Friday, July 29, 2016

More Wa-Hi 40th Reunion

It was a couple of weeks ago, but thought it would be fun to post these picture. This is from the golf scramble on Saturday July 16th.  I'm the one in the orange polo shirt and the Mariners cap.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Deceased Classmates Class 0f 1976 720p

Every reunion, departed classmates are honored.  This year's tribute was especially poignant.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Seahawks Coach Agreees To Extension

ESPN reports that Seahawk coach Pete Carroll has agreed to have his contract extended to 2019.  In years, Carroll is the oldest coach in the NFL, however you would never know it by his energy level.  Carroll is the most successful coach in history by virtue of winning the team's first Super Bowl and nearly winning a second one.  They have also played in the post season in five of his 6 season. 
Seahawk General Manager John Schneider also has agreed to a contract extension of 5 years.

Watch first lady Michelle Obama’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic Nat...

An electrifying speech by our First Lady Michelle Obama.

Marni Nixon---"Stunt Voice" With Local Ties

Most people have heard of stunt men who fill in for stars on dangerous acts.  Marni Nixon was a ghost voice in movies like My Fair Lady, The King And I, and West Side Story,  in each case, she was behind the scenes, voicing the singing parts for the leading ladies.  The New York Times called her "American cinema's most unsung singer." Since she didn't get credit for her parts.  Nowadays, that could start a scandal as in the case of  Milli Vanilli, a musical act from the 1980s that used uncredited vocalists with behind the good looking "band  members" whose voices were not used in their video.
 She was also a former Mercer Island resident, who hosted a children's show known as "Boomerang" on KOMO in the late 70s and early 80s.  She was the mother of the late pop singer Andrew Gold, who died in 2011. Marni Nixon passed away last Sunday.  

Monday, July 25, 2016

Griffey Gives Emotional Speech At Hall Of Fame Induction

Ken Griffey, Jr choked back tears and thanked his parents, coaches, children, and teammates as he became the first player to be inducted as a Mariner. He also thanked former teammate Randy Johnson, a fellow Hall Of Fame player who entered as a Diamondback.  Not to be left out was Jay Buhner, who was Griffey's closest teammate. 
Griffey was so great, that you never wanted to leave your seat when he was up to bat. Of course when he was in the field, he made spectacular catches.  He wore the number 24, the same number of another great centerfield with whom he is also compared, Willie Mays.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ken Griffey Jr.-The HOF Interview 2016

Ken Griffey, Jr joins the Baseball Hall Of Fame today!

Olympia Bat Mitzvah

The Olympia Golf And Country Club is where we had the reception for my youngest cousin's youngest daughter's Bat Mitzvah.  I drove to Olympia to see many family members and long time friends.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hilary Picks Kaine

Kiro radio reports that Tim Kaine will be Hilary Clinton ' s choice for Vice President.  Kaine is a Democratic Senator from Virginia.

Former NFL Coach Dies

The football world is morning the death of former NFL Head Coach Dennis Green.  Green had coach 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and later, 3 with the Arizona Cardinals.  His last season was 2006. Green's passing was attributed to complications from cardiac arrest. He was 67.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

TV Industry Mourns Garry Marshall

Several TV industry blogs are mourning the passing of TV producer Garry Marshall, who died Tuesday.  An actor, producer, writer and, director, Marshall is credited for such comedies as Happy Days, Odd Couple, Laverne And Shirley, and Pretty Woman.   Lee Goldberg remembers Marshall as a mensch in this article. Click here