PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Television’s “Mister Rogers,” the cultural icon and kindly neighbor to generations of American children, died Thursday at the age of 74. — Television’s “Mister Rogers,” the cultural icon and kindly neighbor to generations of American children, died Thursday at the age…
Tonight, we attended the memorial service for the father of a friend of ours. It was a moving service, and though we’d never met Mr. Benson, the stories told about him at the service revealed him to be a warm and caring individual. I’m sure he will be missed by family and those others that knew him.
After the service, Ted, Tracy, Meg, Ron, Wendy, and Drew went to the Iron Horse Inn for dinner. Wendy had a wonderful scallop dish that was served with lobster cheese grits. It was excellent. I enjoyed my rack of lamb very much!
Chef Jack sent out a couple nice desserts for Wendy’s birthday, and a good time was had by all!
Julia Child, the tall, gregarious chef who redefined the American culinary landscape with her landmark books and television shows, died Friday August 13, 2004 in Montecito, CA, after bouts with kidney failure; she was 91, two days shy of her 92nd birthday. At a commanding…
By JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press Writer MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – “Superman” actor Christopher Reeve, who turned personal tragedy into a public crusade and from his wheelchair became the nation’s most recognizable spokesman for spinal cord research, has died. He was 52.
It is not yet clear whether Hunter S. Thompson left a suicide note. If not, his last written words may have been “So long and Mahalo” – which is Hawaiian for thank you.
The words appeared at the bottom of a column he wrote on February 15, just five days before he shot himself on Sunday.
Thompson, 67, whose death was announced yesterday, will be mourned by his family, but also by millions of readers who were hooked on his style, which came to be known as “New Journalism” or “Gonzo journalism”, where the writer became an important part of the story.
He was most famous for his 1971 masterpiece Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but there were many other books, all replete with fast and furious prose.