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Friday, August 30, 2013

Love-All

The U.S. Tennis Open is on, and present will be tennis champion, John McEnroe. Known for his devastating serves and volleys which led to his 17 Grand Slam titles, McEnroe is also known for his on court tantrums and abusive language which led to his being known as something of an...well,you know ... anyway, McEnroe has left the bad boy image behind and has emerged a favorite commentator and participant of today's world of tennis.   His most important match, with Patty Smyth ended in a Love-All score.
 In 1993 Patty Smyth,former lead singer of The Scandals, was focusing on a single career both as a musician and a mom. She remembers meeting John McEnroe at a Christmas party in Los Angeles.  "His three kids hung onto him like monkeys," she says of Mac,  "His sweetness was surprising." McEnroe recalls that a mutual pal intended to set him up with Smyth that night but forgot to tell her. "I tried in my own pathetic way to ask Patty out," he says, "but she was going away the next day." Their first real date was nearly a year later, and she says, "I knew that night I was safe with him."
Sixteen years and six kids later the couple have a very successful match...at least off the court.
He still needs work on one part of his game. "John is banned from playing tennis with us," says Smyth. "He tortures me. We all get too mad at him."
McEnroe says fatherhood keeps him mellow. "The good part of having six kids," he says, "is there's always one who wants to hug you and say, 'Daddy, I love you.'" In lieu of date nights, he and Smyth watch movies and play Scrabble with the kids. And while he's not big on flowers, she says, "He's affectionate and totally devoted." 
McEnroe-Smyth  final score  Love-All
http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20271190,00.html

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Great Institution

This weekend the indomitable, Mae West, would have celebrated her 120th birthday!

She was born on August 17, 1893  in Brooklyn, New York and started performing at the age of five.

Mae West went on to a brilliant career on stage, in film, and as a director and writer.

Paramount Pictures film director, George Raft, reflecting on West's brilliant approach to her scenes, remarked

"She stole everything but the cameras."

Mae Wests's approach to love and marriage was as unconventional and brazen as her approach to life. During a brief marriage to fellow Vaudevillion Frank Wallace, she took the upper hand in the relationship, although she was only 17. Insisting on separate quarters during their short time together, West soon grew weary of Wallace and sent him off on a show of his own simply to rid herself of him.


Two years later she was in a stormy and passionate relationship with another Vaudeville headliner, Italian born Guido Diero. The two became engaged.Biographers of both still argue over whether the engagement resulted in marriage, but Mae made her own vies quite clear by stating;

"Marriage is a great institution. I'm not ready fo an institution yet."

West also had a romance with boxing champion, William Jones. When the management of her apartment building prohibited the African-American boxer from visiting, Mae solved the problem by buying the building and lifting the ban.

At the age of 61 Ms. west became romantically involved with former Mr. California, Paul Novak. He moved in  and was with her up until her death at the age of 87. Novak once commented that he
"was put on this Earth to care for Mae West."
Not a bad gig:)

So....here's to one 'kick-ass babe'...Mae West, who reminds us to breathe and not take life too seriosuly. After all....

"It's better to be looked over than overlooked."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_West#Personal_life

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Charles and Anne Lindbergh


Early in the morning of May 20th 1920, Charles A. Lindbergh took off in The Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field in New York City to make the first successful solo flight across the Atlantic.

Americans sat glued to their radios waiting for word of Lindbergh’s success. The world cheered as his plane was spotted over the coast of Ireland and 100,000 jubilant spectators overwhelmed the shy, adventurous pilot as he landed at LeBourget Field in Paris after less than 34 hours of flight time.

Anne Morrow was a young woman of 21, finishing up at Smith College, when she fell in love with Charles Lindbergh. Her father, Dwight Morrow, as U.S Ambassador to Mexico, invited Lindbergh to Mexico to conduct a good will tour. The new American hero received a roaring welcome from his southern neighbors, and a feeling of awakening from his future bride.

That night Anne writes in her diary of their first meeting: "It was breath-taking. I could not speak. What kind of boy is this?" Then, after Lindbergh takes her up for her first flight, she pens: "I will not be happy until it happens again." Later, after he flies on to other Central American countries, she writes: "The idea of this dear, direct, straight boy how it has swept out of sight all the other men I have known. All my life, in fact my world, my little embroidery beribboned world is smashed. I must have been walking with my head down looking at puddles for twenty years!"

Two years later Anne and Charles were married and shared the heavens and the earth, celebrations and tragedies, and love and understanding for 47 years.

http://www.charleslindbergh.com/anne/index3.asp