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George Jedenoff – 97 Year Old Utah Skier George is back in Utah for another season.

11 March 2015
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George Jedenoff – 97 Year Old Utah Skier George is

back in Utah for another season

 

At 97 years old with 55 years of skiing under his belt, George is still ripping and an inspiration to us all.  He says he loves the powder  and getting out in it every winter and Spring. ‘Age is just a number,’says George. Don’t pay attention to it, just keep in good shape.  In this year’s video George answers questions submitted by Ski Utah fans on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Find out what keeps George fit and motivated to ski.

 

George Jedenoff – 97 Year Old Utah Skier George is

back in Utah for another season

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13 December 2013
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Dr. Seuss For Older Kids

16 April 2013
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DR SUESS

 

Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today………

The people who are starting college this fall were born in 1993.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

The CD was introduced two years before they were born.

They have always had an answering machine.

They have always had cable. Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been microwaved…

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They don’t know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: ‘Where’s the Beef?’, ‘I’d walk a mile for a Camel ‘ or ‘de plane Boss, de plane’.

McDonald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type? That’s for those of us who have trouble reading. P.S. Save the earth.It’s the only planet with chocolate.

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ANNETTE – Favorite Mouseketeer, Singer and Actress Will be Missed

16 April 2013
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annette collage    ONCE BIGGER THAN LIFE, ANOTHER GOOD DIES YOUNG…  

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You have no doubt learned of the passing of Annette – only the first name is necessary – the 1950s /early 60s icon, who personified the era as much as anyone.  She gave a lot of good times to those lucky to have grown up in the day – the movies, the music, the memories – yet suffered  the past twenty-plus years with MS.  In fact, we posted a little tribute just weeks ago(below) , after learning about her and her husband’s efforts to gain more funding for not only her plight but Multiple Schlerosis sufferers, in general… Will follow up with some more classic videos and fun memories that will come alive again for many of you, we’re sure. More @ http://oldiescountry.blogspot.com/2013/04/annette-once-bigger-than-life-another.html


-pictured above Annette in 1990 (left) and  recent-

 

 

 

 

  from late March post:

  It was with great pleasure to finally catch up with Annette and her husband ,Glen Holt, who has stood by her for 30 years; they go public with their current life and continuing effort to find a cure for MS  via their  website,  AnnetteConnection.com.  Annette no longer can walk or even speak, though she still gets out and one can maybe  even see a twinkle in her eye.  It may be hard for some to watch this video though we find it an inspiration. There are also nice tributes from Shelley Fabares and others.   In this four part video series from CTV, we see Annette in her early years and today and  the efforts Glen and doctors have gone to in helping Annette deal with MS, including a new treatment that  is showing promise.  Glen is using Annette’s old foundation to continue researching help for annette and others with MS. He is hoping that, though Annette’s fans, he can raise money to still find a cure.  

 

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Annette had a run of 5 Top 20 hits  in the two year period, 1959-1960,  and then became quite a movie star, with at least six fun ‘beach’ movies between 1963-1965 with some more great music and followed up with a popular ‘reunion’ movie, ‘Back To The Beach’ with favorite Frankie Avalon and the gang, in 1987, shortly before being diagnosed with MS…

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Congrats to Annette’s second husband, Glen .  for ‘lifting the curtain’ of MS, so as to   help others and being such a great inspiration to Annette, who has always been a great inspiration to so many of us form her days on the Mickey Mouse Club to her positive, fun movies ,music and lifestyle.

 

 

  So, again, we applaud Annette, Glen and their team. May we continue to hear inspirational news and  stories from them for many years to come  as we make contributions to the MS cause. Please  help spread your good cheer via their website, above and your own connections as we will do through http://www.OldiesCountry.com and http://www.SeniorCountry.org 

 

 

  I saw Annette with Frankie Avalon  about 20 years ago at Pleasanton, CA –  Alameda county fair,  just before she stopped performing. It was a great show and we would have hardly  known she was already dealing with early stage Multiple Sclerosis  We think it is great that Annette has  came out with her updated story with video now, with the help and encouragement of Glen.   We think it’s a beautful story. I’ve just spent the last three years with my 97 year old Dad , who just passed , but only after , again, three good last years, with kind people’s help and good cheer around him. People can still have quality of life, though sometimes it’s a challenge,even in these situations.

