Yesterday was clear and sunny, and the ice on the barn roof melted quickly, and we warmed to 78º.
Picture of the Day.... if you have a problem with your neighbor, perfect plant sculpture to show him how you feel.....
Interesting about Paul Anka....
Paul Albert Anka, (//, Arabic: بول عنقا; born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. Anka became famous with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady". He also wrote the English lyrics to Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", which has been covered by many, including Elvis Presley.
Anka was born in Ottawa, Canada, to Camelia (née Tannis) and Andrew Emile "Andy" Anka Sr., who owned a restaurant called the Locanda. His parents were both Antiochian Orthodox Christians. Anka's father (Andy) was Lebanese-Canadian from 'Uyūn al-Wādī, Syria, from the Na'Nou' (Arabic: نعنوع) family and his mother (Camelia) was Lebanese-Canadian "from the town of Kfar Mechki , Rashaya District, in Lebanon". She died when he was 18.
Paul Anka recorded his first single, "I Confess", when he was 14. In 1957, with $100 given to him by his uncle, he went to New York City where he auditioned for Don Costa at ABC, singing what was widely believed to be a lovestruck verse he had written to a former babysitter. In an interview with NPR's Terry Gross in 2005, he stated that it was to a girl at his church whom he hardly knew. The song "Diana" brought Anka stardom as it rocketed to No. 1 on the Canadian and US music charts. "Diana" is one of the best selling singles ever by a Canadian recording artist. He followed up with four songs that made it into the Top 20 in 1958, including "It's Time to Cry", which hit No. 4 and "(All Of a Sudden) My Heart Sings", which reached No. 15, making him (at 17) one of the biggest teen idols of the time. He toured Britain, then Australia with Buddy Holly. Anka also wrote "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" – a song written for Holly, which Holly recorded just before he died in 1959.
Anka was married to Anne de Zogheb, the daughter of a Lebanese diplomat, Charles de Zogheb, from February 16, 1963, until 2001. The couple met in 1962 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she was a fashion model on assignment and under contract to the Eileen Ford Agency. Zogheb, brought up in Egypt, is of Lebanese, English, French, Dutch, and Greek descent. The couple married the following year in a ceremony at Paris-Orly Airport. She quit modeling after their second child was born. They have five daughters: Amelia, Anthea, Alicia, Amanda (married to actor Jason Bateman), and Alexandra.
In 2008, Anka married his personal trainer, Anna Åberg, in Sardinia. They divorced in 2010 and Paul has full custody of their son. Anna was featured in the Swedish TV3 show Svenska Hollywoodfruar (Swedish Hollywood wives).
In October 2016 Anka married Lisa Pemberton in Beverly Hills, California.
On September 6, 1990, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
From Mr. Food
Talk about ooey-gooey and yum-my! These Easy Caramel Rolls are such a sweet delight; it's a good thing that this recipe makes 2 dozen, 'cause you're going to want to share the goodness with everyone!
- 3 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Special 45th anniversary today, Bob and Gay St Claire are celebrating. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!
Bob is a former Marine & LASD ret, worked with Jerry at Temple Station. Gay went to Arroyo High, the same school as my Kristen and Brian.
Back in 1987 the Temple Guys.... L-R Bob St.Claire, Jerry, Don Johnston, Dennis Howell, and Ed Bennett. If I remember, this was at the Northwoods Inn.
Historically this date......
1913 – The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.
1960 – Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Co., the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he quit to join the newly-elected John F. Kennedy administration.
And births this date include....
At least it wasn't Lizzie Borden!
1914 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian actress and inventor (d. 2000)
...wow, 6 husbands, 6 divorces.
Poor thing, she had leukemia.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo