peggy mckay

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the ladies of mighty morphin power rangers

  • 64/145 episodes were written/co-written by women (cheryl saban, julianne klemm, cindy mckay, peggy nicoll, shell danielson, ellen levy-sarnoff, barbar a. oliver, kati rocky, jackie marchand, terri hughes)

I cannot go to school today"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
“I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

My mouth is wet, my throat is dry.
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox.

And there’s one more - that’s seventeen,
And don’t you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut, my eyes are blue,
It might be the instamatic flu.

I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I’m sure that my left leg is broke.
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button’s caving in.

My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,
My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.
My toes are cold, my toes are numb,

I have a sliver in my thumb.

My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,

I think my hair is falling out.

My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,

There’s a hole inside my ear.

I have a hangnail, and my heart is …
What? What’s that? What’s that you say?
You say today is ………….. Saturday?

G'bye, I’m going out to play!”

—  Shel Silverstein
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Love of Life - CBS - 9/24/1951 - 2/1/1980

Daytime Melodrama (Soap Opera) (7,316 episodes) set in the fictional town of Rosehill.

Running Time: 

  • 15 Minutes (1951-1958)
  • 30 Minutes (1958-1962, 1969-1873, 1979-1980)
  • 25 Minutes (1962-1969, 1973-1979)

Picture Format:

  • Black and White (1951-1967)
  • Color (1967-1980)

Announcer: Ken Brown

Original Cast:

  • Peggy McCay - Vanessa “Van” Dale (Sterling)
  • Jean McBride - Meg Dale
  • Dennis Parnell - Ben “Beanie” Harper
  • Jane Rose - Sarah Dale
  • Ronald Long - Evans Baker
  • Edwin Jerome - Will Dale
  • Paul Potter - Charlie Harper
  • Joseph Allen - Miles Pardee
  • Marie Kenny - Mrs. Rivers

Triva:  Christopher Reeve portrayed an adult Ben Harper from 1974 - 1976. 

I cannot go to school today”
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
“I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

My mouth is wet, my throat is dry.
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox.

And there’s one more - that’s seventeen,
And don’t you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut, my eyes are blue,
It might be the instamatic flu.

I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I’m sure that my left leg is broke.
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button’s caving in.

My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,
My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.
My toes are cold, my toes are numb,

I have a sliver in my thumb.

My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,

I think my hair is falling out.

My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,

There’s a hole inside my ear.

I have a hangnail, and my heart is …
What? What’s that? What’s that you say?
You say today is ………….. Saturday?

G’bye, I’m going out to play!

—  Shel Silverstein

Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been released! Days of Our Lives got 11 Pre-Nominees!

Outstanding Lead Actress:
Peggy McKay 
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Bryan Dattilo, Shawn Christian, James Reynolds and Greg Vaughan
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Arianne Zucker 
Outstanding Younger Actor: 
Casey Deidrick, Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith
Outstanding Younger Actress: 
Camila Banus  and Kate Mansi.

What do you think who will win?

Algy looked more closely at the river and the stones and the autumn leaves, and soon discovered that he was surrounded by a range of wonderful colours. Even the shadows on the water were really a deep indigo blue, not a dreary black after all, and the carpet of fallen leaves had a range of hues from green to gold to red and orangy-brown. When he realised that what had seemed at first like a depressingly dismal scene actually contained all the colours of the rainbow, Algy smiled a surprisingly fluffy smile and felt a lot happier.

But he had heard that one of his friends who was travelling had caught a nasty virus and was feeling very poorly, so to cheer her up - and anyone else feeling sick today - Algy recited this wee poem. He hopes that you will all be going out to play again very soon :)

“I cannot go to school today,“
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
“I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox
And there’s one more - that’s seventeen,
And don’t you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut - my eyes are blue -
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I’m sure that my left leg is broke -
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button’s caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,
My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is - what?
What’s that? What’s that you say?
You say today is… Saturday?
G’bye, I’m going out to play!”

[Algy is quoting the children’s poem “Sick” by the 20th century American writer Shel Silverstein.]