The company announced that Disney died Wednesday in Newport Beach, Calif., after a yearlong bout with stomach cancer.
If the Walt Disney Studios were to have a real-life Jiminy Cricket, it
would have to be vice chairman Roy Edward Disney, son of Roy O. Disney
and nephew of Walt Disney, the Company's founders. Besides being its
conscience, Roy has also been called the "soul of the Company" because
he often looks to its past to define its future.
He once said, "The thing that distinguishes us from everybody else, and
always has and always will, is our past. The goal is to look over our
shoulder and see Snow White and Pinocchio and Dumbo standing there,
saying, 'Be this good.' We shouldn't be intimidated by them; they're an
arrow pointing someplace."
Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side
after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months.
When he first went public with the illness, some reports gave him
only weeks to live, but his doctor said his situation was "considerably
more optimistic" than that. Swayze acknowledged that time might be
running out given the grim nature of the disease.
"I'd say five years is pretty wishful thinking," Swayze told ABC's Barbara Walters
in early 2009. "Two years seems likely if you're going to believe
statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I'd
better get a fire under it."
And that's exactly what he did. In February, Swayze wrote an op-ed
piece in the Washington Post titled, "I'm Battling Cancer. How About
Some Help, Congress?" in which he urged senators and representatives to
vote for the maximum funding for the National Institutes of Health to
fight cancer as part of the economic stimulus package.
also appeared in the September 2008 live television event "Stand Up to
Cancer," where he pleaded: "I keep dreaming of a future, a future with
a long and healthy life, a life not lived in the shadow of cancer, but
in the light. ... I dream that the word `cure' will no longer be
followed by the words `is impossible.'"
This is what my Lucy died of...it just brakes my heart...and I send all of my good thoughts to his wife Lisa... I can only imagine the loss she is feeling. Like Lucy's husband Roy, when I loved Lucy so much and every day is reminded of her specialness, I hope that Roy is doing well will thriving without her. In my heart I picture both of them dancing and laughing...waiting for us to catch up.
Don't chase staying alive...LIVE YOUR LIFE... Patrick...
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. -General Douglas MacArthur
Much needed down time, from make up and hair...to splaying out on the couch with the watercolors!
I said CHEESE he said HAMBERGER! I have been in a ahem, BAD mood, well, maybe not bad, but SNIPPY mood.
First I am not happy with my weight, then today is the anniversary of
my Alien being gone 2 years, and another special one for WGB and I...I am grateful that even though I am snippy he STILL loves and accepts me, he just jokes me out of the mood...is seen out in public with me, and drives me all over the valley just to get the Dark Shadows dvds! LOL And still takes me to lunch!
And I thought of my friend SMI all day! I wore my PEACE shirt and my PEACE hat today! Every where I went I through out the peace sign! Got my taxes done and a lot of real life running around. New hair dryer since mine broke, the darker of the brown dye for my hair, my meds, and movies to get me through the holiday! Steps 3,560 today...AND I did my resistance training with those band things!
I was even able to find more DARK SHADOWS!!!!! Yeah! Sleepy Hollow with Depp, Birds of Prey which is a short lived program about Batmans Daughter! VERY interesting and fun so far...I never saw it on TV, and I am sorry it was only one season, I really like it. AND the counselor is Mia Sara, and she is also Halequine! I kept saying to myself...I KNOW HER...and then I read the back of the box, sure enough it was her with different color hair! LOL
::Mindless:: Being upset, I decided to work on the Lucy inspired scarf first, in that BEAUTIFUL Noro yarn! Ooosh it makes my mouth water. I love working on it, but I am not doing good with it...I keep making mistakes...
I am looking forward to trying to make a hat for the first time, and I know it is going to be beautiful EVEN if I don't do a good job on it, just because of the yarn!
I am grateful I have a studio EVEN if it is a mess! "Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit." -Unknown
I know my studio is cluttered and messy, but I am grateful that I have the supplies that are ALL over the place that helps me to create my art. Now to figure out why I haven't fixed the issue yet? I snuck over to Michael's and bought pencils on sale with a journal
book, and a how to draw fairy's book for my SuziBlu
class...inspiration...and so much fun to learn how to do all this! Today 40% off the modular white organizers made out of the same wood my big white cabinets are made of...I bought four different ones on sale at Michael's today for when I clean it up, even has slots for paper! Little drawers for goodies...this should help organize my supplies some!
Woke up normal time, got through the shower and had my coffee. Then Michael and I took the pouty teenager out with us because she has been cooped up in the house, she wasn't really pouty! I teased her. We went to FOUR different Verizons to get my old phone contacts UP loaded to the new phone...no go...infact the last idiot wiped clean the 10 I put in! Sigh... they don't really talk to me...Michael said some thing to me about it and I said loud in the last store that is because "I HAVE BOOBS!" I was so mad! The guy kept looking at my tattoo instead of talking to me...and didn't do any thing I needed! Sigh
Then off to Frys where it ONLY got worse to put my camera back in to get fixed...we walked out an hour later...I swear I could have blown a few brain cells from how much they hurt my head! Can you say IDIOTS? I swear...
It was consistent...we got to the pet store...they don't have peanuts or Crackers favorite treats anymore...do you think the people could help us?? AND we bought 2 months of cat flea stuff and the lady looks at us and says we don't have that big of package today...so Michael said can you give us TWO of the smaller packages? DUH...it equals the same!!! Rolling eyes!
Then off to lunch! I was so exhausted from the day and the people I was encountering and the bad mood I was in and stay on my couch watching Troy and Alexander the Great and knitting! I gave up on the day!
The really good thing that happened? Crackers came out and stayed on the couch with me watching TV and giving me kisses!
Just spent the day doing laundry, cleaning up some clutter, cooking home made chili. Went out in my garden and cleaned up after the storm. We lost some branches on the plum tree and my plants were knocked over and my trees fell off the porch. Got rid of some of the leaves too.
Then I spent some time working on the caplet. The caplet now has over a hundred stitches and I think I am about 65% through the pattern...I love how it is turning out...
I feel good that I got so much done today, but I didn't go grocery shopping...there is always tomorrow.