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A VINTAGE Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday morning to you all, GHers!

I apologize for running so behind this Sunday, but I broke my toe on Friday, and after trying to be Superwoman, I finally ended up giving in and taking the super-dose pain meds yesterday evening because I just could not take the throbbing. Needless to say, I was too groggy to drive. ūüôā

Alas, my insomnia overtook the meds, and here I am; a little late, but raring to  go!

This week, I thought we could all use a JaSam “Shot In The Arm”. I decided to go with vids from one particular vidder, because her work fit the bill of what I think we all need at the moment: reminders of Vintage JaSam Romance. Each of these vids will take you back in time to a wonderful place in JaSam History, and by the time this Drive is over, you will no longer be wondering why you don’t just pack up your JaSam memories and call it a wrap.

Something this magical deserves to be held on to…with both hands, and cherished and enjoyed whenever possible! And that’s what we’ll be doing today!

All of our vids this week are credited to TheVintage GH. I hope you all take the time to “LIKE” and comment on the vids…they are really going to work like Pain Medicine! That’s a promise! ūüôā (There are also some great AU vids on the channel…they make for some great distraction from the Restless/Vampire situation we’re enduring at the moment!) ūüôā

Let’s get started with this little gem…

“Kissing You”¬†

“You’re The Boss”¬†

“Then You Look At Me”¬†


“Fools Rush In”¬†

“Let Me Entertain You”¬†

“Somewhere Only We Know”¬†

“Save Me”¬†

“The Book Of Love”¬†

“This Could Be Heaven”¬†

“The One I Love”¬†

“That’s All”¬†

Didn’t I tell you they’d be special? *sigh*

Oh, the good ol’ days…thanks to the magic of YouTube, they will live on in our hearts forever…just like JaSam.

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Love you guys,




A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…With Blinders On

Good Sunday Morning, GHers!

I will be in the back seat with you all this Sunday…I obviously cannot derive with blinders on, but it will be the final Sunday that I can take this Drive without having seen our Steve Burton with another woman on Y&R. I am choosing to wear the blinders, and refusing to see what is right in front of us…it’s the only way I can cope. ūüôā

On this Drive, I will be blissfully driving through JaSam World, soaking in the sights and sounds that have brought us so much happiness throughout the past nine years. As one of Heather’s vids on this week’s Drive says, “I’ll be seeing you in all the old, familiar places”. I hope you do the same.

Thank you to every vidder who found the motivation and the inspiration to continue to make these vids that bring us so much enjoyment.

You guys rock.


“Kiss Me”¬†¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“I’d GIve You The Moon”¬†¬†Credit: CocoaGirlie4

“I Miss You”¬† Credit: lt4bama

“Stop Crying Your Heart Out”¬† Credit: dominiquelovesjasam1

“Fingerprints”¬† Credit: aproditebeauty

“It’s A Fire”¬†¬†Credit: SarahCG

“Last Kiss”¬† Credit: mandysonly

“Thinking Of You”¬†¬†Credit: CocoaGirlie4

“I’ll Be Seeing You”¬† Credit: aproditebeauty

I couldn’t drop you all off without reminding you that, together, we can get through this, too!

Love you all,


A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…On The BRIGHT SIDE Of The Road

Good Sunday morning, GHers!

We are away for my birthday weekend, so I want you guys to know how much my family loves you guys and respects our “connection.” By now, you guys all know that we have a “No Electronics” rule when we are on a family getaway…the kids can’t be on their smartphones, iPods, tablets, etc. the whole time, and neither can we. The only “FaceTime” allowed is our own. However, when we got in from dinner tonight, the kids turned to me and asked, “Aren’t you going to blog?” My hubby gave me the look that said he knew it was important, and so here I am. ūüôā (In all fairness, I already had most of the vids chosen before we left the house)

This week, we are riding on The Bright Side Of The Road, because even though there isn’t much “bright” stuff going on for us, I was thinking as I watched some of the vids this week, that we are so damned lucky to have experienced nine years of this Love Story together! Whether we watch a vid made yesterday, or a vid made six years ago, we can be sure of one thing: JaSam is INCOMPARABLE! So let’s enjoy the fact that watching them can still evoke such strong emotions in us, and that we still have dedicated vidders who take the time to honor their Love Story!

I have no doubt you will all enjoy their work as much as I did. . .

“I Believe”¬†¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Last Kiss”¬† Credit: mandysonly

“Diamonds”¬†¬†Credit: xkeepitclassyx

“Will You Be Mine?”¬†¬†Credit: lt4bama

“The Story Of My Life”¬†¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Let Them Be Little”¬† Credit: Mary H.

