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05/14/2010 14:35 #51565

And one hour later...

paul - 05/14/10 16:03
The weather has been so crazy. I am totally ready for full on summer so we can get our swim on.

05/14/2010 13:43 #51564

This is what 1PM looks like

heidi - 05/14/10 23:44
I drove by city hall around 1 and the top was just the barest hint of a shadow behind the fog. Crazy!
libertad - 05/14/10 14:04
oops. maybe this will work :::link:::
libertad - 05/14/10 14:03
Very bizarre! Like I have said before...
james - 05/14/10 13:43
Note, you can't see the liberty building, which is a block away.

05/13/2010 09:53 #51547

Life is a Cabaret
Doris Eaton Travis, the last living Ziegred Follies girl has died at the age of 106.

She first started dancing for the follies at the age of 14. During the height of the Great Depression she began teaching tap at the Arthur Murray school, eventually opening her own schools in Michigan.


In her 70s she earned a long-delayed high school diploma. She then devoted 11 years to acquiring a college degree, taking a course or two a semester at the University of Oklahoma. She graduated in 1992 at the age of 88 with a history major and a Phi Beta Kappa key. She was halfway to a master's degree when she decided to focus on her memoirs instead.

In 2007, Oakland University in Michigan gave Mrs. Travis an honorary doctorate. She responded by singing and dancing "Ballin' the Jack," a song popularized by Lillian Lorraine, a renowned Ziegfeld Follies' star.

A little more than two weeks ago Mrs. Travis returned to Broadway to appear again at the annual Easter Bonnet Competition held by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this time at the Minskoff Theater. She did a few kicks, apologizing that she no longer performed cartwheels.

Here is a video of her dancing at the age of 101

I feel like she has been more active in her last half century than I will have been in my first.

Hats off to you, Ms. Eaton Travis.

tinypliny - 05/13/10 22:23
WOW - she is 101 in that video?!

Wow! It's beyond amazing. What a life she has had!
paul - 05/13/10 21:51
Wow, she is so freakin pretty.

05/03/2010 13:44 #51497

70 and foggy is apocalyptic weather.


04/30/2010 10:12 #51477

Electron Boy save Seattle!
The Make-A-Wish foundation gave a child with cancer his wish: to be a superhero. Hundreds of volunteers helped out to let Electron Boy save Seattle from the evil Dr.Dark and Blackout Boy.

Such an awesome story: