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The SouthviewAg business studentscompeted in the Nursery
and Landscape CDE at the
district and state level. Atthe district level LindsayDaschner received firstplace, Kristine Skinkissreceived second, and theteam also placed first.The team members wereLindsay Daschner, PaulFisher, Kristine Skinkiss,
Carmen Martin, Jordan
Schaffer, and TevanRever.At the state levelthe team took firstand Lindsay Daschnerplaceded first in the statewhile Paul Fisher camein second. Lindsay wasthe first female in thehistory of Southview’sinvolvement to take a first
place. Carman Martin
and Kristi Skinkiss werealso on the first placeteam. Kristine Skinkissand Paul Fisher recievedfirst in sod laying andLindsay Daschner andPaul Fisher were first inthe state in tree planting.The team will now goto nationals in October,continuing the line of success the Ag businessprogram has had in thepast five years.
Southview Ag goesNational, again
Photo submitted
Members of the Southview Ag team who will competeat nationals are (left to right) Kristine Skinkiss, CarmanMartin, Lindsay Daschner, Paul Fisher, and TevanReber.
The SylvaniaNorthview 4x800 meterrelay team of JanelleNoe, Abby Masters MoeDean and Alison Workran a 9:23.4 to placefourth in the AmherstRegional Track Meet.This race qualifies themfor the Ohio State TrackMeet 4x800 meter relayfinals that will be ranon Friday, June 3 atJesse Owens Stadium
in Columbus.
 
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1600 meter to qualify forthe Nationals meet.
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SYLVANIA- FlowerHospital has recentlybeen named a goldlevel – achievement of excellence recipient byThe Ohio Partnershipfor Excellence (OPE).The Ohio Partnership forExcellence Awards are thestate’s highest honor forperformance excellencethrough innovation,improvement andvisionary leadership. .Flower Hospital andother award recipientswill be honored at OPE’sAnnual Quest for Success
Conference - “Harvesting
Excellence” to be heldon September 19-20 at
Cherry Valley Lodge,
Newark, Ohio.
“We are grateful that
Flower Hospital hasagain been recognized asa gold level recipient,”Alan Sattler, president,Flower Hospital, said.
“It demonstrates that the
processes that have beenput into place to improveour organizationalsystems have led toperformance excellencein safety, quality and thepatient’s experience.”OPE is the State of Ohio’s Baldrige-basedaward program. OPEpartners withorganizations usingthe internationally-recognized Baldrige
Criteria to cultivate
performance excellenceand continuousimprovement amongbusiness, education,government, healthcare and non-profitorganizations based inOhio.By providinga framework forperformance excellencethrough the Baldrige
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have a greater focuson customers, processmanagement, worksystems and organization-wide results. As a result,these organizationstypically see lower costs,improved productivity andincreased employee andcustomer satisfaction.For more informationabout Flower Hospital,visit www.promedica.org.
SYLVANIA- TheSylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and theSylvania Area JointRecreation District are pleased to announce the NW Ohio Pizza Paloozais going to take placeat Centennial Terrace,5773 Centennial Roadin Sylvania on July 22and 22. The event will be5:00 p.m. to midnight onJuly 22 and 4:00 p.m. tomidnight on July 23.Over 10,000 guestsare expected to votefor their favorite pizzavendors and enjoymusical entertainmentand children’s activities.Additionally, a mediaand corporate challenge pizza bake-off will be heldon July 22 in the earlyafternoon. Local chefsand business leaders will be judging for braggingrights for the Corporateand Media Trophies.Media and Corporate
 judging nals are open to
the public. Funds raisedfrom the summer event
 benet the Sylvania Area
Chamber of Commerceand the Sylvania AreaJoint Recreation District. Newly renovated,Centennial Terrace is the premier venue to host anevent of this caliber. Pizzavendors will be vying for the best Pizza Restaurant in Northwest Ohio. The PizzaRestaurants that are a partof the Pizza Palooza areAmie’s - Mancino Pizza,Bennett’s Pizza, Charlie’sPizza, Jet’s Pizza, Jo-Jo’sPizzaria, Pizza Papalis of Toledo, and Vito’s Pizza.The entertainmentschedule will includeBoffo, and The Danger Brothers as the acts onJuly 22 and on July 23Kentucky Chrome, MasFina, Scott Fish and theDistant Kousins withan appearance by ChrisShutters will be featured.Tickets will be priced at$5.00 for adults, $3.00for children 5-12 andchildren under 5 will befree. Advance tickets areavailable at MetamoraState Bank and TheAnderson’s Market. Aspecial promotion allows
the purchase of ve tickets
with the sixth free.Children’s activitieswill take place from 5:00to 8:00 p.m. each day andwill feature clowns, face painting and activitiesfrom Imagination Stationand The Bouncee Thing.Title Sponsor for Pizza Palooza is Kistler Ford. Pizza SupremeSponsors are LourdesCollege, Metamora StateBank, Paramount HealthCare, City of Sylvaniaand Miller Lite. PizzaDeluxe Sponsors areFlower Hospital, and TheAnderson’s Market.Pizza sponsors areSylvaniaVet, KeyBank,The VZN Group, Kingston – Sylvania, ToledoLasik, Walker FuneralHome and APRN. MediaSponsors are The ToledoBlade, Clear ChannelCommunications, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, 13ABC, City Paper, SylvaniaHerald and SylvaniaAdvantage Newspaper 
Pizza Palooza dates announced
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Last year, Sylvania hosted to host the frst ever Pizza Palooza event. The tradition continues this year on July22 and 23. Over 10,000 guests are expected.
