Friday, August 31, 2012

Diana Remembered 15 Years Later..........

She was stunning, innocent and going to marry one of the world's most eligible bachelors, Prince Charles.  I remember the day like it was yesterday.  My assignment for work that day was to bring in a small TV so that we could all crowd around and watch the wedding of the century.
Sadly the marriage was not the fairy tale it was meant to be but Diana did bring two wonderful boys into the world before her untimely death 15 years ago today.  The boys, now men end up in the news for all sorts of reasons, because one of them was part of another wedding of the century, the other because he was being a "guy in Vegas".  Whatever the reason they end up in the newpapers, Diana's boys turned into men she would be so proud of, following in her footsteps of caring for others and carrying on her charity work.
It is so sad that Diana is not with us but she is in her sons, her legacy lives on.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In Memory of Davy Jones

Six months ago today, on the crazy day that happens once every four years, February 29th, I lost a part of my childhood as I heard on the radio that my little girl heart throb, Davy Jones of The Monkees had suddenly passed away of a heart attack.  
I grew up madly "in love" with Davy along with millions of other girls and followed his career as I grew into an adult, most recently seeing him with fellow band mates, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork last summer on Long Island.  When I left the theatre, I thought, wow, they still have it, see you guys next time, never thinking there would not be a next time.
February 29th was a Wednesday, the same as today, August 29th is -- I have a Wednesday routine, was in my car when the news came over the radio and every Wednesday since February 29th has been a heartbreak, I guess that's what happens when things become routine.
In honor of Davy's memory and his incredible love of his horses, his four daughters have created The Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.  Davy is smiling down knowing that his daughters have been doing all they can to keep his legacy alive, relocating his precious herd so that they can oversee their care.
So, in Davy's memory and for all of us who have and still love him and The Monkees, please stop by the FaceBook page his girls have set up, give it a "like" and if you can, give a donation to help them take care of their dad's beloved horses.
Rest in peace Davy, you are so missed but will never be forgotten.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Case of the Missing Nestle Bar

Okay, so who isn't a fan of Girl Scout cookies and who doesn't love a good Nestle Crunch Bar?  Well, after seeing a commercial on TV advertising the "mating" of these two guilty pleasures, I thought, "heaven" I must find them.
Well, after not finding them locally and sending my chocoholic daughter on a mission we both turned up with nothing!  So are these Nestle Girl Scout Cookie Bars an urban myth?  If not, someone please tell me you've found them and where.
Hello Mr. Nestle -- would love to have a box of these -- tell me where to order, please..................

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Birthday "Hubbell"

Who can forget the classic movie line, "Your girl is lovely Hubbell"?  For those not in the know, it is a line spoken to Robert Redford by his movie ex-wife Barbra Streisand at the end of the iconic movie "The Way We Were".  
The same line was used in a recreation of the scene in front of New York City's Plaza Hotel when Carrie meets up with Mr. Big after his engagement party.
Caramia's Collection would like to wish "Hubbell", Mr. Robert Redford a very Happy 75th Birthday and thank him for the fabulous memories through the years.  I know I will never miss an airing of "The Way We Were" and another all time favorite "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid".

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Elvis Presley, forever "The King"

On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock and Roll" passed away at the age of 42, news that devastated his fans worldwide.  I had tickets to a concert that was never to happen.
Elvis was not only talented, but beautiful on the inside and outside, a family man dedicated to his parents and child. 
Fame is sometimes the sad end of such incredible talent with the inability of those close to say "no".  Sadly, Elvis's story has been repeated so many times since, hopefully one day the early deaths of amazingly talented people will stop, sometimes it seems all it will take is for someone to say a simple "no" and take the consequences for saying that tiny word.
Rest in peace Elvis, your music will live on forever.