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Prolific Writer, Paul Gallico
Photo by Carl van Vechten, 1937


Paul Gallico was a 1919 graduate of Columbia University who first became famous as a sports columnist and editor at The New York Daily News. He interviewed and sparred with Jack Dempsey, later founding the Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition.  In his illustrious career as a sports-writer, Mr. Gallico caught Dizzy Dean’s fast-ball, and golfed with Bobby Jones. He wrote the book that became a famous bio-pic of Lou Gehrig.
In the 1930s, Paul Gallico began writing fiction. Among his more notable works were The Three Lives of Thomasina, The Silent Miaow, Mrs ‘Arris Goes to Paris, The Love of Seven Dolls (this Gallico book became the movie, “Lili” with Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer and Jean-Pierre Aumont), The Poseidon Adventure, The Cat Who Thought She Was God, The Honorable Cat and The Snow Goose. For those of us who love cats, Mr. Gallico is a beloved story-teller.
©M-J de Mesterton 2011

Paul Gallico, Storyteller

Prolific Writer, Paul Gallico
Photo by Carl van Vechten, 1937


Paul Gallico was a 1919 graduate of Columbia University who first became famous as a sports columnist and editor at The New York Daily News. He interviewed and sparred with Jack Dempsey, later founding the Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition.  In his illustrious career as a sports-writer, Mr. Gallico caught Dizzy Dean’s fast-ball, and golfed with Bobby Jones. He wrote the book that became a famous bio-pic of Lou Gehrig.
In the 1930s, Paul Gallico began writing fiction. Among his more notable works were The Three Lives of Thomasina, The Silent Miaow, Mrs ‘Arris Goes to Paris, The Love of Seven Dolls (this Gallico book became the movie, “Lili” with Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer and Jean-Pierre Aumont), The Poseidon Adventure, The Cat Who Thought She Was God, The Honorable Cat and The Snow Goose. For those of us who love cats, Mr. Gallico is a beloved story-teller.
©M-J de Mesterton 2011

Elegant, Easy Exercise

Bounce your way to better health with this ideal mini-trampoline. As long as your feet are in fair condition and you’re able to stand, this mini-trampoline is easy to use, and its cardio-vascular benefits are similar to those acquired by jumping rope. And “rebounding” on a trampoline is easier than jumping rope, because there is nothing on which to trip. It seems like all the rage right now, but those in the know were using mini-trampolines in the 1990s. The svelte and intelligent character Charlotte Cavendish in the series Lovejoy, for example, used to bounce fifty times on her mini-trampoline in the morning, and another fifty in the evening. 
©M-J de Mesterton

This is the best and least expensive one that I have used: 

Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline, 36 inch

Get fit with the Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini 36″ Trampoline. It is a fun way to get a low-impact aerobic workout that will build cardiovascular fitness, tone your legs, abs, buttocks, and back, and give you more energy. Results in just a few weeks. Perfect for all fitness levels.
Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline, 36″:

  • Build cardiovascular fitness, tone your legs, abs, buttocks, and back
  • Low-impact aerobic workout at home
  • Rugged, all-steel frame construction
  • Durable polypropylene rebounding surface
    Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline also includes:

  • 2 resistance cords for upper body workout
  • Electronic monitor that measures time, calories, and number of jumps
  • Mini-trampoline stands on 6-legs.
  • Gold’s Gym circuit trainer workout DVD

The Health-Benefits of Rebounding

Elegant, Easy Exercise

Bounce your way to better health with this ideal mini-trampoline. As long as your feet are in fair condition and you’re able to stand, this mini-trampoline is easy to use, and its cardio-vascular benefits are similar to those acquired by jumping rope. And “rebounding” on a trampoline is easier than jumping rope, because there is nothing on which to trip. It seems like all the rage right now, but those in the know were using mini-trampolines in the 1990s. The svelte and intelligent character Charlotte Cavendish in the series Lovejoy, for example, used to bounce fifty times on her mini-trampoline in the morning, and another fifty in the evening. 
©M-J de Mesterton

This is the best and least expensive one that I have used: 

Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline, 36 inch

Get fit with the Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini 36″ Trampoline. It is a fun way to get a low-impact aerobic workout that will build cardiovascular fitness, tone your legs, abs, buttocks, and back, and give you more energy. Results in just a few weeks. Perfect for all fitness levels.
Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline, 36″:

  • Build cardiovascular fitness, tone your legs, abs, buttocks, and back
  • Low-impact aerobic workout at home
  • Rugged, all-steel frame construction
  • Durable polypropylene rebounding surface
    Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline also includes:

  • 2 resistance cords for upper body workout
  • Electronic monitor that measures time, calories, and number of jumps
  • Mini-trampoline stands on 6-legs.
  • Gold’s Gym circuit trainer workout DVD

The Health-Benefits of Rebounding

Elegant Dressing

See examples of how to dress elegantly, by the writer who brought Classic, Elegant Dressing to you in 2006.  In her latest Elegant Dressing blog, M-J de Mesterton gives explanations of style, instructive photographs, and recommendations for accessories, directing tasteful readers to currently-available, elegant clothes.

 

Modern-Day Nostradamus Gerald Celente Predicts Individualistic Elegance for 2010

The Elegant Survival theme, as I have promoted since 2006 here on the web, was noticed by reader Gerald Celente, who mentions it in his 2010 predictions on Fox News. The transcript is a bit muddled, so it is best to watch the video. On the George Noory Coast to Coast a.m. radio show, Mr. Celente predicted a return to making one’s own elegant clothing with retro patterns. Thanks for reading Elegant Survival, Gerald!

©M-J de Mesterton 2010

Elegant Tahini Sauce

M-J’s Simple Recipe for Elegant Tahini Sauce
Sesame paste mixed with lemon juice, water, salt and the merest hint of garlic powder makes an elegant tahini dip or sauce for mezedes, or pre-prandial appetisers.

Use this elegant and simple tahini sauce as a dip for flat-breads, steamed cauliflower, celery, other fresh vegetables, and fried potatoes. Optionally, you may drizzle olive oil over the tahini.
People find tahini sauce very pleasing in the summer months, and it is economical to make, since the sesame paste expands greatly when mixed with water and lemon juice.

M-J’s Elegant Eggs Vienna: 3 Sources of Protein and Choline

M-J's Eggs Vienna First Recipe for Eggs Vienna on the Internet, by M-J de Mesterton 2006

M-J’s Original Eggs Vienna


M-J de Mesterton’s Eggs Vienna Recipe

This Dish Features Three Sources of Choline

An old friend of mine used to make this dish for me in the 1970s. I had published my recipe for the unusual breakfast offering on Elegant Survival in 2006; it was for a long time the only recipe for Eggs Vienna on the internet. I shall reconstruct it here at Elegant Cuisine:

Eggs Vienna for Two

Prepare four slices of streaky American-style bacon until they are crisp. Poach two eggs in two cups of boiling milk, until they are soft. Toast two slices of white bread or English muffins, then butter them. When all three components are ready, place one piece of  toast in each of  two soup-bowls. Place two slices of  bacon on top of each piece of toast, then top that with a poached egg. Pour the remaining hot milk, in which the eggs have been poached, into each bowl.

Eggs, Bacon and Milk are Good Sources of Choline, which, when Ingested by Pregnant Women,  Contributes to the Intelligence of Babies, and for Everyone Else, It Helps to Prevent Heart Disease

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The Elegant Survival Source for Golf Clothing

Traditional, Reasonably-Priced Golf Clothes

Elegant Survival Recommendation

People who golf in tee-shirts and low-ridin’ pants look like rubes and slobs. Respect for the traditions of the game includes dressing in a dignified, classic style. Golf Knickers is a treasure-trove of traditional golfing trousers, shirts, hats, socks, et cetera. It’s refreshing to see their old-fashioned prices, as well as the wide array of golf classics.

~~Copyright M-J de Mesterton 2009


Here is an amusing video on golf etiquette by Proper Ollie.

Funny Face: Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson on How to Be Lovely

M-J’s Great Movies from the Distant Past
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Announcing the New Page at Elegant Survival:

History Bytes

Vintage Photograph Hand-Coloured in Oil by M-J de Mesterton, 1979

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