With Puberty Comes Love!

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
June 20, 2016 10:13am CST
It was August, 1948--I was a boy of 12--and we were staying at our summer home (yes, I came from a--as Gregory in A Chorus Line says,-- "An upper middle class or middle upper class where astro turf on the patio was considered chic") in Lake Hiawatha, NJ. (We lived on Nokomis Avenue near Minnie-Ha-Ha Boulevard--talk about camp!) I went to the movie in Boonton, NJ which was known for being a 'strange' movie house--you walked into the auditorium and had to turn around 180 degrees to sit down and face the screen!) The movie started--"Romance On The High Seas" and I fell in love with Doris Day! I can still see her in my mind's eye on a cruise liner in the evening looking at the ocean, sky and stars singing "It's Magic"--for the next 4 years I kept a scrapbook about her--bought every movie magazine that had an article about her, cut out every ad for her movies--when I left home I didn't take them. :o( Though she was tops at the box office for many years she never won an Oscar--she was brilliant in "Love Me Or Leave Me" and "Pillow Talk" just to mention a couple--though there has been talk about an honorary Oscar so far not--there has been a push for her to honored by the US in it's annual Kennedy awards but so far it hasn't happened. I believe she has refused both. 68 years later I still LOVE this woman! It's Magic Doris Day Words by Sammy Cahn Music by Jule Styne Peaked at # 2 in 1948
Doris Day Song: It's Magic Movie: Romance on the High Seas Year: 1949 Lyrics: You sigh, the song begins, you speak and I hear violins It's magic The stars de...
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@jaboUK (48994)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun 16
Yes she was a real star. Just picking up on the Lake Hiawatha - which came first? Longfellow or the lake? Was it named after the poem, or did Longfellow just use the name?
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
I don't know--I just lived there!!! Even Longfellow was way before my time--I may be old but... Here you go
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the Longfellow poem containing a fictional character named "Hiawatha". For the trilogy of cantatas by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, set to words from Longfellow's poem, see
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@jaboUK (48994)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun 16
@GreatMartin Sorry Martin, I could have looked that up myself.I just thought that you would know as you lived there.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
@jaboUK You are forgiven because though I haven't read it yet I know you are sending me some of those chocolates!!!
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@JohnRoberts (35970)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Jun 16
I know Doris recently received a special Golden Globe which she graciously accepted in absence. I don't think she turns down awards but it's just that she will not appear to receive them in person. They won't give her an honorary Oscar but they should as she is eons more deserving than some of the recent recipients. Her performance as Ruth Etting in Love Me or Leave Me with James Cagney is her finest dramatic effort. She is a great star!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
She claims that if they couldn't honor when she was active why should she acknowledge them now--and I agree with her. She was excellent in "The Young Man With a Horn" opposite Lauren Bacall and Kirk Douglas plus a 'small' movie about the KKK with Ginger Rogers, Steve Cochran and Ronald Reagan called "Storm Warning" She also won a Lifetime Grammy Award but didn't attend.
@JohnRoberts (35970)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jun 16
@GreatMartin I have seen Storm Warning and Young Man with a Horn. Midnight Lace was a thriller that she was considered miscast in. You see it?
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
@JohnRoberts Yes with Rex Harrison. I have seen EVERY picture she made--at one time I owned every record she made! :O) I did make a mistake in one of my comments saying she was in her 80s--actually 94!!!
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
21 Jun 16
I always loved her movies. She was always SO funny!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
To me she was/is the definition of cute!!! :O)
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
26 Jun 16
@GreatMartin I knew so many men who were in love with her.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
27 Jun 16
@CRK109 But I loved her the most and she loved me the most!!! She even married a guy named Martin!!
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
20 Jun 16
I always liked Doris Day also as she played in so many good movies. I imagine she had a lot of young boys fall in love with her.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
Now she is in her 80s, runs a 'motel' for animals and is a very active animal rights person!
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@GreatMartin Wonderful to hear that as I had no idea as I haven't heard anything about her for years.
@RubyHawk (20731)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jun 16
I liked Doris Day, too,. She was one of the best.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Jun 16
I always had good taste! :O)
@JudyEv (91863)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
I can understand your infatuation with Doris. She was certainly a stunner.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
She was a good, positive vibrant person!
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@Corbin5 (74000)
• United States
20 Jun 16
A love that has stood the test of time is a great love for sure!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
How could one not love her??? She went through a lot of bad stuff in her life and always raised above it!
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