Real Housewives of New Jersey Cast Blogs Blogged / Tabatha Takes Over

Real Housewives of New Jersey – Jacqueline and Caroline’s Blogs

by Stars99

Jacqueline Laurita – “This was an emotional episode for me to watch. Talking about Nick’s Autism diagnosis is still very new and painful, although there’s hope. My husband told the truth when he said I was very emotional. I still have my moments of weakness, but I gain my strength from those moments. The support of my husband, my family, my friends, and all those that have reached out to us have given me my strength, hope, and encouragement to keep up the fight to recover our child. Thank you for that! XO!”

Jacqueline – I’m glad you have a good support system… You will need it!  I’m going to include the following paragraph in its entirety and without snark (I know, it surprised me, too).  I have promised that I would not participate any perceived exploitation of Nicholas’ Autism journey – We have far more intelligent, articulate people who have direct experience in this subject matter within our LynnFam community who can comment on this subject. Therefore, I am not including any additional portions of Jac’s “Manifesto” that could be construed as being exploitive just for a storyline.  If you would like to read those portions of Jac’s blog, please visit the following site:

“I need to clear up my husband’s memory of what the doctor actually told me regarding my pregnancy when my son’s heartbeat wasn’t found. What he said wasn’t really fair to the doctor. Let me explain: I had gone in for an ultrasound to check the baby’s heartbeat around my 6th week of pregnancy. The doctor wasn’t able to be in the room with me that day, so a technician did my ultrasound. They weren’t allowed to read the results to me without the doctor being present. I had to wait to hear from him. I left for Atlantic City to shoot our first Bravo promo pictures for Season 1, where I wore that fuchsia pink dress. We were just finishing up when I got the call from my doctor telling me that they couldn’t find my baby’s heartbeat during my ultrasound. He told me that my hcg levels were high enough that we should have been able to see something on the monitor. It was his opinion that it looked like it could be another miscarriage. After having 5 previous miscarriages, I was devastated to hear that news again. I cried the whole way home. The doctor told me I could wait it out to see if I would miscarry naturally or come in and have them assist in terminating the pregnancy. I decided to wait it out another week and then go in to check for the heart beat once again before deciding. I prayed a lot that week. Sure enough, a week later, there was a beautiful heartbeat! My baby was thriving! We were thrilled! We consider him our miracle baby! We waited a long time for him. He is truly a blessing.

“As far as all the RHONJ drama going on around me at this time, well, like I said, it was right up there on my priority list with bleaching my a–hole! Been there, done that, LOL, and it wasn’t a place I wanted to go back to!”

There are really just no words, are there?  Allegedly, I hear Blorox may be releasing a new bleaching/cleaning product next month – The marketing materials could potentially include the following: Want an easy way to bleach those hard to reach places?  Relax, it’s a breeze with the Blorox® Jac’sAss™ Bleaching System. Just click the Jac’sAss wand into a refill head, swish it around that hard to reach area to unleash the premeasured and preloaded Blorox® Jac’sAss Bleach and then just toss the head away. It’s almost too easy, right? Jac’sAss™ Bleaching System will be our little secret (Allegedly).

Caroline Manzo  – She starts off by talking about the difficulty in blogging now about things that happened several months ago without giving away how things have progressed at this point of time.  I do kind of think that hindsight is often 20/20 and that it would be interesting to be able to look back on how far you’ve come over the span of several months especially when it’s captured on film for posterity.  The timeframe surrounding the airing of this type of reality show allows people to reframe or rewrite their history with the spin of their choice. We see a lot of comments in their blogs or on Twitter like, “What I really meant to say was…” and “You didn’t see it because it was heavily edited, but…” It’s sometimes what makes reading these blogs of theirs so wonky – We are seeing one thing on the screen but we’re reading something that is completely different in their blogs because they spin their stories until we’re all dizzy and ready to puke.  Caroline then talks about her wonderful sister Frannie and what a great animal advocate she is.