“Officially Missing You”¬† Credit: lt4bama

“In This Life”¬†¬†Credit: aproditebeauty


Are you seeing The Bright Side now?

This was the couple we fought and held on for…and no matter what has happened, or what will happen…they were totally worth it.

Let’s hold on to that. ūüôā

Love you guys!


An EARLY Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Happy Saturday evening, GHers!

I am so sorry for throwing you guys off with such an early post, but honestly, I want to take a hot bubble bath with my Hawaiian bath products (Thanks again, Fab Four – there’s still some in there!) and funnel my way under my blankets and shut out the world. I figured if I delayed putting this Drive together, I might never get back the energy and leave you guys hanging.

A friend who was battling cancer ¬†over the past two years passed away on Friday, leaving two children, a loving family and many friends heartbroken over her loss. I am so sad. We’ve experienced a lot of loss lately, and I guess I hit some inner limit. I need to not hear any kind of news for a while.

I hope you guys will understand. Karina was gracious enough to select the vids with me, just to keep me from going too dark. ūüôā She even recognized a bit of a theme…I know you guys will enjoy it!

Have fun!

“To Think I Might Not See Those Eyes Again”¬†¬†Credit: Imaginations7

“Just Say Yes”¬†¬†Credit: Juter0208

“Hold On Tight”¬† Credit: Jasam4everandever

“Say (All I Need)”¬† Credit: Lovelace

“And Everyone Wants To Know They’re Not Alone”¬†¬†Credit: Imaginations7

“Season of Love”¬† Credit: heartattack44

“Just Say It HOT”¬†¬†jasamarenumberone

If you love vids that remind us of the parallels in Jason and Sam’s incredible Love Story over the years, such as I do, then you will just adore this last vid! The vidder did a phenomenal job of gathering some of their very best. “Gravity”¬†¬†Credit: CocoaGirlie4

I love you guys! Have a great week!


A DIVERSIONARY Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday morning, GHers.

If you are anything like me, you’re trying to de-puff your eyes and downing some pain relievers to try and deal with the headache still lingering from all of the crying. Never in my life have I felt such an overwhelming sense of shock and disillusionment with life as we knew it in America. Something is fundamentally wrong when something like the tragedy in Newtown, CT can happen, and yet we can’t fix whatever it is that’s wrong right away.

I thought for a bit that I couldn’t…shouldn’t…wouldn’t post this weekend’s Drive. Then I realized that sometimes in devastating situations like this, we could all use a break. A diversion. A reason to smile.

Furthermore, my dear friend, Steph, had a special request: that our Drive after such a hard week be about good times and reasons to smile. I couldn’t agree more, and actually felt lighter after taking the time just to compile the vids, and getting my mind off of everything else for a little while. (I can only hope and pray that you guys know me well enough by now to know that in no way am I trying to minimize the terrible thing that has happened to those innocent victims. I am simply trying to provide an escape for those who desire one. If you are not ready for that yourself, then please, by all means, do something else. It is certainly not my intention to offend or hurt anyone. As most of you know, I taught in a K-4 school for 10 years before teaching Pre-K for seven. I feel a personal connection to this, as many of you do for different reasons. I pray you understand.)


I will tell you that almost immediately upon seeing Steve and Kelly do their thing, I was reminded me that Jason and Sam are the absolute best DIVERSION onscreen! It’s my hope that our Drive this week will serve to lighten your heavy hearts, brighten the dark feelings surrounding this tragedy, and actually give you a reason to smile, even if for just a few minutes.


“You Make Me Smile”¬†¬†Credit: 22anybeth

“The Way You Are”¬† Credit: lalachik

“JaSam As Hart to Hart”¬† Credit: holsgem

“When I See You Smile”¬† Credit: candece

“Only Girl In The World”¬†¬†Credit: lalachik

“Smile”¬†¬†Credit: zetter09

“Brown-Eyed Girl”¬† Credit: zaltana1

“LOL! Smiley Face”¬†¬†Credit: babyphat9191

“Fine By Me”¬† Credit: jmsg411

“Here In Your Arms”¬† Credit: Kaitie Hicks


I hope you enjoyed our Drive this week, and that it was a source of tranquility for a little bit.

Let’s continue to pray for these families and for this community, and let’s vow to cherish every moment with those we love; especially our children. Hold them a little tighter, hug them a little longer, kiss them a little harder, and take the time to just breathe them in.

I love you all,


A *DAZZLING* Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday Morning, GHers!

It is a HUGE day at our house today! It’s the day of the annual Christmas Spectacular at our children’s school – and this year is my youngest’s first time with a major part as an angel, and my son’s last…as he will be graduating at the end of this school year. So I will be packing lots and lots of tissues and applying waterproof mascara in preparation, but boy am I excited and immensely proud!

