DON’T YOU?


“When you write, you want to get rid of the world, don’t you? Of course you do. When you’re writing, you’re creating your own worlds.” 🥰💕

#StephenKing

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Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. 🥰

Barbara Kingsolver

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PERFECT ACTOR ♥️


THANK YOU, BIG SKY BUCKEYE

“Lloyd was the perfect actor to play Pete Dixon. I enjoyed the show immensely, and perhaps in its own way, it influenced me to become a teacher years later.” 😃💕

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SOUND OF SILENCE

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AN EMERGING BLOCKBUSTER-A STORY THAT MUST BE TOLD

“He was a Police Officer who was shot in-the-line-of-duty in 1972. He survived his injuries and subsequent surgeries, which were unfortunately a regular part of his and my Family’s lives, but he was never the same man, Husband, or Father again, yet we could never understand why, not to minimize the pain of being shot by a career criminal who tried to kill him, but it was more than that, and I knew so at the tender age of 9. I just didn’t have the ability to ask him the questions which would have yielded the answers, and when I became old enough to do so, it felt like he had buried what was ailing him, so I was too reluctant to unbury it, and yet I did just that in 2016. His perpetrator eluded authorities for 44 years until I found him all by myself. What I have learned is extremely difficult and incredibly sad. My Dad passed an untimely death in 2013, likely related back to his original injury, and so I had to find all of the answers. I’m fairly certain I have accomplished that feat, though some things are never meant to be unearthed. The sequence of events is so unbelievable you’d think you were watching a Movie because it couldn’t have possibly happened to our Family, and yet it did–my Dad forced into a lifetime of silence in exchange for his continued service and ability to support our Family. A coverup in which he did not participate at the scene of his shooting. I’m writing an Inspirational Nonfiction with True Crime elements, though it’s a difficult one to write about. I am in so much disbelief over the secrets he was forced to keep and which he took with him to his death. Tragic. So, I honor him and his memory and love of protecting the innocent, the weak, and the good people of our city of Columbus, Ohio, much to the chagrin of even our current Police Department.”

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DEEP LEVEL

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Maybe you, too, were impacted on some deep level you can say you carry with you some 5 decades later. If you can say so, you were and are as Blessed as I have been in being a child of 7 and 8 years old when I was introduced to Walt Whitman High School and my favorite fictional teachers like Lloyd Haynes, or who I like to call MY “Mr. Dixon.”

Growing up in the Midwest in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I fell in love with the whole idea of seeing people without seeing color. Diversity was prevalent in our city of Columbus, Ohio, but not as much in the outlying suburbs of our city, where my Family and I lived, and where I went to Elementary School, with a dream of attending my eventual home of my suburban High School which would look like the fictional Walt Whitman High School in its diversity, and where new generations of culture and ethnicity would be prominent; where my leaders, mentors, and teachers would look like MY “Mr. Dixon;” where I’d receive an education which would encompass and encourage multicultural studies. But those things would only become a part of my creative imagination. It is why, therefore, ROOM 222 and MY “Mr. Dixon” would have a lifetime and profound influence in and on my life’s passions and work, and why Lloyd Haynes is a human being I revered as one of my beloved Heroes I’ll never forget.

Through Lloyd’s beautiful wife Carolyn, I have been Blessed to recall and be reminded of my most cherished memories of both her work and that of Lloyd’s, and to go back to a place in time where my dreams were just beginning, and my hopes never an impossible nor improbable reality or possibility. For these deeply-rooted longings and life’s purpose and desire, I will always hold Lloyd and Carolyn Haynes in the highest esteem, and they’ll always be connected to me as part of the person in me their work helped to shape and mold, and that, my friends, is what life and the arts and the power of the medium of film and television are all about. I am forever grateful to Lloyd and Carolyn for their monumental positive impact on the hearts and minds, dreams and goals of people who were once children like I was, with aspirations to be just like they were–individuals who played a significant role in society for the betterment of humankind. And if you, too, were impacted by two people who forever changed the trajectory of your life like Lloyd and Carolyn Haynes did mine, then you, too, are as Blessed as I was then and now.

Mr. Dixon, until I see you in my beloved ROOM 222 again, don’t forget to leave the light on for me.

Lori Cooper
Columbus, Ohio
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AHH…SOMEWHERE

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Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.

–Mason Cooley

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NEVER TOO OLD

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“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.”

-Steve Harvey

Lloyd Haynes was firmly established in a promising career when he changed directions that led him to Hollywood. 

“Then my agent told me about the casting for the part of Pete Dixon in Room 222, and I decided to make a bid for it. When asked why he thought they chose him, he answered, I went back four times, and they didn’t seem much interested and told me why. They thought I looked too old. But they kept letting me read, and after the third reading, they decided to test me. I guess my test came out best. They also liked my performance on the premiere of Julia I played the part of the TV repairman.” 

