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…

I Smell Cake*

Well, one of my TV crushed past away today.

Richard Hatch, star of the original “Battlestar Galactica” and the Syfy remake, died on Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manger confirmed to Variety. He was 71.


I really couldn’t tell you about any of the episodes that watched as a kid, but oh how I loved Apollo and Richard Hatch. 

R.I.P. Richard Hatch and thank you for being one of my TV crushes. 

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.

The Challenger

“The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.”

– President Ronald Reagan

I Smell Cake*

Well, today was a sad day for an icon from youth. 

Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.

I was a fan of her show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” 


I watched the reruns of “The Dick Van Dyke,” but know her better from her own show. 


So sad that our stars from are youth are passing away. 

At least we will always have her TV shows and movies to watch. 

And here is one of my Top 10 TV Theme songs…


R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore. 

You did turn the world on with your smile. 

Song of the Day

It was until a couple of weeks ago that I first heard this song. 

If I Told You That” is a 2000 duet by American singer Whitney Houston and British singer George Michael. (From Wikipedia.com)

Who knew?

My Mom, Lydia M. Garza

Today’s post is similar to the ones that I have posted for the last seven years. But I still feel the same exact way.

I miss you mom and I love you so much!

Lydia M. Garza (1940 – 2010)

January 10, 2017, it’s been seven years since my mom, Lydia M. Garza died. It’s hard to believe that it has already been seven years. Sometimes it feel longer and other times it feels like it just happened.

My life changed on January 10, 2010. I never knew that you could miss a person so much. This was the person who could make me happy, make me sad and make me mad. Oh, how she could press the buttons to set me off. What do they say, she knew what buttons to push because she put them there?

There are days when I can get through it without getting too sad when I think of you. But then there are other days when all I want to do is hide under my blankets. But on those days when I have happy memories of you, it makes me smile. Like when I made your Green Jell-O for the holidays. Or when I was going through all the treads you had for your sewing… did you really need all those different colors of white thread??

This picture with the yellow rose is from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Yellow roses are the flowers my late brother, Joe, picked out when she died.

Until we meet again mom, I miss you and I love you more than I can say!

IF ROSES GROW IN HEAVEN

If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.

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