A stand-out by all accounts, Juliette Lewis owns her fame in every frame with original edgy style and smoky-voiced finesse, starring in such films as Cape Fear with Robert De Niro and the controversial Natural Born Killers with Woody Hareleson, both of which earned high acting acclaim for Lewis, who also played the sardonic daughter of Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Having worked with some of the most revered directors in the industry and amassed an extended list of Showtime, HBO, TV and Film credentials, Lewis took a five year hiatus to pursue her musical inclinations, producing two albums and completing a globe-hopping tour with the band she leads called ‘Juliette and the Licks’. When recognized by Bob Dylan in an elevator once, Lewis says she “almost couldn’t breathe!” And after having a pony as a child, with which she competed in barrel racing, she now enjoys quiet walks with her dog because “people should really leave their homes without electronic devices more often.”
Aviator Charles Lindbergh was the first person to make a solo transatlantic flight in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis in 1927 and he and his wife (and co-pilot) Anne Morrow then went on to charter future commercial flights around the world while enjoying a privacy afforded in the sky that was scarcely found on the ground, due to his popularity. It is believed his popularity was behind the tragedy of the couple’s first child being kidnapped at 20 months of age; and though ransom was paid, the child was later found dead in the woods near their home. It is said that dogs are a most extraordinary solace in times of grief or strife and perhaps it was that factor that allowed the family to continue to grow and prosper. Lindbergh died of cancer at his home on Maui in 1974 and Anne continued writing; having become an accomplished author.
Little Timmy’s best ever friend Lassie was the star of the TV series by the same name for over two decades, though as years went by, the role of the heroic dog was played by descendants of the original Lassie; who was actually named Pal.
In addition to two goats, a turkey, and a few rabbits, President Abe Lincoln had two cats; one of whom Lincoln was quoted as declaring “smarter than my entire cabinet”
“No matter how much the cats fight, there always seems to be kittens” ~ Abe Lincoln
Do you take electronic devices on walks? Have you read any books by Anne Morrow Lindbergh? Are you a cat or a dog person?