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Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

WooHoo! I'm a Hobbit! lol

What Fantasy Archetype Are you?

The Unlikely Hero
You are the Unlikely Hero! Others like you are Frodo (Lord of The Rings), Young Aurthur (arthurian Legend), Luke Skywalker (Star Wars), Peter/Susan/Edmund/Lucy (Narnia), Richard Mayhew (Neverwhere), Harry Potter (Harry Potter) and Richard Cypher (Wizard's first Rule). You were happy to just live out your life as a peaceful schoolboy/farmer/wood's guide. But alas, greatness was thrust upon you. Don't let the hordes of The Totally Wicked Villain get you down, you have your Seasoned Veteran Friend to protect you and you almost always end up with the Pillar-of-Strength Love interest. Heed you Mentor well and keep your chin up, hero! You are simple, humble and kind but possess great potential for truly inspirational heroism, bravery and strength in dark times.
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Happy New Year

Gosh.. here it is New Year's Eve already. Tomorrow will be a whole New Year to muddle through.. and to think my brain pattern is still back in the 1990's!

I guess it's to be expected, at least somewhat, since I was born in the 1900's and spent 55 years of my life in the 1900's... some things just seem more natural ya know?

But.. 2007 is only hours away... and so I just want to wish everyone the best year ever; good health and much laughter for the coming year!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

In Case You Wanted to Know...

It's dawned on me that I've picked up a number of new readers, who don't know much about the person who started this blog nearly 500 posts ago.

So.. for the very few who have wondered I have compiled some individual posts that I did.. most of them I wrote a long time ago over in aol (at that time please note that they did NOT have spell check!.. sorry about that)

Anyway.. I've put the posts under "catagories" in case something hits your fancy, and I've tried to put a few words on what it's about so you don't waste your time. I know some might say that they can just click on archives, which is true but for anyone not on high speed that would be awful, because I use alot of photo's and archives pulls up a whole month at a time... this way it's only one post at a time.

This first group pretains to actors and autographs. (a ummm.. past time of mine) (a few tv actors i've met) (Harry Carey Jr) (waiting for the show!) (some photos from an autograph show) (Turhan Bey) (a letter from Red Skelton) (some of my autographs) (some actors I've helped at shows) (Turhan Bey) (Angela Lansbury) (LOTR Convention) (handprints at Mann's)

This second group are "writers questions" that used to be asked over in aol.. answered by me.. who is NOT a writer, but felt compelled to put my 2 cents in anyway... (Why do you write? Is it because you want attention, or is there some other reason you are driven to do this? What draws you to this craft?) (Is there one character that you have created that is truly you and not just a "shard?" What makes that character totally you and where does that character fit into your fiction?) (dustjackets and drawings) (Where do you begin when you start a novel? Do you begin at the beginning or with the characters? Or do you begin with the setting? Where do you begin and do you start with a game plan?) (What is a Writer?.) (names of characters) (Have you ever created a character based on someone you know? Was it because you liked the person, or disliked the person? How was the character different or like the person you based him or her on?)

The next group of posts lets you know more about me. I'm old.. and have memories, what more can i say? (remembering a special christmas as a kid) (a writing I did.. unlike me) (the band I played in) (the best photo I ever took) (meeting a homeless man) (walking around Paramont with antlers) (drawings) (remembering old television shows) (de and me.. a prank) (me and my drums) (me and Kirby the tiger) (cowboy town at warner bros lots) (pranks) (convention pranks) (the day De got his star) (places I've lived) (the animal inside of you) (how I got the name DesLily) (star polishing in hollywood) (Where I'm from.. an excellent meme)

This last group are all DeForest Kelley Stories.. either they are about me and De.. or stories told by De at conventions about his days as a cowboy. (me and de) (me and de) (me and de) (me and de) (de) (de) (de) (de) (me and De)

I realize few will click on the links... and that's ok. But for anyone who's interrested.. they're here.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Feline Friday

Well, it seems this was a week with more pictures then words. So, I will end the week the same way..

It's Feline Friday, and since I always have pictures of the cats around here I generally don't have a problem coming up with a photo or two.

This time it's BooBoo Kitty.. having a go with the last Christmas bow... the bow won.

Don't forget to leave a link at Steven's blog if you want to join in... and while you're there click on the other links to see more kitty pictures!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Almost "that" Time...

Well.. the new year is almost upon us.. and so thoughts of *gulp* taxes has passed my mind... therefore, I give you this .....

... think it will work?

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Soul was his Middle Name

The "Godfather of Soul" dies at age 73.

Gosh, what can I say about James Brown that hasn't been said already?

When I was young I collected his LP's . When I was in a band we, played some of his hits like "Please, Please", and "I Feel Good". We couldn't do them justice though for we only had a small 4 piece band and James had that great band behind him. I still can see him "scooting" across the floor as he sang on his one foot. And one of his band members bringing out his kingly robe as he knelt on the floor. He sure knew how to put on a show!

(remembering when i was younger).. there was just something about when you heard a James Brown number that made you start singing and movin' around the floor, like you were dancing.

He certainly had his "highs and lows" in life.. but one thing he did for me was to draw me right into his music. Those were the days.

James Brown may be gone.. but he won't be forgotten.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Birthday Mr. Widmark

Today is the Birthday of one of my all time favorite actors: Richard Widmark. He's 92 years young today!!! (poor baby always having a birthday the day after Christmas!)

Long ago when I lived in California I cleaned DeForest Kelley's star on the Walk of Fame.. I also took the time to clean Richard Widmarks, since it was only a block away.

I guess this is where I tell you that I wrote to Mr. Widmark for several years. And I knew before I began writing him, that he DID NOT do autographs. But I wrote to him about once a month for a number of years anyway.

One year near his birthday I took this photo with the balloons and another of me polishing his star and sent them to him with a Birthday card. Since I had never heard from him over the years I never expected a response... I was wrong.

Not long after I received this letter below!! As you can see it was way back in 1993.

(can we say EXCITED!!!?)

Well, once again it's his birthday.. I am happy he is still with us! I love his movies and taped most all of them at one time or another!

I'm sure, even if you aren't a Widmark fan, but are a movie fan, that somewhere along the line you've seen him in a movie or two. The below shot is from The Alamo, with John Wayne.

I do remember that the first movie I really loved of his (which wasn't his First movie, his first movie was Kiss of Death) was called Pick Up On South Street. It's an old black and white movie and I still enjoy watching it. I also loved that it had another favorite of mine, Thelma Ritter, in the movie.

Though he will never see this blog of mine.. I still want to wish him a Very Happy Birthday Mr. W.!!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Day

Christmas Day..

I woke this morning pretty early, even though there are no children in this "house of the ancients". When I looked out my window my neighbor, who does have 2 beautiful girls, had their yard all lit up! (reminding me of waking in total darkness many years as my own kids grew)

In my email box was this gift below for me from Roxymama who makes beautiful tags!(thanks Roxy!!)

Then I got to open a gift (actually the 2nd gift) from my girlfriend Annie.. I don't think anyone knows me as well as Annie does! Or at the very least, is one person who really thinks about the person they are buying for. Nah.. she just knows me too well!

Yep, it's an autographed photo of Connor Trinneer from Enterprise! She knew he was the one I liked most on that show, and the likelihood of me seeing him at any con out here in NJ was.. well...... just about non existent! (Thank you thank you thank you Annie!)

Gosh.. isn't he the cutest thing?! Waaaaay to bad he's so young! heh.. sheesh, he's even younger then my own kids!!

I am glad to see that he's out there and working since Enterprise was cancelled. I wish he'd either make some movies or get another good part in something regular instead of guesting though.

"Without a Trace" .... Coach Robert Owens (1 episode, 2007)
- Fade-Away (2007) TV Episode .... Coach Robert Owens

"Stargate: Atlantis" .... Michael Kenmore (4 episodes, 2006)
- Misbegotten (2006) TV Episode .... Michael Kenmore
- No Man's Land (2006) TV Episode .... Michael Kenmore
- Allies (2006) TV Episode (voice) .... Michael Kenmore
- Michael (2006) TV Episode .... Michael Kenmore

"Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" ....
James Dempsey (1 episode, 2006)

"Close to Home" .... Eric Foster (1 episode, 2006)
- Privilege (2006) TV Episode .... Eric Foster

"Numb3rs" .... Bob McHugh (1 episode, 2005)
- Toxin (2005) TV Episode .... Bob McHugh

.. and then...

