Saturday, September 27, 2008

good bye to a fine human

sad news that paul newman has passed away. kudos to an amazing human being. the acting. the salad dressing. the $175 million to charity.

i had the chance to speak service oriented sentences to newman throughout my years of catering at the myriad of charity fund raising events we catered specifically for his camps for kids with terminal illness. like willie nelson, he was one of my favorite celebrities to serve--so gracious, kind and down to earth.

recently, mieke and ezra came to me with ideas for their wedding ceremony. we ended up adapting parts of the beautifully inspiring ceremony that joined him and his wife of 50 years, joanne woodward. a great marriage to follow. he also said in referrence to the temptation to stray from her: "I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?"images not by kitty joe ste-marie


Amy ~ Just Being Aimlyss said...

I'm assuming that is Paul Newman and his wife in the second photo, what an amazingly gorgeous couple! I don't think I've ever seen him without his gray hair and always thought he had blonde hair before he went gray. Sounds like he was quite a fabulous human being, I do know his salad dressing is yummy.

JayJohnson said...

A very sad day, indeed. He was one of the great people of our time. But 50 years of happy marriage, devotion to his children, and a completely selfless dedication to philanthropy add up to 83 years well lived. Godspeed.

kim said...

Yes, a beautiful picture indeed. What an amazing life he had.