D-Day

On this day in 1944, thousands of teenagers and young adults whose parents survived the Flu Pandemic of 1918 and who grew up during the Great Depression stormed the beaches of Normandy and saved the world.  They chose to be awesome despite crappy childhoods and poverty-stricken parents.  So, suck it up, Buttercup.  Get out there and…

Patricia Neal

I love having mature women characters in my stories who are sexy and powerful.  This tendency was influenced throughout my life by strong women, both in fiction and real life.  I loved Patricia Neal in In Harm’s Way, co-starring with John Wayne.  Her voice, her eyes, she was a powerful, sexy, mature woman.  Amazing.  What…

Betty White at 94

2016 was just an awful year for losing Vintage Lives, but Betty White is still here!  She’ll be 94 years old next week.  I remember her best as Rose in the 1980’s tv show, The Golden Girls.  I loved that show about senior citizens, even though I was a young adult at the time.  This…

Debbie & Carrie

I think it’s easy for most people to forget that celebrities are human beings.  They live every day, eat, sleep, drink, make terrible personal choices, make wonderful decisions, fall in love, are blessed with beautiful babies, suffer illnesses, and die. Carrie Fisher struggled with illness most of her life and I have no doubt her…