Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Bob Geldof!

Dear Sir Bob Geldof,
Yes, I know you’re famous for being an Irish singer, songwriter, and former member of rock band--The Boomtown Rats.  You’re famous for composing the song, “I Don’t Like Mondays.”  I sing that song just about every Monday.  Certainly, who can forget your hit “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” which became one of the best-selling singles of all-time and a popular video.
Not surprisingly, Sir Bob, you have been honored for your many anti-poverty efforts, like Band-Aid, Live-Aid, and others worthy causes.  However, what I best remember you for is your daughters’ names.  Yes, your daughters’ names!  Whenever friends ask me for name suggestions for their babies or pets, I always refer to your daughters.
Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom, Little Pixie, and Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.
Your youngest daughter, who now goes by Tiger Hutchense-Geldof, is actually the daughter of your ex-wife Paula Yates and Michael Hutchense (of INXS).  How notable that you fought for her custody after both parents had committed suicide. You said it would be best that Tiger be raised with her three half-sisters.  
Sir Bob, I must tell you that I admire your for your courage.  After all, I think it took some courage to name your children with such “creative” names.  My husband and I, on the other hand, were not nearly so brave.  With the surname Love, we chose simple and unassuming names for our children-- Julie, Stacy, and Todd.  Perhaps, if I had had more children I would have been braver!  How do these sound?... Fifi Love, Peaches Love, Little Pixie Love, and Tiger Lily Love.
I hope that you were able to celebrate a very happy 60th birthday today with all your daughters.  However, I hope it wasn’t too elaborate, Sir Bob.  One magazine has reported that you are worth 30 million pounds.  I don’t know how that translates into American dollars but it sounds like a lot. Why not contribute it to one of your many anti-poverty causes?   Mmmmm, just a thought.
Regards, Mrs Love

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Gordon "Sting" Sumner!

Dear Gordon,
I first heard you in 1981. I was in a grocery store in Jaèn, Spain. "Every Little Thing" came on over the store's sound system.  I asked someone: Who is this? What song is this?  
I was told it was The Police and I've been your devoted fan ever since.  I knew the first time I heard that song would be forever etched in my mind.
I have a beautiful sketched portrait of you hanging in my sewing room. One of my daughter's gave it to me for Christmas. One day a woman came to see me about some sewing and she noticed the portrait hanging on the wall. She pointed and asked,  "Is that your husband?" I laughed and answered, "Ha! I wish!"
Thank you, Mr. Gordon Sumner, aka  "Sting", for who you are and for sharing your talent with the world. You will never be forgotten! {{and there will always be much rejoicing!}}
Happy 60th Birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love