Thursday, May 10, 2007

Evelyn Morita (Mrs. Pat Morita)



"One day I was an invalid. The next day I was public enemy #1 being escorted to an internment camp by an FBI agent wearing a piece." --Pat Morita

Good Mourning, Widows.

Joy to you and me.

Today we welcome famous widow, Evelyn Morita, wife of famous comedian and star of "Happy Days" fame, Pat Morita, to our joy-ous club.

That's correct, ladies, the joy-ous club that nobody wants to be a member of. Ever.

Pat Morita was born, Noriyuki Morita, on June 28, 1932 in Isleton, California to immigrant fruit pickers.

As a child, he suffered from spinal tuberculosis and spent much of his youth in the hospital. Against all odds, he learned to walk.

He recovered only to be sent to a Japanese-American internment camp located in Arizona during World War II.

Nicknamed "The Hip Nip" and 5' 3" tall, Pat first met Evelyn when she was a mere age 15. Her mother and Pat had the same manager. They met, again, years later.

Pat Morita died August 24, 2005.

Evelyn and Pat were married 12 years.

Evelyn was born February 24, 1949.

Note to Evelyn Morita: We wish you mourning joy all the days of your life.

Mourning Joy:

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road halfway?

A: She wanted to lay it on the line.

Mourning Quote:

“See, music was always a part of my life, and no one was around making big value judgments about one kind of music or another. My grandmother listened to country music, and my mother listened to opera. My father was a musician: I was in the middle of music. And nobody was saying this kind of music is good, this kind of music is bad, nobody was telling me rock & rock was out of tune. I didn’t get that.” --Jerry Garcia 1972

After we remember Him, open your journal.

Fingerhug your pen.

The topic is music, life, country, rock and rock out of tune.

What thoughts come to mind as these words spin the brain inside your head.

Set the timer for ten.

Write something.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day, Widows. And remember, we're not alone.

:)L

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