Hi there DA Family,
Its me ei9 again with another Journal for all of you to enjoy and Well its Memorial Day weekend and I hope that you and yours take the time to reflect and salute all of the troops who have gave their lives for all of us to live free not only in this country but also in this world as well a painful reminder that Freedom isn't really free. I salute you all Soliders, Pilots and sailors for helping keeping this world safe for all life!
Well on to sports Now finally both the Basketball and Hockey Championship Series have finally been set First we will have a brand new Stanley Cup Champion this year as sadly My Washington Capitals was stunned in the first round but they'll be back next year to regain the cup!(ha-ha! #ALLCAPS
!) But in the meantime We will have The East Champion Boston Bruins as they try to make it a Championship Hat trick for the city of Boston this year following the footsteps of the reigning World Series Champion Red Sox and the Current Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots as they take on the team that they had beaten for the cup in 1970 and making their first trip back since its the Saint Louis Blues the champions of the west and the Stanley Cup Series will start Tomorrow Night in Beantown, While Over to Basketball its will be a History Making NBA Finals as for the first time ever it will have games being played outside of the United States as the Defending Champion Golden State Warriors will try to make it a Threepeat even without the services of all Stars Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins as they take on The New Kings of the East who called themselves "WE THE NORTH!" The Toronto Raptors and their Own superstar Kwahi Leonard who already got a Title ring with San Antonio and now hopes to give the City of Toronto, Ontario its first NBA Title and also its first Sports championship since the Baseball Blue Jays won back to back World series in the early 1990's speaking of which the Jays Now have the most exciting rookie in baseball today in Vladimir Guerrero Junior son of Hall of famer Vlad Sr who was a star with the Montreal Expos in the 90's and 2000's. Yes its the Dub Dynasty verses the Dinosaurs for the NBA Title that will start Thursday in old Canada and yes the Raptors Mascot and Hype man Rapper Drake will be there and so will the rocking Jurrasic Park crowd as well!
Now on the entertainment front Well I never thought that I would say it But I was quite Surprised and Entertained by ABC TV 's "ALL IN THE FAMILY/JEFFERSONS revival live show last Wednesday and Jimmy Kimmel who was the executive Producer of the show and the host of the festivities did a Masterful job in recapturing the spirit of both shows even though both were Ground breaking and Conterversional at the same time and broke many rules and Taboos as well first on All in the Family with Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei taking on Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton Iconic roles as Archie and Edith Bunker Respectfully and even tacked the Show's classic Opening singing together on the Piano to also Ellie Kemper and Ike Barninholtz playing the roles of Gloria and Michael in the roles that Sally Struhers and Rob Reiner made famous to the Jeffersons Crew as Jamie Foxx and Wanda Stykes playing Sherman Helmsley and Isabel Sanford's legendary Roles of George and Louise Jefferson while Wil Ferrell and Kerry Washington took the roles of Tom and Helen Willis made famous by Franklin Cover and Roxie Roker while Jovan Adepo played George and Louise's son Lionel (played by both Mike and Damon Evans in the Orignal) and Amber Stevens West as Tom and Helen's Daughter Jenny( played by Belinda Tolbert in the Orginal) Stephen Tobolowsky Played the eccentric British Neighbor Harry Bentley played by Paul Benedict in the orginal and Justina Machado as Florence Johnston the maid played the Living legend Marla Gibbs who now at 88 years young made a surprising guest appearance and the live studio audience went wild and gave her a standing ovation Plus we also saw Gibbs friend and old 227 co star Jackie Harris as well as Blackish Star Anthony Anderson and Sean Hayes have roles in the show as well. Finally We saw Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson do a Most Rousing and Soulful version of the Jeffersons Theme in which it had the Crowd on its feet. afterwards The whole Revival cast of both shows as well as Kimmel and even Legendary TV producer Norman Lear who also bought us "Good Times" "Maude" 'Sanford and Son" "Chico and The Man" and Different Strokes" was at hand thanking the crowd. a Very enjoyable broadcast that worth three and half stars!
Now time for the Obits and there's quite a few first from the Entertainment World Doris Day(1922-2019) the Cincinnati Ohio Native who was a big star in the world of music and flim in the 1940's to the 1960's and was equality a strong supporter for both Animal Rights and Gay and Lesbian Rights as well she died at the age of 97 in her California Home. Tim Conway(1933-2019) the Ohio Native who best known for both his role in the 1960s Comedy series McHale's Navy and one of the Regular cast members in the legendary 1970's Variety sketch comedy series "The Carol Burnett Show" and was inducted into the Televison Hall of fame in 2002. He died at the age of 86 in his Ohio Home and Peggy Lipton(1946-2019) the New York City Native who best known for her Iconic role as Julie Barnes in the groundbreaking ABC hit series from the late 60's and early 70s the Mob Squad in which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV drama series and also the former wife of Legendary Producer Quincy Jones who she had two daughters by him and had a very productive career that lasted over 50 years. She died at the age of 72 in her LA Home. From the Music world Melvin Edmonds The Indianapolis Indiana Native who is the Brother of Legendary Music producer, writer and Singer Kenny"Babyface'Edmonds and best known as one the members of the hit 1990's R&B Group After 7 who had number one hits like Can't Stop' "Ready or Not" and Heat of the Moment" He died at the age of 65. From the Wrestling world Ashley Massaro(1979-2019) the New York Native who won a WWE Diva search in 2005 to get in the company and had several High profiled matches but never won the Women title before leaving in 2008. She died at the age of 39 of an apparent suicide. And Today We lost Hall Of Famer NFL Quarterback Bart Starr (1934-2019) the Alabama Native who was a Four Time Pro Bowler and Two time Super Bowl MVP who won Five NFL titles including the first two Super Bowls with the Green Bay Packers com Under the Legendary Coach Vince Lombardi He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of fame in 1977. He died at the age of 85 in his Alabama Home. Rest In paradise to all the legends.
Now for my annual Monthy Top Ten List and this time its the Top ten list of my personal favorite sights to visit on Memorial day weekend and here it is.
10.U.S.S. Arizona, Honolulu Hawaii
9.Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana
8.Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Massachusetts
7.9/1 Memorial New York City
6.Mount Rushmore, Keystone South Dakota
5.Gateway Arch St. Louis Missouri
4. Statue of Liberty New York
3.Lincoln Memorial Washington DC
2.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, Washington DC
AND number one Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC
Well Thanks for all the great support that you have given to me all these years and I continue to do my best in keeping you entertain and learning about the things that I have gone thru in my great life and next month I will have a Movie review or two plus a Poem and Top ten list as well. Until next time America.
''Gratitude is Riches Complant is Poverty- Doris Day
"I'VE Never Really Taken anything very Seriously, I enjoy life because I enjoy making other People enjoy it!-Tim Conway
If You work harder than Somebody else Chances are you'll beat him. Though he has More talent than you- Bart Starr
"No one knows me with Dark hair" Peggy Lipton
By Eric Isaac Atlanta Georgia ei9