Friday, May 16, 2008
guess what #3 - the answer +

Here is the "close-up" above, just so you can see the contrast. There were some very interesting guesses....and in one or two cases, you were close.....But, so far, no cigar. Her below the answer with a few different angles.......A Glass Candle Holder. And a little closer look below..... The thing is...I realized that the color changes depending on what's behind the glass....so that is why the first picture on the original 'guess what' page was so dark......Another angle below....
See? In this picture a wooden sculpture was behind it.....and that changed the color quite a lot.....I mentioned that this is a Glass Candle Holder....here below is a picture of the inside of this holder.....I love this picture..... And another view with the little candle on the outside of the holder, just so you can get an idea of size..... Not the greatest focus, but you get the picture (lol).
Thank you all for playing.....I will do some more, if you like....It is kind of fun doing these Macro shots of things, and sometimes discovering that the 'close' shot seems to have very little relationship to the object itself......


NOTE: I am in kind of shock. One of my dearest friends died late yesterday, and I am bereft. Truly, Truly. She was 88 1/2 years old....A very special woman....A talented woman, who's last years were incredibly difficult. She was a woman who loved life; who embraced life and all the joys that life holds with every fiber of her body. And she was endearing, in every way.
She survived the Nazis; She survived the Communists, among other things...And she gave up her fantastic theatre career---A Fabulous Career as an Actress---in Hungary, so she would not be destroyed by 'the forces of evil', and she thrived here in America. No, she never achieved the same stardom as she had had in Hungary....But, she embraced life like no other person I have ever known. Never Bitter. Never, (And there were lots of things to be bitter about....).

She survived three husbands. She survived all the many beloved cats she ever had...(No. No children. She never wanted children, and never minced words about it.) She had a splendid career here in Hollywood in spite of all the adversity....She was a very strong woman. Very Very Strong. She came to this country knowing no English and barely knowing another soul. Hanna was a true "survivor". I loved her with all my heart and am devastated by her death, as is everyone who knew her.

So forgive me for not visiting. I miss you already my dear dear friend.

I will write more about Hanna Hertelendy, AKA Hanna Landy...after a while......


More To Come.......







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37 Comments:
had this to say:

I'm so sorry to hear about Hanna and I look forward to learning more about her in a future post. She looks beautiful in the picture and from what you've said so far, she was a woman of strength and courage.

BTW, the candle holder is beautiful. You stumped me with this one. Good job!

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 5:57:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

So very sorry for the loss of your friend. *hugs*

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 6:11:00 PM PDT 

Blogger VV
had this to say:

I'm sorry for your loss. I've heard of a number of people who have come out of the camps and are the most inspirational people. I wonder, was it that attitude that helped them survive something so horrific, or did they develop that attitude to spite the Nazis?

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 7:13:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Mar
had this to say:

I am very sorry to hear about your dear friend...

I never thought of glass when I first saw your picture!

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 9:34:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow. Great pphotos. I've would never had guessed. Interesting angles and shots indeed! Well done!

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Ah, yes some persons just is incredible and so admirable despite the life they have had! My own Mom was like that too, which I recently have lost, so I know the feeling of lost very well right now.

They truly are Unforgettable like in the song!!!!

One can only feel proud over the fact of having known such person.... and learn from them.

Take care.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 3:09:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, I never would have guessed it was a glass candle holder....I bet it is beautiful when it is all lit up.

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear friend Hanna's death. It sounds like she had a long, full life. I'm looking forward to hearing more about her.

I can remember hearing my husbands Grandfather saying that the hardest part of getting old is that your friends start dying around you. He lived into his 90's and was active until the last 4 months of his life. Like Hanna, he was a very strong man.

Once again, my condolences.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 3:12:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sorry Naomi to hear of your loss. SHe sounded very inspiration indeed...

As for the 'guess what' well, I was right off the track wasn't I? *heehee*

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 4:01:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi! I'm sorry to read one of your friend left this earth. Do please take care of your goodself.

Sorry I haven't been following or posting one lately as I'm through some dry spells in life.

What an interesting candle holder and it's sure a creative way of blogging a post! Thank you for sharing.

Do have a good weekend.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 4:14:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I am very sorry about the loss of your dear friend... so sad... Sounds she was a great and courageous woman.

The candle holder is very beautiful! Good guess what post!

I will be thinking of you my dear. Many hugs.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 5:03:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Bette
had this to say:

I'm so sorry about the loss of your beautiful friend. Just like we figured, it's the hardest part of getting older - losing people we love. I'm glad to know a bit more about her. You have remarkable people in your life!

Boy, it wasn't a Triscuit!

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 5:13:00 AM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Sincere condolences Naomi. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and it doesn't help that they have lived 'to a good age'. It is always too soon to lose that rare thing - a friend one loved and admired.

It was very clever of you to choose the candle holder. See what else you can puzzle us with:)

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 7:17:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sorry about you friend.xx

I didn't know they made glass candles. How do they burn? Or do you mean lightbulbs?

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 7:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

oh my, i'm truly sorry you have lost a friend. And more sorry to hear her last years were difficult.

I can say that I hate the fact that we have reached ages where this happens to us more and more.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:21:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend, Naomi. She does sound like a very special woman. Sending you my sympathy.
(I never would have guessed the candle holder...lol)
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:25:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

(hugs)

Anna

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 9:24:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. It sounds like she had a fantastic life and lived a good long time. That is a blessing. That and to have friends that mourn her passing.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 9:40:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi,
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs from over the hill.

I have been sick for 8 days and out of circulation myself, so forgive my scarceness.

~S

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 10:41:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi,

My dear friend, I am so very sorry to hear about the death of your dear friend, Hanna. I know you are incredibly sad...

On a lighter note, I love the candle holder! It is just so pretty. Love the shot you took looking down into it...

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:05:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous the fat lady
had this to say:

Dear Naomi- we don't know what is out there in the Great Beyond--but if there is a place called Pearly Gates Estates, where all one's fondest dreams come true, about now Hannah is reconnecting with her friends from the past who already reside there. They're telling her about the Community Theatre, encouraging her to audition for the next production, and describing her housing options--with all the cats, she will need a very special place on a feline-friendly cloud bank.

the fat lady

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2:30:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi: I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend Hanna. A few months ago, I was trolling through your blog archives and saw her picture (at your birthday party I believe it was, if not then forgive me).

It is so hard to lose one's friends one by one in our twilight years and it is even harder to accept.

After all the memorial stuff, I will look forward to your posting about Hanna.

Take care, Love, Anne

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 3:32:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

How very sad that you've lost your dear friend, Hanna.
What an extraordinary woman! What a survivor, as you said.
I know you are grieving the loss, and it makes me sad knowing how sad you are feeling.

I missed out on guessing, but I would never have gotten it. I like those great, up close shots. They do give a neat perspective.

Finn is an adorable doggie! I can see why you are taken with him.

I hope your weekend is not too heavy with sadness.
I know that grief can really weigh one down, and it comes and goes in waves.
I look forward to reading more about this dear friend of yours and some of the things about her life.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 3:58:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

How very sad that you've lost your dear friend, Hanna.
What an extraordinary woman! What a survivor, as you said.
I know you are grieving the loss, and it makes me sad knowing how sad you are feeling.

I missed out on guessing, but I would never have gotten it. I like those great, up close shots. They do give a neat perspective.

Finn is an adorable doggie! I can see why you are taken with him.

I hope your weekend is not too heavy with sadness.
I know that grief can really weigh one down, and it comes and goes in waves.
I look forward to reading more about this dear friend of yours and some of the things about her life.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 3:58:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a dear friend and very special lady. Hugs to you Aunty Em !

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 4:14:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend...hugs to you.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 4:31:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi, I am so sorry for th loss of such a dear friend. She sounds like she was an amazing woman. Sending much hugs to you from across the ocean {{hugs}}

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 5:17:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm sorry too, Naomi. May your good memories sustain you.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 7:27:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I guessed candle, but I was still way off base!! Neat pictures and a lovely candle holder.

So very, very sorry to hear about your friend dying. I'll certainly be thinking of you during this time Naomi. Sending big hugs your way!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:08:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

So very very sorry Naomi

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 10:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry for your loss... :( It's one of those things about life that I don't like, you know, the ending? (sigh)

I'm looking forward to your post about her. (hugs)

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11:56:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

My sympathies for your loss. It is the memories that we leave others which are the greatest epitaph.

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 8:17:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

My sympathy to you and to Hanna's friends and family. 88 years... that's a great age. She must have been a strong woman, to have survived the Nazis and then to have survived 3 husbands! So sorry to hear abot your loss.
And the candle holder.... well! I would nver have guessed in a million years.....
Keep on with the mystery shots, they are fun!

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 8:52:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sorry about your friend. I had to Google her,I think she achieved quite a bit, even if she was not as popular as in her native country. Her personal life sounds even more interesting.
I would love to hear more about her.

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 11:44:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I know you will do a beautiful tribute to her and I look forward to knowing more about her.

Hugs!

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 7:47:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

My deepest sympathy. She sounds wonderful.

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 7:49:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Naomi, am sending you my prayers, as I know your heart is breaking. It is so hard to say good by to someone we love, be it a friend or family. It's top on my list of things to ask him when I get there. But memories, are one of his greatest gifts to us, and they can help us thru the process. Am sending you a hug. And thank you for the guessing game, was I way off. Can see how the color of an object behind the candle holder reflects the light.
By the way the photo's of Flinn, he's very cute. Sometime, I will have to tell you about Brandy and Chottie, they are my granddogs, Brandy is a red hotdog, mini, and Chottie, is a rottie/chow mix. who looks like a fuzzy rottie. Any way enough babble from me. And again my sympathy, to you and Hanna's passing. Pat

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:14:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I still don't understand how a life just stops like that. So sad, so much to miss.

I'm choking up over Ted Kennedy today too. It stirs up what was already lost with his brothers and MLK and what might have been.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 5:06:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Lyn M.
had this to say:

I was away at agranddaughters college graduation and missed this post until today.
Please know how sad I am for your loss and understand the time needed to soften such heartbreak.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 2:52:00 PM PDT 

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