Someone whose voice and music I admired died on February 4th too, singer Karen Carpenter. 👩🏻🎤🎵 She had such an amazing, angelic, yet haunting voice. This song is one of my favorites that she and her brother, Richard, recorded and in which Richard wrote—along with songwriter John Bettis. 🙂
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Remembering My Grandma
Your strength, courage and perseverance is what pushed you to emigrate to this country.
Raising six children alone was not easy. 👧🏽👦🏽👧🏽👦🏽👧🏽👦🏽
The sacrifices you made and the risks you took to give them and your grandchildren a better life did not go unseen.
I will be forever indebted to you for what you did for all of us: to provide a better, enriching life. 🙏🏽❤️
I take pride in having known you for just a short time.
But it was in that short time that I discovered your strength, determination, hard work and never giving up are all traits you have passed down to me.
I will continue to push towards achieving my goals and dreams, and will always look above to say “thank you” for being a part of my life and for guiding me in to who I am today. 🙂
According to WordPress, I’m celebrating my 3rd anniversary of blogging! 📝💻🎉
I hope to continue sharing more, new content with you in the future! Thank you for continuing to follow my blog/website! 😁 🙏🏽
Song Saturday: The Carpenters
I’ve always loved this song, which is why I’m dedicating it to my Grandma Chuy and Karen Carpenter, who both died on this date. ❤ 🙂
This Day In History: Rick Nelson Dies
On Dec. 31, 1985, actor, singer, songwriter and musician Rick Nelson, along with his fiancée Helen Blair, four members of his band and Nelson’s manager, were killed when the fourteen-seat, DC-3 private plane they were traveling in crash-landed near DeKalb, Texas.
From 1952 to 1966, Nelson appeared on his parents’ television show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. It was while he was on the series that he began singing, which eventually propelled his career into Rock and Roll stardom.
Here’s one of my favorite Ricky Nelson songs. 😀 ❤
On This Day In History: Natalie Wood Dies
It was 35 years ago today that actress Natalie Wood was found dead, believed to have drowned after she fell off a 60-foot yacht while on vacation on Catalina Island with her husband, actor Robert Wagner, and her Brainstorm costar, Christopher Walken.
Several theories have been discussed as to how Wood died. She may have fallen into the harbor after attempting to secure the ship’s dinghy. Wood had a lifelong fear of dark water and being helpless in it. Three decades later, her death still remains a mystery.
To read more about Wood’s death, click here.
Still Missing You
A decade has gone by and I still think about you. You left a huge void in your family when you were called by God. Your brothers and sisters, your nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and your numerous cousins–including myself–mourned for you. 😢 Your voice still resonates with me and every time I see a butterfly, I’m reminded of your humility, love and dedication for your entire family. I know you’re in a better place–free of pain–which you bravely fought just before it took your young life. 🙁 💖
I love you cousin and you’ll always be in your family’s thoughts and hearts. ❤️ 🙂
Remembering Princess Diana
I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. ~Princess Diana 👸🏼
It was 19 years ago today when the world found out that Princess Diana had been killed in a car crash in the Pont D’Alma tunnel in Paris, France. Almost two decades later, her legacy continues to live on.
On This Day In 2011…
It was five years ago today when I met my favorite band (well, 3 out of its 4 members), The Monkees. It was an exciting concert in such a beautiful setting, Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. However, that night was also very nerve-racking for me because I have loved this band since I was 3.5-years-old. I met Peter and took a photo with him. I was then able to say hello to Micky and ask for a photo with him, as well. But when it came time to meet Davy, well, I couldn’t talk to him other than to say “hello.” I guess you can say I was having a Marcia Brady moment that night. 😉
This day was one of the most happiest moments in my life. I’ve never been starstruck before; however, this was a different situation because these were the same guys who made me laugh and sing along to their songs as I watched reruns of The Monkees TV series. Their show was one of my earliest TV memories and the band has always been an inspiration to me…from then and until now. And for that, I say, “Thank you!” ❤
Born On This Day: Carol Burnett
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite comediennes, actress Carol Burnett.
And today marks the 27th anniversary of the death of comedy legend Lucille Ball, who was a mentor and good friend to Burnett. In fact, every year, Ball would send flowers to Burnett on her birthday. Ball died the morning of April 26th and the flowers she sent to Burnett arrived the afternoon of her death.