... and then..

There is my grandson Brent! If you don't think this didn't blow me away, you'd be wrong! I knew he did this, but I have to tell you... just looking at it scares the doo doo outta me!! He's only 10 years old and he drives that thing 60 mph! Aggggggggggg, I could never watch him do that!!! But it is a fantastic shot isn't it?!!!! (sorry it's at an angle.. it is too big to scan and the flash kept showing up on the picture.. it took me several angles and tries to get one without the flash showing.)

So how was your Christmas???

Oh Happy Day...

Merry Christimas 2007 Everyone!!!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve has arrived!....

I got to thinking of when my boys were little, I can still see them climbing down the stairs to the sight of the Christmas tree and all the presents under it. Their little eyes were nearly bugging out of their heads and the squeals of delight passed their lips before they even got all the way down the stairs!

They were no longer the age that we could whisk them quickly past the tree and into the kitchen to have some coffee and breakfast before all the present opening. In those days I had to practically get up the middle of the night to make coffee for my husband and I to sip on while the kids tore through the presents!

I can't remember which Christmas it was, but I do remember one year when, nearly every hour on the hour all night long my son George would quietly come into our room and ask me if he could go downstairs yet. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep that year!

It became an anti-climax years later when they became teens and then it was our turn to wait for them to wake up after a night of partying! Quite a contrast!

Those were days that I will always remember.

So, as those with children get run ragged during this time, and even get to the point of wishing it was over... just remember what you are actually doing. You're building memories that will stay with you forever. No matter how life treats you along the way to getting old.. they will be there for you to pull up and make you smile once again.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Game Time..

Ok.. it's time to destress!

Time to play a game!

Time to play a word game!

Time to put on the thinking cap!

(Time to go Grrrrrrrr when you can't come up with the answer!)

Below is a little game I put up each year, so some of you have already played it.. for those who haven't, it's simple enough.. just figure out the first line of the Christmas song by only seeing the first letter of each word!

Ok? ok!.. have at it!

Answers can be found Here.


This part of my post for today is especially for Kiyotoe.

Kiyotoe is a blooger friend who is a fine writer, and I enjoy his blog alot. Since he joked that he didn't know "Tarzan" I thought I would show him some photo's of the Tarzan that I knew... Gordon Scott.

Gordon was Tarzan during the 1950's, and was a "fine looking Tarzan" if you ask me! Every once in a while his movies will show up on one of the channels like TNT.

  1. Tarzan the Magnificent (1960) .... Tarzan
  2. Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959) .... Tarzan
  3. Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) .... Tarzan
  4. Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) .... Tarzan
  5. Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957) .... Tarzan
  6. Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955) .... Tarzan

(drool bucket time!)

And this is Gordon when I knew him in 1994... still very handsome indeed!

Feline Friday

It's Feline Friday time once again!... this week is another "guest host".. It's Carly and her kitty Elvis!! There are 2 "must see" pictures of Elvis all decked out and ready for Christmas! Check him out at Elipsis..Suddenly Carly. And don't forget to leave a link there if you post a picture of your kitty to your blog!

This time BooBoo Kitty and Peanutchew would like to send out Christmas Wishes..

"Oh by golly.. have a holly jolly Christmas this year!"

Meow, meow, meow, meow.. no, it's not the Meow Mix commercial.. they just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Some Memories..

4 days until Christmas!!..........

Sometimes I rummage around in old photos.. not that i'm ever really sure why I choose to post some of them, but I do. The photo's I am showing today are about 10 yrs old now.

I think the first photo I chose today was because of all the promoting that I've seen on t.v. that Sly Stallone is doing for his new Rocky movie. (sorry folks, I do not think he is handsome!) I guess he looks good enough for his age but I've always thought his brother Frank was the one who got the good looks in the family. Below is a picture of my friend Dorothy DeBorba and Frank.

