When I was a kid growing up in western Kentucky, Columbus-Belmont Park was the place to go on a field trip.
It’s an area rich in Civil War history — in fact, the park originally had the word ‘battlefield’ in its name — so we climbed on cannons and the famous anchor [pictured left] during our many trips there.
We also hiked the trails, played miniature golf and ate….a lot. Because you always had a picnic when you went to Columbus Park.
Today over 60 members of my family are gathered at Columbus-Belmont Park for a reunion, celebrating the 100th Wedding Anniversary of Edith and Omar Hayden, my maternal grandparents.
I had to cancel because my dog got sick. (He’s fine now…of course.)
So if you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say howdy. They’re a lot of fun. And grab some lunch. They’ll have extra —
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There’s Team Edward and Team Jacob. But in the doll making game…
It’s Team William all the way.
Mattel has released a Barbie and Ken version of William and Kate to commemorate their upcoming one-year wedding anniversary.
As you can see, they have given William a full head of hair — something he doesn’t possess in real life — and strengthened his jawline. And although Kate looks a bit like every Barbie I’ve seen, she’s pretty and her gown is spot-on.
No doll marker would risk offending the royal family.
That clearly wasn’t a concern for the Mattel designer selected to create the dolls that recreate the wedding of Bella and Edward in Twilight Breaking Dawn.
I’m guessing he isn’t a fan of the saga. And Edward in particular.
His doll’s face is flat and fat, and his hair looks like an old lady’s wig. I know the white makeup isn’t flatteringly on anyone in the movies, but it eliminates all detail here.
In the words of my friend Tina…
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