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Positive Meme (Day Three)

It's been a glorious day! :)

1) Dunkin' Donuts has pumpkin everything back! :) I went out this morning and bought a pumpkin muffin and pumpkin pie doughnut. The doughnut's gone. ;)

2) My sister is helping a friend out with a yard sale. We had a ginormous one last year before the move. This time she's not in charge, just one of the staff. :)

3) I've been watching the Ken Burns documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and plan to see the finale tonight. I've studied that era of the New Deal so I know a lot of the facts/events but I'm seeing new photographs and newsreels. I enjoy immersing myself in another time. The Great Depression was terrible, but the energy that the New Deal generated to combat it was exciting. And the coming war certainly taxed FDR's considerable political skills! Anyway, great stuff. :)

4: One more: watching The Adventures Of Superman. It's from the black-and-white first season with Phyllis Coates instead of Noel Neill as Lois. Apparently Phyllis came across as 'too tough' and so they replaced her with Noel. I like her and she was tough, too, but they considered her more 'feminine'. Sheesh!

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gilda_elise
Sep. 21st, 2014 10:19 am (UTC)
As usual, Ken Burns has done a splendid job with his new documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. Like you, I've read quite a bit about the era, FDR being a personal hero, but Burns has managed to come up with some new stuff, as hard as that is to believe after all these years. This is one set I'm buying!

Edited at 2014-09-21 10:20 am (UTC)
bradygirl_12
Sep. 21st, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC)
I learned some nuggets that were new, too! :)

One thing I already knew was that Laura Delano was a bitch. Can you imagine greeting Eleanor with "BTW, Franklin's old girlfriend Lucy Mercer was here when he died and had been seeing him several times throughout the past few years, and your daughter Anna arranged for the meetings in the White House while you were away," before Franklin's body was even cold. Man, that's a special kind of vicious!

Edited at 2014-09-21 02:19 pm (UTC)
eve_k
Sep. 22nd, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
4: One more: watching The Adventures Of Superman. It's from the black-and-white first season with Phyllis Coates instead of Noel Neill as Lois. Apparently Phyllis came across as 'too tough' and so they replaced her with Noel. I like her and she was tough, too, but they considered her more 'feminine'. Sheesh!

I remember watching that when I was a wee kiddie! I hardly remember any plot or who the actors were, I could barely even understand the language, we had only just moved to America. But one scene I´ll never forget: Superman squeezed a lump of coal and transformed it into a perfectly cut diamond!
bradygirl_12
Sep. 22nd, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)
That was a great scene! A very handy power to have, eh? ;)
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