Congratulations TCM and Robert Osbourne!

I love chocolate and the outdoors.  I love people and   wildflowers. But my   all   time love beyond my husband and family is old films.  I am an old   movie junkie.   They make me cry, laugh, sigh and think.  They fill my day with the sounds, actions and music of a time gone by.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, I also love some new movies as well like Argo and Lincoln to name a few.   I enjoy that those old movies have so much content. They share their family,   values ,  their adventures and their troubles.  Life’s messages come on a reel of black and white or color.  Songs are sung with dance or opera or rhyme.  You get to travel to Africa, Australia and other places unknown.   

Being a lover of vintage I enjoy seeing the sets and fashion.  I also have watched the movie houses being closed and torn down. I read the obituaries of the film stars of the past.   I have read the stories of the loss of film destroyed by fire or fading away from light and dirt.  Twenty years ago that started to change when TCM was born from the idea of opening up the vaults and showing again those films of the past,  With that came the possibility of raising funds to digitally preserve those icons of the past.  It opened the door for me and others, young and old to enjoy another time and world.  Wise people found Robert Osbourne  to host the show with his wit, knowledge and connections to the industry.  So as TCM turns 20 years old I will say the slogan that seems so trite but true, “thanks for the memories”.   
Happy 20th Birthday

Happy Birthday's are a part of everyone's life and they definitely come and go.  We  often hear in the news what star, political figure or singer is celebrateing their special day.  With the last name of Kappelhoff  you might not even react when you hear she turned 90 yearsold  the other day. Her dream at 15 to have a career in dance was destroyed in a car accident. She spent several times in her life fighting depression, went on the road singing at 17, married young to a "psychopath musician" according to her memoir and won one Oscar.  She found love again and married for 17 years. After he died she found out he had embezzled all of her life earnings.  And yet she kept on smiling.
She started singng in clubs, on radio and later sang with the Les Brown big band of the 40's.  She became well known as a recording star on records . She was this perky lady who actted across from Cary Grant and many other leading men.  Have you guessed who it is?   She sang the song "Day by Day" and changed her name to Day because of the lyrics. Of course, by now you recognize her as doris Day.  That's right she turned 90 on April 3rd.    Can you remember the first time you saw her in a movie?  Her perky face, wonderful ability to be the "straight man" or should I say girl.  the won the Oscar for Pillow Talk but she made 30 movies from Calamity Jane to Julie and lastly "With six you get eggroll".   What a gift she gave us.  Watching those movies now I realize how timeless they are.  Thank you Doris for being willinging to put yourself out there and share your talent with us.