FAMILY

I’ve been staying at my son and daughter-in-law’s for four days. I like doing that. It is a calm, cozy, clean home. Simone has rules—you don’t wear outdoor shoes indoors; You don’t cut things directly on the kitchen counter which tends to stain. I always learn new things when I stay with them. Being young and very intelligent activists, they are really plugged in on many levels. Not all levels are serious. Last night, I asked them to watch “Modern Family” with me cause I’d seen previews and it looked funny and got good reviews. Of course, I’ve watched other well-reviewed series that I didn’t think were good. I got slightly traumatized watching the Emmys this year and realizing I knew no one and had seen almost no series or specials. Missed “Grey Gardens” cause of doing the play on Broadway. I found “Modern Family” very likeable. I then watched “House” because my son, Troy (Garity) is doing an episode maybe tomorrow or a week from tomorrow. That should be good!! Richard likes to watch “Dancing With the Stars” which kinda shocked me till he persuaded me that the show has exposed many young people to ballroom dancing who might never otherwise have paid attention. Okaaaaaaay……..

Many sweet blog commenters have asked what has happened to my little dog Tulea since she hasn’t appeared in any blogs of late. So here she is. Looking up at me as I sit at the desk.

Tulea

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  1. Your dog is so adorable!

  2. I really don’t watch much TV myself. People will talk about, like you mentioned, Dancing With The Starts or other shows and I don’t have a clue. Most of my family watches House, I don’t think i’ve ever seen it. So, your son is playing a porn star huh? Very interesting. I just may have to watch that episode now!

  3. I so love reading your blogs and loved your book…we met at the Symposium space in NY and had a bice conversation. I told you that my mom died of lung cancer and – only wish she had left me a book about her life to read and that it was the greatest gift you could have bestowed on your children and you gave me a big hug and said how much my saying that meant to you…god bless you Jane Seymour Fonda and please keep blogging it is truly enjoyable and makes you think !! Your fan Lisa Hession

  4. Hi Tulea, Hi Jane!

    Thanks for the update. It IS fun to visit family and learn new things. As far as TV goes I have to recommend Mad Men on AMC and In Treatment on HBO.

    Both have DVD’s out of their seasons so get caught up!

    Take care and you are a wonder!

    Abbie

  5. Nice to know that you and Tulea are well and doing fine . Good to know that someone is, been seeing post that Maria Shriver had just arrived in Long Beach for the Womens conference. Being in Long Beach it is alway a event, with many this going about for a few day , of the conference. I surprised you had not come out to the conference this year , to talk on aging issues and women.
    Good to know you still about, would love to be a in life real time artist at you ranch, add some color to the place and a little zen along with it.

    take care, Jane

  6. I really enjoy getting to know you through your Twitter blog as opposed to just knowing of you all these years. I am only a few years younger than you and struggled with (still ) eating disorders and perfectionism. I still remember your comment a few years back “..good enough is good enough’ I try to remember that. I adored your father, love yours movies ( Sunday in the Park; to kiss Robert Redford!!!) but I also really admire you. Just wanted you to know.

  7. Fun seeing ‘sweet Tulea’ and those eyes….so expressive! Also fun reading about your Family descriptions; can really relate to those experiences. Amazing how quickly time passes watching great writing such as Modern Family! Have you seen Curb Your Enthusiasm? Would love seeing you in that one! Like DWTS because it takes me into a totally different world of glamour combined with hard work and listening to see if judges agree with my observations. (You would be great in that one too!…a REAL star!) Looking forward to seeing you on ANY screen…big or small!!!

  8. I love House. I’m hoping it will be on Monday night unless there is a baseball game. Will be watching for Troy.

    Tulea is so cute. I have a little dog named Sophie and a cat named Sadie. They are such a joy to me as I know Tulea is to you.

    I really like reading your blog posts. Thanks for keeping us updated.

    Gail

  9. Hi Jane,

    You must see Grey Gardens! Top notch performances and quite the story. I would love for you to return to the small screen. I still can’t believe “The Dollmaker” isn’t available on DVD. I’m so glad I have a copy on VHS.

    Take care,
    Bill

  10. Hi, Jane! Would you ever do “Dancing With The Stars”? It would be fun!

  11. You probably don’t realize how delightful you are, but I love reading your descriptions of family rules and insights. Our children do come back to haunt us, don’t they?! Thanks for the many grins you provide us with.