“Oh, one last thing, before you go nuts and assume the Shepherds are caged and live a life of misery, think again, they have a HUGE run that has a dog house, water, and even a fan to keep them comfortable when they are not running around the yard playing catch with their Daddy Albert and Fran’s boyfriend, Hank. When we are filming we keep them in the run for the safety of the production crew. Remember, these dogs are trained to protect, so a cameraman lurking around the corner is not exactly in a favorable position! Chaos and Atlas are very much a part of this family and are loved dearly. Trust me, Frannie would hand our asses to us if they weren’t!”

Gotta love animal lovers!  I’ve got to admit though, that I have a problem with adopting an animal when you’re living in someone else’s home before you have their permission. That is just really presumptuous and seems highly disrespectful to me.  But then again, I don’t know their family dynamics.

“Kathy’s kids are growing up! How do you think Kathy and Rich are going to fare with all the drama that comes with new drivers and college parties? Oh boy, I remember those days well, and I can assure you, I’m thrilled that they are behind me. Lots of sleepless nights are ahead of you guys, rest up while you can! On the flip side, you blink your eyes and you wonder where the time went, just yesterday you took them to their first day of kindergarten, didn’t you? Treasure the moments. Xoxoxo”

I’m less worried about new drivers and college parties but I’m more concerned with Rich’s Neanderthalic influence on his kids.  Can we send Rich away to college for the foreseeable future?  Caroline then talks about an article that Jac wrote about Autism.  Enough said…

“Finally, let’s discuss my meeting with Tre. Last week I received numerous Facebook and Twitter comments about my meeting with Joe Gorga. They ranged from mind your own business, to you have a great big heart, to I have a thing for Joe. Two out of three of you are right in your opinion. Maybe I am overstepping my boundaries, and yes, it’s my heart that is putting me there. As to the third, grow up.”

This is the portion of our program that we’ve been waiting for… I don’t know that Caroline actually has “a thing” for Joe… but I do believe the following:  1) I think she loves and eats up the attention he pays her; 2) She loves his compliments; 3) She relishes operating in a counselor/advice giver mode; 4) She adores Joe – and maybe even thinks he’s cute; 5) She hangs on his every word; 6) She knows what it’s like to have feuds with siblings that result in longstanding seasons of silence; and, 7) This is as close to flirting that we’ll ever see from her.  While I do think it’s crazily hypocritical of her to talk to other siblings who are feuding while she is currently involved in one herself, she arguably has firsthand experience in the detrimental effects that stand-offs can have on a family. However, I do wish she would quit putting on her “Counselor Caroline” costume complete with a big black cape and a big red “C” on her chest while she pretends she is a Super Hero who is called to save the world.  Perhaps she’ll try to leap tall buildings in a single bound…Or maybe she’ll think she can fly?  Oh boy, we can only hope… Sometimes I do want to tell her to take a flying leap…

“Tre and I have a long history that spans over many years. We have both experienced the highs and lows that each and every one of us has in the game of life. We have laughed together, cried together, fought for and against each other too. Regardless of where we are in our lives, I can’t sit and watch this family disintegrate. The bottom line is they do love each other and are both fiercely devoted to their respective husband and wife, children, mom, and dad.”

They are “fiercely devoted” to their respective spouses to the detriment of the relationships between their nieces and nephews. Build a freakin’ bridge and get over!

“Many of you will throw my relationship with my sister in my face. Understood, go for it, it is what it is, and unfortunately out of my control for the moment. This will ultimately change, and I for one hope with all my heart it isn’t before it’s too late. I live with the fear of my parents passing and not seeing those of us who don’t speak every day mend our relationships. It’s something I take very seriously, and this is why I was so passionate when speaking with Joe and Tre. I’ve been there, I’ve lived it, and I don’t want to watch a brother and sister who only have each other live with regrets. It’s a heavy load to bear, especially as a parent. So, really, all of you are right in thinking what you’re thinking. I’m overstepping my boundaries, but my intent is pure. If I could have one wish it would be that we could all turn back time, back when we were young and stupid, where we laughed and cried, and fought for each other instead of against one another. Wouldn’t that be nice?”