Dorothy is one of the ORIGINAL Little Rascals! She was one of the children that made the Movies, not television. She Played a little girl with big "banana curls" named Echo. One time when I was helping her at an autograph show in CA Frank happened to walk in and was just walking around talking to some of the guests that were signing. I spotted him and mentioned it to Dorothy and she giggled and googled and said she thought he was really a cutie and she wished she could meet him.

When I took a small break I went and found Frank and told him of Dorothy and how she wanted to meet him. He grabbed my hand and told me to lead the way! I had to capture the moment for Dorothy with this photo. Well in reality there were 2 photo's.. one I gave to Dorothy, this one she insisted I get into the picture too and that's my hand on Franks shoulder. (I cropped it for this post).

The second photo I chose to show today is one of three of the guys from the t.v. series High Chaparral. I had met Ted Markland a few times, and this once he managed to get Henry Darrow and Bob Hoy to come along and bring the Emmy their show had won. I mostly wanted to show this picture because the "awards shows" will be coming up soon, and I've always thought the Emmy is so much prettier then the Oscar!

I've been privileged to see this Emmy and one other won by Doug Kelly who was a makeup artist. They are simply gorgeous!

I believe I've shown this last photo long ago.. I think Ruth Buzzi and Lily Tomlin are two really funny ladies, and I adored them during Laugh-In!! When Ruth came to the show dressed as the old maid I asked if she'd take a photo with me and this was the result! I still have to smile to myself when I look at Ruth's expression.

Behind us was another friend I had made, though sadly I've lost contact with him, Gordon Scott. I should dig out some nice pictures I have of him as Tarzan and post them. He was very handsome.. and as of the last I saw him, he still was!

I miss helping out at the Hollywood Celebrity Show, that still goes on out in Burbank every 3 months. It was always nice to look forward to them, for I always knew I'd have a good time, good company and at least 1 Margarita!


** 5 days 'til Christmas!**

Well, another job done for a while. Sometimes I hate backing up to CD, but I sure know when I need them I'll be glad I did!! I do this about every 6 weeks. It takes me about an hour and a half, and I'm always glad when it's done!

Can you believe it's only 5 days until Christmas? New Jersey is having some days in the 40's now but it still doesn't seem like Christmas is so close without even one snow flake in the air, or even due by then.

I was in the web the other day and saw a trailer for the next Harry Potter movie that is due out next July. (I hate the wait!) It wasn't much of a trailer, but I always look forward to them.

Which made me wonder when the last of the Harry Potter book will come out? I don't think I've even seen anywhere to "pre-order" for when it does get released. The "gossip" is saying July 7th. This is all due to the fact that the book is being called Harry Potter 7 (for now). So everyone is guessing the release will come on 07/07'07, but it's only a guess. (I did mention I hate waiting didn't I?)

I'm not even sure I should look forward to the book since Rowlings let it be known that more than one will get killed off. That's pretty sad. I guess I'll have to keep a box of tissues close by when I read that one!

I'm also waiting for the second book of Stephen R Donaldsons to come out... it will be called "Fatal Revenant" (book 2 of The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant), the last I heard it's not due out until October 2007. *sigh*

Can you tell my mind is straying today?.. movies, books... what next?

Since I am not focusing very well I think I'll just make this short and say that I hope you have a good day and take a moment to enjoy the little animation above....

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

We Interrupt this Program for a Commercial..

I don't know about you but for some dumb reason I thin the M&M's commercial with Santa Claus is just too cute. I know it's a "repeat" but I do love it...

So after seeing it about a dozen times so far this season, I decided to make Myrtle's version of the same commercial...

of course space is limited in our journals and to make it how I would like to would make the drawings so small you'd hardly see them so I had to do them in individual frames... See if you recognize the commercial..

I did all the drawings for this but have to admit that I sorta "copied" the stand up Santa from one I found on the web.. but I did copy it freehand and colored everything myself all in PSP 5 (yeah, the old one.. it's still the best!)


