Happy Anniversary!

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According to WordPress, I’m celebrating my 3rd anniversary of blogging! πŸ“πŸ’»πŸŽ‰

I hope to continue sharing more, new content with you in the future! Thank you for continuing to follow my blog/website!Β πŸ˜Β πŸ™πŸ½

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This Day In History: Rick Nelson Dies

On Dec. 31, 1985, actor, singer, songwriter and musician Rick Nelson, along with his fiancΓ©e 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. πŸ˜€ ❀

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

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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.Β  πŸ™ πŸ’–

I love you cousin and you’ll always be in your family’s thoughts and hearts.Β  ❀️ πŸ™‚

On This Day In 2011…

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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.Β  πŸ˜‰

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!”Β  ❀