New Considerations in the Natalie Wood Death

By | February 2, 2018

Wow, I just saw that Natalie Wood’s drowning in 1981 is now being considered a “suspicious death” and her husband Robert Wagner is being considered “a person of interest”. The police did add that there is not enough to make an arrest at this time.

I’ve always been interested in the story because I always thought she was so pretty and a good actress.  They were a very striking couple.  Natalie became one of American’s sweetheart in her first role in the original Miracle on 34th Street.  She also appeared in Rebel without a Cause and West Side Story.

She drowned after falling off her yacht, Thanksgiving weekend, in 1981.  Her death was originally determined accidental but in 2011 her death certificate was changed to “Drowning and other undetermined factors”.

Witnesses say the couple, the yacht captain, and another guest were very drunk the night she died.

New developments include witnesses stating they  heard the couple fighting on the night she died and that Wagner was the last to see her.  He doesn’t seem to be responding to requests to be interviewed.

If he is guilty I do believe he should be brought to justice but he has lived 37 years as a free man and is soon turning 88.  I don’t think he would survive long in prison.  It will be interesting to see what happens.

Don’t Be the Next Highway Statistic

By | November 1, 2017

I saw one of the worst accidents I have ever seen today on the way to work. It was one of those little electric cars vs a semi. The semi won the battle and there was nothing, I mean nothing left of the little car.

This is the reason I won’t drive small vehicles like that. It is a coffin on wheels. I can see driving one of those in a small town maybe, but getting on a major highway is just asking for trouble. I feel so sorry for the family of whoever was driving that car, not to mention the driver of the truck. He has got to feel horrible, even though it didn’t seem like he did anything wrong.

My suggestion to anyone who likes those little cars is to keep them off of the highway. Drive them around town but for heaven’s sake stay away from the highways. It is just too dangerous and is not worth your life. I don’t want any of my friends to be the next highway fatality statistic.

I personally will stick with my SUV. At least I feel a little safer in it than I would a smaller car and since I have to commute on the highway to work, I want to make sure I get there in one piece. And you, my friends, too!

Discovering My Family Tree

By | September 9, 2017

Social Media has been a great way to connect with old friends,  stay in touch with family, and also find family members!  I have reconnected with people I went all through school with, going back to first grade.  It’s fun to keep up with photos and posts from my cousins spread across many states.

What is most exciting is that I’ve actually found family members I had never talked to before.  This opened up a whole new unexpected hobby, researching family genealogy.  While researching the family tree is interesting, and exciting at times, it can be time consuming, so my advice is to start slow.

There are several good websites to help you research your family tree. I was able to find most simple information on Ancestry.com. I used a free trial to get most of the data, but I don’t see any reason to pay for a subscription.

A friend told me about a website that lists all the people that came to America through Staten Island. You can see actual photographs of the different ship manifests that list each passenger with a lot of details i never knew they kept. You can search the manifests by last name and find the date they arrived, who they were traveling with, and if they were in good health, among other things. Imagine that!

Another Chance to Prove My Stuff at Work!

By | May 19, 2017

Woo Hoo, life is good! I made head of a special project at work and it is going to be a lot of fun. I get to pick the crew I want to work with and I already know who I am going to choose. My team is going to get to work on a mobile app. I can’t tell you exactly what it is, but it will be awesome! I was really surprised that they chose me to head up this project. I mean I do work hard and I do good work, but I was still surprised.

I honestly thought this project would go to another coworker and not me. I can only think that they are giving me a chance to see what I can do with a team of people. That is great news for me and bodes well for my career.

I think it might have had a lot to do with the last project being such a hit. I was key in making it work and when the person in charge couldn’t be there, I stepped in and coordinated everything. There wasn’t much choice in that, as it would have fallen apart had I not done something about it. And the project worked out, on time and on budget. Woot!

Chicken Soup Helps Deal with the Flu

By | November 29, 2016

I have been so sick. This cold seems to be never ending. I missed two days of work because of it and I am not sure if I will make it there tomorrow, either. Between the fever and the cold chills, I feel as if I have been put through a wringer. Pretty sure this is the worst flu I have ever had.

Fortunately, my mom is dropping off some homemade chicken noodle soup for me and that will make things much better. Mom’s soup always makes me feel better. I guess it is comfort food of a sort. Mom makes her soup from scratch and adds onion, carrots and mushrooms. She doesn’t put in the noodles until just before serving, so the noodles don’t get soggy. I think that’s the best part.

I took a shower earlier and that helped a little bit. I am going to have to change the bed sheets soon too. Hot sweats and cold chills have made it really icky. I just don’t have the energy right now to do it though, so it will wait till later. This couch is my permanent residence for the next several hours. I don’t even have the TV on because I feel so bad it hurts my head to hear it. Now that is when you know you are really sick. Blech!