Thursday, April 11, 2013

On A Quest For the 77th Running of the Arkansas Derby

Staying at The Arlington having one of those famous massages and headed to the track this week end sounds like another wonderful springtime outing in the Natural State! Will you be attending the 77th Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas this Saturday? And if you are, don't forget to download the super cool My Oaklawn App at the track for your smartphone!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Annual Sherwood Shelter Pet Fair

The Hocut family is looking forward to the Annual Sherwood Shelter Pet Fair this Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  Check out all the details at this link which I wrote on the THV Blog!
Looking Forward to the Annual Sherwood Shelter Pet Fair | Pets | North Little Rock News

See you at the fair!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Beautiful Role Model

Annette Funicello, the most beloved Mouseketeer and Skippy Peanut Butter mom, has died of multiple sclerosis complications at 70 years of age. This beautiful lady was an inspiration and role model for lots of women, myself included, for many decades.

It was shockingly heartbreaking to hear of her devastating diagnosis in 1987 but, equally amazing to see her fight the degenerative disease so admirably through the years. I read she had said in 1992:

"I think you have two choices in this kind of situation. Either you give in to it or you fight it. I intend to fight."

Thanks for fighting so hard, Annette. And, thanks for teaching me that if I worked diligently enough I might became a budding ballerina, a talented singer, a gorgeous television/movie starlet, a kindhearted and soft but well spoken girl next door, or the role I seemed to have chosen from your leadership, being a picky and choosy mom.

We will miss you! WHY? Because we love you!

(And, female role models are a little sketchy for little girls these days)