Just a lazy day out here on the North Forty. Old Man Winter has a way of keeping this old grandma inside with the cold wet temps we have been experiencing since Christmas Day.
While catching up on a few things this after noon on the computer I found this lovely amazing woman.
I hope she does not mind me writing about her but after this past month being depressed over what cruelty in this world I just had to share a little about her.
You can read more about Tao Porchon-Lynch
on this site By Rick Schindler, TODAY.com. Listed below I copied from his article some of her life experiences.
· She marched with Gandhi — twice — in her native
· She fought in the French Resistance and underwent an emergency appendectomy during the Blitz after escaping
France to . London
· She was a model for fashion house Lanvin and a contract player for MGM, appearing in such films as “Show Boat” (1951).
· When her friend Leslie Caron injured her foot, threatening to delay production of “An American in
,” Tao fixed it with a Coke bottle. Paris
· To get a part in a western, she pretended to know how to ride a horse (after she took off the saddle and rode bareback, Tao told me, “the horse and I got along fine”).
She is now 94 but at 93 she was awarded certification by the Guinness World Record for the oldest Yoga Teacher. Yep she is still teaching Yoga and Rick Schindler is one of her lucky students.
What I would give to know this lady and to be able to take her yoga classes. Knowing her would be such an inspiration. She teaches in New York so I will just have to admire her from afar.
This picture is from a dance competition with her 24 year old dance partner.
What a remarkable woman! I need to think of her often when I am complaining about working out here on the North Forty at my age. hahaha
I am though the luckiest Grandma in the world to live only a few hours from these two special cutie pies.
I celebrated with them Christmas Eve night and was lucky enough to see them get their Santa the next morning.
It was a great evening. My son Chad gave Kaci a WI game which was dancing competition. I snapped this picture of Kaci and Chad dancing to one of the songs. I actually captured them and some others on Video from my camera but I promised I would not post the videos but oh how I wish I had not made that promise. lol
They would not give up until I got up an danced with Kaci to Jail House Rock. It was a scream! You see your suppose to follow the animated people on the game and do as they do. Well my family did not understand I can't follow anyone watching them. Believe me it just does not work for me. I have been thrown out of classes for not being able to follow their moves. hahaha
So knowing it was hopeless to do this I just started dancing like crazy to Jail House Rock. My grandson Bailey hollers from the balcony seating GRANDMA You Can't Just Go Crazy. You have to follow the people on the game. hahahaha
They didn't have to watch me too long I gave out right before the end of the song. I did manage not to score too low. I even got some Prefects but not many.
If you want to loose weight I think this game on WI would be prefect for that.
The next morning after seeing what all Santa left Bailey and Kaci I drove over to Chad's home. He invited Christi and I for brunch.
As I have told you before Chad can cook. Oh my gosh. Christi and I never ate the rest of the day after his huge brunch. I wanted to take pictures but after some of his friends arrived for the beautiful meal I was too busy running my mouth to take any more pictures other than the one of Christi and Chad.
Chad served Mimosa's to drink with our meal and these drinks added to my mouth going non stop. I am sure if I had not partaken in these Mimosas I would of been a lot quieter.
One of Chad's guest was a friend Matthew from Australia. I loved meeting Matthew and fell in love with his accent. He was the sweetest young man and a delight to spend Christmas morning with.
I hope he enjoyed his visit here from Australia and comes back again soon.
Bailey and Kaci have been really sick since Christmas. Running a 102 fever and with Kaci being a Juvenile Diabetic her blood sugars have been running as crazy as my dancing to Jail House Rock. Only she is miserable and I wish that they would hurry and get well. I hate they spent their Christmas Vacation sick
in bed. Christi text me earlier and wrote she thought she was getting sick. I have been praying no one else would get this.
I hope you are well and not sick. Yesterday I went to the store and every where I turned someone was coughing or sneezing. I hurried out of the store as quick as I could.
Please tell me about your Christmas! I hope it was a special day for you.
Sending you much love