Okay, Miss Caroline Pureheart – If what you’re saying is true – You need to get off your dupa and do whatever it takes to bring peace throughout your own family’s land. If it’s really a priority and if it’s that important to you – DEAL with it. Do whatever you need to do… But you’ll first need to check your ego and your black cape at the door.


Tabatha Takes Over by BB

Business/Location:  Studio 157, Hendersonville, TN (in business 2 years)

Jenn 1.jpgOwner/Background Info: Jenn Cady is a former Miss West Virginia beauty pageant queen who currently makes her living in photography, her passion.  She invested a substantial amount of money in friend’s dream to start Studio 157, the deal went bad and now Jenn is stuck with the salon.  Jenn is not a hair stylist and has no knowledge of running a salon.  Jenn is having to supplement her hair salon business with money she’s making from her photography business.  She needs Tabatha’s help to figure out why the Studio 157 is not successful.

Hidden Camera Reveal: Tina, the salon manager, and the receptionist are having a disagreement right in front of Jenn and Jenn is just sitting there letting it go on without taking control of the situation.  At the front desk, the phone is ringing off the hook and one of the hair stylists has to leave her client to answer it because the receptionist is nowhere to be found.  Her client tells her she’s OK with it, but the stylist tells her it’s not OK because she has bleach in her hair.  Tina and Ashley, who is very young, seem to be the ones causing discord among the staff and Jenn is afraid to cross her friend Tina.  She seems to be concentrating on her photography business and not the salon.  One of the hair stylists is trying to sell some jeans to a client.  Tabatha’s seen enough.

Facility Inspection:  Tabatha notices displays of purses, jewelry and other items for sale and likens it to a swap meet.  She goes over to see what’s behind some curtains and the curtains fall down.  The staff lunch room is full of overflowing trash and mouse droppings that have been there forever.  She finds a half-empty wine bottle on the floor that the staff tells her is for the clients.  She tells the staff to go home and come back the next day for meeting.  Young Ashley pulls Tabatha to the side to tell her she can’t come the next day because she’s going for an interview for another job.  Tabatha gets her to tell Jenn.  Jenn tells Ashley she understands and she’s meant for better things and wishes her well.  In other words, she’s telling her not to come back because she’s really not right for the salon.

Meeting with Staff:  The stylists don’t think Jenn appreciates what it takes to work with clients in a hair salon day in and day out.  She’s not at the salon that much and when she is, she’s not involved in the day to day business.  Added to that is the fact that Tina is not a stylist either and has no prior experience in managing a salon.  There is constant drama and tension in the salon and it’s just not a pleasant working atmosphere.  The receptionist hates coming to work every day because of the constant drama.

Skills Assessment:  Clients show up so Tabatha can assess the stylists’ work.  All of the stylists could use some education and when any of them run into trouble, they try to get out of the situation themselves instead of asking for help.  There is no teamwork among them.  Tabatha is shocked when one of the client goes into a panic about her orange hair color, her stylist also goes into a tailspin, and she doesn’t even ask Tabatha what to do or for her help when she’s standing right there.  Tabatha has to step in.  In the meantime, Jenn is not going around asking any questions, checking on the clients or seeming interested in what’s going on.  Instead she decides to start cleaning the a/c register.  Tina is sitting at the front desk doing nothing.  Nobody is saying anything to each other; it’s just kind of silent.  They all seem to be intimidated by Tabatha’s presence instead of taking advantage of her expertise and asking questions.  Tabatha tells them all to go home for the day.

Tabatha’s next step:  The next day, Tabatha invites Jenn to a photo shoot.  Jenn is all excited about it because photography is her passion.  She’s not so excited when Tabatha tells her she’s be going to do the model’s hair and makeup.  She starts by shampooing the model’s hair, but quickly see’s it’s not as easy as it looks.  Tabatha takes over the hair portion while Jenn does the makeup.  Tabatha shows her it’s much easier if they work as a team and points out there is no teamwork in her salon.  Jenn becomes more at ease once the photo shoot starts.  She stops the photographer for a minute while she steps in to fix the model’s hair.

