When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Still Dreaming of Jeannie

Barbara Eden 2013 Photo: BarbaraEden.com
As many men my age, one of their first crushes was one in the form of a little blond woman who lived in a bottle. Barbara Eden was the Jeannie that we all dreamed about from 1965-1970.

Still striking, but now age 78, Barbara rocked the casbah last weekend when she wore her original harem costume from “I Dream of Jeannie” at the 2013 Life Ball in Vienna. The theme was “1001 Nights” and Barbara appeared on stage in costume where she danced, blinked and charmed once again. How many grandmothers do you know look THAT good?

Fans of the series will note the difference in the two pictures. During the run of the TV show, NBC censors would not allow Eden to expose her belly button.

Barbara Eden 1960's

Since 1993, the Life Ball has been biggest charity event in Europe that supports people with HIV or AIDS. It is planned by a nonprofit organization called AIDS LIFE. The event is larger than life and goes to great lengths to publish stories like this raise awareness that AIDS has not gone away. 

You can read more about Eden by going to her website.


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