Happy 118th birthday, Nelson Eddy! “Ever since I was a little boy and used to sit in Grandma’s darling old kitchen and dream my boyhood dreams, I have been trying to find myself. Now I know that all the years of sorrow and suffering have been only as God intended…. My darling – how shall I explain the pure and Holy Spirit that possesses me when I hold your body – more precious than any priceless jewel?” Nelson Eddy in his diary to Jeanette MacDonald, 1946; excerpted from Chapter 24 of “Sweethearts,” free to download today with Kindle Unlimited: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KTHKRGG/
Happy May Day! A good time to watch “Maytime” with extra insight. “Nelson… could not sing and look at her without crying. [Director] Leonard finally instructed Nelson to look to the tree beyond and sing to the tree…” From “Sweethearts”, Chapter 11.