–Excerpt from The Lloyd Haynes Story

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HOPE SMILES

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Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier!’ 😀💕💕
-Alfred Lord Tennyson

A HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

LEAVE ROOM 💕


“The key to being a wonderful writer is not to write. You just get out of the way. Leave room for God to walk in the room. And when I write something that I know is right, I get on my knees and say ‘thank you.” 🎶 😃💕

—Michael Jackson—

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HOLLYWOOD’S FINEST#

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HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY TO YOU, DON JOHNSON 

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Donald Wayne Johnson is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He played the role of James “Sonny” Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice with Philip Michael Thomas, winning a Golden Globe for his work in the role. He also had the eponymous lead role in the 1990s cop series Nash Bridges with Cheech Marin. (He was fabulous in both!) 

Johnson was the American Power Boat Association’s 1988 World Champion of the Offshore World Cup. He also has received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. 

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MY FAVORITE

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JULIA ROBERTS
“My favorite Christmas movie is Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life!
I love waking up on Christmas morning, with our tradition of “nobody goes into the living room until everybody goes into the living room.” 💕💕

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SUMPTUOUS

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Buying a Christmas tree didn’t occur to Lloyd in the early days, including the beautifully wrapped gifts placed thoughtfully under the limbs. His gift was of time, love, energy, and joy visibly wrapped in a sumptuous meal for the body and soul. –Excerpt from: The Lloyd Haynes Story 

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MY AUTOGRAPH


Shirley Temple Black

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. “ 💕

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SOMETHING WORSE…

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“There is something worse than being blind, I could have been born sighted with no #vision.” HELEN KELLER 😀💞
 

CAT

DRUNK-TURKEY!

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“I’m making drunk-turkey. Trust me you’ll love it!”
The day before Thanksgiving, Lloyd marinated a turkey in white wine, lemon, lemon zest, and spices overnight. Thanksgiving morning, he reached into the large covered black pot and removed the drenched gobbler from its wine-bath and placed it in the roasting pan. Sprinkling more spices on and in the turkey covered it with foil, and cooked, at 400 degrees, for several hours; the consistent temperature of most meals prepared by Lloyd.
Our family and friends arrived to the warm glorious aroma of a lovingly prepared Thanksgiving feast. Resting on a wooden board in the kitchen was the tender, succulent turkey, meat slipping off the bone. Not the picture-perfect golden-brown turkey, but unanimously the most tender, best-tasting turkey any of us ever had. Excerpt from The Lloyd Haynes Story. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1548760420

FIND TIME 😃💕

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“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our #lives.” 😃💕
— John F. Kennedy

THANK YOU, #FRIENDS FOR YOUR #SUPPORT & AMAZING #FRIENDSHIP.

HAPPY #THANKSGIVING 🦃 EVERYONE! 😃💕💕

UNPRECEDENTED

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“Our pain and heartbreak can appear unprecedented in the #history of the world, but then we #read. They were the very things that connected us with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”💕
– James Baldwin“
 
HAVE A CONNECTED, BLISSFUL #WEEKEND, EVERYONE! 😀💕
 

AWARD-WINNING

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#tv THANK YOU BYRD😍

“Enjoying the read!” -Byrd

Petri Hawkins Byrd is affectionately known as #ByrdTheBailiff, and yes he’s a real bailiff on the Emmy award-winning court #drama, #JudgeJudy.

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BOOK:BYRD

CHOOSE

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“Once you choose #hope, anything’s possible.”
– Christopher Reeve

HAVE A LOVELY #WEEKEND, EVERYONE! 😀💕

THE MERE SIGHT


“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a #book.” 😃💕

– Jane Smiley

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SO CONSUMED

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“So consumed by #Love that #Hope rises in the chaos of life, surely there is a God.” – C.G. 😃💕

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SIGNIFICANT INSIGHT

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“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

Throughout all the varied activities in Lloyd Haynes life, he continued with his wide range of reading. He eventually came across a book called, All About Men. He credits a statement in the book for a significant insight into his life.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!


The name “Halloween” comes from the All Saints Day celebration of the early Christian church, a day set aside for the solemn remembrance of the martyrs. All Hallows Eve, the evening before All Saints Day, began the time of remembrance. “All Hallows Eve” was eventually contracted to “Hallow-e’en,” which became “Halloween.”

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#PRAYERS NEEDED…AGAIN!!! 😢

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The #GettyFire in Los Angeles erupted early Monday 10/28 and is forcing thousands of residents to flee their #homes as #winds reach extremely dangerous levels in Southern California. 500 acres consumed! The Getty Center and Getty Villa are safe, but many houses were ablaze. Where Lloyd and I used to live. 💕

COURAGEOUS BROTHERS

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#Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.”
–Mary Anne Radmacher, #author & #artist

MY COURAGEOUS UNCLES💕
Samuel Lazzara (August 6, 1903 – March 31, 1982), better known by his #boxing alias Joe Dundee, was an American #boxer. He was the brother of Middleweight Champion Vince Dundee. During his career, he was recognized as the World #Welterweight #Champion. Inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1959.