  12. Always great to see your dog. I love dogs, but have three cats, so I realte to the dogs of others. Miss you when you don’t post, but am glad when your life is going so great that you don’t interrupt it for us. We can handle it. United Fram Workers are keeping up the good fight in Florida. It’s good to be a part of it when I can. Thy have had some victories and are picketing stores in various areas of Florida. Remember me, I’m the native and lifelong Floridian who adores you. Always.

  13. Dancing With The Stars — can’t believe you are questioning its value. It is a fun show that has brought families together to watch it, and yes, has opened the eyes of viewers of all ages to the fun and exercise potential of all types of dancing. In my opinion, a far better use of time than a show like Modern Family that uses put down after put down to get easy laughs. The best shows: Brothers & Sisters and MadMen.

  14. fine! i remembered Troy as a young boy, now is grown-up and handsome with a pretty woman.It’s must be a little weird to see her own son acting, so the show goes on in a multygeneration path! always reading you with great interss! Frederique dhenein

  15. Ms. Fonda- We just watched California Suite over the weekend, and loved watching you and Alan Alda. What a fun role that must have been. Such quick writing. You are a real gem. Thank you.

  16. Jane,

    So glad to see your little Tulea is well. I really enjoy your blog and reading of your travels and adventures.

    My husband and I are going to Zurich in December. I wondered if you have been there and if so can you share with me any information on what to see, where to eat ect…. This is my first time to Europe so of course I am excited.

    I would appreciate anything you could suggest.

    Thank you,
    Sally Oldham
    [email protected]

  17. Tulea is as cute as a button! 🙂

  18. mmmmm…Dancing with the Stars? As someone who watches and enjoys the show I think about all it exposes young people to is skimpy costumes.

  19. Awww, Tulea…hadn’t realized till you posted this that she’d been AWOL from your blog. 🙂 re TV..did you see the LA Times story today re how many are forgoing paying for cable TV and just watching TV online? (We’re very close to doing that ourselves.) I don’t even watch the Emmys anymore…I suppose because I watch so little episodic TV these days. I didn’t see Grey Gardens on HBO, but via Netflix…loved it.

  20. Dear Jane,

    I just received your latest letter about your visit with your son and his family. I too am glad to see that “Tulea” is doing well. She is absolutely adorable!!
    I have worked for a veterinarian for 13 years so I love seeing all of the different types of dogs and cats that people have. Many people say to me, “what a great job that must be, playing with puppies and kittens all day long”. I always tell them that, “it’s a tough job but somebody has to do it!”
    Take care! Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure.

    Sincerely,

    Melissa

  21. If you’re going to watch Dancing with the Stars, can I suggest So You Think You Can Dance? I know, I know, I thought I would hate it, but watching the talent involved is really entertaining and occasionally thrilling.

  22. Tulea, baby, so good to see you… darling picture of her! I’m not familiar with this breed of dog, but from what you tell us about her, she’s a very loving pet and devoted to you, Jane.

    I haven’t seen “Modern Family”, but I’ll have to watch it and see if I like it. “Grey Gardens” was well done I thought. The acting was very good…sad, tragic story though. I think it’s available to see on cable now.

    I used to watch “Dancing With The Stars”, but I got tired of it. It just seemed silly to me after a while…the costumes, the “drama” of some of the people, the “stars” trying their best to dance, but many seem to struggle, the judges’ harsh comments sometimes to these people who are NOT professional dancers, and just the format of the show. The different kinds of dances are interesting to watch sometimes but……..

    I’ll have to watch “House”! I’d love to see Troy on that show!

    Some of my favorite shows are “On Demand” on Comcast like, “Nurse Jackie”, with Edie Falco on SHO which is excellent. “Mad Men” on AMC is a favorite. Dexter on SHO is another good show even though it’s a little weird.

    I haven’t watched the Emmy’s in a long time, but I tried to this year, but I thought it was very boring. So after about 45 minutes, I changed the channel!

  23. Modern Family is the best new show on television and is the first time a gay male couple with a child have been shown on primetime TV. Groundbreaking. Glad you liked it Jane!!

  24. Hi Jane, I really enjoyed “Grey Gardens” and highly recommend it. (I can’t believe that I am recommending a movie to my favorite star! That’s the internet I guess.) Thanks for the heads up on “House”.

