Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Best Lady Ever and She Doesn't Have Any Good Quotes

Inspired by Nat's post who was inspired by Marcela's post, I am happy to announce that it is...PICTURE TIME.
Rosemary Clooney is my role model.  Yes, I write English speeches and papers on her.  Yes, I have trouble cutting out information and staying within the given time frame/number of pages.  But she was truly an amazing and strong person.  One of the number one things I love about her is her smile and her laugh.  Half the time words cannot express how much I admire her.  So, here are some of my favorite Rosie pictures:
Her smile is just always so bright.
The fact that she's with dogs should be enough.
This I "received" as a "gift" from Nat last year in the birthday collage she made me.
Her laugh.  She lights up.
One of the few colored photos I have of her.  So pretty.
This one's one of my all-time favorites.
Her smile again.  It never looks forced or fake to me.
With Jim-Jim.
Starting out with dear ole Tony Pastor.
This is a close second for favorite Rosie pictures.
I feel like this picture shows her true, other side, her more depressed side.
What I would give to have been in that crowd...
Again with the laughing and the smiling!
Two of my favorite things: Rosie and pools.

First: Admit it.  This lighting is so cool.
So young and with Frankie Sinatra!
With daughter Maria.  She looks like such a caring mother.
With sister Betty!
The entire Ferrer gang: Rosie, Jose, Miguel, Maria, Gabriel, Monista, and Rafael (probably not in that order.)
And there's that smile again.

If you ever feel like getting your ear talked off, ask me about Rosie.  I would give you a quote here, but I'd have to look through This For Remembrance if I wanted to find a decent one.  Instead, I shall turn off my sad Band of Horses song, take out my contacts, brush my teeth, and head to bed.  I shall leave you with a Rosie song!
Don't you just love how she smiles when she sings and you can hear said smile in her voice?  If not, listen to this then Come On-a My House.  You can totally tell she's not happy to be singing that song; she sounds so angry when she's singing.

Yes, I'm going, I'm going!
And someone help me remember that I still need to write a letter to dear Rosie before next Friday!