Saturday, August 25, 2018


We'd like to dedicate this weekends post to the legendary queen of soul Aretha Franklin.

This astounding woman was an inspiration and lent her voice to life's sound track for millions of young women growing up in the 60's and 70's.

With songs like Respect which was originally written for a male singer, but Miss Aretha took it and made it her own and  made it a battle cry for all women.

She sang for kings and queens and presidents.

She sang at Martin Luther King's funeral and Barrack Obama's, Jimmy Carter's and Bill Clinton's inaugurations.

George H.W. Bush gave her the highest award available to citizen's of the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Her music and her life will be remembered forever...

Have a wonderful and musical weekend!

Noodle and crew


  1. Hari OM
    Halleluia!!! Rest well dear Noodle. Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. She was a wonderful lady and the world is better off because she was here.

  3. Oh, the best of woman, the best of voices, but sadness in her life along the way. Still, she sang her way out of sadness and would that we could all do that.

  4. Having grown up in the Detroit area, Aretha Franklin has always been a big part of my musical life. She was amazing and will be missed. ~Island Cat Mom

  5. And now John McCain...just when we needed them more than ever !

  6. Beautiful tribute to Aretha Franklin. XO

  7. and...she lived in Detroit since the age of 2 which is where I live! The tributes here are continuing every day (as they should!)

  8. She also refused to stop wearing fur even after being told of the cruelty and begged by animal rights organizations. A great singer but a not-so-great human being.

  9. Aretha sang from the heart and with her soul; THANK YOU Ms Franklin for sharing with us, your amazing talent ...Chain of Fools is one of my favorite ~~~~~~♥♥♥