The big news for 2020 is the pandemic caused by COVID-19, the somewhat gentler term for the coronavirus. This deadly virus has grabbed the headlines from the presidential race, foreign threats, celebrity hijinks, and just about every other newsworthy event. We are saturated with contradictory articles and tweets and posts and murmurs and find it hard to know who or what to believe. It’s very Orwellian when you walk into a market to buy flowers and hear over the PA system, while standing 6 feet apart, wearing a creepy mask, “Attention customers! You must maintain social distancing. Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Wear a mask. Do not touch anything. Don’t go near the cashier; just toss your wallet over the plexiglass germ shield.”
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule, Jr., on September 23, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York.Rooney passed away April 6, 2014, at the age of 93. Joe Yule, Jr., only 17 months old, joined his parents on the vaudeville stage as, of course, a toddler. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney.
This column is dedicated to all our health field workers, drug store workers, grocery workers, postal workers, truck and delivery drivers, and all people helping to keep our communities safe, alive, and supplied during this time. You are all heroes. This is a time for reflection. Families are together for a reason. I feel that this is a time for cleansing MIND AND BODY. Let us appreciate life, and honor all the souls that have passed. Please stay safe and remember to check on any elderly neighbors you have, especially if they are alone. I want to thank my wonderful neighbors who have always been very thoughtful and helpful to my husband and me.
Can You Guess the Popular Names of These Famous People?
We know that many, many people change their names for various reason. Cheif among them are celebrites. Also included in this group are gangsters. We compiled a list of well know people and list their original names followed by their more famous names.
Can you match the birth names with the famous names.
Each generation finds the next generation somewhat incomprehensible. This seems especially true with the flood of social media posts and pontifications. Do you remember the days of little black-and-white screens, and shows like Art Linkletter’s “House Party”? Enjoy a sampling of genuine, funny, unscripted thoughts from regular kids! A universal question that adults ask kids is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We may expect “fireman” or “ballerina,” but . . .
Cybercriminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to gain access to confidential personal and financial information, warns David Finkelstein, St. Luke’s Information Security Director. He encourages everyone to be wary of on-line ads and websites that offer COVID-19 cures or preventions. “The COVID-19 pandemic creates a perfect environment for unscrupulous individuals,” Finkelstein says. “Many people are afraid and desperately looking for ways to protect themselves and their families. As a result, they are more vulnerable to falling for a hacker’s trick than they might be during more typical times. Unfortunately, there are no easy fixes for COVID-19, so be sure to get your information from reputable sources, like www.sluhn.org and www.CDC.gov.”