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Friends

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You have some queer friends, Dorothy,’ she said.  The queerness doesn’t matter, so long as they’re friends,’ was the answer”   ― L. Frank Baum, The Road to Oz

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), better known by his pen name L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly known for his children’s books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four “lost works“, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane’s Nieces at Work).

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Wonderful little movie The Dreamer of Oz played by the late great John Ritter.

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Honest

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Whatever else has been said about me personally is unimportant. When I sing, I believe. I’m honest.    Frank Sinatra

Francis AlbertFrankSinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. Sinatra’s music has been considered timeless by many. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, he began his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. He found success as a solo artist after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the “bobby soxers“. He released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. Sinatra’s professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, and he turned to Las Vegas, where he became one of its best known performers as part of the Rat Pack.  His career was reborn in 1953 with the success of From Here to Eternity and his subsequent Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Divorced

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Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.   Jean Kerr

Jean Kerr (July 10, 1922 – January 5, 2003) was an Irish-American author and playwright born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and best known for her humorous bestseller, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, and the plays King of Hearts and Mary, Mary.

 

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Would have been married 25 years this month but the ex decided she did not want to see it through that far.

 

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History

And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again.    George Takei

George Hosato Takei (born April 20, 1937) is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu,helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.  Takei’s involvement in social media has brought him new fame. His Facebook page currently has over 9.7 million likes since he joined in 2011, and he frequently shares photos with original humorous commentary.  He is a proponent of LGBT rights and active in state and local politics in addition to his continued acting career. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japanese-American relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.

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George with John Wanye in The Green Berets