s cat passed away the other day. 

I had never seen this before. 

In memory of my cat, Phil and for my friend’s cat too. 

Four Feet in Heaven

Your favorite chair is vacant now…

No eager purrs to greet me.

No softly padded paws to run

Ecstatically to meet me.

No coaxing rubs, no plaintive cry

Will say it’s time for feeding.

I’ve put away your bowl, and all

The things you won’t be needing;

But I will miss you little friend,

For I could never measure

The happiness you brought me,

The comfort and the pleasure.

And since God put you here to share

In earthly joy and sorrow;

I’m sure there’ll be a place for you

In Heaven’s bright tomorrow…

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