Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SAD BUT HAPPY



 The above 3 photos were taken on Hazel's 90th Birthday party at Knoxie's house. You can read the blog post on 9-08-2009. 
 Here she is in her element-TEACHING. 
Here she is in her normal stance outside the Art Center with a big display of her artwork behind her. 

Our dear teacher and friend died at age 97 but oh what a life she lived. She was born a Georgia Peach . Then for a few years she lived in Cleveland TN but most of her early life was spent on Sand Mountain Alabama. Her family grew acres and acres of potatoes and strawberries and trucked them as far as Arkansas to get the best price. Being the sixth of seven children, well she just was not interested in farming. As she got older, (girls were not sent to high school in her area) therefore, she went to stay with some family friends in Fayettville, TN where she went to high school and finished at age 22. She met the love of her life, Melvin in Fayettville and she  was a waitress and her husband was a cook at the same place but they wanted more out of life. In 1950 they moved to the big city of Nashville.  There she went to Watkins Institute and took art under Morgan Steinmetz, a renowned illustrator. Her only child could not say the instructor name so he called him Pops and thereafter when you heard Hazel talk about him he was referred to as Pops. 

For five decades , Hazel would be one of Nashville's most honored and celebrated art and ballroom dance teachers. Yes she and Melvin gave ballroom dancing lessons and when Melvin died in 1999, she continued into her eighties with instructor Gary Groves giving lessons in dance. I could list all her achievements but others have done that and all you have to do to read those just google her Hazel Mae Crye King. 

To be invited to Hazel and Melvin's parties given at their home was to see a variety of people. Rich, famous, poor, white or color etc etc. They loved people and the more the merrier. Unfortunately, I got to know her some time after her husbands death thus I never went but heard about them. But you never knew who would be there. Bill Dees brought this upcoming artist to one party and and he began to tap out the rymthem of the song on the table and then Roy Orbinson sang his new record for the party goer which was titled "Pretty Woman".  

Her favorite saying was "Whenever in doubt use purple." I guess the skies sunsets and sunrises will have more purple in them in the future. 

The Kitty Justice is I am sad for those who did not get to know her and Happy I was one of the fortunate ones. RIP Hazel

Monday, February 13, 2017

TELEVISION AND ENTERTAINMENT

I USE TO WATCH AWARDS SHOWS AS THEY WERE ENTERTAINING AND TELEVISION PUT ON GOOD PROGRAMS HOWEVER NOW WHEN YOU WATCH TELEVISION YOU GET THE FEELING YOU ARE EITHER HAVING A DINNER BELL DROPPED ON YOU OR BEING RUN OVER BY A TRACTOR. 

NEWS STATIONS ARE SUPPOSE TO REPORT THE NEWS AND NOT INJECT THEIR OPINIONS. 

SHOWS ARE TO ENTERTAIN NOT A PLACE TO REGURGITATE YOUR OWN POLITICAL VIEWS. WHAT MAKES THEM THINK THEIR VIEWS ARE BETTER THAN THOSE WHO VOTED TRUMP IN AS PRESIDENT. 

SHOWS THAT ARE BILLED AS COMEDIES ARE FORTH WITH POLITICAL AGENDAS.  THAT IS NOT FUNNY TO ME. 

CABLE TELEVISION SPOUTS HUNDREDS OF SHOWS THAT SHOULD NOT EVEN BE ALLOWED ON TELEVISION. 

ALSO IF YOU  SEE A SPORTING EVENT WHERE THE PLAYERS DO NOT  SHOW RESPECT TO OUR FLAG AND COUNTRY,  TURN THEM OFF AND NEVER WATCH THEM AGAIN. 

THE KITTY JUSTICE IS TO CUT OUT CABLE, REFUSE TO GO TO THE MOVIES AND DO NOT BUY ANY MUSIC ALSO DO NOT BUY TICKETS OR WATCH THOSE WHO DISRESPECT OUR COUNTRY. 

OFF MY SOAP NOW AND I WILL DO MY PART WILL YOU?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Pondering

 I CANNOT BEAR ANY MORE OF THESE EDUCATED IDIOTS PROTEST. THE PROTEST ARE AFTER THE FACT. The President has done nothing but uphold his campaign promises . The basket of deplorable and the uneducated white people would not act in such manner. I was mending a pillow case and several thoughts came to mind. 
1. Does anyone mend anymore or do they just throw it away and buy new?
2. Do protesters know how to mend our country or do they just want what they want no matter what it cost (time, money or division)?
3 MENDING IS AN ART IN ANY SITUATION. 
 Why cannot we wait an see ? My Maggie is better at wait an see than some people!!! 401K s are better off now. Do the protester not like that fact? A black woman was holding a sign at the airport after our(YES WE HAVE ONLY ONE AND HE IS OURS) President signed the ban for 90 days not forever on immigration that read "BLACKS ARE NEXT". I will let you drawn your on idea of what she was saying?. I have come to the conclusion that NO MATTER what President Trumps does he will be criticized by the liberal media and liberal people who are whining because they did not get there way. If the leaders of that so called party wanted to mend our country and make it great they would discourage the protesters. As for the Women Protest, I was so embarrass by the people who spoke using such vulgar language and display. Maybe we that do not agree with their nastiness should refrain from going to movies and buying any of their music. Apparently, the women who spoke up have NO class or morals. Or if they were there they condone such behavior.  In other words it could have been done better. If the women who marched for women to vote had acted in that way, we still would not be voting. As I was watching I could not help but think, I wonder how those ladies would feel about the crude protest. I really think they would have been appall.
 Now on a happier note, Cousin Bill who is in Prince's generation has been very fateful in visiting his Aunt. Mimi at 97 does not get out often and his visits are a wonderful treat for her and us. 
This is the house where Mimi was born. It was bought by the Comers and because of the thick walls was torn down and a new house was built. Now the house is the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Historic Manager and Executive Director came to visit and secure any information from the only living person who had lived there. MT grandfather Thomas B Wilson Sr bought the farm after the Civil War. It is known as the Wilson Farm.   Both of us enjoyed their visit but it crossed over Mimi lunch and nap time. If they come back it must be earlier. 

Also the two daughters of Mimi's dear friend came for a visit and she could talk about old times with them. They also brighten our day. 

The Kitty Justice is more family and friends should show up or at least give her a call. They might miss their chance if they wait too long. Can you hear them "I SHOULD HAVE......"

Thursday, January 05, 2017

2017 five days ole


 The Teeny Tys were in my stocking Christmas morning. I have move them from the mantle to a box on top of my computer. So now I get to spend time with them as I peck away on the keyboard and they along with George Washington and Robert E Lee get to watch me work and play. 
 These two photos were taken January first. We were subject to two days of fog but did not get some sun until yesterday. The clouds have returned today and we have been promised snow from noon  until midnight. We are along the edge of the system so we will get a dusting which scares many Southern. The South does not have the snow equipment that other areas have so driving can be rather upset to EVERYONE no matter where they are from. 
The Kitty Justice is to stay home and warm. 
GRRRRR I have had issue with the computer connections and have not bee HAPPY.