Flower Hospital honored for exceedingpatient safety and quality standards
 
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quality dental care, Mo-bile Care Groups has part-nered with Senior DentalInsurance Solutions (SDIS),headquartered in Stevens-ville, Maryland to introducethe Oral Cavity Rehabilita-tion Program. This innova-tive program enables MobileCare Group to provide nurs-ing homes with dentists andhygienists who have beenspecially trained to delivera monthly medical programthat recognizes oral care asa foundation for maintaingoverall health.An estimated 3.42 mil-lion people over the age of 65 will be living in U.S.nursing homes by 2030.Fortunately, advances indental care over the pastseveral decades have givennursing-home residentsmuch to smile about. Unlikeprevious generations, olderpeople are not only enjoyingbetter health overall, manyare retaining their naturalteeth for life.Studies from Colum-bia University and the NewEngland Journal of Medi-cine reveal that poor oralhealth heightens risk factorsfor certain types of diabetes,cardiovascular disease andrespiratory disease, espe-cially among elderly people.Joe Wallace, presidentof Mobile Care Group, said,“With the Oral Cavity Re-habilitation Program, we’renow able to provide the bestclinical dental care possible,which results in better qual-ity of life for residents andfewer downstream healthcosts for the nursing home.”“We are confident thatour commitment to ‘alwaysdo the right thing for everypatient’ will give countlesspeople living in nursinghomes reasons to smiles,both now and in the future,”he added.
Ohio firm brings smiles tonursing home residents
Nancy Salerno, ownerand director of GrowingMinds Learning Center inBerkey, Ohio, was recentlyawarded through the Toledochapter of the Ohio Asso-ciation for the Education of Young Children. Ms. Sal-erno was chosen “Outstand-ing Preschool Teacher.” Shereceived the Shining Staraward, which recognizes out-standing contributions to im-prove the quality of life foryoung children.Salerno has made ither goal to enrich childrenthrough play in nature. Hercenter is in the forefront of the “No child left indoors”movement, and she has beena voice and advocate for thismovement through the past 5years.The center is currentlyenrolling for their summerprograms serving childrenages 6 weeks to 12 years.More information can befound by visiting www.wix.com/growingminds/gmlc orcalling 419-829-3503.
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SYLVANIA- LourdesCollege has enrolled a re-cord number of studentsthis summer semester. Asof Friday, May 27, therewere 1,063 students en-rolled at Lourdes – a 5%increase from the summer2010 enrollment.“We are excited to seeso many students choosingto continue their studies atLourdes over the summersemester,” President BobHelmer, PhD, JD, said.“Summer is truly a beauti-ful time of year at Lourdes.Students are able to expe-rience our engaging aca-demic programs while alsoenjoying many outdoor ac-tivities on campus.”The largest growth camefrom the Graduate School,specifically the Master of Arts (MA) in Theologyand the Master of Sciencein Nursing (MSN) pro-grams. The MA enrollmentincreased by 56% and theMSN increased by 29%.In fall, Lourdes will addseveral new programs toits Graduate School offer-ings – including\a one-yearintensive study Master of Business Administrationprogram.Lourdes offers threesummer sessions. Session Iruns from May 23 to July30, session II runs fromMay 23 to June 25 andsession III is held June 27to July 30. To register forclasses, contact the Officeof Admissions at 419-885-5291.Rooted in the Catho-lic Franciscan tradition,Lourdes offers baccalaure-ate degrees in more than 30academic majors as wellgraduate degrees in busi-ness, education, nursing,organizational leadershipand theology. Communityoutreach programs includethe Appold Planetarium, theLife Lab, Lifelong Learn-ing and Theater Vision. Amember of the NationalAssociation of Intercol-legiate Athletics, Lourdesstudents can also competein baseball and men’s andwomen’s basketball, golf and volleyball. Nameda “Best in the Midwest”college by the PrincetonReview, Lourdes is a na-tionally accredited, veteranand transfer-friendly insti-tution offering a variety of student scholarships.Visit www.lourdes.edufor more information.
