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Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Star Is Gone

January 21, 2012

Good morning on this white, snowy morning.  I did go out and get a few photos, just in case some of you are missing the snow and don't have any of your own.  This first shot is the snow coming down in front of our huge pines.   The second photo is the top of the bird feeder, which we keep cleaning off so that it doesn't get too heavy.  Enjoy the snow.  It can't leave soon enough for me!  I will admit though, that it sure is pretty!

I heard on the radio yesterday,  that Ms. Etta James has died.  The woman is a musical icon, and was admitted to the music Hall of Fame.  What I found astonishing was that she was only 73 years old.  It seems I have loved her music forever, and always thought of her as being much older than me.  Surprise, surprise!   Here's a picture of her (from Google) taken in 1962 (I  believe for an album cover.)

One of my all time favorite songs is Etta's "At Last" which she recorded in 1961.  You can find it by scrolling to the bottom of this page and click on the second song on my music player.  Turn up your volume, sit back, close your eyes and savor this truly magnificent song.

The mail lady brought me a package yesterday.  Don't you just love getting packages?  Anyway, it was the new carry on bag that I had ordered on line.  It's perfect.  It's not too big, and it has plenty of room for my little laptop, my camera and my purse. 

I also ordered a new carry on for Tootsie.  Hopefully it will fit her nicely.  These two items will make air travel with Tootsie so much easier for me.  One carry on, Tootsie in her pull carrier (it has a handle and wheels) and one suit case which I can check at baggage.  It will eliminate the need to carry along her stroller.  Last year, I had quite the time trying to maneuver with everything that I had to carry and/or pull along.  This year things should be easier.

I also ordered and received my newest blog book.  Folks, if I live to 100+ years, and continue blogging, my kids will have to put a whole book shelf unit just to hold my blog books.  Here's shot of them on my bookshelf now.  I have 2008 through 2011.

Now I think I will see about rustling up some lunch for myself and Tootsie.  We had bacon and eggs for breakfast and Tootsie ate every last crumb on her plate!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


seamhead gypsy said...

"At Last" is the only song by Etta James that I own. I think I'll go play it to honor her memory

smiekeltje said...

It IS looking pretty, that snow.
But...........though it's beautiful, I am not ordering any to come here LOL!
Oh, you're travelling should become much easier now, and it's great you can take Tootsie with you to enjoy hopefully some real sunny days.

The Queen Jester said...

I had no idea she was so young. What beautiful songs - thank you for sharing.