THIS AND THAT
* Roy Horn from Siegfried & Roy passed away recently. I marveled at their magical TV extravaganzas and loved to watch them work with their white tigers. It was always my dream to see their act in Las Vegas and when I finally decided I should go, that was when Roy was severely injured when his tiger, Manticore, picked him up by his neck and dragged him off the stage when Siegfried & Roy were performing in Las Vegas. I am 100% behind Roy’s explanation of what happened since he was adamant that Manticore was only trying to help him since Roy had fallen down while performing from what they believed was caused by the onset of a stroke. Yes, the tiger did irreparable damage to Roy, but it was not because he attacked him.
* My sweethearts came up with a new game! We picked snowball flowers off of my snowball bushes and guest what? We had a snowball fight!
* If you had to get rid of one Disney snack, what would it be and why the turkey leg?
* Saw a TV series called “Celebrity Watch Party.” The premise of the show is for the audience to watch “celebrities” watching TV. Are we that desperate for entertainment?
* And now I have to brag a little, or a lot! My niece, Jenny Meyer-McCall, who is a very talented artist, has had some of her paintings purchased by host Tamara Day from the HGTV series “Bargain Mansions.” Day is from the Kansas City area where Jenny and her family live, and a few weeks ago while I was watching the program, Day was walking through the house she was renovating in Hyde Park. I noticed a painting on the wall that looked like Jenny’s work! I immediately contacted Jenny and asked if it was. Yes! Day had purchased a few of her paintings. Plus, Jenny was surprised I had even noticed the painting, but she has such a distinctive style, it stands out! So far Jenny’s artwork has shown up in two of the episodes during the renovation reveals. You can check out Jenny’s artwork on her website!
* When I met Gold Star Mothers Karen Funcheon and Sandy Nettleton during the “Remembering Our Fallen” Tribute, which honors the service men and women who have Fallen from the War on Terror (9/11 to the present time), was brought to Plainville last October, I promised them I would remember their sons in my daily prayers. Sergeant Alexander J. Funcheon died on April 29th, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his unit during combat operations. Staff Sgt. Eric M. Nettleton died on January 5th, 2011 of wounds suffered in Dehjawz-e Hasanzay when insurgents attacked his unit with an IED while they were on foot patrol.