Reputations are curious things. Everyone has one, even if they donât want one. So, if you donât think you have a reputation, how do you go about getting one? Good question. The problem with reputations is that they are earned in more than one way. Some ways are good but some are bad.
Most of you have probably heard of Oscar the cat, who is a full-time resident in a Providence, R.I. nursing home. Oscar has attracted nation-wide attention because he seems to know when one of the nursing home residents is about to die.
Oscar is just an ordinary black and white, short-haired cat who was rescued and allowed to live on the third floor of Steere House, a nursing facility, since he arrived there in 2005.
There are people who become part of your life, yet you never meet them.
Such was the case with Norma Zimmer, the âchampagne ladyâ of the Lawrence Welk show, and others who appeared in that musical cavalcade televised every week for many years.
I wasnât a huge fan of the Welk show in its early days, but my mother was a diehard from Day 1. If you were at her house on Saturday night, whenever the Welk show started, you were seated on the couch to watch all the Welk performers would offer.