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More than Just a Pretty Face

Do you ever click on the Google doodle when the browser opens up? I like to check it out because it is a great place to learn fun, fast facts. Just little bits about someone or something that we thought we knew about. But that knowledge suddenly dims in the light of new information that is even more interesting.

Today would have been Hedy Lamarr’s 101st birthday. If you know who she was (forgiveness to all that are too young to remember her) a young Hollywood star more that likely pops into your head.

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She was a movie star from 1930 – 1985. But she was much, much more. Per her official website: “Hedy patented an idea that later became the crutch of both secure military communications and mobile phone technology“. (http://www2.hedylamarr.com/about/biography.html). She was a brilliant woman who wasn’t afraid to use her brain even though she could have be satisfied by standing by her leading man and smiling for the camera and audiences that loved her.

Check out her official website here: http://www2.hedylamarr.com/about/

Or just Google her – I’m sure info will pop up like meerkats on patrol.

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And think about this Hollywood Star when you make a cell call, or text, or are reading this on your computer using WiFi.

She was a woman before her time – the following quote says it all:

“The world isn’t getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people are hurried more and pushed more… The hurried way is not the right way; you need time for everything – time to work, time to play, time to rest.” Hedy Lamarr

(tks Google for the info and the images used in this post)

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Wandering Weekends: Morton’s Arboretum

This year we purchased a membership to Morton’s Arboretum in the Chicago suburbs. We’ve been there a few times and since both of us are really trying to exercise more, it seemed like pretty place with nice trails to get some of those miles in. Getting the pass was a no-brainer, if you go more that twice it is paid for and the membership is tax deductible – win/win in my book.

We were actually going to go last weekend, but Saturday it rained for hours and was cold. AND was Halloween. Not a good combo for walking among the trees. So this morning was a crisp 50 degrees with brilliant blue skies and sunshine. All set to enjoy the fall weather and colors in the trees, we grabbed the camera and headed out.

Remember the previous paragraph when I said it rained for hours the week before. I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life and know better than to think those leaves would all still be hanging on the branches waiting for us to get around to seeing them. There were a few stragglers that were still colorful, but most of the trees were bare.

The walk was still delightful and it was easier to see birds, squirrels and even a coyote that was pretty far from us. Luckily my hubby has a lens on his camera that caught the coyote during his lunch of apparent mice in the field he was in.

Here are a few of the pictures, hope you all enjoy them

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These leaves hung on until we got there!

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Crabapple Lake

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Hiding from other squirrels behind a tree. LOL

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He is pretty far away – but that is ok with us.

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