Photo by Stéphane Juban on Unsplash I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer. George Matthew Adams A roaring fire can invigorate all...
One Cool Cat
Everything he touched turned to gold.
Bobby Troup composed, Get Your Kicks on Route 66, famously recorded by multiple artists beginning with Nat King Cole.
The song was inspired by a 10-day, cross-country drive taken by
Bobby and his first wife, Cynthia.
As a former Marine, Bobby was accustomed to drive and discipline. He was beloved and respected as a family man, musician, and actor.
Following their successful individual and joint careers in music, Bobby Troup and his wife Julie London were cast in a five-year run on the hit 1970s series, Emergency!
Hearth of the Home
This Little Piggy Went to Market
Photo: EBay The rhyming name remains a true mystery. Going strong with over 500 stores, this originator of hands-on grocery stores still operates in 17 states. And it's a beloved part of Americana we love to remember far and wide. The...
She Did it All
Photo by Dolls Magazine Model/Singer/Actress/Activist Par Excellence She was Julia, a widowed mother and professional nurse in a landmark television series. In my little girl eyes at age seven, this portrayal was her sole identity, and I adored...