Summer enrollment at Lourdescontinues to grow with a 5% increase
Centennial Terrace hasbeen the place for concerts,pizza, disco and summerfun and now the SylvaniaSchools Athletic Founda-tion plans to kick off thissummer’s fun with its sec-ond annual communityevent SylvaniaMania…School’s Almost Out forSummer! Presented by TimHortons.The event will be Fri-day, June 3 from 6:00 p.m.to midnight at CentennialTerrace and support theSylvania Schools AthleticFoundation. Tickets are$25.00 each or a table of 10 for $250.00. Tickets areavailable online at www.sylvaniaschools.org or bycalling 419-824-8656. Alimited number of corporatepackages are also available.There will be dancing,concession food, cash bar,games, raffles and more.You must be 21 to attend,dress is casual and it is arain or shine event. Theelementary or junior highschool with the most tick-ets sold will receive a cashprize for their schools ath-letic or physical educationprograms.Live music featuringtwo bands—Sylvania’s own2 HOUR Delay and Madi-son Avenue Bands will rockthe night way with classicrock, blues, disco and ev-erything in between. Thesebands have been favoritesin our community for sev-eral years. 2 HOUR Delaymembers are all high schoolteachers so they are sure toimpress some of their for-mer students and parents.Madison Avenue Band fea-tures 10 members includinga 3 member horn sectionwho have played for soldout crowds for other North-west Ohio events. Bothbands promise a packeddance floor and a selectionof music that will “wow”Sylvania.Sylvania Mania spon-sors include ChampionPresenting Sponsor TimHorton’s joined by EndZone Sponsors SylvaniaSteel, Directions CreditUnion and Harmony Chi-ropractic Center Incorpo-rated. Trailblazer Sponsorsfor the Foundation includeProMedica Health System,Flower Hospital, Para-mount, 5/3 Bank and Stans-ley Mineral Resources.According to eventchair, Brian Kezur, “Syl-vaniaMania is a great wayfor people in our commu-nity to come together for afun evening and at the sametime support the facilitiesproject. We are so thank-ful for the generosity of oursponsors and our volunteerswho have worked tirelesslyto make this a great eve-ning! We are hoping forgreat weather! So come join us for great music anda fantastic event.”With an expectationof excellence, SylvaniaSchools Athletic Founda-tion is in the beginningstages of the “Building aNew Generation of Cham-pions Campaign.” All pro-ceeds from this evening willsupport improving athleticfacilities and programs inthe schools.For more informationabout the Foundation orSylvaniaMania, call Jea-nette Hrovatich, executivedirector at 419-824-8656.
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In an effort to rec-ognize the service of Ohio’s brave veter-ans, Secretary of StateJon Husted encouragesOhioans to participate inthe Secretary of State’sVote in Honor of a Vet-eran program. The pro-gram gives Ohioans anopportunity to publiclyshare their appreciationfor the service of mili-tary veterans while par-ticipating in our demo-cratic system preservedby the sacrifice of theseindividuals.“The men and womenin our armed forces havemade great sacrifices toprotect our freedom anddemocracy,” SecretaryHusted said. “By par-ticipating in the Vote inHonor of a Veteran pro-gram, Ohioans can helpraise awareness aboutthe importance of votingand highlight the inex-tricable bond betweenour veterans and democ-racy.”The Vote in Honor of a Veteran program allowsregistered Ohio voters torecognize the service of a family member, friendor neighbor who hasserved our country inthe military on ElectionDay. Individuals wish-ing to honor a veteransimply need to completea request card and returnit to the Secretary of State’s office. Requestcards may be obtainedby calling Avi Zaffini at(614) 995-1697 or on-line at http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/about/VIHOV.aspx.Once a request card iscompleted and returned,a Vote in Honor of a Vet-eran lapel pin to wearon Election Day will besent and a tribute to theindividual veteran forwhom a person is vot-ing in honor of may beposted in the testimonialsection of the Secretaryof State’s website.
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WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2011
 
THE SYLVANIA HERALD
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COMMUNITY
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The Olander Park System Presents
Sunset SerenadesConcert Series
Olander Park Community Hall Deck Every other Wednesday evening 7 p.m. to dusk.
