Friday, November 30, 2012

Love One Another

Photo by Olivia Harrison

Here's Looking At You

Liz At Home

See Through Wings

John Lennon Was Handsome





Show Daddy

Glam Evening

Very Sunny Out

In Color

Whisper

After "The Dick Van Dyke Show"


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wow! Beautiful!


Engaged

Not That Long Ago...


Being Mommy




Little Audience At Their Feet


Salt Water Feet

"Whatcha Doin'?" -Dale Gribble

Home Movie


Singing in the Recording Studio

Groovy Blondie


Zoo Keepers

Halloween Scare







Monday, November 26, 2012

The Astronaut/Oil Tycoon Has Left Us

Larry Hagman died on November 23rd with Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy (from Dallas) at his hospital bed side. Although many are remembering Larry as J.R. Ewing (as I'm sure Larry would prefer to be remembered by), I, on the other hand, am being rebelous and will remember him as Major Anthony Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie. Strange part is, I was born and raised during the original Dallas' run so you would think that that's the role I would instantly think of Larry Hagman but truthfully I never really got into Dallas. I probably saw an episode here and there. I got more into I Dream of Jeannie, thanks to the reruns. I don't think he was too crazy about the show during it's run but as time went on and I guess age and fans have helped changed his tune as he started to go behind the show (helping promote it with the DVDs kinda thing) and appreciate it more and more until he died. Larry leaves behind a wife, Maj, of 54 years and two children with grandchildren.

Fun fact: Larry Hagman and Keith Moon were good friends in the 1970s.

Jeannie Loses Her Major Nelson




As I received the news this evening and as you read this I still cannot completely express the shock and impact from the news that Larry Hagman has passed. I can still remember, that first day on Zuma Beach with him, in the frigid cold. From that day for five more years, Larry was the center of so many fun, wild, shocking… and in retrospect, memorable moments that will remain in my heart forever.

He was such a key element in my life for so long and even, years after I Dream of Jeannie; our paths crossed many times. Throughout various productions I had the pleasure of watching the Texas Tornado that was Larry Hagman. Amidst a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality Larry was always, simply Larry. You couldn't fault him for it, it was just who he was. I am so thankful that this past year I was able to spend time with him and experience yet again ‘Larry’ in all his Big Texas bravado.

I, like many others believed he had beat Cancer and yet we are reminded that life is never guaranteed. My deepest condolences go out to his wife Maj, his son and daughter and his grandchildren, as well as his friends in this time of his passing. I can honestly say that we've lost not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana.

Goodbye Larry, there was no one like you before and there will never be anyone like you again.

-Barbara
From her Facebook page
 
‏Amidst a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality Larry was always, simply Larry.
 
Throughout various productions I had the pleasure of watching the Texas Tornado that was Larry Hagman.
 Larry Hagman not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana. I'll miss him.
-Barbara
From her Twitter page