A sad day all the way around.

There are many people that stand out in my memory from my childhood.  Some good and some not so good.  When you think back to the headlines and movies from your days of playing outside in the yard until even the lighting bugs were dark or spending Saturday afternoons watching what were then classic movies that your parents had watched when they were growing up, you can’t help but remember at least two names.  In the news you couldn’t turn from one to the other three networks without hearing the name Margaret Thatcher.  The lady that was ready willing and able to speak her mind in the English Parliament. She was the Prime Minister and even if you didn’t agree with her views, you had to respect her for standing by what she believe in.  Looking back now, she was right to do so.  England is a much better off country for her time in office.  The lady that was nick named the Iron Lady by Russia, was proud of her reputation and used it to better her position.  

The relationship she and our own great leader Ronald Reagan shared benefited both of our countries.  There are some, and I am one of them, that would voice that we need another team like Reagan and Thatcher.  

I spend several hours this afternoon, clicking on youtube videos of the old movies that I can remember watching with my mother on the weekends.  Muscle Beach Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, and so many more.  No one could have grown up in the 60’s 70’s or 80’s without knowing who Annette Funicello and  Frankie Avalon.  Hearing the songs took me back to setting on the old vinyl couch watching those movies.  Good times.  

Both Ladies were outstanding in their fields.  Margaret Thatcher was known as Lady Thatcher and Annette Funicello was a lady on the screen.  She was a true American Sweetheart to boys and men alike.  Even my own husband smiled as he remembered seeing her in films after I broke the news to him that she had passed.  Annette grew up on the big screen and taught young girls that having morals was worth it.  

Both ladies will be missed.


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