Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Two Losses Today

Gentle readers and Dear Friends we loose two fine women today - one from film and one from our own stitching community.
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Jane Russell - 1921-2011

Her film career started with the 1943 classic Howard Hughes "The Outlaw" and she became a pinup for WWII's GI's.  After the war she and hit her stride in the 50's with such films as "His Kind of Woman" - 1951, "Macao" - 1952 and glorious "Gentleman Prefer Blonde's " in 1953.  This buxom beauty was always be remembered as a class act.
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It has been reported by the Norwalk Reflector that Lisa Roswell's car was washed off of Ohio 61 into Cole River.  The car was retrieved from the river with Lisa inside.  Rivers in NE and NW Ohio have been flooding due to snow and rain swelling them beyond capacity.  She was the owner of "The Primitive Needle" - her passing is huge lose to the stitching community.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her Husband and children. You can click HERE for the entire news story.
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A sad day  - 
Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm still in shock about Lisa's death. It's such a great tragedy.

krayolakris said...

So, so sorry to read that news. Thank you for letting us know.

sheri said...

My father and I had the pleasure of meeting Jane Russell years ago at a book signing. She was lovely - down to earth and very nice.

Lisa Roswell's passing is so very tragic. The story was very moving. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

Berit said...

I can't believe the tragedy of Lisa's death; I heard about it through Nicole who has a link up to Lisa's blog which was just updated with the sad news by her daughter, Mariah.

Have you seen the post?

http://witchstitches0.blogspot.com/

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Lisa's passing. What an awful tradgedy.

Sharlotte said...

I had heard about Jane but not about Lisa. Just so very sad.....

Siobhan said...

My heart is broken over the loss of Lisa, and my prayers go out for her family.

Loraine said...

Such a tragedy! I loved Lisa's designs. She will be very missed. I can't believe this has happened. It makes one pause and consider how precious life is!

ariadne said...

When I read your title I thought you meant Jane Russel and Annie Girardot. But when I read you meant a member of our cross stitch community and blogland I was shocked. I thought that this type of unfair tragedies happened only in my country but it seems that they also happen elsewhere,since flooded roads are not closed for drivers as they should be. I am really sorry for her family and friends.AriadnefromGreece!

Maggie O said...

That is so sad Edgar and so tragic for the Lisa Roswell...that is why we need to make sure that when we leae our families it is without any regrets...who knows if you are going to make it back to your family.

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh Edgar, what terrible news. I did not know Lisa personally, but I feel so touched by this because this is my area of the country. We've been overwhelmed by rain. Somehow I didn't see this on our local news. I'm in the SW of the state though...maybe there will be a report tonight.

Casa Pearl said...

I'm so, so, so saddened to read this news. Such a loss for her family and our stitching community.

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Oh my goodness...thank you for letting us know about Lisa's sad passing...she will be remembered not only for her beautiful designs but for her loving and giving heart, as well as her love for her family and the stitching community! What a terrible loss for all who knew and loved her!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Alice said...

It does make you think about life, when something this tragic happens. Nobody is promised tomorrow.

Stitchinowl said...

I am stunned and saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. What a horrible tragedy.
Carolyn

trillium said...

This is beyond sad.

The emergency teams and news stations in my area (N. Panhandle of WV and across in Ohio) get the word out on all media at the least hint of rising water. TV & radio reporters broadcast details of dangerous road and creek conditions.

I enjoy her primitive designs and I hope that the family continues to make them available.