Next the staff from the salon comes in and Tabatha tells them they will be styling a photo shoot for a group cancer survivors. She tells Jenn to assign hair and makeup teams for each of the women.  Jenn takes over and seems to be a natural at it.  The point of this exercise was to show them how much more smoothly things work if they work as a team instead of a bunch of individuals.

Remodeling:  Tabatha gets the staff to remove all the jewelry, purses and other things sitting on around the salon and collecting dust and weren’t selling anyway.  It’s a hair styling salon, not a swap meet.  They return in three days to a refreshed salon with a new coat of paint, new reception desk and new styling stations.  Reopening day is all about teamwork.  Jenn is very involved in going around making sure the stylists have everything they need and assigning various tasks to the staff.  Tina is still not with the program and pretty much goes about her business, which is doing a lot of nothing.  The stylists are much more into helping each other out and asking for assistance if they need it.

Final Recommendations:  Tabatha asks what Jenn is going to do about her friend/manager Tina since it’s obvious she’s not fitting in with the rest of the staff and has been the cause of all the conflict and drama.  Jenn is over being intimidated by her and decides she’s going to have to go.  They call Tina in and Jenn tells her she’s tired of her bullying ways and she’s letting her go.  Tina can’t believe she just got fired and says Jenn can stick it up her fat azz.

Six Weeks Later:  Tabatha is back and finds a much more pleasant working atmosphere and happier staff.  The receptionist tells her it’s a pleasure to come to work every day.  Since Tina has left, Jenn has split the management duties between two of the stylists to take over when she’s not at the salon or busy with her photography work.  They say they are working well together as managers because their duties are separate and well-defined.  Jenn tells Tabatha she’s ready to franchise her business.


Happy Father’s Day


About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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138 Responses to Real Housewives of New Jersey Cast Blogs Blogged / Tabatha Takes Over

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I hope you all have a great day. And its my mom’s Birthday. 🙂

  2. Thanks for blogging the blogs…lol! RHONJ is my guilt pleasure…very guilty! I don’t even watch the previews because I want to see the whole show in it’s entirety…then I watch Mad Men which is my second guilt pleasure.

  3. Joymama says:

    Thank you, Bloggers.
    I don’t watch any of the HW shows anymore because of all the contrived drama, screaming and general inappropriate behavior in front of kids—I’m looking at you Richie, yet I enjoy reading your recaps.

  4. Orson says:

    I get the impression Caroline loves Joey as a kid brother. And Joey loves her as a big sister who doesn’t think he married a gold digging slut.

    • Orson says:

      Oh, and that was my first post from my new Nook HD+. I guess it works. 😀

      • Powell says:

        Are you loving it Orson? I want the Kindle HD 8 inch 64 GB $499. I was looking at the 7 inch 16 GB for $179 in BJs yesterday.

        • Orson says:

          I love it. Look, the Nook HD and HD+ are on sale for Fathers’ Day. The sale ends today. My HD+ (9″ and 16G) was $149, regularly $265. I recommend you jump on it.

      • Laineylainey says:


  5. Prince Ali says:

    Tamra’s wedding: so we can assume the storyline has Tamra and Vicki making up and last minute Tamra asking her to be her maid of honor. Sidenote: I really do not like Lydia and Alexis’ outfit and hair.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Yeah, and I guess Gretchen not being part of the wedding is also just part of the scripted drama?

    • BB says:

      Sorry, Gretchen’s outfit wins the UGLY prize IMO

      • plainviewsue says:

        Gretchen has so much botox in her face it is scary. She is a young beautiful woman who seems to feel that she has to make her face frozen in time. I really don’t understand these women.

