Saturday, May 29, 2010

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

Hello Sixteeners. This will be my final correspondence from Quebec City as I am going home tomorrow. I will be spending much of Sunday on a train. However, before I leave this beautiful city, I would like to mention another of my favourite places here. It is a bistro, a wine and cheese bar. It's called Le Pape Georges and it's located in the Quartier Petit Champlain.

On this day in 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. It's hard to believe that if he were alive today, JFK would be 93 years old. File that under TIME FLIES.

Three big names in the entertainment world passed away this week. Art Linkletter died at 97 years of age. A native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Linkletter was a classy guy and had a great rapport with cbildren. His was the gentle humour of a more innocent era in television. Gary Coleman suffered a brain hemorrhage and died at only 42 years old, another victim of what I call the Child Star Syndrome. Actor Dennis Hopper succumbed to prostate cancer. He was 74. Here's a bit of trivia about Dennis Hopper: In 1964, five years before Easy Rider, he appeared in an episode of Petticoat Junction. The episode was entitled "Bobby Jo and the Beatnik" and Hopper played the beatnik. Rest In Peace Art, Gary and Dennis.

On a lighter note, I see that singer Willie Nelson has shorn his trademark long locks. Looking good, Willie. It was time for a change in hairstyle.


My Blue Jays just keep rolling along. They won the second game of their series against the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 5-2 today. Brett Cecil pitched a good game. The only disappoinment was the attendance at the dome. - just over 16,000. That is not great for a Saturday afternoon game. Come on fans! Come on out and support your team!

The Stanley Cup finals begin tonight in Chicago. Regular readers of Number 16 know that I'm cheering for the Blackhawks over Philly.

- Joanne