 June 8: Eddie Boggs June 22: Razor Sharp Objects July 6: Bob Wurst July 20: Polish American Band August 3:
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The Toledo Club was over-
owing with a crowd of almost1,000 guests on May 22; youwould never have known itwas a Sunday night. The eventwas the Taste of the Nation, anational project to end child
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hood hunger.The event co-chairs GusMancy, Moussa Salloukh, Mar
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la Schecht and Terri Thomp
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son work with a steering com
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mittee including Labib Hajjar,Craig Joseph, Dean Kasperzakand Ty Szumigala all year tothrow this premiere food andwine event. Committee mem
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bers Mindy Romanoff, JamesCaldwell, Alli McMaster, PatScheuer, and Mike Szuberlaworked diligently making sureticket sales sold briskly as wellas serving in an ofcial capac
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ity for the project.Over 40 restaurants par
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ticipate yearly giving gener
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ously of their time and foodall showcased in a tent withexquisite decoration by KeithBrooks Florists. Wine, spirits,beer, water and soda donatedby Heidelberg Distributing,Glazer’s, Brown-Forman andAcqua Pana accompanied allthe “tastes” from the restau
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rants.The food tent featuredsomething for everyone toenjoy: the Toledo Club SakeCured Salmon, Beirut Lambchops, La Scola’s port winebraised short ribs of beef,Mancy’s Steak prime steak,Shorty’s Memphis egg rolls,Fat Fish Blue’s Alabamashrimp and grits, Rockwellshrimp and tournedos of beef,Vino 100 parmesan sh withtartar of Hawaiian hebi, KotoBuki or Yoko or Tea TreeAsian Bistro sushi …the list of cuisine was endless and deli
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cious. Additionally, nationalchefs Michael Anthony fromGramercy Tavern in New YorkCity and Celina Tio from Kan
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sas City, Missouri wowed theguests with their powerhouserecipes.There was an abundanceof corporate donations fromHickory Farms, Everdry, JonFrankel Dentistry, AnspachLaw, Goose Island and Pro
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Medica. The event’s individ
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ual tickets sold out and withthe addition of t-shirt salesand a very successful rafe,the estimated proceeds were$120,000.Some of the rafe items thatwere featured included a car of the month for six months do
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nated by Taylor AutomotiveFamily and won by Nick Hall.Other prizes were an incred
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ible black onyx sheared beaver jacket donated by Toledo Furs,beautiful diamond earringsfrom Licata Jewelers, a Reveluxury spa day, a purse donatedby Juni Boutique and the FoodNetwork Coffee Maker.After the food tent closedand the rafe was nished,there was still a lot to enjoy.Whether people chose to pho
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tograph themselves in GrandLubell’s photo booth live ordance to the Bridges Band oreat late night gourmet slidersfrom the new Burger Bar 419,or enjoy the dessert room of 
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fering Cake in a Cup, Baby
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cakes, Eston’s and Rachel’spopcorn complete with an in
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credible ice sculpture by IceCreations, Biggby coffee andJava Sensations espresso cart,the evening was a huge suc
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cess. Additionally, a Safe RideHome program with A1 Ac
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curate Limousine service wasoffered for free if needed.Guests at the event includ
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ed Terri and Gary Barricklow,Molly and Gary Fitzpatrick,Renee and Ken Wysong,Emilio and Lena Duran, Tomand Alvena Archambeau, Kenand Nancy Rusk, JenniferMancy, Jay and Connie Feld
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stein, Tom McHugh, JeannieHylant, Nancy Kumor, San
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dra Hylant, Scott Mirtes andDebbie Ostas, Phyllis and JimDeaton, Lori Stansley, HollyGoldstein, Diane Belinske andevening MC Diane Larson.