        Tamra does look really nice. How strange that Gretchen wasn’t in the wedding party. And after all the fighting Vicki is??? Gretch must have been po’d!!

        I wonder if Tamra’s children were there. I would hope so. My guess is they won’t be on film. I wonder if Lauri is there.

        I was watching some of season one of RHOC the other day. It was a marathon. Vicki truly was so supportive of Lauri; it’s sickening how Lauri comes back this season and says she knows where all the skeletons are buried.

        Looking forward to Melissa getting called out tonight on her lies. She’s on WWHL tonight. Will Andy be tough? Probably not.

        Happy father’s day!!

    • Orson says:

      Let’s remember the episodes we see are NOT in real time.

      • Laineylainey says:

        But perhaps there will be drama in the spinoff? Vicki and tamtam making up, Gretchen and tamRaw having a falling out.

  6. Stars99 says:

    This video is hysterical… The dog just wants his bone… but the cat wants him to come out and play… You also need to read the comments under the video… cuz they’re hysterical! Seriously… lol

    • ladebra says:

      That is sooo funny! *hangs head* I am that cat 😦

    • Orson says:

      I can hear the kitteh pleading “Play wif me! Play wif me!”

    • Boobah says:

      That was really cute, thanks for sharing that. I have a little guy that looks like he might be a bit older than the kitten in the video. My kitten acts that way but we don’t have a dog, so he bugs the other cats and us! It’s so funny! Just today, he leaped into my arms from the floor…just popped right up…caught me off guard, but I LOVED it.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Lots of cuddly goodness!!!

  7. melthehound says:

    California35, I’m offering my 3¢ to your question on the other blog about 3rd weddings and all the pomp and circumstance. As someone who hasn’t had a first wedding, I think the big huge church wedding complete with the big dress and all looks ridiculous when it’s done for a third time. Have the ceremony and throw a big party if you want but to have the 3 time bride all made up like that , with the kids carrying the train, and the 2 previous hubby’s in the audience just looks plain silly. Not saying that’s how it was (but it would be funny).. She can get married as many times as she wants and to anyone who can stand her but I suspect, just like KimmieKPornoGateII, this is a made for TV wedding and that’s why I really think it’s a joke.

    • Laineylainey says:

      I have to Agree about it being a made for TV wedding!!! That’s what makes this vomitus. For all others, I think you should do whatever makes the bride and groom happy; but don’t be surprised if everyone else isn’t as excited as you. I would be happy and a good sport to friends who feel they’ve found true love the second or third time. But I am talking about real life long friends not cast members on a “reality” tv show. LOL!

    • California35 says:

      Ok, I agree 🙂 and thanks for you 3 cents 🙂

      • Contessa says:

        Hi Mel, Totally agree with you on weddin. My first to be late H was a big dress,fun reception,church thing – the whole enchilada, but done on a shoestring budget as we did not want to go into debt…the only thing we did not stint on was the alcohol. Second wedding was in LasVegas, no one but us and my in-laws, with a dinner with two of their friends and a lovely suite in a hotel. I felt that was appropriate after the first weddding. I wore a cocktail dress off the rack for $125 and wore it several times afterwards. If I every had the craziness of doing it again, I would do a destination wedding on the beach or a park, just the bride and groom and maybe throw a party for very close friends afterwards…but that’s me. On the other hand I am not a bravolebrity – LOL.

        • melthehound says:

          A friend of mine just got married, for the third time. On a beach in Daytona (I think). It was one of the main scheduled events on a planned vacation. They had some sort of moderator (probably like those in the Vegas chapels) and no guests. She sent me a couple pics from a cell phone type camera and that was it. I think the entire affair cost them $200 for the actual wedding. He wore shorts, she wore capris (sp?) ( and shirts/tops of course). It would have been $100 if done in house or something like that but they wanted it at the beach. They’ve been living together the entire 6 years I’ve known her (I use to work for her).

