5/28/18 – Memorial Day

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

(La Fundación para Ser Extraordinario)

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

(El Crecimiento te Mantiene Extraordinario)

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

We are staying at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island over the Memorial Day weekend so I just had to make this wonderful movie, filmed at the Grand Hotel, the Movie of the Week.

Someplace in Time (1980)

And if by some chance you haven’t yet seen this wonderful movie, you really ought to give it a try.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

I just love this video and I hope you do too.

The Addams Family

Dancing Blitzkreig Bop by the Ramones

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Royal Wedding

How much interest did you take in the recent royal wedding?
Some interest  58.82%  (10 votes) 
No interest  35.29%  (6 votes) 
A lot of interest  5.88%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 17

 THIS WEEK’S POLL – War

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

This is the hotel we stayed at over the Memorial Day Weekend.  I took it out of the window of the boat we took to get to the island, hence all the water spray on the window.

The Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island

The Grand Hotel is a historic hotel and coastal resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan, a small island, located  between the state’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. The hotel opened on July 10, 1887 and took a mere 93 days to complete.

Constructed in the late 19th century, the facility advertises itself as having the world’s largest porch. The Grand Hotel is well-known for a number of notable visitors, including five U.S. presidents, Russian presidents Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev, inventor Thomas Edison, and author Mark Twain.

Mackinac Island does not permit motor vehicles (except for emergency vehicles and, in winter, snowmobiles), and transport to and from the dock to the hotel is via horse-drawn carriage. The only other motor vehicles allowed in recent history were cars brought over for the filming of Somewhere in Time. During the winter months, when ice prevents ferry transport from the mainland, the hotel is closed. The island also has a small airport (no fuel or services) for private aircraft. (Source: Wikipedia)

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

A great comedian and I really liked his film Back to School.

Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield, (born Jacob Cohen November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter known for his self-deprecating humor and his catchphrase “I don’t get no respect!” and his monologues on that theme.

He began his career working as a stand-up comic in the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains north of New York City. His act grew in notoriety as he became a mainstay on late-night talk shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, eventually developing into a headlining act on the Las Vegas casino circuit.

His breakout film role came in 1980 as a boorish nouveau riche golfer in the ensemble comedy Caddyshack, which was followed by two more successful films, 1983’s Easy Money, and 1986’s Back to School. Additional film work kept him busy through the rest of his life, mostly in comedies. Health troubles curtailed his output through the early 2000s, before his death in 2004.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

Thank you  Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post. 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

And my thanks to Vikram, who started following my blog and to Von, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

And thank you  Carol & Cindi,  for sharing my FB post.

BOOK (LIBRO)

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

11 thoughts on “5/28/18 – Memorial Day

    • Thank you Nanette for commenting. Somewhere in Time is a great movie. Last year I was also at the Grand Hotel at the start of their “Somewhere in Time” weekend where everyone dresses up in period costumes and I saw the movie in the Grand Hotel. What a place to watch that movie 🙂

      The workers were suppose to get a bonus if the hotel was built in 90 days and found out that wasn’t going to happen, so they knocked down a wall and it took a few extra days to repair the damage, hence 93 days instead of 90 days–at least that is the story I heard.

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  1. Loved Rodney Dangerfield. Never got any respect! I used to watch the Adams Family back in the day. I forgot about that dance. Pretty funny. The poll about last weeks blog about the Royal Wedding, there was only one vote for highly interested and it was mine, Lol I was only at Mackinaw Is one time. A long time ago. I will have to put that one my bucket list. Thanks for a great blg Bill.

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  2. That joke about cats is so true! I am currently cat-sitting for a friend and I know for a fact that cat wouldn’t bother with texting anyone (but herself, maybe) if she could.

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  3. Always a great read, love the jokes, and the polls. I couldn’t fill in any of them cos well Australia has been mostly free and now the US countryside is quiet. My darn cat talks to me…a hungry meow a I need water meow and a more urgent meow is to be let out she has trained me well. If I try to bathe her I swear she yowls NOOOOOOOOOOOO ! I loved the Addams Family clip!!

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