My mother, Beryl, died on July 23rd. Take a look at the picture below and you'll get an idea. She barely looked a day over what you see. It bodes well for me. She was born in Hawaii because my grandfather was stationed in the Navy over there. Her family eventually ended up in San Francisco. After high school she started being the featured singer at Bimbos 365 Club. Then she had her own show on NBC Radio with Meredith Willson as her conductor. She ended up in LA and did a few movies. She was also one of the featured "stars" in The Earl Carroll Theatre," and after that she went on the road with Eddie Foy, Jr. and the comic Ben Blue. She was a hot number and had a fabulous singing voice. The last 30 years of her life (give or take a few) she literally spent living at the Balboa Bay Club. A great big thanks to Watermark Assisted Living in Beverly Hills for taking such good care of her. There wasn't one day that she didn't wake up and ask, "So what good thing is going to happen today?"