I have to admit there have been lots of times I was grateful to
be part of the big city of Cleveland. I moved from Sandusky to
Cleveland, where I felt that we had a more active life.
We moved to a subdivision, named “Bretton Ridge.” It had a busy
neighborhood pool, ice skating rink and sidewalks. My parents
joined a few card clubs and had Progressive Dinners, where each
couple would prepare a course of a multiple course meal. They
would rotate the host and hostess duties, from one home to the
next. Children were not invited, but there were plenty of fun
things to do around North Olmsted.
We still enjoy watching the Cleveland teams. We are fans of all
the different entertainment opportunities that are around that
area. I liked living close to Lake Erie, the metropolitan parks,
the downtown Public Square area. My parents still took us once
a year to Cedar Point Amusement Park, which became more and more
popular, expensive and crowded. (I ended up working there for
two summers and enjoyed living in the dormitories, although they
I am proud that “Cleveland Rocks!”
Thank goodness for Drew Carey and others who continue to bring the
city to light. I am a big fan of Drew’s sense of humor and his
ability to engage in improvisational comedy skits, too. He has
made our lunchtime show, in the break room, “The Price is Right,”
There are numerous actors, past, present and upcoming that have
come from Cleveland.
The sights are diverse and interesting there. I still feel the
“Flats” is a fun place to go and listen to jazz, rock and roll,
along with R & B bands.
I like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Galleria, for places to
go. The Tower City has been replaced with the Horseshoe Gambling
Casino. There are more, new plans for the renewal of Cleveland’s
I never turn down a chance to go to the ‘new’ Cleveland stadium,
which was first called, Jacob’s Stadium, then is currently called,
Another wonderful actor, who graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware,
Ohio, is Wendie Malick. Her show with some major stars, including the
hilarious and ageless, Betty White is “Hot in Cleveland.” This show
is on TV Land channel. It continues to make me proud. I liked Wendie’s
other endeavors, such as she is active in pro-green, environmental and
water supply projects. I just love her wacky humor.
I was hoping that the Depends product being featured in Wendie’s
character’s (a soap opera diva) would have been seen by my friends at
work last night. Alas, my coworkers had not watched it.
With Wendie’s comedic flair for drama, her swishing across the room
wearing a pair of protective underwear was so funny! This was so her
character could be the spokesperson for them. She was practicing,
trying to look sophisticated, despite the swishing noise emitting
from inside her pants… The scene had me rolling on the floor,
That’s all for Cleveland and my little “shout out’s” to the ones
who are featuring our great Hometown of Cleveland on T.V. these
days and nights!