Saturday, August 16, 2014




"Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things."
--T.S. Eliot


Did You Know . . .?

A 21-year-old man was posing with a gun for a selfie to post on his Facebook page and was tragically killed when the gun accidentally went off.



On this day in 1977 popular music icon Elvis Presley died in Memphis, TN. He was 42. The death of the "King of Rock and Roll" brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates. He was buried on the grounds of Graceland, which continues to attract fans and has been turned into a highly successful tourist attraction.



1. to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly; to inculcate virtue in the young.
2. to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling
instill, ingrain



(born August 16, 1953)
Kathie Lee Gifford is an American television host, best known for her 15-year run (1985–2000) on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin. On April 7, 2008, Gifford began co-hosting, the fourth hour of Today alongside Hoda Kotb.

(born August 16, 1933)
Julie Newmar is an American actress, dancer and singer. Known for a variety of stage, screen, and television roles, she is perhaps best known for playing Catwoman in the 1960s Batman television series.

(born 16 August 1946)
Leslie Ann Warren is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in films such as The Happiest Millionaire, Victor Victoria, Clue, Burglar, Cop, Color of Night and Secretary. She has also had roles in popular TV shows such as Mission: Impossible, Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace, and In Plain Sight.

(born August 16, 1958)
Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records.


"The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read."
--Benjamin Franklin



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