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coolio_on_jenny_jonesCoolio appeared on my talk show with his son, who was following in his dad’s footsteps in music. As big a star as Coolio was, he was really down to earth and just a really nice guy. I’m so sorry to hear that he passed away unexpectedly yesterday at 59 years old. Gone too soon.

My Stepmother, Roula, has passed (1929-2022)

She was my father’s second wife and a true mother to me for over 65 years. Here she is, Roula Frangos, when she first met my father in 1955. You can see why he fell in love with her. She was beautiful inside and out. Roula was always kind to me, even when I was not so kind to her, dealing with my parents’ divorce and this new Greek woman in our lives. But I grew to love her and she loved me back, always supporting me in my dreams when no one else did. She celebrated my successes and picked me up whenever I failed.

When I finally made it, she used to carry my picture in her wallet so every time she opened it, someone would see it and say, “OMG, is that your daughter?” She was so proud of me and I loved her so much. Roula, I will miss you forever. ❤️ Rest In Peace.

R.I.P. Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump on Jenny Jones

She was younger than I am. Ivana Trump passed away today at the age of 73. She was a guest on my show in the 90s and the audience was thrilled to see her so glamorous and loaded with bling! She was already divorced from Donald at the time and engaged to another man. Ivana was a great guest, very forthcoming, and was happy to sign autographs after the show. RIP, lovely lady.

1946

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Here’s what happened in 1946:

~ First Corn Dog on a Stick.

~ Power steering was patented.

~ Bikinis were invented.

~ First electric clothes dryer.

~ Movie Premiere: It’s A Wonderful Life flopped at the box office. (a movie ticket cost 55 cents)

~ First class postage cost 3 cents/ a loaf of bread: 10 cents / a gallon of gas: 21 cents

~ Tupperware was invented.

~ Most Popular Song: Zip a Dee Do Dah

~ Most Popular Singer: Bing Crosby

~ Shemp replaced Curly on the Three Stooges.

~ I was born. Today is my Birthday!

Sad Loss of a Good Man

Bob Saget with Jenny Jones

Bob Saget was everything you have seen written about him since he suddenly passed away this week. He was simply one of the nicest people you could meet. I had the good fortune to be his opening act when we were both touring the comedy clubs in the early 1980s. Along with everyone else who ever knew him, I’m so sorry and still shocked at his sudden passing this week. May he rest in peace.

🎄 My Christmas Poem 🎄

It’s 2021 and Santa got woke
Saying he regrets some things that he spoke
“Ho Ho Ho” he will utter no more
Since one woman accused him of calling her a whore.

“He sees you when you’re sleeping…”
Is a phrase not to spout.
It seems the very idea
Was freaking people out.

He no longer asks if you’ve been naughty or nice
It got Santa in trouble and he’s paying a price
Seems he kept a secret list of naughty co-eds
And that did not sit well with the Feds.

Santa got a lawyer and then he cut a deal.
He rolled on the elves. S**t got real!
They were stealing candy canes and eating them too.
Now there are cameras, watching everything they do.

So things are back on track, good news for me and you.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022. 🎉

I’m 75 Today

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I’m 75 today, thought I looked good & strong

But everyone seems bent on proving me wrong.

I shop for my groceries and feel like a star

Then someone says, “Do you need help to your car?”

At the nursery I got plants and am ready to pay

He says, “Lucky for you it’s senior discount day!”

I tried on some shoes at the mall I could wear

Salesgirl said, “My grandmother has the very same pair.”

We’re all getting older – this is not big news

So eat well, laugh often, and wear comfortable shoes.

 ~ ~ ~ ❤️ ~ ~ ~

I survived a pandemic so I can survive the scrutiny of posting an un-retouched photo taken on my 75th birthday. And I vow not to retouch the one I post when I turn 80!

They Know Me In Poland 🇵🇱

I was going through some of my mother’s things and found an old Polish newspaper. Growing up in Canada as Polish immigrants, I remember my parents always got this Zwiazkowy paper by mail and I remember my dad used to give us the section for Dzieci (children) that had cartoons. I wondered why she kept this old paper until I noticed my photo and saw that it featured a front page interview where I was promoting my upcoming talk show.

I never knew about this huge feature in the Polish Daily News and don’t know why she didn’t tell me. For all the Poles who follow my Polish recipes, I thought you might enjoy seeing this Polish newspaper from 1991, the year my talk show premiered. I had no idea they knew me in Poland! Jenny Jones Polish Newspaper

For a clear version that’s easier to read click here.Jenny Jones (proud to be Polish-Canadian 🇵🇱🇨🇦)

R.I.P. Larry King

I was thrilled when I was invited to be interviewed by Larry King.  I had just created my new “Girls’ Night Out” comedy show for women only but I never expected to be talking to this legendary talk show host. Rest in peace, Mr. King.

Happy New Year, everyone! It was a challenging year that 2020, but I did learn a few things along the way.

1. I finally know what color my hair is. 💇‍♂️

2. I should have invested in jigsaw puzzles. 🧩

3. Cleaning my own house is rewarding. 🧹

4. I should have bought a smaller house. 🏠

5. Ten months of 24/7 with my husband and no one was arrested. It turns out we really like each other. 💏

~ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ~

I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.