 

 

Rare, Indepth interview -ATTITUDES with Virginia Graham from late 80s- Annette reflects on the changing times and how she still lives up to her ‘clean, happy days’ image, which she relishes… 

 

 

 

 

Join us for more in Oldies Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe the best for last… Trailer for ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ 1965 featuring no less co-stars than Don Rickles, Paul Lynde and Buster Keaton, among other star names!!! 

 

 

From a fan… “She was beautiful, good-natured, humble and kind to everyone around her. And she did it all – TV, movies and music, one of the biggest stars in the world in her time. Then walked away from all of it to raise a family. A role model for everyone who works in this industry. Her suffering was cruel and undeserved, but she handled it courageously. Now she can RIP.”



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On Aging I’ve Become Kinder, Less Critical

10 January 2013
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Some very true words to      ponder….I hope you enjoy.

Please send back. ( I did ) It’s neat. you’ll laugh when you see the return message.

As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the   great freedom            that comes with aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with                                                           myself to those    wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 &70’s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging    body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.

They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the                                                           important things.

Sure, over the  years, my heart has been                                                           broken. How can your heart     not break, when you lose                                                           a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody’s beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A           heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will   never know the         joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched                                                           into deep grooves on my      face. So many         have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don’t question myself anymore. I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question,       I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am  still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about   what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME   APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!

Howser Ever Enthusiastic about Califronia’s Backroads

8 January 2013
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Howser Ever Enthusiastic Livened up the Most Unispiring Day

Huell Howser – One More Golden

Era Icon is Gone

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‘California’s Gold’ was a Secret Pleasure I enjoyed watching whenever I could. Not a program the average American today would watch, or even pay attention to I found it perhaps my favorite program on TV. It was not only because of the subject matter which dealt with exploring the unusual, often overlooked or forgotten backroads of California, but the host was such a genial , enthusiasm throwback to another era.

 

How could you help gut enjoy Howell , for example, watching his disbelief that a dog would eat avocados or the huge, amazing flies at Mono Lake. There were so many episodes where Howell seemed perhaps more intrigued that his own viewers. Howell was once questioned, in 2009, whether he really was so in awe of many of the people and places he would visit. He said he thought it ‘sad’ that today people would even question that. And I agree. We’ve become a nation of conformists with fewer and fewer people like Howser left with everyone else trying to be ‘cooler’ than the next guy. So, it was with great sadness yet another icon, for me, passed away, January 7 in Palm Springs, CA. Howser , 67, born in Tenessee was an ex-Marine seemed in such good shape, yet he had just retired, perhaps knowing of a serious illness; not mentioning what it was s, news reports said that he had been in hospice care.

However, they said, Howser was a very private person, never married, who lived in his ‘dream home in Palm Springs ; he also had an apartment in Los Angeles, where he was based at KCET, local PBS anchor for the network that broadcast his shows that have been shown weekly and even daily of late. I had had six epiosdes recorded and only just noticed that they were filmed earlier. Howser apparently stopped broadcasting in November. Howser seemed to espcially like the rural and offbeat folks, people who would have an usual profession or business. And they seemed to like him, too, with his friendly, enthusiastic way. I sure did. He is said to be the only one who was allowed in Frank Sinatra’s estate to offer coverage. Hopefully, his hundreds or thousands of old programs will be aired indeifnitely, since he donated them all to a film library for just that purpose.

Here is one bit of the many memorable shows, one which I remember with Hoswer in the remote, Eastern California Mono Lake area , learning about the unusual flies on the lake.

