Month: May 2020

Whatever Happened to Ann Margret?

In November 2019  actress-singer Ann-Margret was presented with the first-ever Bob Hope Legacy Award for her many contributions to the USO and American servicemembers. She deserved it. In March 1966, Margret went to remote parts of  Vietnam with entertainers Chuck Day and Mickey Jones for her first USO tour. Not only in Vietnam, but they…

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Mind In The Clouds

In April, a post (below) from my friend Pastor Jack Comer Jr. reminded me of a simple, but profound moment when my son Brady Dennis was six. I was a very busy executive at H-E-B Food/Drugs over the Facilities Management division working up to 60-70 hrs a week. But we had a family tradition called…

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COVID-19 Studies Reveal Skin Disorders Up From Excessive Personal Protection Use, Handwashing

Dermatologists across the globe are noticing an increasing number of patients experiencing unexpected skin disorders since the COVID-19 pandemic began. “Together with our social, occupational, and personal life, the new corona virus poses novel challenges for all physicians, including dermatologists,” an abstract and article from the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health…

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Whataburger With Ralph

Lesson One: The Invisible People The man who reminded me of a cross between Walter Brennan and Popeye, in the blue colored plaid shirt, was a world class gravy sopper. It was the second thing I noticed about him, but I was paying attention this time. Eleven minutes before, it was only eleven steps to…

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Elvis Presley Movies Ranked

Every Elvis Presley Movie ranked (by box office success, IMDB, Ultimate Movie Ranking). Jailhouse Rock (1957) Loving You (1957) Love Me Tender (1956) King Creole (1958) Viva Las Vegas (1964) G.I. Blues (1960) Blue Hawaii (1961) Follow That Dream (1962) Flaming Star (1960) Girl Happy (1965) Roustabout (1964) Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) Elvis: That’s the…

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Posters of the 60s-70s Baby Boomer Generation

Baby Boomers are responsible for the most dynamic cultural changes in American history. From music, art, language and fashion, almost radical like emphasis was placed on distorting boundaries between the sophisticated elites and the creative have-nots. In art, “Pop” permeated into packaging, television, advertisements, comic books, and movies. In fashion, we evolved from greaser crewcuts…

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