          • Exit4 says:

            When my girlfriend got married for the second time, she wanted just a simple ceremony (since a second church wedding wasn’t an option, her first marriage wasn’t annulled) and a casual party. She did the big wedding once and the guy cheated on her, hence the divorce. Her second hubby, however, wanted a little more-he had a big family and they wanted to have a bit more since he was the only son. So, my girlfriend relented because she felt it was kind of unfair to take the day away from him and gus family, since they weren’t at fault for the first marriage failing.

            The ceremony was a simple non denominational one, she wore a wedding dress (again!), I was MOH (again) and they had a nice reception. Less bells and whistles then the first, but still beautiful! After it was over she was glad she did it. Not saying those are tamras reasons, but sometimes it’s nice to have that special day, not just for the bride, but the groom too! 🙂

    • Amalfi says:

      The only reason it is this opulent is that it is paid for. Tamara is not wealthy enough to throw something like this for herself, and as much as I dislike her, well, good for her. The photos are all I will ever see though because I can’t stand her banshee voice or hottest housewives crap… gahhhhhh. lol. But if someone pays her to put on a Barbie wedding dress and feed her attention (you, Bravo) then they are the fools and she is taking advantage of it — though it is probably mutual.

      • melthehound says:

        If I came across as saying that I don’t think she should have done the wedding as she did, that isn’t what I meant. I agree with you in that, if she’s taking advantage of her situation to have the big over the top wedding, go for it. I can’t praise one of them for taking full advantage of what they have while thrashing another for it but I will call it what I think it is. As for who can afford what, you may notice, I don’t count their money.. Or at least I try not to.

  8. Laineylainey says:

    Ok, proud mom here… If you go to you tube and search for “el rio the bridge” And “barbed the bridge” you will see the promos for “the bridge” …and that’s my daughter!!

  9. Mene Seela says:

    Happy Father’s Day! We’re having our big family BBQ. All the men drive their classic cars, motorcycles and whatever contraption they love. BIL has an ancient tractor he threatened to bring but he will probably drive his retired firetruck. The kids love it.

  10. melthehound says:

    Stars…. Blorox…. Hehe 😆

  11. Boobah says:

    Happy Father’s Day!!! Hope everyone has a great day! Thanks for the blog NMD, BB, and SUPERstars!!!

  12. lillybee says:

    According to the Huffington Post TT (Trashy Tamara) had three wedding dresses. Why?

    • iceNfire says:

      b/c it wasn’t on her dime

    • boston02127 says:

      She had 3 cuz her skanky inner self oozes out and gets on her cloths.

    • Exit4 says:

      When I got married I was so torn between 2 dresses. One was super wedding-y and the other was beautiful but a little more subdued. I was so close to buying both! One for the church and one for the reception! My mother thought I was in drugs. Turns out, I was ahead of my time-right after our wedding, Trista and Ryan (Bachelorette) got married on TV. She had 2 dresses. I called my mom and said “ya see that” and she said she knew as soon as the phone rang it was going to be gloating!

      • Powell says:

        LOL Exit. I like the idea of changing your elaborate ceremony & picture taking gown & change to a more laid back party dress for the reception.

  13. BB says:

    I saw Lainey, Lainey describing Lil Lainey’s diet above. I thought it would be interesting to show how many types of types of vegetarians there are and how Vegans differ from vegetarians. I find it fascinating. Sounds like Lil Lainey is a Pescetarian. My oldest daughter is a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian. I could never ever be a Vegan. lol.

    Types of Vegetarians
    Vegan: Vegetables, fruits, and grains only.
    Ovo-Vegetarian: Vegetables, fruits, grains + eggs.
    Lacto-Vegetarian: Vegetables, fruits, grains + dairy.
    Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian: Vegetables, fruits, grains + dairy and eggs.
    Pescetarian: Vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, eggs + fish.
    Occasional Vegetarian: Vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, eggs, fish + chicken.
    (Many people consider themselves vegetarian even if they only cut out red meat.)

