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Ann Margeret

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sheepdip, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    Viet Nam1966

    Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam , other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margret with Bob Hope in the background that was one of his treasures.

    A few years ago, Ann Margaret was doing a book signing at a local bookstore. Richard wanted to see if he could get her to
    Sign the treasured photo so he arrived at the bookstore at 12 o'clock for the 7:30 signing.

    When I got there after work, the line went all the way around the bookstore, circled the parking lot, and disappeared behind a parking garage. Before her appearance, bookstore employees announced that she would sign only her book and no memorabilia would be permitted. Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how much those shows meant to lonely GI's so far from home.. Ann Margaret came out looking as beautiful as ever and, as second in line, it was soon Richard's turn.

    He presented the book for her signature and then took out the photo. When he did, there were many shouts from the employees that she would not sign it. Richard said, "I understand. I just wanted her to see it."

    She took one look at the photo, tears welled up in her eyes and she said, "This is one of my gentlemen from Viet Nam and I most certainly will sign his photo. I know what these men did for their country and I always have time for 'my gentlemen.'' With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him. She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them. There weren't too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for pictures and acted as if he were the only one there.

    That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I'll never forget Ann Margret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.





    Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he'd like to talk about it, my big, strong husband broke down in tears.. ''That's the first time anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army,'' he said.
     
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  2. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    and we thought Ann Margeret was just cute!
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    ...who?
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    You don't like blond boobs?

    [video=youtube;01wG4tSIG88]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01wG4tSIG88[/video]
     
  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    What a nice story - thanks a lot for sharing that. I loved her in Grumpy Old Men.

    Looking at her in that video makes me realize what passes for a lady in Hollywood now doesn't qualify to take out her trash.

    Not very many of us can look this great at 71 years old.
     
  6. Angie

    Angie Reno, NV Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    She is hot and a class act.
     
  7. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    Long live Ann Margeret. she has been a hottie my whole life. gorgeous, classy, an american classic!!!!!!!!
     
  8. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    what country did you come from?
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I know who that is now. Nice.
     
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    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    About 20 years ago I was working on a 'Spec Script' for a sequel to the movie 'Easy Rider'. In my script Billy was not dead and I had developed a method for bringing him back (which was actually praised by a 'real' writer who proofread my script) My point to this is I used Ann Margeret as the ideal profile of Wyatts' (Peter Fonda) wife for my movie.
     
  12. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Amen sister!

    SF-
     
  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  14. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Yah, an American classic born in Sweden.
     
  15. Angie

    Angie Reno, NV Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So what? I was born in Germany and I'm American.
     
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  16. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Let's not forget Martha Rae. Not much of a looker, But she gave all she could to the service men and vets. Only to have her career suffer for it. Thank you Martha.
     
  17. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    A far cry better than the likes of jane fonda...
     
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  18. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Love her! I had the opportunity to see Ann Margaret and Bob Hope in Korea, but I was short and sent my RTO instead. It was the right thing to do, but I still regret missing them. And a warm round of applause for Bob Hope! There will never be a more dedicated friend to service personnel and USO warrior! Thank you! To all the current generation of USO preformers! And, thanks to the OP for this post!
     
  19. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Me too, But I'll bet a few years before you in 1958!!!!!
     
  20. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Rex retching!!!!