random thoughts for monday august 22nd, 2011

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HERE WE GO AGAIN…..

 

1.  the star of the tv show “RHODA” is having a birthday today…actress VALERIE HARPER is 72 today…can’t beleive she’s over 70….remember her?

“RHODA” got her start on the MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW…here she is with MARY TYLER MOORE and a much younger CLORIS LEACHMAN…

here’s VALERIE HARPER today at 72……the second picture is with her daughter….

 

2.  do you remember the cast of “RHODA”? 

we’re going to find out where the co-stars are at today….

first of all, actor DAVID GROH played RHODA’S husband JOE on the show….he also appeared on the soap opera “GENERAL HOSPITAL” and on many BROADWAY productions…

DAVID GROH died in 2008 of kidney cancer at the age of 68….here’s a later year photo of him…

JULIE KAVNER played RHODA’S sister BRENDA on the show….she won an EMMY for supporting actress in a tv show…since then JULIE has appeared on the tv show “THE TRACEY ULLMAN SHOW”, but she is mostly known for doing voices on “THE SIMPSONS”…JULIE does the voice of MARGE SIMPSON, her sisters PATTY AND SELMA, and MARGE’S mom as well….

actress NANCY WALKER played RHODA’S mom, IDA MORGENSTERN…NANCY is also known for playing commercial characters like “THE BOUNTY WAITRESS”…

and veteran actor HAROLD GOULD played RHODA’S father MARTIN on the show…HAROLD is known for many acting roles that brought him lots of fame, and five EMMY nominations in his life…he appeared in over 300 television shows, 20 major motion pictures, and over 100 plays…busy guy….HAROLD GOULD died of prostate cancer last year on september 11th, 2010 at the age of 86…here he is in his later years…

 

3.  you can’t take a serious picture when JEANNIE’S family is around…ha ha

here is a serious picture i was trying to take with my beautiful niece KRISTIN, when JEANNIE’S twin sisters LISA AND LORI got into the action in the back of the photo, and my nieces AMY AND MANDY got into the picture a bit closer…the funny thing is, we took like THREE pictures and those girls were in every one of them…

4.  the reason we were all together is that we were celebrating my wife’s brother’s 50th birthday…..his name is MIKE HOLLER and were in ROSLYN all day saturday having fun…JEANNIE’S brother MARK can back from TEXAS, and our beautiful niece AMY came home from ARIZONA….great great time……we’re the same as every other family…everybody is so darn busy that we don’t have time to get together very often….but i’m glad we did saturday…it was a blast….

5.  i got a nice suprise late saturday night…i was lying in bed trying to go to sleep when a commercial came on for the SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR…JEANNIE AND I are going down that friday night to see one of our favorite country stars of all time, DON WILLIAMS…

if you have never seen DON WILLIAMS, you need to go…you will know almost every song he sings, and he has such stage control, even though he hardly ever leaves his stool…

well, my suprise was who his opening act is….i didn’t know they even had one, when my tv announced that SAMMY KERSHAW would be opening for DON WILLIAMS…makes an already awesome show even more awesome….here’s SAMMY…

do you remember their music?

this is my favorite DON WILLIAMS song…”GOOD OLE BOYS LIKE ME.”

http://youtu.be/uzGx_XzxDeM

and here is SAMMY KERSHAW with his huge hit “THIRD RATE ROMANCE”, a remake of the classic by THE AMAZING RHYTHM ACES…

http://youtu.be/a1KtIJq5s4g

 

6.  best parts of the BROWN COUNTY FAIR for me…

a: spending time with my beautiful wife…

b:  JOHN ANDERSON concert…

c:  tubby burger’s

d:  kettle corn

e:  seeing my old college roommate who i haven’t seen since 1983 or 1984….he informed me that he has colon cancer…broke my heart…he looked great though…prayers are coming to you BRAD….

7.  seven percent of AMERICANS rate the economy has “good or excellent”.  the other 93 percent aren’t married to a KARDASHIAN…

8.  a lap dancer in CHICAGO is suing the owner of several strip clubs where she worked, claiming she was cheated out of five years of overtime pay…she wants her money…because she worked her butt off for it…

9.   a ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN man was arrested after he banged into several cars because his brakes failed and he just kept on driving…as he drove away, he was heard shouting, “YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!”

10.  KIM KARDASHIAN got married over the weekend in a super rich, lavish ceremony attended by gangs of celebrities….video of the wedding will be seen on tv for free…video’s of the wedding night will cost you $39.99……..

11.  a comic book based on LINDSAY LOHAN will be in stores september first…..she’s a superhero because she’s in and out of rehab faster than a speeding bullet…

12.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

One lovely morning, Ben and Thomas were out golfing. Ben slices his ball deep into a wooded ravine. He grabs his 8-iron and proceeds down the embankment into the ravine in search of his ball.
    Ben searches diligently through the thick underbrush and suddenly he spots something shiny. As he gets closer, he realizes that the shiny object is in fact an 8-iron in the hands of a skeleton lying near an old golf ball.
    Ben excitedly calls out to his golfing partner: “Hey Thomas, come here, I got big trouble down here.”
    Thomas comes running over to the edge of the ravine and calls out: “What`s the matter Ben?”
    Ben shouts back in a nervous voice: “Throw me my 7-iron! Looks like you can`t get out of here with an 8-iron.”

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY EVERYBODY…

JAY DEAN

 

 

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