Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Novelist (international best-seller The Thorn Birds, etc.) and neuroscientist Colleen McCullough died on January 29th 2015 at age 77 from kidney failure, on a remote island Norfolk Island in the Pacific. She leaves behind her husband of 32 years, Ric Robinson.   Colleen McCullough was born June 1, 1937 in New South Wales, Australia. She […]

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  • taxi cast, marilu henner, judd hirsch, tony danza, danny devito, jeff conaway, andy kaufman, randall carver

    Q1. Which two cast members of Taxi are no longer with us? Q2. Which Taxi cast member is known for having a fantastic memory in real life? Taxi, which ran from 1978-1983 (first on ABC and the final year NBC), won 18 Emmy Awards including 3 for Outstanding Comedy Series and acting awards for cast […]

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  • senior tech lesson #1, conan o'brien, senior humour, seniors texting

      From the always funny folks at Team Coco…enjoy this video “how not to” lesson on senior texting. Want more Conan Senior Tech Lessons? Conan’s Senior Tech Lession #2: Mastering “Twitter” and Social Media Conan Senior Text Lesson #3: Google Plus Conan Senior Tech Lesson #4: Instagram Conan Senior Tech Lesson #5 – Online Dating […]

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  • alzheimer's, roxanne varey, stroke symptoms, alzheimer symptoms, living with alzheimer's

    Roxanne Varey was only 51 in November of 2013 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive, terminal form of Alzheimer’s and given a remaining life expectancy of less than 9 years. Since then, she has been learning to live with Alzheimer’s Disease. Varey had been noticing a loss of strength on one side of her body, […]

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  • toller cranston dead, toller cranston art, canadian mens figure skating legend, canadian figure skating, order of canada, ellen burka, mens free skate champion

    Canadian artist and figure skating legend Toller Cranston died at his home of many years in Mexico this past Saturday on January 24th 2015, of an apparent heart attack. In his autobiography (one of 7 books he authored), he admitted to being an abusive drug user (until quitting at age 43), and bisexual, who was […]

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  • paul newman, young, 1958, the long hot summer

    Actor, philanthropist and race car driver (to name just a few of his accomplishments) Paul Newman was born 90 years ago today, on January 26, 1925. He died of lung cancer on September 26, 2008 at age 83 and is survived by his 2nd wife (of 50 years), and the mother of 3 of his […]

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  • steve perry, journey, oh sherrie, open arms, foolish heart, senior citizen, steve perry music videos, degenerative bone disease, arthritis, hip replacement surgery

    Enjoy 3 classic music videos from the “real” Journey front man, Steve Perry – who turns 66 January 22, 2015 (Happy Birthday, Steve Perry). Steve Perry was born on January 22, 1949 in Hanford, California, and has said he was inspired to become a singer when he heard Cupid sung by Sam Cooke. (Steve Perry […]

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  • audrey meadows, jackie gleason, art carney, joyce randolph, ralph kramden, alice kramden, ed norton, trixie norton, the honeymooners

    Q1. What did Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) usually call his best friend on The Honeymooners television show? Q2. Which main character on the show was played by a different thespian in “Honeymooner” sketches airing on The Jackie Gleason Show on the DuMont Television Network, before The Honeymooners premiered on CBS as it’s own television show? […]

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  • canadian snowbirds, retirees, residency changes, us vacation homes, florida retirement homes, low canadian dollar, us vacation homes

    Heading south to avoid the winter and thinking of scouting vacation homes to buy in the US? These changes may make you think twice. If you’re a Canadian and you’ve traveled to the US since June 30, 2014, you may have noticed that your password was swiped both when you entered and departed, making it […]

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  • tippi hedren 1965, american actress, 1960s television series, guest star, kraft suspense theatre, the trains of silence

    Actress Tippi Hedren kept lions in her home in the 1970’s!  She later became a critic of keeping exotic pets in homes, and as a senior, successfully lobbied Congress to get a bill passed in 2003 outlawing the traffic of big cats between states. Tippi Hedren turns 85 on January 19, 2015 and still keeps lions, […]

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