Landing on the set of Happy Days, (literally landing in an egg), Robin Williams an alien, Mork from Ork, was like nothing we had seen before or since. mork Memories of an Alien, Robin Williams

It led to the series, Mork and Mindy. I remember each show ending with a monologue, sharing with his commander Olsen, what he learned on earth. They were some of the most insightful things about the human race.

His routines and antics were intense, insane and a little mad. A legend, a comedic genius . . . but winning his Oscar for his most serious roll in Good Will Hunting.

A man with many talents, he pushed the boundaries in everything he did.  He was a humanitarian, likened to Bob Hope, raising money for the homeless with a televised fund raiser Comic Relief, raising over 60 million dollars for the homeless.

We fell in love with his antics, his movies and the characters he portrayed. Mork from Ork, Peter Pan, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Nutty Professor . . . there are so many more.

He once said "You're only given one little spark of madness, you must never lose it." I believe he shared a little of that madness with us.

Many can't understand how a person that brought laughter to so many could be depressed, resulting in taking his own life. Depression is a disease, it can't be seen or measured, it can't be seen from the outside.

For some it is possible to beat depression and come out the other side, but my personal advice is . . .  reach out to someone, anyone, you are not alone. I know, I’ve been there, but I didn’t do it alone.

I would like to think that Peter has just gone to visit the lost boys in Neverland, oh and if we ever have an alien land, I sure hope he's as funny as Robin Williams.

mork star Memories of an Alien, Robin Williams

Nanu, Nanu Robin Williams, Rest in Peace.

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I've finally figured out my hubby's addiction, all this time I thought it was cars . . . It's not . . . It's wheels, all things to do with wheels. It started with his first bike.

Growing up in a typical family of the 60's, as one of 5 kids, hubby's parents couldn't afford extras, needless to say a new bike either.

But as you may know families helped each other. The word got out that little Kevin wanted a bike. Seems his favorite aunt got word and she had one sitting around. Her son was off in the service and had no need for it.

Now I asked him how old he was when he got his bike and he doesn't remember, but he can tell you what year the car was that they went to Syracuse to pick the bike up in was. A 1954 Mercury. He figures he was around 10 years old.

Now let me tell you a secret. As a general rule Kevin isn't good with remembering dates or years but if you ask him what year daughter number one was born he'll tell you he was driving a 1974 pinto so she was born 1975. Daughter number two came home in a 1975 Mercury Montego so she was born 1978. (He would always know how long he had the car, therefore calculating birth dates.) Go figure.

I've lost track of the cars and trucks he's owned over the years, oh and don't forget the motorcycles! I'm not even going to go there!

Ever since our marriage every birth, wedding, or event has date stamped by his car.

Well I guess there's nothing wrong with that and it's better than my memory.

Well he still is that little Kevin, obsessed with all things wheels. When we went on vacation early last month, he managed to collect a new set of wheels.kev wagon 150x150 Hubbys Addiction

He did share it with me though.

His mom taught him to share his toys.

kev flower 150x150 Hubbys Addiction

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The Best Day Yet

July 23, 2014

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Vacation

July 16, 2014

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Snap, Crackle, Pop . . . Arthritis?

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Tweet Snap, Crackle, Pop. Do you remember them? The 3 characters advertising Kellogg's cereal?  As a kid I preferred Sugar Smacks or maybe Frosted Flakes. Well these days the sounds of Snap . . . Crackle . . . Pop, tends to be me. Yup, the knee tends to snap, the hip or back have […]

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June 18, 2014

Tweet Ok, help me out here, what's your favorite thing to do on date night? Hubbie and I enjoy going to the movies, dinner out is always enjoyable and even a movie marathon at home works for me, pop some popcorn  . . . grab something cold to drink and pop in the movie. (My […]

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For all my “Sisters”

June 4, 2014

Tweet This past week Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86. Maya Angelou was an American author and poet. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years. (Wikipedia) I have to […]

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Embarrassing Moments or Something Else?

May 21, 2014

Tweet I'm sure you've had one . . . or two.  We all seem to be well equipped to embarrass ourselves.   We've all been caught doing something silly or embarrassing. I'm thankful there wasn't Facebook, Instagram or twitter when I was growing up, I had enough to worry about without it being all over […]

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In the Heat of the Night

May 14, 2014

Tweet No I'm not referring to the warmer weather we're having. I'm talking about those nights . . . you know the kind that when you go to bed you're all curled up and tucked into your blankíe, then before you fall asleep you're tossing off the covers. Then as you doze off you're grabbing the […]

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Just Do It

May 7, 2014

Tweet I've got a new mantra, "Just do it." I think everyone is familiar with the quote made popular by the Nike company in the 1980's. An advertisement for their sneakers, it challenged everyone, young and old alike to just get up and do it.   But it says so much more! (And I'm not […]

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