Please bear with me as I try to catch up on 2 weeks of snail mail, e-mail, and laundry. I will be back on track soon, I promise. I have photos to show of the beautiful Hakone Japanese Gardens, a rodeo parade, and the Botanical Gardens in Berkeley. Does that give you an indication of what a great time I had?
I will tell all later, but for now I think you will enjoy seeing a very pretty 88 year old woman as she appears on the Jon Stewart show. Betty White will best be remembered as one of the Golden Girls, Rose. She is the only surviving member of the cast and is now doing another appearance in 'Hot In Cleveland'. So Heeeere's Betty. What a gal !!!!
Here's another link to an op-ed article on an outstanding 89 year old woman, Helen Thomas.
She is one of the most respected and honest journalists in my lifetime. She has held each president's feet to the fire when she sees that he is dissembling. George Bush was so afraid of her she was never given a chance to ask a question about the Iraq war after she zapped him good with a question about it. She was a bulldog never giving an inch until she got a straight answer. Modern 'pretty face' jouralists would do well to emulate her.
This editorial gives the background to her forced retirement. There will never be another one like her. What she said was unfortunate, but compared to her lifetime of wonderful journalism it is grossly unfair that her comments given in a private conversation were aired immediately and rapidly spread in the media. Would any of you like to have ill considered words aired before you had a chance to correct them? I still admire her even though I disagree with her comments.