Friday, January 30, 2009

Fun Friday: Ricardo Montalban

Edna: Margie, our topic for today's Fun Friday post isn't very fun. I'm sure our readers know by now about the recent death of veteran actor, Ricardo Montalban. I was so sad to hear of his passing.

Margie: I agree, Edna, but I certainly do have fond memories of dancing with Ricardo. He was such a charming man.

Edna: Margie, you never met that man in your entire life! You know that his estate can sue you for lying, don't you?

But you are right, he was certainly light on his feet in his movies. Oh, and that voice! I swooned more than once while that man was talking, let me tell you.

Margie: Edna, don't believe me. I don't care. Go look at this video of Ricardo and me dancing. You know that's me but I used my screen name.

Edna: That is not you, you ninny! Lordy folks, don't pay her any attention, I truly think her mind is starting to go. But do enjoy this clip we found, and head on over here if you want to learn more about Ricardo Montalban and his work as an actor and activist for other Latino actors.

We'll miss you, Ricardo.

Clip courtesy of Two Weeks with Love from MGM, 1950

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Baby, it's cold outside!

New York City, Fifth Avenue after a snow storm, circa 1905

We surely do hope that everyone is staying warm during these cold days of winter. Bundle up, folks!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hot Tea Month


Margie: January is Hot Tea month and that makes me very happy. I love hot tea and it has so many benefits. For instance, my doctor told me to add a dash of Jack Daniels to my cup of tea so I add several dashes to every cup. Try it and see if that doesn't make you feel better.

Edna and I always drink our Special Tea hot in the winter. It sure cuts down on our heating bill. We sometimes have to turn on a fan so we can cool off.

Go grab a cup and enjoy.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Manly Man: Van Johnson


Margie: My silly sister, Edna, has gone into town to look for a new dress. I know exactly what she's up to without her saying a word. Yes, Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. Edna thinks a new dress will make her attractive to some man and he'll then buy her a box of chocolates. Poor Edna.

Anyway, good riddance. I have this blog all to myself. I usually have old Prune Lips looking over my shoulder and trying to boss me. Not today.

So, I'm taking the opportunity to mention a manly man whom I dearly loved to see in the movies. He died recently so that makes me sad. There just aren't a lot of manly men in today's movies.

Watch some Van Johnson if you can. He's wonderful as a man in uniform. And, don't tell Edna what I said about her dress.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fun Friday: "The Pentavirate"

Edna: I think I'll just let this clip speak for itself. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

National Soup Month


Margie: This is National Soup Month and I've sure been celebrating by eating a lot of homemade soup. It's been such a cold month that soup sure has hit the spot.

My favorite is Potato soup made the way our Granny used to made it. I love vegetable soup and cheese soup too. The only problem around here is that Edna gobbles it up like a glutton. Anyway, eat your soup. It's good for you.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes. March 4th, 1877

Congratulations to President-Elect Obama on his inauguration day!

*Photo courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery

Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


"And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow,
I still have a dream."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My Bloody Valentine


Margie: Just call me fangirl. Ooh, how I drool over Jensen Ackles. He's my young man who stars in Supernatural on the CW. Hold on to your bloomers because he's coming to the big screen in a movie. It's being released today.

The movie is called "My Bloody Valentine" and I'd bloody anybody who gets in my way of seeing this. This is one hunka burning love.

Jensen, my door is always open. You could make me happy if you'd come over for Special Tea.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Supernatural returns!


Edna: Oh Margie, I'm so excited! There's a brand-spanking new episode of Supernatural tonight! I swan, it seems like it's been ages since there was a new episode, even though I know it's only been a couple of months. I do so look forward to seeing those Winchester boys again.

Margie: I look forward to seeing my hunka, hunka burning love. That's Jensen if you didn't know. My stars, Edna, that young man just brings out the worst in me.

I could talk about him all day. Sometimes I just sit in my rocking chair and close my eyes and...

Never you mind the rest, Edna.

Edna: Land's sake, I don't want to hear the rest, Margie! My goodness, there is more to that show than just eye candy, you hussy. Don't you even care about poor Dean and what he said happened to him in H-E-L-L? And what about Anna, do you think she made it back to Heaven? And that horrible demon, Alistair--oooh, he gave me the shivers. Think we've seen the last of him?

Margie: There's more than eye candy? I know that! Dean is my heart candy.

Anyway, Edna, I care a lot about Dean. I don't like those demons a bit. No, I doubt we've seen the last of Alistair.

I don't know about Anna but I know I'd be in Heaven if I'd been in that back seat with Dean.

Edna: Margie, you should be ashamed of yourself. All I know is, Supernatural comes back tonight and I won't be watching it and looking for any cheap thrills, unlike some other shallow people I could name.

Margie: Edna, I do believe you've already forgotten your New Year's resolutions. You aren't being nice to me at all.

Thank goodness Supernatural is coming back so you'll shut up for an hour!

Edna: Kiss my grits, Margie! It was a stupid resolution, anyway.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Remembering Ann Sothern


Does anybody remember Ann Sothern? She was a beautiful actress and lady. I first noticed her in The Ann Sothern Show and loved her brand of humor. If you don't know who she is then watch this short clip. You will love it.

Sitcoms today bore me to tears but Ann Sothern was a truly funny lady and I'd just like to remember her today.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Edna's Pigtails


Edna: Good grief Margie, what are you cackling about now? You were laughing so loudly, you woke me up from my nap!

Margie: Oh Edna, I had a memory of you and couldn't help myself. Do you remember when you were in 2nd grade and Mama thought you looked so cute in pigtails?

You hated those things but you knew better than to sass Mama. We walked home from school every day with you crying all the way. You said Bobby Joe pulled your pigtails all day. How long did you have to wear those pigtails anyway?