    Definition of a Vegan

    A vegan, excludes animal flesh (meat, poultry, fish and seafood), animal products (eggs, dairy and honey), and the wearing and use of animal products (eg. leather, silk, wool, lanolin, gelatin). The vegan diet consists totally of vegetables, vegetable oils, and seeds.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Very interesting!

      • iceNfire says:

        Thanks for info. BB. I avoid red meat but maybe once a month or so I crave it so I have fillet mignon rare. Some say your body craves what it’s allergic to, others say your body craves what it needs. I say if your body is craving anything give it what it wants.

        Another way to think about eating healthy is to picture your stomach with a zipper. If you didn’t use your mouth to nourish your body what would you put in the zipper? Chips, ice cream, fried/fast food, etc.? If you are watching what you eat think ‘zipper food’

    • Laineylainey says:

      I like the occasional…sometimes chicken. Yes, my girl fits the pescatarian description.

      • Laineylainey says:

        I should have said the occasional vegetarian…. I had never heard of that before.

    • Powell says:

      I could never be a vegan either. I have to get back to it but one week a month I don’t eat any meat. I haven’t done it in a few months but I’m going back to it. I am after all a carnivore.

      • chismosa says:

        Powell I could never be a vegetarian though I’d love to.
        Mostly my guilt is for pigs since they are so smart.

        But my body craves it — general meat I mean. I’m an O blood type so that adds to it as well. I believe in blood type stuff

  14. Noelle says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all our Great Dads’.

    I miss you Poppa, more so each and every day! You were and still are my ROCK!

    A very, very special shout-out to my most beloved childhood bestie, my “brother by another Mother,” My precious ‘Denny.’ He was my cousin and adored me.( He treated me better then my own brothers did.) He never called me by my name, he only called me by “Sweets.”

    He passed away less then a year ago…leaving behind 2 children. God bless them and him.
    He didn’t feel worthy…if he only just knew how UNWORTHY we all were to have him!
    “Just Beam Me Up” Sweets.

    Happy Sunday everyone! xx

  15. lillybee says:

    Happy Fathers Day.

  16. BB says:

    I hardly ever watch golf, but the U.S. Open is so close and back and forth today, it’s actually not boring. Very difficult course and I like that. When Tiger Woods finishes 13 over, then you know its hard. Challenge those professionals!

    • Powell says:

      I haven’t watched any if it. Usually I look here & there.

    • Exit4 says:

      They are playing it locally (for me) and its been the biggest event in these parts for a while! Every golf nut I know had tickets for at least part of it. My FB is plastered with it. Glad the weather held since the first day rained out.

      I suck at golf (regular-I rock at miniature though! Lol) and watching it is like watching grass grow. Like tennis and NASCAR. But I’ve looked at a bit since its all over the news.

      • iceNfire says:

        I suck at gold too and when I worked at golf course I got to play for free. It’s a very expense game to play and a game that can never be won. Could you imagine getting 18 holes-in-one?

      • princesspindy says:

        I grew up right near a golf course, we use to fill the wagon up with soda and sell it to the golfers, we use to hide in the bushes and yell when they were teeing off, and when we got older we use to buy blocks of ice and go “ice blocking” at night, where you ride the block of ice down the hills…it was a very hilly course, lol!! I know I heard that it was the only place OJ was allowed to play cuz it was a public course, this could be a made up, but it is what I heard….

    • kit9 says:

      Boy, you’re not kidding. It’s going to be a nail biter. I’d love to see one of the youngsters break out and win it.

  17. Powell says:

    Since Bravo pays for these weddings how do they do it? Do the brides tell Bravo what they planned & Bravo says this is the budget?

  18. Nancy says:

    BB…This one is funny.

  19. Powell says:

    I see a new show on Bravo “Property Envy” w/Jeff Lewis & Mary MacDonald from MDDecorators comes on in July. It looks like a fun show that many of us will like.

  20. Noelle says:

    I’ve seen previews of tonights episode, and quite frankly…. I don’t know if I can even stomach it today.
    I know I will and I just hate that about me!! 😉

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