“Togetherness” by Shirley Ballard (86)


when we get

too close

sometimes we get

feeling confined


unable to breathe


not a good thing

no way Ray

so back away

freedom is cool…

most of the time!

Shirley Ballard


actress/poet/Miss Calif. 1944)

L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2010


  1. lkthayer · December 20, 2010

    I love you Shirley! Your neighbor and BFF! Lisa 🙂

  2. lkthayer · December 20, 2010

    Info from Lordy, thanks!
    Jason Evers
    Born January 2, 1922
    New York City, New York
    Died March 13, 2005(2005-03-13) (aged 83)
    Los Angeles, California
    Occupation Actor: Wrangler and Channing
    Jason Evers (January 2, 1922 – March 13, 2005) was an American actor.

    Evers was born Herb Evers in New York City, New York. After quitting high school to join the United States Army, Evers was so inspired by stars like John Wayne (whom he would later appear with in The Green Berets) that he decided to try acting. A stint on Broadway led to Hollywood, where his first big break was the 1960 television series NBC series western Wrangler. In 1963-1964, he starred as 41-year-old Professor Howe in the 26-episode ABC drama Channing, based on life on a college campus, with co-star Henry Jones (1912-1999). Evers’ most enduring role derived from the 1959 B-movie classic The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, which was not released until 1962.

    In 1966, Evers appeared on the episode “The Insider” of NBC’s The Road West starring Barry Sullivan as the patriarch of a family of pioneers relocated to Kansas. From 1967-1969, he appeared sporadically as James Sonnett, the missing son sought by the Walter Brennan character, Will Sonnett, in ABC’s The Guns of Will Sonnett. Dack Rambo co-starred as Evers’ son and Brennan’s grandson, Jeff Sonnett.

    Evers continued to garner parts in films and television, having guest starred with Bruce Lee in the Green Hornet episode “Eat, Drink and be Dead” (1966), but they were of an increasingly minor nature. His final film appearance was in 1990 in Basket Case 2. He returned to New York in his later years. He was married to actress Shirley Ballard from 1953 until his death in 2005.

    Evers died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California. He was survived by a sister and a cousin.

  3. Lordy · December 22, 2010

    A lady of her time and a lady of our time!

    We should never shy away from the knowlege of an age greater than ours

  4. ANDY KLYDE · June 14, 2011

    A n insightful poignant poem, with just a touch of sass! Would Ms. Ballard be interesting in sharing her recollections of her work on a memorable BONANZA adventure with Bob Lansing? I’m overseeing the DVD release this year . . . Thank you.

    • lkthayer · June 15, 2011

      Oh, I must talk with you and I will ask her! She is very spry but weak, you would have to come where she was
      or maybe a phone interview? email me more – lisakthayer@yahoo.com – cheers! 🙂

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