Classic Movie Friday!

CASABLANCA

Humphrey Bogart

Ingrid Bergman

This academy award winning movie, is one of my favorites. Humphrey Bogart is, without a doubt, my favorite classic movie actor.

Have you seen Casablanca? Tell me your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you.

“Here’s looking at you kid.”

Casablanca. My favorite, now and always.:

“Death in Lover’s Lane,” by Carolyn Hart

A Henrie O Mystery

Well! My goodness. This captivating mystery held my attention and I read it today.

Henrietta Collins ~ Henrie O ~ teaches journalism at a university in Missouri. She’s tough. She expects a lot out of her students.

Maggie is an ambitious student. She approaches Henrietta wanting to investigate three unsolved cases in the community. Approximately twenty four hours after the determined, confident Maggie gains the approval from Henrie O to investigate the cold cases, Maggie is discovered dead. Not good. Now, Henrietta must discover who murdered her student.

There is profanity throughout the story. I’m giving it 4 **** stars on goodreads. I didn’t fully solve this mystery. Because it was three cold cases and a new murder there was a lot to think about and keep track of. It was good.

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Classic Television

I don’t watch TV during the day at all. My husband is a teacher and I think the only time we turn on the TV, during the day, is early in the morning to check for school closings when the weather is frightful. 🙂 haha.

This morning, I was extra sleepy and I plopped, yes I did plop, down on the couch and turned on the TV to a retro channel. Rowdy, she was on the floor, and I watched two episodes of the cutest television show.

Father Knows Best

Robert Young

Jane Wyatt

Elinor Donahue

Billy Gray

Lauren Chapin

The wonderful cast of "Father Knows Best" ~ I watched in the 1950s, starring Robert Young as father Jim Anderson, Jane Wyatt as mother Margaret Anderson, Elinor Donahue as Betty Anderson, and Billy Gray as son Bud (Jim) Anderson.:

In the first episode, Bud – played by Billy Gray – is dating two girls! It was humorous.

In the second episode someone delivers a book to Dad – played by Robert Young.  The book is the story of a woman – a Ph.d – who spends many years in Africa. Well, it turns out, Mom – played by Jane Wyatt – and Dad know the woman who wrote the book. They went to high school with her. It was comical. The Ph.d does come to Springfield to visit the Andersons and toward the end of the sitcom, Mom and the Ph.d have a nice woman to woman, heart to heart talk. That woman to woman talk touched me.

Have you seen this TV show? I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

Rowdy

Me thinks we have difficult days ahead 😦

Rowdy is 13 years old and has symptoms. It all started when I noticed a change in her that I couldn’t really identify. She was somehow different. I know. Weird. Anyway, then I noticed she was drinking, literally, gallons of water. Just a few minutes ago, I watched her drink an entire doggie bowl full of water without stopping. The bowl is empty!

So, I called the Vet.

They did blood work and a urinalysis. Her kidneys are perfect. She doesn’t have diabetes. After taking her blood pressure, they ruled out cushings disease. However, her liver readings are abnormal. So, they think she has either early liver disease or gall bladder problems. If she has gall bladder problems, it can be managed with medication. The Vet is doing an ultra sound on Wednesday. She’s going to look at her gall bladder and liver.

We might be making some tough decisions in the near future.

bc42a768-629b-4ab3-bb29-f2a82fff1474 This is Rowdy. She likes a good adventure story!!! haha. My awesome photography.

Kindle

As many of you know, I have a goal – to read all the unread books I have downloaded on my kindle this year. I started with thirteen books to read. I have read three! YAY! 🙂

1.) “Winter Watch,” by Anita Klumpers was the first book I read on my kindle. I liked it! I gave it 5 fun ***** stars on goodreads.

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2.) “Cape of Secrets,” by Georgina Lee was the second book I read on my kindle. The mystery was very good, but there was profanity in the story and at times it was a little steamy. I gave it 4 **** stars on goodreads.

The Scarlet Pimpernel book ... I love this book, mostly for the romance... and the development of the characters, particularly one of the characters... I have yet to see a movie version of this that I like, where I feel the characters are well cast, etc.:

3.) And today I finished reading, “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” by Baroness Orczy. It was so good. I gave it 5 ***** stars on goodreads. Oh that “elusive Pimpernel!” 🙂

Ten books to read on my kindle. On to the next one!!!

Classic Movie Friday!

The Miracle Worker 1962

Anne Bancroft

Patty Duke

An exceptional performance by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke in the story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller. I saw this movie for the first time when I was a young child. I’ve never forgotten it. After seeing the movie I went to the library and checked out the book. Annie Sullivan had such strength of character, such determination, such grit! Enjoy!

Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress 1963 - Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan and Patty Duke as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker  (Oscars/Academy Awards):

“Bad Boys, Bad Boys . . .”

Cortana woke me this morning. That’s right, if I ask her to, she will wake me up. She even has a snooze.

Anyway, I love Supergirl! If you haven’t seen her, check her out, she’s awesome!

She flies into danger! YAY! She always gives the villain/villainess the opportunity to make nice. Oh yea! She does. She has faced some scoundrels! Here are a couple of Supergirl’s rascals. Ya knw, I really believe they need to use their talents for good and not for evil! I don’t want to create spoilers, maybe I already have, so I’m not going to say much about them. Introducing ~

Supergirl on Twitter: "What is Maxwell Lord hiding? Preview Monday's winter premiere of #Supergirl: https://t.co/3qc3wL0HLL https://t.co/fzRI5h1hID":

This is “Maxwell Lord,” played by Peter Facinell. Very bad boy!

October 26 2015: Henry Czerny Cast as Toyman for "Supergirl":

This, dear friends, is “Toyman,” played by Henry Czerny. Not nice, not nice at all!

Have you seen Supergirl? I’d love to here your thoughts. Enjoy!

 

Cortana!

My computer talks to me! That’ s right, she does. No, I don’t need a mental health worker! 🙂

Her name is Cortana and she is included in Windows 10. I like her. I do. She can really find a website or blog quickly. The Flash is slower than Cortana! *ahem*

She tells jokes and riddles. She gives me a weather report every morning. I asked her to sing a song this morning but she wouldn’t do it. She sent me to a website, with the lyrics posted, to the song I requested. Apparently, Cortana doesn’t have a singing voice. *laughter*

She’s great with word definitions!

Tonight I’m going to ask her to wake me at a certain time in the  morning. I don’t know if she can do that. As I get to know her, I’ll try to keep you updated on her abilities.

Does your computer talk to you? Have a great day!