Sad to See You Go

Everlasting Cool was first launched in January of 2012 as an e-commerce website, but is now being relaunched for the purpose of book publishing and radio programs.  Everlasting Cool says, “Sad to see you go,” not just to past content, but also to Everlasting Cool subscribers.  Everlasting Cool now has 1000+ subscribers, and that has been a very positive experience! Alas, because of the new direction of this website, once the official relaunch has begun, all subscribers will be requested to re-subscribe.

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A subscribers’ list can pose many problems, and no one wants to get a lot of emails from any website.  Everlasting Cool is anti-spam, and has always wanted quality content above anything else.  Thanks to all subscribers, but we ask you to be patient during this transition; and be prepared to sign-up as a new subscriber after the official relaunch.

ReLaunching of Everlasting Cool

ReLaunching of Everlasting Cool


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Everlasting Cool is about to undergo a relaunching within the next couple of months. This website will be rededicated as Everlasting Cool Publishing and Radio.   

The Kindle book, Work as Hard as You Have to, Play as Hard as You Can:  101 Common Sense Principles for a Happier Lifeby Gail C. Tracy, will be released within the next couple of months.  After this book has been released, Kindle formatting services will be offered for a reasonable fee.  Other publishing, website, and graphic services will be offered, too.

In Loving Memory

mm18Marilyn Monroe

June 1, 1926–August 5, 1962

Fifty-one years ago today, the world awoke to the shocking news of Marilyn Monroe’s death. The famous actress died at the age of 36. Her death had become a media circus, with photographers bribing mortuary workers into allowing them to take pictures of Marilyn.

Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn’s second husband, made the funeral arrangements. He spent the entire last night with her in the Chapel of Palms reposing room at the Westwood Village Mortuary. Marilyn’s body was laid to rest on August 8, 1962. No stars, press agents, producers, or show business friends were allowed to be at the service. The funeral took place in the small chapel at Westwood Memorial Park. Only 30 of the people closest to Marilyn were allowed to attend. About 200 yards away stood a marble crypt, Marilyn’s final resting place.

For the next 20 years as a symbol of his devotion, Joe had red roses placed in the urn next to her crypt twice a week.

Rest in peace, Marilyn, you are still in our hearts!

Marilyn on Pinterest


Tracer Tracy has just created a new board on Pinterest, “Marilyn–Forever Young.”  This board has over 370 photos of Marilyn, some dating from before she was discovered, all the way up until before she died.  This Pinterest board is Tracer’s largest board to date.  She invites you to follow this board, and to send pins which are not on the board.  These pictures represent Marilyn the way that she would want us to remember her–beautiful and forever young.

Cheers, Marilyn!

Happy 81st Birthday Marilyn Monroe!


Original artwork by Kevan Tollefson

I began writing about Marilyn Monroe almost 2 years ago. The first article I wrote about her was Marilyn Monroe, A New Perspective, first published in August, 2011. Marilyn Monroe is very special to me, not only because she was an extraordinary woman, but we both share the same birthday, June 1st.

There are a lot of myths surrounding Marilyn Monroe. I wanted to know who the real woman was and discover what really happened to her, so I began some research. She was an incredibly sexy, intelligent, sensitive, and creative woman; she was far ahead of her time in so many ways. She was considered to be ‘a naughty girl’ in her time. Now, over fifty years later, she would almost be considered to be like ‘the girl next door.’ She was photographed by many, and the pictures captured a smiling, vibrant happy Marilyn. She had an uncanny ability to seduce the viewer through the lens of the camera.

Underneath that exterior was a woman who was very unhappy and insecure; she drank alcohol to excess and was addicted to prescription pills. I believe that she wanted approval and to be loved more than anything else, whether in private or public. Marilyn wanted to be considered a serious actress, not just a sex symbol. She had an IQ of 168, but was emotionally unstable because of a traumatic childhood.

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Pencil on canvas by Kevan Tollefson

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