Vince Dundee (October 22, 1907 – July 27, 1949), the former New York State #middleweight #champion of the world was born Vincenzo Lazzara in #Sicily in 1907.

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DEVELOP…

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“Develop #success from failures. #Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” 😀💕
Dale Carnegie

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DEAREST LLOYD

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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, DEAR LLOYD HAYNES 10/19/34 – 12/31/86

One autumn evening, surrounded by a breathtaking view of the city lights, I met an extraordinary soul that, until then, I had only read about from the writings of great poets. A captivating moment in time that stands apart from all the others in my life and, much to my amazement, changed my perception of handsome to those of William Shakespeare: “Care I for the limb, the thews, the stature, bulk, and big assemblance of a man! Give me the spirit.” No one would argue that Samuel Lloyd Haynes was an impressive assemblance of a man, but if you happened to catch a glimpse of his soul—well, it was astounding! Excerpt from The Lloyd Haynes Story

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an American actor and television writer, best known for his starring role in the Emmy Award-winning series Room 222.

ANGELA LANSBURY


HAPPY HAPPY 94th BIRTHDAY DEAR ANGELA LANSBURY 10/16/25😃💕

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury DBE is a British-American-Irish #actress who has appeared in #theatre, #television, and #film. Her career has spanned eight decades, much of it in the United States, and her work has attracted international acclaim.

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HOPE

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“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”

– Robert H. Schuller

“There is no cure, nothing I can do, and I hold little hope that he will ever walk again.” As he started to leave Lloyd’s bedroom, he looked back at Lloyd, and with a matter-of-fact tone commanded, “Rest, stay in bed, and I will be back in a couple of days with metal braces for your legs.” Excerpt from The Lloyd Haynes Story

PRAYERS NEEDED 🔥


OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY RESIDENCE, #POLICE, AND #FIRERFIGHTERS AS THEY BATTLE THE WILDFIRES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA!

1 Death Reported in 4,700-Acre Saddleridge Fire; Nearly 27,000 Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders and Rising! Zero containment…

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EXQUISITE…

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#Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.”

-Emily Dickinson

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DIAHANN…

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Diahann Carroll born Carol Diahann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American actress, singer and model. She rose to stardom in performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 1959. In 1962, Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, for her role in the Broadway musical No Strings.

Her 1968 debut in Julia, the first series on American television to star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of a mixed-race diva in the primetime soap opera Dynasty.

Carroll was the recipient of numerous stage and screen nominations and awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress In A Television Series in 1968. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for the 1974 film Claudine. She was also a breast cancer survivor and activist.

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SOMETHING YOU BECOME

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#Love is not something you look for, love is something you become.” – Peace Love World 😀💕

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RADIANT LOVE

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The Lloyd Haynes Story, by author Carolyn Haynes is deeply rooted with the profound and extraordinary life reflections of actor, pilot, Lt. Commander, motivational speaker, and kindness advocate, Lloyd Haynes. The pages of this biography are written with meticulous historical detail, interwoven with bright moments of a rare and radiant love affair shared by the author and her late husband. The wisdom within the pages offers a new perspective on how we might all deal with the challenges that come before us. HOLLY DOBBIE
 
Superbly Written – TRIBUNE
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GREAT REWRITERS

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I have never thought of myself as a good #writer. Anyone who wants reassurance of that should read one of my first drafts. But I’m one of the world’s great rewriters. 😀💞
-James A. Michener

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OPEN…

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“The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.” 😀💞

– TonyGaskins

A favorite picture that hung on Lloyd’s wall for years and still hangs on our family wall today says volumes about the heart of Ali. It is a posed photo of Lloyd and Ali taken just for fun. Lloyd mentioned several times over the years that Ali was a most compassionate and generous soul, which made him a champion long before the world knew of him. Excerpt from The Lloyd Haynes Story 🥰

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PLEASURES

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The pleasures of #writing correspond exactly to the pleasures of #reading.

~Vladimir Nabokov

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WOUNDS

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“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.” 😀💞
– Novalis

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…YOURSELF

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“Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” 😀💞
-August Wilson

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BENEATH THE CRUNCHING RAINBOW

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“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” —Unknown 

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“The last remnants of dry autumn leaves fell all around me from the huge old trees like soft rain. It was magical as they brushed against my face. Leaves covered the entire front yard that day, spilling out into the street. I stood motionless, captured by the site of all the beautiful shades of yellow, orange, red, and green. Everything looked new and clean, and I was mesmerized by the site. I took another step-down, then catapulted off into the middle of a wind drift pile of leaves. It was heaven as I sunk beneath the crunching rainbow.” Lloyd Haynes (age 6) Excerpt from The Lloyd Haynes Story 😃💕