Christopher's comments on Julie L Taggart's Facebook post Dec 11 at 9:56 AM


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Julie L Taggart

December 10 at 11:12 AM ·


Saw this on the large screen last night. Loved the voices and the young Maria lookalike. It made me think about the late Natalie Wood, whom I had the opportunity to meet and entertain briefly in my home, in the early 70's, along with two of her daughters the same age as mine.

At the time, I was embarrassed having recently moved into a home, although with a pool in which our kids swam and played, we had no decent chairs in which to sit and visit.

I found her to be very sweet, kind, non-judgmental and generous ~ and I was a nobody, with nothin' back then (still am haha).

As we corresponded thru snail mail (the only option available), I arrogantly took it upon myself as a devoted Molly Mormon believing I could "save her," to share the LDS/Mormon Church / gospel with her.

When she died, I even did some research in a desire to do her "work for the dead" only to discover it had already been done 4X ~ YES, 4 times previously! Probably even more by now.

Now that I know the Real Truth®, I understand it is not necessary to receive baptism (the lower law or any other ordinances) or join any church or religion in order to "be saved."

Who knows, maybe Natalie reincarnated as the new, young Maria, and this go around able to use her own voice!


Sandra Bellafiore Webb

The old one was great & I hear this one is better


Georgia Ladd

you hosted Natalie Wood, how did that happen?


Julie L Taggart

We were living in Las Vegas at the time and my husband had an art gallery down on the strip. RJ, NW and their two daughters stopped in the gallery and he said they had a very nice, cordial visit. He then suggested Natalie take the girls and come to our home. When he called to tell me who was on the way, I was horrified. And let me just say here that she was one actress I'd admired a lot. Anyway, she came over along with her kids nanny/maid and was in no hurry to leave so we had a nice visit. Another time they came to LV, my husband and I were out of town, but she came by the house, picked my then 4 kids up (if you can believe it) took them to the airport, and bought each a gift of whatever they wanted.


Julie L Taggart

PS after NW died, we happened to run into RJ serendipitously 2X. The second time he acted like he remembered us, but who knows. I told him how sad we were about NW's passing. He acted sad also, but ... I asked about Stephanie Powers with whom he co-starred in Hart to Hart wondering if he she was a potential mate for him. He said "She is not like NW at all, she is a horse of a different color." The third time I saw him, again he acted as if he knew us but he was then with Jill St. John.


Julie L Taggart

Georgia Ladd I thought so too ~ at that time!!


Christopher Nemelka

When I was a kid living in San Diego (mid 1970's), my father was the promotional director for the Huish Family Fun Centers, a role that had him make promotional deals with the San Diego Padres and MLB.

One day he brought home to have dinner with us a rather large man who had a much darker tan than I'll ever have.

His name was Hank Aaron.

I didn't give a BUCKET who he was then, and I don't give a BUCKET who he is now.

But anyways ...

Let's see who can outdo Julie's and my wonderful experiences meeting such wonderful human beings, and having them over for dinner.


Christopher Nemelka

Julie will get more accolades and likes sharing her story about Natalie Wood than ANY other story she has ever shared. Go figure!


Gerry Hagan

I once met Floyd Patterson the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, and the first to regain the title after having lost it. Ooooohhh I love BIRGING. I. E. Basking In Reflected Glory


Christopher Nemelka

Gerry Hagan

Yeah, but meeting someone and having them over to your home for dinner are two completely different things.

Meeting someone doesn't count.

Ha!


Gerry Hagan

Shit. You're making up the rules as you are going along :-(


Gerry Hagan

I was working in the hotel he was staying in and he had dinner there. Does that count?


Christopher Nemelka

Gerry Hagan NO


Gerry Hagan

Christopher Nemelka :-)


Rebecka Franklin

I met Jay Osmond of the Osmond brothers this summer. He was working at the Ace Hardware store. Him and Jon were trying their best to help a little lady with her plumbing question. . And yes, it sucks that the important stuff gets ignored.


Christopher Nemelka

Rebecka Franklin AWESOME ... not that you met Jay Osmond, but that he was working at ACE Hardware. AWESOME!!!


Rebecka Franklin

Christopher Nemelka it was so cool! Him and Jon trying to help this confused woman and I am standing there thinking, he looks like an Osmond, but why would he be working here? Then his wife walked past us (she also was working there) and told my mother in law that it was ok that she was wearing purple even though it was Donny’s color! Turns out that they were there helping because the owners were short staffed. I thought it was a fun interaction. And yes pretty cool that they were willing to put on those red vests and work a regular job to help out a friend.


Rebecka Franklin

And by the way I went home and told my sister who I met and she said, Yeah? Well I peed in the stall next to Marie at a concert once.


Di Heath

I gave birth to an 81/2 pound baby boy in 1961 and I met him again when he became a Really Truly Big Deal…I got hugs ..did you guys get hugs from your ‘famous meets’? (He no longer sucks his thumb but he comforts me still)


Di Heath

& yes he came to dinner…noodles& Tomatoes ;-)