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…

Davy & Micky with young Davy background

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.

This Day in History: Sandra Dee Dies

It was 11 years ago today, on Feb. 20, 2005, that actress Sandra Dee died as a result of complications with kidney disease. She was 62.

Dee, born Alexandra Zuck, starred in approximately 22 films and also appeared in episodic television in the early 1970’s and early 1980’s. My favorite film of hers was Imitation of Life, which also starred Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin and Susan Kohner.

Do you have a favorite Sandra Dee movie?

Te Extraño Mucho, Grandma

On this day 33 years ago, my maternal grandmother died due to complications from having suffered a stroke. I still remember the day I found out that she had died. My older sister came to pick me up from my school in our father’s old Chevy Nova. As soon as she told me what had happened, tears rolled down my face. I wish I knew then what I know now about what a stroke is and its symptoms. 😦

Grandma, not a day goes by where I don’t think about you. I’m sad that I only knew you for a short time, but you inspire me everyday to continue accomplishing my goals and dreams. You also taught me that perseverance and hard work pays off. I love you and miss you. One day I’ll see you again. ❤️