Huell Howser Truly Relished California’s Gold

We’re not talking about real gold as in the 49ers but the ‘gold’ that Howswer would discover in the many unique backroads, people and places of California. The show may not have gone back to the Golden Era 50s and early 60s but it’s host certainly did and visited mostly places that seemed to have that richness of an earlier era.

Annette Funicello, Husband Come Out for Cure to MS

31 December 2012
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annette today

Annette in 1990 and 

today 

 

Annette Funicello, Husband Come Out for Cure to MS

It was with great pleasure to finally catch up
with Annette and her husband ,Glen Holt, who has stood by her for 30 years; they go public with their current life and continuing effort to find a cure for MS  via
their  website,  AnnetteConnection.com.  Annette no longer can walk or even speak, though she still gets out and one can maybe  even see a twinkle in her eye.  It may be hard for some to watch this video though we find it an inspiration. There are also nice tributes from Shelley Fabares and others.   In this four part video series from CTV, we see Annette in her early years and today and  the efforts Glen and doctors have gone to in helping Annette deal with MS, including a new treatment that  is showing promise.  Glen is using Annette’s old foundation to continue researching help for annette and others with MS. He is hoping that, though Annette’s fans, he can raise money to still find a cure.
Congrats to Glen  for ‘lifting the curtain’ of MS, so as to perhaps help others being such a great inspiration to
Annette, who has always been a great inspiration to so many of us form her days on the Mickey Mouse Club to her positive, fun movies  and music and lifestyle.

I saw Annette with Frankie Avalon  about 20 years ago at Pleasanton, CA – 
Alameda county fair,  just before she stopped performing.
It was a great show and we would have hardly  known she was
already dealing with early stage Multiple Sclerosis 

We think it is great that Annette has  came out with her updated story with video now, with the help and encouragement of Glen.   We think it’s a beautful story. I’ve just spent the last three years with my 97 year old Dad , who just passed , but only after , again, three good last years, with kind people’s help and good cheer around him. People can still have quality of life, though sometimes it’s a challenge,even in these situations.

So, again, we applaud Annette, Glen and their team. May we continue to hear inspirational news and  stories from them for many years to come  as we make contributions to the MS cause. Please  help spread your good cheer via their website, above and your own connections as we will do through http://www.OldiesCountry.com and http://www.SeniorCountry.org

 

Annette Funicello, Husband Come Out for Cure to MS

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27 November 2012
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21 November 2011
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Philosophy for Old Age

21 November 2011
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Just received this appropriately-timed message – one of Uncle Al and Aunt Audrey’s  famous emails which I thought
makes a great capper on Dad’s latest comeback at 97 and with Thanksgiving days away. JUST CLICK THE ATTACHMENT and then
CLICK ANYWHERE ON THE PAGE WHEN YOU’RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT PAGE… BE SURE TO GO TO THE SECOND
HALF, NUMBERS 1 THRU 10, most importantly.

I’ve always wondered why older folks, myself included, worry about ‘dating ourselves.’  And no, it’s not the number. Ideally
one should be  proud to reach a certain age, but then in this youth-obsessed culture I suppose it could have a negative
affect looking for a job or just interacting with younger folk who don’t appreciate the history and significance of someone
who has achieved x number of years.
I’m grateful to have lived through  the recent technological revolution but also earlier decades when
people actually visited their neighbors with open doors and sat on the front porch without staring at their cell phones.
Then, there’s Dad -the closest one in the family to that ‘100’ mark-who remembers before there was TV, before air travel and even
before cars were common -when horse and buggy was the main transportation. Pretty amazing to see such changes in 1 lifetime!

By the way, just saw on TV tonight the story of  Jim, a 98-year-old ex-fisherman who just learned to read and write , in his 90s , and  just wrote a book about an interesting life of 98 years!
Just a few thoughts on this double occasion of Dad’s return home and Thanksgiving eve. Happy Thanksgiving.

Burt for Dad

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