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Lunch With Friends at Tila’s!

What a amazing week this has turned out to be!

I was able to hang out with Greg Gorman, Arther Meyerson, and Lou Congelio.

It started on Thursday when Lou and I visited Greg at the Decorative Center where he was setting up for his photography opening on Wednesday, April 27. Lou and I visited with Greg, checked out the exhibit then had a great lunch with Greg and the guys setting up the show.

Then today, Greg and my other photographer friend, Arthur Meyerson, came over to the house to visit with Mom and myself. Of course Greg brought his camera and took some great photos of me!

Yes, it was tremendous, and terrific!  Then it was time for lunch.  Lou took us to my favorite restaurant, Tila’s on Shepherd in River Oaks. Great conversation over lunch and more photo ops.  It couldn’t have been any better then it was today. It was fun giving each other a hard time.  Something we always enjoy. Lot’s of laughing lots of love.  Thank you Arther, Greg, and Lou.

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Help raise money for NF research! Go to DoodleDayUSA.Org!

Dear Friends of National Doodle Day,

Less than a month to go! National Doodle Day is Thursday May 12th! This year’s Doodle Collection is growing steadily and looking lovely.

Treat yourself to a visual feast at There you’ll find Doodles from dozens of new contributors and a fine selection from friends who Doodle for us regularly. As usual we have Doodles from stars of stage and screen, sports figures, artists, illustrators, caricaturists, cartoonists, comic book artists, musicians, comedians, and more.

Like what you see? Please tell your friends. NF, Inc. counts on the participation of Doodle fans like you to make our auction a success.

Among new contributors are:

Julianne Moore
Julianna Margulies
Lauralee Bell
Eric Carle
Daniel Pinkwater
Richard Chamberlain
Annette Funicello
Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams Paisley
Michael Zulli
Carrot Top
Wally Bunker
Kathryn Bigelow

Some of the returning gems are by:

Seth Green
Jeff Bridges
Martin Sheen
Andy Runton
Frank Marino
Angela Cartwright
Mark Ryden
Mike Peters
Jimmy Pickering
Bill Mumy


National Doodle Day – May 12, 2011
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Thursday, May 12 Doodle Auction Begins

Sunday, May 22 Doodle Auction Ends

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Our friend Sugar Ray Leonard needs our help!

To all My friends:

The following message was sent to me from my friend Sugar Ray Leonard via his assistant, Bern. Ray is on “Dancing with the Stars” and has survived the first two cuts. He very much would like to continue but he needs our help.

If you could read the rest of this message than vote for him, it would be a big help! Sugar Ray has always been there for us with NF through his “Doodles for NF” and also for the Just Ask Foundation and me personally!!! Finally, we have an opportunity to help him. I know all of you will do what you can! Thank you!!!


Hey everyone! Sugar Ray Leonard is currently still in the running on “Dancing with the Stars.”

He was able to beat the odds and escape the bottom two last week thanks to all of you! He is extremely grateful for the kind words and support that everyone has given him throughout the competition but the fight isn’t over yet. We still have a long journey ahead and we need all the help that we can get. Please continue to spread the word and vote so that Ray can keep dancing each week.

If you haven’t memorized the number already, you can vote up to 11 times on both landlines and cell phones by calling 1-800-868-3406 or AT&T users can text VOTE to  3406. You can also vote via the Internet. You just need to register once online and then you can vote for the remainder of the season…it only takes a minute! Click on the link:

Also, if you haven’t liked Sugar Ray on Facebook or followed him on Twitter, please do so and tell everyone else as well. His official links are

I just want to personally thank each and every single one of you from the bottom of my heart for all the love that you have given Ray. He’s been working very hard and is touched by the amount of support you have given him. So again, we want to say THANK YOU!!!!


Bern (Sugar Ray’s assistant)


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My first and favorite teacher, Johnnie Howell, was buried today.

It was a bittersweet day for me. Johnny Howell was remembered today. She was my first teacher. She was a angle when I met her, and for sure she is one today. I was blessed today to share some wonderful memories about Mrs. Howell. Thank you Jim Bettis for allowing me to be there. I was happy to let everyone know about the great things she has help with. I’m proud that Johnny has help me be the person I am today. My best to Mr. Howell (Larry) and everyone who loved Johnny.



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Houston Roller Derby Opens New Season at New Venue, April 16! Garage Sale April 9!!!

Are you ready for some flat track action? Houston Roller Derby’s season opener game is coming up on April 16 at brand-new venue Houston Indoor Sports, located at 221 Barren Springs Drive in Houston. Parking conditions at Houston Indoor Sports will be a major improvement over our previous venues. The venue offers a permanent sport court floor that’s made for roller derby and roller hockey games, as well as bleacher, floor and VIP seating.

Buy your tickets now as this bout has limited capacity and is very likely to sell out! Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door and are available from any HRD skater, from Montrose Skate Shop at 3202 White Oak Drive, or at . Tickets from our cancelled March bout will be accepted at the season opener. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted for free. Will-call tickets will be available for pick-up at 4 p.m. April 16 at HIS. Season ticket holders will be allowed into the venue at 5:45 p.m. Doors open to all other ticket-holders at 6 p.m.

Attendees are asked to not bring folding chairs. Chairs will be available for VIP ticket holders, and bleachers and floor seating will be available for general admission ticket holders. Beer and concessions will be available for purchase at games. Some concessions options will be cash-only.

Houston Roller Derby Garage Sale, Onion Creek, The Heights, April 9!!!

One rollergirl’s trash could be YOUR treasure at the Houston Roller Derby garage sale fundraiser. The sale is taking place from 7 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 9 at Onion Creek Coffee House, 3106 White Oak Drive in Houston. We’ve had some sofa sets and bookshelves donated already. Check our facebook profile on Friday night for updates on other big items we’ll have at the sale! If you’d like to donate items to the sale, use the Contact Us form on out website to send us an e-mail about it.