Toledo Animal ShelterAuxiliary Annual Brunch
The Toledo Animal Shel
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ter Auxiliary held their annualSpring Brunch and Electionof Ofcers at Toledo CountryClub on Wednesday, May 11.Carole Buchanan and CarolArnold greeted the guests andPresident, Nancy Ligibel, wel
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comed everyone and introducedthe Shelter Executive Director,Helen Bensch, who addressedthe group on Shelter activitiesand upcoming events.Following a deliciousBrunch, Mary Alice Pow
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ell, Blade columnist and for
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mer Food Editor for 40 years,wowed the crowd with delight
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ful stories of her travel life “It’sBeen a Great Ride.”Beautiful red geraniumswere the centerpiece of eachtable and were purchased afterthe Brunch by individuals insupport of the Shelter - a proj
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ect chaired by Jean Smith. Sha
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ron Simmons sold 50/50 rafetickets and the winner was JoyKing.Nominating Chair, SharonSimmons, presented the slateof ofcers for the coming year.The Committee included PegWerner and Pat Hunter. Uponapproval by those present, Past-President, Pat Hunter installedthe new ofcers as follows:President - Nancy Ligibel; 1stVP - Carole Buchanan; 2nd VP- Jean Smith; Recording Sec
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retary - Barbara Brown; Cor
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responding Secretary - Pat Os
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born; Treasurer - Carol Arnold
Taste of the Nation 2011
Karen and Labib Hajjar
, 
Moussa Salloukh, Marla Schecht, Chef Celina Tio withher daughter, Chef Michael Anthony and Terri Thompson at the Taste of the Nation VIPpre-party.
Sandra Hylant, Diane Larson, Jeannie Hylant andNancy Kumor share some laughs at Taste of the NationScott Mirtes & Debbie Ostas compare food notes withGary and Molly Fitzpatrick at Taste of the Nation
 
 
On the Scene
with
Pat  Nowak
 
Pat Nowak photos
It’s time for me to admitmy deep, dark secret. I’ve been writing this column for over eight months now, andyou know me well enough tohandle this true confession.I watch old movies ontelevision. There, I’ve said it.Try to understand. Myhusband has always enjoyedthem, and I resisted for manyyears. In fact, I painted oldmovies with a broad brush,calling them “black andwhite, men in hats.” Whether a gangster conflict, tale of intrigue, love story, cowboysand indians, murder mystery,or classic, I sneered at themall. Set in the 30s, 40s, or 50s, all the men wore suits,the women wore dresses, andeveryone wore hats.But eventually, with a “if you can’t beat em, join em”attitude, I started floppingdown on the den sofa andwatching. I’d grab somehand sewing and stitch away,only looking up now andthen. I justified that I wasonly keeping my husbandcompany, and hey, thesequilt bindings wouldn’tattach themselves. Gradually,though, I began watchingmore intently, my sewingforgotten as I concentrated onthe performances.I began to recognize JeanArthur, Olivia DeHavilland,Glenn Ford, BarbaraStanwyck, Errol Flynn, LorettaYoung, Rock Hudson, andGordon MacRae. Then I sawactors I knew from their later work, like Edgar Buchanan,who played Uncle Joe onPetticoat Junction, HowardKeel who I knew from Dallason TV, and many others. I’dgleefully exclaim how youngthey looked. Well, duh…they WERE young then! Andgradually, I began respectingtheir craft, when movie starswere really stars, worthy of respect. Many were under contract to a studio, appearingin movie after movie, playinga wide range of characters.Fred MacMurray usedto play bad guys before he portrayed the selfless father on My Three Sons. 21 year oldRobert Wagner was marvelousin 1951 “Let’s Make it Legal.”Ernest Borgnine played asensitive loner in Marty way before I met him in McHale’s Navy. Young Lee Marvinwas amazing, as was LucilleBall before we ever lovedher on TV. Seeing FredAstaire, Donald O’Connor, or Ginger Rogers dancing, wasdazzling. And I hadn’t knownthe mastery of youthful KarlMalden, Walter Brennan or Buddy Ebsen until I saw their old movies of the 30s and40s.I appreciate the clothingwomen wore in these oldfilms. The cinched waists, peplums, cording trims,embellished necklines, andhats that could stand up bythemselves. Often, you’dhave to imagine the truecolors, as only light, dark or shiny would come through onthe old monochrome films.But oh, how lovely theseoutfits were, even in the oldwesterns!And speaking of westerns,I began to notice their language, now long gone.Everyone was called ma’am,sir or young’un. Sentences began with “I reckon”, or “I’ll be doggone.” People performed monkeyshines or shenanigans. Women worefrocks and prepared viddles.People would mosey or skedaddle, and visit in thesitting room, parlor, frontroom, or drawing room.“Fetch my grip” meant “Getmy suitcase.” Whatever happened to these juicy oldwords?I even began to relishthe old novelty movies, like“Cinderella’s Feller” withchildren playing adult roles.The charming yet horrifyingMGM’s Dogville comedieswith trained dogs who woreclothes and walked upright.The deadpan, expressionlessVirginia O’Brien whoentertained by singing in amonotone. Each new-to-me“black and white, men inhats” is a gem.So now you know mysecret, my penchant for timeworn flicks. I hope youstill respect me!
Focus on Flicks
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