Rainbow Springs Villager - Page 16

16 Rainbow Springs Villager April 2018
I've done so many columns on movies, TV, actors and
actresses, some people believe that I am an expert in the world
of entertainment. I have been approached in supermarkets and
restaurants and people say, "You're the person who does the
movies." and then they'll ask a question like, "Who played the
lead in ‘It Happened One Night?’" or some other old movie.
Even on Tuesday mornings when I go to the ROMEO breakfast I'm quizzed about who
starred in what shows.
Truth be told I am far from an expert. Most of my knowledge comes from the
Internet, and more often than not when my column finally gets printed and I read it a
few weeks after it's been submitted I have a hard time trying to answer the questions.
So, keeping with the entertainment tradition the following is a quiz on 1940s and 1950s
television shows. Question one is for Billy but note there were three stars..
Can you name the stars of the shows from the 1940s and 1950s?
Man Against Crime 1949 to 1954
6. Martin Kane, Private Eye 1949 to
(three stars)
The Lone Ranger 1940 to 1949
7. I Remember Mama (AKA Mama)
(two stars)
1949 to 1957
Toast of the Town 1948 to 1971
8. The Front Page 1949 to 1950
The Life of Riley 1949 to 1950
9. Cavalcade of Stars 1950 to 1952
and 1953 to 1958(two stars)
10. The Aldrich Family 1949 to 1953
Texaco Star Theater 1948 to 1956
he played Henry
Bonus question – He played Rocky King, Detective on TV from 1950
to 1954. At the end of each show, Rocky King calls his wife, Mable, and
says, "Case is closed Mable, I'm coming home" and, after hanging up,
says to no one in particular, "Great girl, that Mabel."
Pun of the month: When the TV repairman got married the reception was
Food for thought: On February 20, 1907, Pres. Theodore Roosevelt signed an
immigration act which excluded "idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics,
insane persons" from being admitted to the United States. I wondered about the "idiots,
imbeciles, feebleminded persons, insane persons" that are born in this country what do
we do with them and then I remembered - we elect them to Congress.
April, 2018 Bizarre and Unique Holidays
• National Humor Month
• International Guitar Month
• Keep America Beautiful Month
• Lawn and Garden Month
• National Kite Month
• National Poetry Month
Week Celebrations:
• Week 1 Library Week
• Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.
• Week 2 Garden Week
• Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
• National Pecan Month
• National Welding Month
• Records and Information Management
• Stress Awareness Month
• Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• Week 3 Medical Labs Week
• Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
• Week 4 National Karaoke Week
April, 2018 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
1 April Fool's Day
22 National Jelly Bean Day
1 Easter Sunday - date varies
23 National Zucchini Bread Day - they
2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
hold this at a time when you are not sick of
3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - all that zucchini.
we know your decision
24 Pig in a Blanket Day
4 Tell a Lie Day
25 World Penguin Day
5 National Dandelion Day
26 National Pretzel Day
6 National Tartan Day
27 Arbor Day -last Friday of month
7 National Beer Day
28 Kiss Your Mate Day - guys, do not
8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
forget this one. Kiss her, then read her
9 Winston Churchill Day
some poetry.
10 Golfer's Day
29 National Shrimp Scampi Day
11 Barbershop Quartet Day
30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day
12 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
13 Blame Someone Else Day - first Friday
the 13th of the year.
14 National Pecan Day
15 Income Taxes Due (most years, it's on
the 15th)
16 Save the Elephant Day
17 Bat Appreciation Day
18 International Juggler's Day - also
applies to multi tasking office workers
19 National Garlic Day
20 Volunteer Recognition Day
21 Husband Appreciation Day - third
Saturday in April
Quiz Answers:
By Dick Menera
1. Ralph Bellamy, Robert Preston, Frank
2. Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels
3. Ed Sullivan
4. Jackie Gleason 1949, William Bendix
5. Milton Berle
6. William Gargan
7. Peggy Wood
8. John Daly
9. Jackie Gleason
10. Robert Casey
Bonus Question: Roscoe Karns
Dick’s Picks
Hope Evangelical
Lutheran Church ELCA
9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd.
Citrus Springs
David Bradford, Interim Pastor
Saturday Service
Casual Service 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Services
Spoken Holy communion Worship 8:00 a.m.
Christian Education 9:00 a.m.
Sung Holy Communion Worship 10:00 a.m.


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