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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Paul Newman

image from readingeagle.com
"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home. I was wishing I looked like Paul Newman -he looks tough and I don't - but I guess my own looks aren't so bad."

from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders is one of my favorite books, so when Jed told me Paul Newman had died I quoted these opening lines from the book to him. My experience with Paul Newman is this quote, salad dressing, popcorn and the movie Cool Hand Luke which Jed made me watch a few months ago. Then Jed explained the many other exposures I've had to Paul Newman and was just unaware of. But I think this book quote will stick with me the most. That, and Jed referring to baby Buddy as Baby Paul Newman all the time due to our little boy's blue blue eyes.


Shannon said...

That is sad! At least he's not suffering anymore though.

I love his salad dressing....oh and his movies :)

Jamie said...

This isn't about Paul Newman, but I think I might be upset if the cinnamon rolls doesn't win. If the raspberry lemonade cupcakes win, please promise me you will still make the cinnamon rolls. Oh, and thanks for the freezer recipe link.

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