Monday, June 29, 2009

What's With June?

Gail Storm died! Anyone out there old enough to remember watching My Little Margie? She was on during the same years as The Ann Southern Show, Superman, and Our Miss Brooks. She was 87. I was going to mention this later in my post, but for some reason I can't move the picture down further. So, Gail gets top billing.

This was the premise of the program: Gale Storm plays Margie Albright. Margie is nearly 30, not married, no job, lives at home, AND still getting an allowance! She spends her time whining about how little money she gets, scheming to find ways of making more money or helping her Dad out of a jam. All this usually gets her into a jam.

The news lately has been rather surprising and unexpected. Something's going on with June, or the moon or something. For one thing, it seems 50 is not a good age for survival during June. Only one day left - be careful out there.
Stop in for sentencing this month and you will get the book thrown at you (heh heh). Take a teeny trip to Argentina...oh...did I say Argentina? I mean Appalachia, to visit a uhm constituent (heh heh). And all heck - plus your e-mails - will break loose.

I turned off the TV "news" and spent some quality time with my orchids instead. The purple ones smell like berries, the white ones smell like pure heaven.

The little purplish petal in the center of this orchid rocks back and forth. An insect landing on it will be caught off balance and fall face first into the pollen. Something like the folks on those goofy Japanese obstacle course shows.

My beautiful yellow beta died Saturday, although he wasn't 50. Perhaps in beta years he was. This one is the new guy on the block - or rather in the tank. His name is Sam since he's a patriotic red white and blue for the 4th of July

My fried Amy brought me this rock. She picked it up during a vacation in Maine. It's a metamorphic rock, migmatite. Thanks Amy!
The Mister just turned the news on again.
What're those people saying out there??

You, Muse, YES YOU, PICKED ON ME MY WHOLE LIFE! You oxy-moron.

Hmmm, a hundred and fifty years..... I'll be what, ( 7...carry the one...) 222?


lailani said...

lol! oh so many truths here!I remember the name of the show, but not sure if I ever saw it. Will have to see if they have snippets on you tube.

Love your orchids! I don't think I knew they had different scents.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Cindi, yes,I remember My Little Margie. I was thinking about it the other day. I didn't know she passed away. I thought she was so cute. It seems like she either wore straight skirts or huge full skirts and she had this tiny little waist. What is it with all these folks? Farrah was so pretty and what a sad ending. She suffered so much. Your orchids are wonderful.

SparkleFarkle said...

Yessireebob, I remember Gale Storm. I fondly do. As a child, I was addicted to I Love Lucy. When My Little Margie arrived as a summer replacement, it was like watching what Angel Food Cake tastes like and I was soon addicted! I was fascinated with Margie's big case of the cutes, and her voice pinched sweetly like some fancy dress-up shoes do, but, heck, you wanna wear them anyway! RIP, Miss Storm.

Marie Reed said...

My little Margie! You can watch it here on youtube too!
Have fun Musey!

Debby said...

Yep. It sure sucks to be Bernie, doesn't it?

Betsy said...

I will admit that I thought of you when I heard Billy Mays died! I told The Mister that you commented that he was always yelling, which he was! And yes, he was 50....all the 50 year olds should be a little nervous! Good grief!

Your orchids are heavenly!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I can't get over how many celebrities have died over the past 1 1/2 weeks!

steviewren said...

My mother had a piano piece she played from My Little Margie...but I can't think of the title now.

Gale Storm
Billy Mays
Karl Malden
Ed McMahon
Fred Travalena
Farrah Fawcett
Michael Jackson

It hasn't been a good month for Hollywood.

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I didn't know that Gale Storm was an actress but I do remember listening to her music when I was a little girl. I particularly loved Dark Moon and I was captivated by the idea that her names both meant storms!
Evelyn in Montreal

Anonymous said...

No, I don't remember June, Yes, your flowers are gorgeous, No, you're not an oxy-moron and Yes, 150 sounds about right for ol' Bernie.