Edna: Until Mama said I was old enough to wear my hair up. Unfortunately, that wasn't until I was 16. Lordy, but Mama had old-fashioned ideas.

Margie: Edna, Mama tried to raise you right. Just goes to show you can't make a nice purse out of pig's ears.

Edna: Kiss my grits, Margie.

Margie: Still a crybaby.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fun Friday: Edna gets artistic

Edna: For this Fun Friday, I would like to share one of my favorite artists with you, Mr. Maxfield Parrish. Every time I look at one of his illustrations, I just want to jump right in there and dream for a while.

This one is called "Hilltop." Can't you just picture yourself resting under that tree and looking out at the mountains? I sure can.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Elvis


Margie: Oh, Cousin T, I knew you'd drop by today. You always remember Elvis' birthday.

You sit down right there because I've made us some fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. You know how Elvis loved them.

Cousin T: He loved his Momma too and I can certainly relate to that. I can never stop thinking about him young and singing "My Happiness" and thinking about just how happy that must have made her.

Margie: Yes, you're both Momma's boys. Will you take me to Graceland next year?

Cousin T: I would love to "Follow the highway through the cradle of the civil war " with you Miss Margie and touch the green, green grass of Elvis' home.

Margie: And I want to park my rear end where Elvis once put his.

Happy birthday Elvis!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peculiar People Day


Margie: Cousin T, I was just reading in the paper that this Saturday is a holiday. It's called Peculiar People Day.

Lawsy me, I've known some peculiar folks in my life for sure. I won't call names but my sister is one of them.

Do you know any peculiar people?

Cousin T: I was thinking just the other day that my cousin Jean is an odd bird. He describes everything like he see's a color. He'll say, "Don't you think this dish is a little on the blue side?" When he's talkin' about the sweet potatoes.

Margie: He is an odd one. I'm glad he's your cousin on the other side of your family.

I knew this strange girl once. Way before going to the moon was thought of, I said I'd like to go there. She launched into a monologue about gravity, oxygen, and things I'd never heard of. I never could make a simple statement of any kind around her.

Cousin T: Ask some people what time it is and they'll tell you how to build a clock. Speaking of... I'll bet that whoever came up with the cuckoo clock was peculiar. They had to be, or at least they had to be thought of as peculiar in that moment and time. if you ask me that is the peculiar thing about peculiar people day: Everyone's criteria for peculiar is different based on who they are and how they were raised... All of the sudden I feel like that girl who couldn't shut up about the moon.

Margie: Cousin T, I'll make us some Special tea. That seems to be one of the only two things in this house right now that isn't peculiar.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Our New Year's Resolutions


Margie: Edna, we make resolutions every New Year yet we never keep them. Why is that? I think I'll make some sensible ones this year.

Last year we said we'd cut back on eating so much chocolate and I declare I believe we ate more than ever. So, this year, I'll just say that I resolve to watch how much chocolate I eat.

Edna: That is indeed a sensible resolution, Margie, you go ahead and work on that if you want. But I'll tell you right now, I think the reason we never keep our resolutions is because they aren't any fun. So I'm going the frivolous route on my resolutions this time. After all, I'm an old lady; why shouldn't I enjoy my twilight years if I want to?

I'm going to try to be more glamorous this year. Hopefully Santa will bring me those sequinned tennis shoes I asked for. If not, I've got plenty of glittery rhinestone jewelry. I resolve to wear at least one sparkly thing every day.

Margie: Lord have mercy on us all. Edna, I think you're in the Twilight Zone with the stuff you come out wearing sometimes.

I never thought of glamorous as a term that describes you. However, if you can have such a silly resolution then I resolve to ogle more young men when I can.

Edna: Then I resolve not to criticize you when you do, even if I think you're a scandalous old hussy. Which I do.

But on that note, I resolve to try not to fight as much with you this year. Although you try my nerves on a daily basis.

Margie: I think you're a moron but I resolve to find a new name for you.

Edna, I resolve to try and hold my temper when you forget that you said you'd try not to fight as much with me.

Edna: And I resolve not to remind you what a shrew you are when you get mad and yell at me for something really silly.

Hmm, we're already not doing too well on our resolutions, are we? I really do resolve to be nicer to you, Margie. After all, you're the only family I have left, Lord help me.

Margie: And I resolve to be nicer to you, Edna. If you get tired of me being nice then you can move to Florida and be part of the Biddy Bunch.

Edna: Gladly. Now, I'm off to go look through my jewelry box for something glittery to wear tomorrow. Try to stay out of the chocolate, Margie.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Not-so-fun Friday


Edna: My lands, Margie, I think I did a touch too much celebrating during New Year's. I barely remember anything that happened over the last couple days, and my mouth tastes like someone walked all over my tongue. I think I need some Alka-Seltzer...

Margie: Is New Year's over, Edna ? What day is this? My head is about to explode.

Lord have mercy! This can't be real. Edna, why are there two of you sitting there?

Edna: Margie, you're seeing things, there's only the one of me. But my head sure does feel like it split in two. This is most definitely not a fun Friday for me. I swear, we're too old to be indulging in excess like this. It's a good thing Mama can't see us now, she'd scold us for being gluttonous and hedonistic. We reaped what we sowed, Margie, that's for sure.

Margie: Oh happy day! There's only one of you. Edna, we must have thought we were young'uns again.

Mama would be ashamed and she'd sure send us to bed with no supper. As a matter of fact, I believe I hear my bed calling my name.

Edna: Mine, too. I'm going to bed and sleep until my head stops swimming.

Next New Year's, I'm sticking to ginger ale.

Margie: I wouldn't go that far, Edna.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year's!


Love, Margie and Edna

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