  25. This was an email i got… it had pictures of you during the war… is it true?

    What a horrific blunder – who sets up this list of 100 women of the century anyway? Barbara Walters? YUK!!!!!!!!!

    SHE REALLY WAS A TRAITOR!!

    In Memory of
    my brother -in- law
    LT. C.Thomsen Wieland

    who spent 100 days at the Hanoi Hilton

    IF YOU NEVER FORWARDED
    ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE FORWARD THIS SO THAT EVERYONE WILL KNOW!!!!!!

    She really is a traitor

    A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED
    KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA

    This is for all the kids born in the 70’s who do
    not remember, and didn’t have to bear the
    burden that our fathers, mothers and older
    brothers and sisters had to bear.

    Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the
    ‘100 Women of the Century.’

    BY BARBRA WALTERS

    Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still
    countless others have never known how Ms.
    Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country,
    but specific men who served and sacrificed
    during Vietnam

    The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot.

    The pilot’s name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat.

    In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF
    Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison
    the ‘ Hanoi Hilton.’

    Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell,
    cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ’s, he was
    ordered to describe for a visiting American
    ‘Peace Activist’ the ‘lenient and humane
    treatment’ he’d received.

    He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was
    dragged away.
    During the subsequent beating, he fell forward
    on to the camp Commandant ‘s feet, which
    sent that officer berserk.

    In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from
    double vision (which permanently ended his
    flying career) from the Commandant’s frenzied
    application of a wooden baton..

    From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the
    47FW/DO (F-4E’s). He spent 6 years in the
    ‘Hanoi Hilton’,,, the first three of which his
    family only knew he was ‘missing in action’.
    His wife lived on faith that he was still alive.
    His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and
    clothed routine in preparation for a
    ‘peace delegation’ visit.

    They, however, had time and devised a plan to
    get word to the world that they were alive
    an d still survived. Each man secreted a tiny
    piece of paper, with his Social Security Number
    on it , in the palm of his hand.

    When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a
    cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each
    man’s hand and asking little encouraging
    snippets like: ‘Aren’t you sorry you bombed
    babies?’ and ‘Are you grateful for the humane
    treatment from your benevolent captors?’
    Believing this HAD to be an act, they each
    palmed her their sliver of paper.

    She took them all without missing a beat. At the
    end of the line and once the camera stopped
    rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs,
    she turned to the officer in charge and handed
    him all the little pieces of paper.

    Three men died from the subsequent beatings.
    Colonel Carrigan was almost number four
    but he survived, which is the only reason we
    know of her actions that day.

    I was a civilian economic development advisor
    in Vietnam , and was captured by the North
    Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in
    1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years.

    I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one
    year in a cage in Cambodia ; and one year
    in a ‘black box’ in Hanoi
    My North Vietnamese captors deliberately
    poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a
    nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South
    Vietnam , whom I buried in the jungle near the
    Cambodian border.
    At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs.
    (My normal weight is 170 lbs)

    We were Jane Fonda’s ‘war criminals.’

    When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi , I was asked by
    the camp communist political officer if I would
    be willing to meet with her..

    I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real
    treatment we POWs received… and how
    different it was from the treatment purported by
    the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as
    ‘humane and lenient.’

    Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky
    floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched
    with a large steel weights placed on my hands,
    and beaten with a bamboo cane.

    I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda
    soon after I was released. I asked her
    if she would be willing to debate me on TV.
    She never did answer me.

    These first-hand experiences do not exemplify
    someone who should be honored as part
    of ‘100 Years of Great Women.’
    Lest we forget…’ 100 Years of Great Women’
    should never include a traitor whose hands are
    covered with the blood of so many patriots.

    There are few things I have strong visceral
    reactions to, but Hanoi Jane’s participation in
    blatant treason, is one of them.
    Please take the time to forward to as many
    people as you possibly can.
    It will eventually end up on her computer and
    she needs to know that we will never forget. RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF
    716 Maintenance Squadron, Chief of
    Maintenance
    DSN: 875-6431
    COMM: 883-6343

    PLEASE HELP BY SENDING THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. IF ENOUGH PEOPLE SEE THIS MAYBE HER STATUS WILL CHANGE

