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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Friday, April 15, 2016

M is for

Blogging from A to Z
April Challenge

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M is for Marilyn Monroe

We were in Hollywood, California recently and were watching the stars (on the ground) while walking back to our car.  We walked over Marilyn's and I mentioned I should do her for M since we had a couple of pictures I could use. My dear sweet husband asked if I had her star. When I said no he said we should go back and get it while we were here!

Here is my husband with Marilyn at Madame Tussaunds (on Hollywood Blvd) - different trip

Our daughter is in the funeral industry. In the middle of office buildings in Los Angeles, California, is a Memorial Park that is really park-like and since we'd be nearby, she wanted to go. We saw several office workers come just to eat lunch while we were there. If you're in Los Angeles anyways check it out.
Here's Marilyn's
That's all I have for Marilyn but I did like Don Knotts' grave marker. Someone put A LOT of time into this one.
We wandered around (it isn't that big) to see who else was there. Ray Bradbury had a space reserved. Yes, he's there now but we were there before he was. The earliest marker we found was 1840 to 1912.

My favorite was Judi Craven, owner of The Top Drawer, a sophisticated dress shop on the Sunset Strip. Obituary

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Stephanie Faris said...

I read a bio on her when I was a kid and she had a pretty impressive life.

Robin McCormack said...

Wow, someone did put a lot of work in the Don Knott's grave marker. Very nice. Did the walk of stars years and years ago. So much fun!


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