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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Aw....Mondays with Love is... and Much More

My entire Monday post just disappeared. I can not tell you where it is as it is just simply gone! I had written some interesting facts about Jack LaLanne and Bruce Lee and it is all gone. Very frustrating. Thanks for comments though.  I loved this Panda Bear. He is such a large critter even though he eats a strict vegetarian diet. Bamboo is his favorite treat. I sure feel like this big guy lately. The restrictive times are hard to handle. Food is a great coping mechanism. I see people posting their dinners and lunches and even breakfasts. I need more exercise and less food intake. But life is not moving too fast so why risk missing out on something great? Stop by Aw...Mondays
Jack LaLanne was a popular guy when I was a kid and in high school. My mom loved him and I did too.  I still pull up videos at and watch Jack. He is easy to workout with because he catered to housewives. It's funny to watch those videos. Times have changed since the 1950's and 1960's. He was a healthy habits guy! A true icon in the industry of good health, good eating habits and working out without a tremendous hassle.  He was a sugar addict and junk food junkie until he was 15. He was a scrawny kid too.  He started working out and changed his lifestyle. He lived to age 96 and did lots of amazing things in his lifetime. He accomplished many feats that the average person would probably never attempt. He had a fascinating life and enjoyed it to the fullest.
Bruce Lee was equally talented like Jack LaLanne except his passion was martial arts. Bruce was one amazing person. He was a national Cha Cha champion in Hong Kong and was quite a snappy dancer which leads me to his incredible talent as a martial artist. He created his own Jeet Kune Do martial arts form. He had a round house kick that was brilliant. When filming they had to slow the camera speed because he was  too quick to be caught on film otherwise. He wrote beautiful poetry for his wife Linda and his life was cut at age 32 in 1973. Although she eventually remarried his wife Linda never stopped being involved with their daughter Shannon carrying on his legacy. There is a museum in Seattle that they oversee that is dedicated to Bruce Lee. In Hong Kong there is a statue of him in place. But aside from his talent as a martial artist he was a part of the TV series, The Green Hornet. He did all the stunts and action scenes yet because he was American born Asian he was not given the title role.  He was Kato to the Green Hornet who did not put forth the physically demanding efforts that Bruce did. He became a champion for the Asians in TV and film and many people do not know this about him. He was ahead of his time in every aspect of his life. My husband admired him greatly and loved the martial arts when he was younger. He has a copy of the original book Bruce wrote on Jeet Kune Do. We even have a photo of him hanging in our house. Rebekah bought it for her dad for a gift last year.
It is a beautiful portrait someone sketched.  Even his birthday cake last summer was a Bruce Lee themed cake.
A Cake Occasion makes a beautiful cake for any occasion. We use to use our Albertson's store bakery and they sold out to Safeway so we don't go there as much as we use to.

We have used Cool Gear for our tumble needs with reusable straws. We don't like the sip and close tumblers. But we found these Yeti tumblers ans think we will buy them next. They also have reusable straws. I like the light blue but the hubby likes the darker blue not shown here.  I was hoping to stop by Blue Monday
We have an anniversary number 36 May 3rd. Last year we had a wonderful long weekend and did lots of great things. This year is going to be more quiet. Jeremy and Brittany have their 4th anniversary coming up April 30. I will write a post here and pray it does not disappear.  Bandit would have had a birthday on the 29th and Mister Kitty turns 7 April 30. I am going to be busy writing my posts. Love is...has the best shares for all our needs here.
I don't want to post everything here today. I will be back.
This is a favorite smile maker.


Theresa said...

Strange that I see a new post title but the post doesn't show up. Just wanted to let you know. Perhaps it is just me. Have a blessed Monday dear friend, HUGS!

Mevely317 said...

Like Theresa, I can only see your title. (?) Nevertheless, I don't want to miss the opportunity to send you a BIG {{{HUG}}}.

Cathy said...

I don't see the post either.

messymimi said...

Same here -- is the blog misbehaving again?

Brian said...

We didn't see it either but we're here to drop off a howdy!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

OK ... I can see the whole post. Starting with a photo of a panda ... someone called Jack LaLanne, Bruce Lee, Yeti cups and so on.

God bless.

Sandee said...

Awww on the panda and I loved Jack and Bruce too. Both had fabulous lives right to the end.

You have an anniversary coming up. I'll have to come over and sing.

Thank you for joining the Awww Monday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous day and week, honey. Big hugs. ♥

Jim said...

Hi Anne, I'm glad that this jam packed post did not leave. I didn't get a chance to see the first.
We are seeing quite a bit if this cute panda. I don't know if this one has to go to China or not. We are raising them but at a certain age we are obligated to send them "home". I'm betting that google knows.
Yes, we enjoy the nice backyard. We moved from Montgomery to Katy, both Houston suburbs but 75 miles apart, five years ago when our daughter and family moved home from London, U.K. She works for BP and had stayed there five years.
When Sandee wishes BIRTHDAY or Anniversary days she 'sings' "on paper". Real nice.
Thank you again for finding, I enjoy virtual chatting over the blogs.

Cathy said...

Hubby and I each have 2 of those Yeti cups and we both love them. I have a tangerine like color and a light blue one and hubby has 2 maroon ones. They keep your drinks so cold and also the thinner bottom fits well in our van cup holder. We just use regular drinking straws in ours.