    • Kaylyn, This stuff has been circulated for years. It makes me so sad, not so much for myself because I know who and what I am and I am no traitor, but for the men who need to believe this. The best thing to do for you or others who read this and want to understand is to read my memoirs, “My Life So Far,” in which I write extensively and in great detail about everything I did in Vietnam (and before and after.) I confront directly the horrific rumors that continue to circulate that have been called “An internet hoax” even by the head to the POW?MIA organization….I believe his name is Mike McGrath. If you want instead, you could go to the local library, rent the book and just read the chapters called “Tom”, “Hanoi”, “Bamboo” and “Framed”. xx

      • Jane,
        It has been many, many, many, years and although it is easier said than done, don’t get upset over it. People will always believe what they want to, even when it isn’t the truth, and most of the time it isn’t.
        The people in your life that know the truth and know that you are a fabulous person are the only people that matter. You have millions of fans who have read the book and understand these things better. You have so many people behind you no matter what. Way more people than the ones who AREN’T behind you.
        I feel sad when you say it still upsets you. Of course you have every right to let it upset you, but these people saying and spreading rumors are not even worth it!!!
        We’re all here for you Jane!!!

      • I just finished reading those 4 chapters. You need to get THOSE circulated on the internet and everyone needs to email that all over the world!! There are so many that believe only what they want to believe, because if they believed otherwise they would have to face the facts, and still, after 36 years they do not want to admit that they were duped by egotistical men into doing their bidding. The power to use human beings as toy soldiers has been going on since man got here. Bush has proven it can still be done. But I think our mothers are getting smarter, teaching their sons they don’t have to be stripped of their souls and rebuilt as robotic soldiers. Slowly but surely.

        My father did WWII, Korea, and they wanted to send him to Vietnam, he declined. My brother did Vietnam, survived. My ex husband did Vietnam, survived. We married when he came back from Vietnam. He had horrible nightmares. Kept a rifle by the bed and one night woke up screaming, grabbed the rifle and shot through the window. Many more of these stories. We were too young to handle it. Got divorced in less than a year. Remain in touch to this day. It was very hard for him to find help.

        I’m an army brat, and have worked on a militiary base for 34 years. I’ve lived with these men all my life. Their misconception of you is still widespread. I get into these debates with them all the time trying to make them see, they were controlled by ego’s and only did what they were told, but they WERE involved in a useless war. That needs to be embraced and processed, and they need to forgive themselves. I don’t think that will ever be done. But I try when I can.

        I ride a motorcycle and ride with several veterans. One Vietnam vet said he would not ride with me because I had a peace sign on my motorcycle. We talked. We are best buds now, and I understand his view, and he understands why I did what I did. It just takes that…talking. How I wish they all would talk.

        You will have that target on your back the rest of your life Jane. It’s very sad, because you HAVE been a tremendous force in this country, you have made a tremendous difference as a woman. You have changed history and the way this issue was talked about, examined, and thought of. You have brought to light the egos of men that would rather puppet lives than relinquish their egos.

        I lost my faith with Nixon of course, and I have never believed a president since then. I know too much!! Actually I know what I should know, and you were part of that light that brought it out for me.

        I’m sure there are men that champion your truth, but I am dissapointed that they do not go full throttle on this and make it a point to get out there and get the truth to these men once and for all.

        My nephew is in Iraq right now. I can not discuss with him the untruths about this fiasco, he is to ingrained. Not in being an army man, but being in the tradition of our family. He feels he carried on his fathers and grandfathers tradition. How I would love to speak to him of Iraq and Vietnam without fear of loosing his love. His parents would kill me!! They are very right, I am very left.

        One day, I hope, one day, I Imagine…..

        • Dear KD, Guess what? I could post those chapters (I guess) but the far out guys who need a focus for their anger and hate won’t be swayed by anything you or I say. One piece of news that you will appreciate is the next summer, Veterans For Peace is going to honor me at their annual convention. I feel good about that.xx

          • I am so very glad to hear you will be honored next summer at the Veterans For Peace. I hope there is a lot of publicity around it. You are so well deserved of these honors.

            I would love to see the 4 chapters circulated one way or another. I know there are none so blind as those who will not see. I know there are still veterans that don’t know the history of Vietnam, still don’t know why they were there, only that they did what their country said to do and they were proud of that. Which they should be.

            You know, there are books I read and say to myself, I’m the choir here, being preached by this book, there are so many others that should read it that it would SO benefit! This is how I feel about yours! Maybe I can get one to read it!

            Your love and care for this country comes through with the soul you posses, then and now, that should have come through the media then. It didn’t, and this gave you life lessons too. All to the good I hope for you.

