I would like to dedicate my page to my Mother
and Father.....who gave me the happiest childhood imaginable. My Mother
was the most wonderful Mother a child could ever have....and was always
there for me.........ready to listen to all the adventures of my "pretend"
animal friends...such as "Mr. Lion", "Mr. Fox", "Mr. Wolf" and the many
others conjured up in my imagination. When I was older, she put up with
all the pets in my room...never complaining about my many snake "friends"
in aquariums, my tropical fish, my pet mice, and all the other assorted
My Father who worked long hours...both at his job...and at home, doing all the building and repair work on our house also found lots of time to spend with me. He made me a home-made slingshot, a bow, miniature parachutes....bought me my first model rocket, my Have-a-Hart animal trap so I could TRY to obtain a baby raccoon and skunk for pets! He helped me transport my many snakes to the Science Show in Binghamton back when I was in high school. (I almost dropped dead when I won First Prize for my speech and exhibit!) We went trout fishing together, watched ALL the television westerns that were so popular at the time, and discussed the exploration of outer space and all the scientific inroads that were being made back in the 50's and 60's.
Both of my parents were wonderful, unselfish people who gave up a great deal for my happiness. They often wore patched coats and went without material goods for themselves....so I could have something I especially desired. They were....in every sense...the ideal parents. Both of my parents have now passed away, but the gift of love they gave to me will never die.
Below is a photo of my beautiful Mother taken around 1942
I would also like to dedicate this page to my loving husband,
Jerry. He has been not just a husband, but my best friend, my confidante
and most of all, he has put up with all my idiosyncrasies, my stubborn
nature, and my very, very eccentric ways. He has accepted me
for the unique person that I am, and for that, I will be eternally grateful.
I would like to dedicate my site to the following persons. All are good friends, and many gave me the encouragement to create a Web Site of my own.
Frankie Laine - now deceased, but still my best friend.
Daniel Kurth - a VERY BRAVE man....fighting against all odds! A true HERO!
Ricky a.k.a "The Kid"
FAVORITE HEROES AND HEROINES
I'd like to also dedicate a portion of this page to a dear friend who
wishes to share his talents with the world, but also wishes anonymity.
He has many talents..including writing beautiful poetry, stories, and a novel.
But one of his greatest loves is singing and playing his guitar, and he would like to share his love of music with all people throughout the world.
So, please....feel free to sing along and enjoy!
Just remember..the songs are played and sung by him and are under COPYRIGHT protection! Do NOT attempt to record these songs in any way!!
Just listen...and enjoy the voice of our new Phantom Singer.
So....give a click and hear some great music!!
2. TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE
If you like these songs, please drop me a line and let me know, and I will forward your comments to the "Phantom Singer". I will be adding more of his songs...including one written by him at a later date, so be sure and bookmark this page.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO DEDICATE MY PAGE TO FRANKIE LAINE
WHO WAS NOT ONLY THE GREATEST SINGER THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN, BUT
A MAN WHO CHANGED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS FOR THE BETTER. HE CERTAINLY CHANGED
MY LIFE IN MORE WAYS THAN ANYONE COULD EVER KNOW!!!!
MY DAD'S ARMY PICTURE...TAKEN ABOUT 1945!
Stroke the cat's whiskers to go back!!