“An American Pin-Up Tribute” 2011 Calendar Now Available

June 15, 2010 by  
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calendar_smCathy Rankin’s “An American Pin-Up Tribute” calendar is a patriotic tribute honoring our United States Armed Forces and all proud Americans. This is a full-sized, color wall calendar that is good through December, 2011. It measures 13.5″ x 23″ (perfect for hanging!) and includes 14 unique, World War II-era inspired shots featuring Cathy in exact re-creations of the most famous vintage pinup photos from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s. In the calendar, she portrays Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and more. Also included in the calendar are famous inspirational quotes from military and political figures for each month of the year.

Profits from calendar sales are being donated to New England Warrior (newenglandwarrior.org) in partnership with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (mcsf.org). These 501(c)(3) charities provide much needed supplies to our troops, as well as scholarship and educational funds for military families, memorial funds and more.

The Calendar makes a great gift, décor item for a room, or simply a patriotic statement of support for our troops! BE SURE TO READ THE FULL STORY THAT INSPIRED THE CALENDAR, and God Bless America! Thanks to all the fans who have supported the project – together we are making a difference!

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June, 2010 – Out of the mouths of babes!

June 15, 2010 by  
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Jacob & Blue PressI recently received an email from a lovely mom who was so kind to share this hilarious, but sweet story! Apparently, her son, Jacob, (who is already quite the ladies man at the age of 3 1/2) got a hold of a picture of me from the cover of his Dad’s Blue Press Magazine. Well, after that, he wouldn’t let go of it even when it was time to go to bed!

The boys at Dillon forwarded me the picture because when they saw it, because it was so cute that it actually brought a tear to their eyes (don’t tell them I told you that 🙂 ) …in any case, like my Dillon pals, I was quite touched at the innocence of the picture and how adorable little Jacob is – let’s face it, kids are the most honest of characters, and they will let you know in no uncertain terms if you get a thumbs up or thumbs down, so I was quite flattered and relieved that I passed the test of Jacob’s keen eye for cover girls 🙂

Below is the original email and photo that his mom, Sheri, sent – thanks to her and Mike (her husband), for sharing such a great story! And I can’t end the story without telling you they have another son named Matthew, and I can tell you from the looks of these two tykes they are going to have no problem getting girlfriends in the future! (But not until they are at least 20, right Sheri and Mike?????)

My 3 1/2 yr old and Blue Press!

Yesterday the new Blue Press came and my 3 1/2 yr old grabbed it and stared at the cover with a grin on his face.  I thought it was funny…but when it was time for bed and for him to pick out a toy to bring to bed to sleep with…he choose Dad’s Blue Press.  He fell asleep looking at the cover.  See attached photo.  We took the book, so it wouldn’t get wrinkled overnight.  Upon waking he started screaming..”Where is my new book, where is my new book?…new book mama!”

Thought I’d share.  Have a great day.

Sheri & Mike