            Love and Peace

          • Wow! That bit of news just made my day.
            Best wishes from Germany
            Jason
            p.s. If you’re still coming to Germany in Nov for the Unicef event and you need any help with maybe saying something in German, then just ask and I can send you some ideas. But I guess everyone can say ‘Dankeschön’ can’t they?

    • There’s always going to be slandering propaganda, against you and everyone else in the public eye.

      Those of us who were adults at the time, or read your book, understand and support your position. Wd also admire your courage.
      Don’t let negativism, slander or misunderstanding let you down.
      No matter how much good you do, there is always going to be someone who misunderstands you.

      Love

      Sil

  26. Hi Jane-
    Yes, you really should try and see Grey Gardens. Both Drew and Jessica are outstanding; it’s so nice to see Ms. Lange with a role that is worthy of her talents. Speaking of great roles…I saw Coming Home again this weekend. I wrote my first fan letter to you when I was sixteen….that film and your performance touched me very deeply at the time and still does to this day. What a wonderful piece of work all around!!
    Certainly a film that has so much to tell us today!

    I’ve always been drawn to the stories of soldiers “coming home”, perhaps because I grew up watching a war unfold in front of me every evening…and having a father that could never seriously talk of his time in Korea. That being the case, I’m in the process of writing a play about the 43 soldiers from the county I grew up in, who never made it home from Vietnam. It’s based on a self published book that somehow made it’s way to me. I’ve been so moved by these stories and lives….it’s quite life changing. I hope to have a solid completed first draft soon. I guess what I want to say is….thank you for opening my eyes so many years ago on this very important subject. And who knows…maybe I’ll send you a copy of my play when I’m finished.

    Take care, Bill

  27. First, Grey Gardens was fabulous, Barrymore at her best I think.

    I’ve never watched House, but will be interested to see your son on that episode.

    I am reading your book right now. In the middle of Snapshots From The Road. Slow going because I am so busy, but will be interested to read this part, as I had a fiance and a brother in Vietnam while I was in high school/college and it was a big part of my life. Wanting to protest, but torn between that and my loyalty to family.

    Becoming a feminist, fighing for my rights in this world then, and now reading your book brings back lots of memories! I’m glad you wrote this book, and I wish some friends would read it, but these vets are blinded by the light.

    Anyway – so much to say, too little time. We are off to Mexico for some time. I’ll be on the beach reading your book. It’s great. Will love reading your newest. You’ve seen a lot in your life, and like you, for me, later in life(I’m 56) things are so clear.

    Thanks for the great read.

  28. Jane,

    Tulea is absolutely adorible! Also, I think you should definetly go on Dancing With The Stars! You would do great! 🙂

  29. I have to confess, knowing how fit you are, I think you would be a perfect candidate for Dancing with the Stars. It’s apparently a lot of work, but I think you would truly be gorgeous. For when you have nothing to do….lol

    • Hi Jane,

      It’s interesting that you talk about staying with your son & daughter-in-law who you seem very close to.

      I just finished watched Lake City starring Troy and the magnificent Sissy Spacek and was extremely impressed by both of them. Not bad to be cast opposite such an acting legend! Troy seems to have lotsa talent and has a great screen presence. You must be very proud!

  30. Okaaay….you’re back and your blog is heating up again. Lotsa stuff here.
    Love “Dancing w/the stars” and have you seen the new HBO show “Hung” ? and I didn’t like HBO’s “Grey Gardens.” Having seen Christine E and Mary Lou W in the Bdwy show, nothing could top those Tony award winning performances. Especially didn’t like Jessica’s choice of playing the mother so laid back. And Drew was not up to Christine. But love both those actresses anyway!

  31. Love your open mind Jane, it’s what keeps you young and vibrant. I’ve had a no shoes in the house rule for years by the way. For health reasons really. Say, if someone wished to have a percentage of a purchase price of a consumer product donated to G-CAPP or The Sisterhood is Global Institute for instance, might this be possible? If so, what is the way to go about coming to this arrangement?

    • Kooyong, Please explain more what it is you are suggesting. I am not clear. Thanks.

