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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 22nd

1891: Harry Seymour, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Newsstand Proprietor), “You Said a Mouthful” (as Announcer), “42nd Street” (as aide), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Buddy’s Announcer), “Upperworld” (as Passerby Talking to Officer Moran), and “Monkey Business” (as Clothing Store Salesman), was born in New York City.

1906: Billy Wilder, who directed the Ginger film “The Major and the Minor”, was born in Poland.

1957: Eddie Tamblyn (born Edward Tamblyn), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as a Yankee Clipper) and “Follow the Fleet” (as Sailor), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49.

1987: Fred Astaire, who starred with Ginger in ten films which ALL Gingerologists should know by heart, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.

2011: TCM aired “The Major and the Minor”.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

GingerTelevision...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

June 23, 2017 @ 11:30 A.M. Flying Down to Rio
June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M. Top Hat
June 23, 2017 @ 2:45 P.M. Swing Time
June 23, 2017 @ 4:45 P.M. Carefree
June 23, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':

...No Films Scheduled...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

...still here...

...but been busy... and a lot of heavy things happening...

Most sadly is the passing of my mother-in-law just a little over a month after my Father-in-law passed away in early April. The only real way to describe it was 'broken heart syndrome'... they have been married over 53 years (and still counting in Heaven), and she just simply could not function without him... my wife Greta, who is a nurse, says this happens quite often when one of a married couple dies, the other one soon follows them. Bottom line, they are together again, which is the only way one can look at it.Thanks for all of y'all's prayers and thoughts during this time - obviously tough on Greta and my brother-in-law at this time, as well as for me and our kids...

Hopefully some Gingery programming will commence soon... I am pretty swamped with 'work-work', but gradually clearing out of it... I had a definite 'GingerMoment' today while talking to a random member (I field questions regarding building code compliance) - they noted they had an existing, historic building, built in 1911... which obviously caught my attention... but when told it was located in... Virginia, that was just a bit too coincidental... a gentle 'prod' by our girl to get me back on the GingerTrail, perhaps? eh, I like to think so... so with that, I'll try to get things cranking here again soon...

Until then...

KIG!
Hu
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Monday, May 1, 2017

...Ginger MAY...

...is FINALLY here!!!
...I'm ALMOST as happy as Groucho here...

Hope to be doing a LOT more GingeryStuff soon, y'all...

KIG!
Hu
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Monday, April 24, 2017

GingeRemembrance 2017

...it's always a sad day, but it's a time to reflect on Ginger's awesome talents (such as the self-portrait above, which is dang near perfect...) and what she gave to the world for all time... never to be forgotten and tremendously missed... 

Forever KIG...

Hu
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

...letting y'all know...

...that my father-in-law passed away last Saturday at the age of 74... from congestive heart failure.

Joe Reed was a very great man, who never met a stranger and would literally give you the shirt off of his back.

He was a 'handyman' who could plow through a total house painting / wallpapering project in the time it would take me to paint a closet... and pretty much do anything from unclogging a drain to cutting down a tree...to...well, you name it, if he couldn't fix it (which was a rare occurrence) he knew 2 or 3 other folks who could...  

He took care and helped many older folks, primarily widow ladies... that's in the Bible, y'all... from mundane daily tasks to major issues, he was caretaker to many who had nobody else...

LOVED his grandkids... they called him 'Daddy-Daddy'... Rebekah came up with that one...

I am blessed and bettered by knowing him, as MANY are...

He will be greatly missed by ALL.

Hu
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

...BLAH...

...well, here's that month again... yeeg...
...phone-a-friend, y'all... while you still can...

Of course, it has been well documented that April is my LEAST favorite month... apologies to those who are fans of this month... I'm sure that PLENTY of good things have happened in Aprils past... but... lotsa BAD, too... of course, Ginger left this orb in  April of 1995... which obviously makes it a somber month in the world of Gingerology... but... here's a few other things you may or may not know about April calamities:
...yeah, buddy... again, you could probably find lots of bad, lots of good at ANY point within the calendar... but doubt if there's a month WORSE than this one...

Here's hoping that this April will SOMEhow be...well, not so APRIL-like... I'm not too optimistic...
...neither is Ms. Fortune... ...just pray for May, y'all...

KIG - especially in this decidedly NON-Gingery month...

Hu
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