Sorry bud.. Myrtle already did your commercial!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Lost and Found

"Walking in a Winter Wonderland" ......Just 7 days till Christmas!

Once lost... now found.

Way back when.. (before Peter Jackson's time) Rankin & Bass made a cartoon of The Hobbit. It wasn't the best cartoon ever made but back then, it was more then anyone else was willing to try to put out.

Even then I was a full blown Tolkien fan, and so I set about embroidering a size 36x40 of it for my sons room. (embroidered in 1979) I took several different drawings from a book that came out showing all the characters and put them together to form the embroidery.

The other day while searching for something entirely different I came across the embroidery which has been folded up in a box for some 18 years.... I tried to tape it up so that I could take a photo of it... (sorry for the folds you see, but there is no one around to hold it out tight)

Here are some close ups to show it really is ALL thread!

(left to right) Kili, Dwalin and Balin.


(Gandalf) Smaug

I remember it took me nearly a year to complete it, and I can't imagine how much thread I bought! For some time it was framed and hanging for my kids, along with another I had made of Ruth, the White Dragon from Ann McCaffrey's Pern book cover. That was another large undertaking and took about 8 or 9 months to do. I've shown the White Dragon one before so I won't make you see it again.

So.. this is really not going anywhere .... I just thought I'd post the pictures of the Hobbit since I was so excited I found it!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Myrtle.. just one more time.

(BooBoo Kitty wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year!)

A few posts back I talked about Myrtle, the Kelley's tortoise. I looked for a picture I knew I had that was a good one of her and didn't find it so I had posted "me and myrtle" pictures.

Well... I don't remember what i was looking for yesterday, but I found the picture of Myrtle I had wanted the first time! And here it is...

Isn't see cute? (well.. for a tortoise..) That's Carolyn's hand holding her little head up so that De could take the photo.

After I found the picture I once again, digressed to when I used to make the cartoons for the Kelley's. But since I can't do it for them.. I did one for my journal.

Remember, I had always drawn Myrtle as if she was their "child" (since they had no kids of their own). De was always drawn as legs with cowboy boots. Carolyn would be legs and high heels (though she never wore them). Anyway, here's a typical type of "running cartoon" I would draw for them. (only you get to see it in living color!)

Myrtle was always fun to do. I always knew she'd bring a smile or a giggle from the Kelley's.

But I had no idea when i did "ruff" sketches and scanned them into the computer and then went about colorizing them that it would take me so long! (it would probably help if i knew what i was doing) I spent most of the day doing these 3 small cartoons! .. I don't think becoming a "computer cartoonist" is on my list of things to do anytime soon !

Saturday, December 16, 2006

And so....

Melli, over at Insanity Prevails used my blue Christmas tree story to tell one of her own. (pretty funny.. you should go and check it out if you want a good read)

While she told of her own Christmas past, she mentioned her first apartment and the furniture, or lack of, when she first went on her own. This prompted me to go in search of a photo I knew I had!

You see.. my first apartment wasn't when I was a teenager... I was in my 50's! The only time I ever lived alone... and i will say, I loved having my own space! But even at the ripe old age (how I wish i was that age now!) of 50 something, it doesn't mean I had anything to start an apartment with!

Indeed, I did not! But somehow it didn't matter... and as I look back at this particular photo.. it makes me smile! So here it is.. in all it's glory.. my first apartment!

Class act huh? LOL LOL!

It was some time until it looked like the photo below, which is the same corner as the first shot. Amazing what furniture does! I made the coffee table and the corner table myself. (still not a class act lol) And the sheets on the sofa and love seat? Oh.. well .. my cat Pookey was black and white. Though I couldn't see the white hairs she shed on the sofa I COULD see the black! So since I was the only one there anyway, it was easier to wash some extra sheets. Yep...I'm a real class act! LOL

I have to say, I loved that apartment. The only thing it lacked is the same that most apartments lack.. storage space. It was on Coldwater Canyon Ave in Sherman Oaks CA. "The Valley" My one and only time living alone.. I sure miss it.