      • I was just thinking how we pay a tax on just about everything we buy and where it goes is perhaps a subject best kept for another day (or not!). What I meant really was what if there was a voluntary non-profit surcharge on selected goods and services that went into a fund that non-profit organizations such as yours could benefit from. And each vendor of these selected goods or services could promote their product (with permissions of course) with a claim they are donating such and such a percentage of the purchase price of their product to the XY&Z non-profit fund or to a specific non-profit organization itself. Altho the headlines say the US economy is growing there are still a lot of non- profits out there in need of assistance. Just thought I’d throw the idea out there. You never know. Thank you for listening.

  32. Dear Jane,
    First, thank you for all you do, and for doing it so well. Now, you should not feel too traumatized by a lot of what you missed as I really feel the quality of much of television programming continues to go downhill. What has happened to the strong comedies, and the shows that had people talking and discussing issues, making people FEEL and THINK and LAUGH OUT LOUD? They seem to be so few in number these days. I am getting ready to start up my first tv show which is a dramedy based on my life and stand up comedy for one of the cable networks and my MAIN thing for this project is to bring back some strength, dignity and fun to tv. You know, we lost Bea Arthur this year, which was a blow (she incidentally got me started in stand up) and it just seemed to be a sign. I want so much for my show to make people think and cause minds to open and expand through laughter. This works, trust me. So, I hope that you get to see it and enjoy. Please know that one of the reasons I do what I do and for my show coming about is because of the inspiration you have given me over the years. Your artistry and strength and intelligence have moved me beyond what words can express. If we could ever have you come on board, even for a cameo, I think I could die a happy man, and my world would come full circle. Also, I hope to bring Troy into the fold at some point. Now there is some amazing talent too! By the way, I am one of the “younger people” you spoke of in your book, and although I knew about your workouts, I am proud to say I knew you first and foremost for your acting and beauty. You continue to shine and amaze. I will always be indebted to you for how you have inspired me. I look forward to many more years of inspiration from/ by you.
    Sincerely,

    JEREMY GANN

  33. “Modern Family”, good writing , that is what makes it funny, and true. You have do have a funny bone , and you have shown it in ” Mother in law from hell” so you do have more that a simple view of the comic, you could have been comedy character, if drama was not in you blood and family. You do perform comical acts when the time is needed, you must have a clear view to the world to see the cosmic joke in all this professionalism. All and all you do have a modern family , I would think.

  34. Hi Jane
    Have you seen Capitalism A love Story? I saw it the other night. Michael Moore’s movies are entertaining and thought provoking. Was wondering what you thought about it, as you’ve questioned capitalism thru your activism in the past. Yah I know…religion and politics. But I think you would like it.

  35. Jane, that white outfit you are wearing in the photographs posted with “A fun dinner with friends” is gorgeous. You wear clothes so well that you should start a clothing line.

    I doubt I could afford that outfit, but out of curiosity, who is the designer?

    Judi

    • Got it in a store here in L.A. called James Pearce. Not expensive.

  36. As the mother of a young son during the Vietnam War, I was grateful to you for not being one of the silent majority. I was thankful my son was too young for the war times. Today, the silent majority has found their voice through the internet and I am so thankful.
    When I discovered your blog, I happily shared it with a friend, who to my shock, expressed surprise that I would be interested in you because of the previous letter! She believed those war stories about you. I told her my feelings and then realized she was younger and had been married to a serviceman in those years. When I told her about all the good you are doing, she said it’s probably because you are feeling guilty!! Even though we agree politically today, her opinion showed a state of mind I can’t stomach! Thank you once again, Jane!

  37. Good to see you back on the blog Tulea. I was begining to wonder where you went to. I had my 10th Birthday last week — it was a real blow-out.

    If you go to my Wag, http://www.theroxiewag.com you can see the celebrations and my Halloween get up.

    Roxie xox

  38. Hey Jane,
    I was wondering about Tulea too, glad that she is still around! My nephew is in Afghanistan and he can’t say much, but as a 19 year old away from home for the first time he is having his eyes opened in more ways than one. Those who had their minds set about you back then aren’t going to change, unfortunately. However, you have more supporters than you have opposition, so take some comfort in that. We love you Jane.

    Cheers,
    Karen from Down Under.

  39. I LOVE Modern Family! I think the dad who thinks he’s “hip” is hilarious (and SO reminds me of James) 😉

    I hope to meet Troy and Simone one day…they sound very cool.

  40. Just wanted to stop by and say you look absolutely fantastic! All the best to you Jane! I can’t help it, when I see you I always remember on golden pond….

  41. Your dog is so cute! She loves the camera so well.

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