Monday, November 7, 2011


Gentle Readers . . .  and Maxwell,

Today and only today, and perhaps some other time in the future, What? Monday becomes Who? Monday because the question is

Who is your hero and/or heroine? 

This is a toughie for me because I can name so many people.

I'll start with my mom and dad because I miss them so much. The older I get, the more I miss them.

Next, Favorite Young Man and Someone I Love.

Little Chick

Doris Kearns Goodwin (Oh how I wish I could be Doris but I don't think I could stand to look at her husband -- I was going to post a current photo of him but I couldn't find one and it's just as well because it might frighten those of you who are a bit sensitive. Dick Goodwin looks kind of like somebody dressed in a bad gorilla suit for Halloween, but a gorilla would be more attractive than Dick Goodwin.)

Bob Dole

Ronald and Nancy Reagan

Gerry and Betty Ford

Barack and Michelle Obama

Anne Tyler 

Pat Conroy

Maya Angelou

Sylvia Plath, but she should not have killed herself 


I'll stop there, but I'm sure I could come up with a lot more names because although lots of people in this world are jerks, I think even more people are great.

Now, tell us please,

Who is your hero and/or heroine?

Infinities of love,


P.S. Heroine is not the same as heroin. We're not talkin' smack here. 


  1. There've been a few people whom I've admired, some greatly so. There've also been people who have helped me out in times of need. And I, too, have a weakness for certain grammarians, I confess.

    But having grown up on comic book and celluloid heroes during the very late 1950s, and most of the 1960s, I tend to reserve a label like "hero" for fictitious characters like my earliest childhood role models. Zorro, The Lone Ranger, and Batman. Then Captain America.

    I was going to wimp out and say no one from reality, and then I recalled the uncle who died two years before I was even born. Joe Korsak, Sr.

  2. My grandfather, the kindest man I've ever known. The only "impossible" thing I've ever regretted was that my husband and son never met him.

  3. What a fun idea. My hero is Zeke (my son who died). Maybe it sounds strange, but that's my answer.

  4. Interesting post, I've to think about it!

  5. my gran :) she's dead now, but i've learnt a lot about life from her life and death.

  6. My hero is my friend's mom, Joan. She has had so much tragedy in her life (including losing two of her children, one to murder), and she hasn't let it make her bitter and angry.

  7. No heroes for me. They all turn out to be a disappointment.

  8. Loved the last line. You are one clever chick! And I'm stumped on the many to choose from...which is a good thing.

  9. Mr. Fox, I enjoyed reading about your uncle. What a great guy.

    Pat, Bauer needs a shower cuz when he stinks he ain't got no power.

    Suz, That's lovely and sad too.

    Elisa, I don't think it's strange at all.

    Jaya, Way cool.

    Jane, I'm sorry your friend has had to deal with so much, but I'm very glad to hear from you. You don't know how much I've missed you.

    Betsy! That's so sad!

  10. I will forever admire Marilyn Monroe for overcoming her child hood and depicting the true meaning of the American Dream. I am also a huge admirer of Lucille Ball and Pricess Diana. (Maybe I should start picking some that are alive?) hahaha

  11. Johnny Depp! Oh wait, we're not talkin' smack here, are we? ;)

    My great-grandmother, for being brave and adventurous and moving here from Sweden when she was only 16. And for all she went through over the years - and putting up with me and teaching me how to cook. :)

  12. Easy for me. Any dude or duddette who puts boots on the ground, on or under the sea or in the air is my hero. My parents WERE NOT my hero's. And I will have to add George Dubua Bush. He was not aslick speaker, but he has more class and dignity than any president since Ronald Reagan. But most of all, my two grand-kids. They are freaking awesome and amaze me more each day.

  13. Oh! And Chuck Norris! I had to add him or he would kick my ass.

  14. Coffeypot, A three-year-old girl could kick your ass, but that's because you're such a sweetheart.

    Stacy, Can your Swedish cooking beat my Norwegian cooking?

    Ms. Fun, Most of the people I chose are dead. It's o.k.

  15. The French Spider-Man. :P

  16. The f*ck is Jack Bauer?

  17. Copyboy, O.K.!

    My 2 Pesos, I was not aware that there is such a creature as a French Spider Man. Is he a Euro-trash spidey type?

    Interwebs, I believe Jack Bauer was the hero of the TV show 24, which I never saw. Anyway, I think that's the name of the show and the name of the main character. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.

  18. Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Quentin Crisp, Noel Coward, Jeff Bridges, Aaron Sorkin, Helene Hanff, Joshua Kadison, Mike Royko, Andy Capp, Baloo the bear in "The Jungle Book" (1967), Murray N. Burns (Jason Robards) in "A Thousand Clowns", Judge Harry Stone (Harry Anderson) on "Night Court", Lord John Marbury (Roger Rees) on "The West Wing", Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in the "Back to the Future" trilogy, and Brian Hackett (Steven Weber) on "Wings".

  19. The French Spiderman is a real bloke who climbs the side of skyscrapers with no ropes or equipment other than a bag of chalk so his hands don't slip.

  20. Oh, and actor/playwright Sam Shepard.

  21. My dad is my number one hero, followed closely by my hubs and Elisa. They are all inspiring people that have survived amazing odds and help others. Who could ask for more in a hero? Love ya too woman!

  22. Rory, Outstanding!

    Tony, Thanks for the information.

    Melynda, Lovely answers.

  23. My grandmother.

    She raised nine children.

    She went to back to college and got her Masters at 60. Then used that degree to work for free with prison inmates through AA.

    She traveled the world.

    She never stopped learning, everything was a new opportunity for her.

    She was awesome. And my Mom is just like her. :)

  24. Easy answer--my grandmother! She was about 4' nothing & could do anything, including repairing a roof. When my grandfather couldn't work any more she supported her family by sewing piecework in the garment industry.

    She grew up poor in Austria & when she was 16 a photographer came into town looking for beautiful young women to pose nude for a calendar. Her family needed the money, so she appeared in the calendar, her long blonde hair covering everything she thought should be covered. She was too embarassed to keep a copy--too bad! I would have loved to have seen it.

  25. Nicola Tesla is my hero, he gave us modern electricity while Edison gets all the credit.

  26. There's lots of people I admire, but no-one I would call my hero.

    I might have to think about this and get back to you.

  27. Julianna, That's so cool.

    fishducky, She sounds like Lady Godiva.

    JDC, Great answer.

    dirtycowgirl, Take your time. I'm always here, chained to a hot computer, barefoot, pregnant, and churning out words.


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