Wish them luck, won’t ‘cha? ūüôā

As I went through vids this week, I came across one that I remember served as a smilemaker during a pretty hard time for JaSam during the Brenda era. Then I remembered that this particular vidder was one who, in my mind, has made some pretty *DAZZLING* vids over the years, and they were memorable to me because of the effects she used. So, I went back and watched quite a few of them, and found myself smiling and recalling some wonderful, exciting moments for us as JaSam fans. I just knew that I had to take you on the same drive down memory lane.

Her vids are of the shorter variety, so I included way more than I usually do. (And still, she has many more you should check out when you have time!) I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did, as this vidder, mcdela02, is in the driver’s seat today, and all the vids we’ll be enjoying are credited to her. The really incredible thing is just how much JaSam “ground” she covers in her vids. It truly will be A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane. Be prepared to be *DAZZLED*! She’s absolutely magnificent!

“I Just Wanted To Thank You”¬†¬†

“My World Would Go Dark”¬†

“Super Duper Love”¬†

“It Wasn’t A Choice”¬†

“I Got You”¬†

“What Do You Get From It?”¬†

“God Damn You’re Beautiful”¬†

“Love You”¬†¬†

“Baby Promo”¬†

“Your Love Is A Song”¬†

“13 ILU’s”¬†


“For U Always”¬†

“Husband & Wife”¬†

“Someone Like You”¬†


Wow…isn’t she a talented little thing?¬†

I hope you’ll all show her some love for all of her hard work over the years…maybe it will inspire her to make a new vid…including some of the scenes with JaSam and Baby Daniel. ūüôā

Truly, our JaSam vidders are all so AMAZING. I think we are so lucky they are #TeamJaSam!

By the way, I hope this week’s drive also served to show us all why the JaSam Magic is irreplaceable – and could NEVER be imitated by anyone other than STELLY! A Jason recast would be an insult to me as a fan – a slap in the face even. I am praying that it never happens. I’d rather Jason be “out there somewhere” trying to get back to his family, than for some new Jason come in and ruin (or even change) the fantastic thing we had going between Steve and Kelly!

I will hold out hope until the very end that Jason will come back – OUR Jason, even if we have to wait a while.

Enjoy your Sunday, loves!

It’s always wonderful to start off my Sundays with you all!


Good Sunday Morning, GHers!

I hope you are all having a great morning, and that you are looking forward to doing whatever makes you smile.

I have to say that it’s a little bit tougher than I imagined knowing that Steve has taped his last scenes and has walked away from that GH building for the last time (at least for the foreseeable future). I don’t really know what I will do with a Jason Morgan-less existence. He has been part of my daily life for so long…

I am truly grateful for the 21 years he gave to all of us as Jason, and I will never forget how he made me fall in love with a mobster who fell in love with the tough-on-the-outside-but-soft-on-the-inside Sam McCall. Nothing else Jason Morgan did stole my heart like that did, and the past (almost) nine years of tuning in just to see what would happen between them next were the best years on a soap for me, ever. So, while I wish Steve NOTHING but the very best, I cannot deny that he takes a little piece of my heart with him to Tennessee, because I won’t be the same without my JaSam. ūüė¶

That being said, I hope we all take a moment to recognize and appreciate how important and invaluable these vids that we all love and count on so much really are. I have been getting my JaSam fixes here for the past few months, but I realize that I have been going through mini-marathons as the end of Steve’s incredible run comes to an end, along with our JaSam Love Story playing out onscreen. I imagine that the gift our favorite vidders have given us will seem all the more special following the last JaSam scenes. *tears*

Please, please take a moment to thank each of them for being such a huge part of The JaSam Love Story and the legacy they shared with all of us. Each vid we have in a playlist or as part of our favorites will help to keep JaSam’s Love alive and well in our hearts for years to come…and that is just plain magical. For that, we owe our vidders a huge debt of gratitude.

Thanks from me personally to all of you, for making the last three years of Sundays on Bella Mafia a time that brought us all together – no matter where we were or what we were going through! I have decided that no matter what I decide about blogging for GH, Sundays will continue to be our “thing”. No matter what is going on in Port Charles, we will continue to take ¬†A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…with JaSam, for as long as you’re willing to go with me!

For now, get in…and let’s get going!

“Marry Me”¬†¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

And one more time: “Marry Me”¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“All I Ever Needed”¬† Credit: charmedp3f

“Will You Be Mine?”¬†¬†Credit: Fair Samantha

“Husband & Wife”¬† Credit: mcdela02

“Endless Love”¬†¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Let’s Get Married”¬† Credit: Ro Blackett

“I’ll Stand By You”¬† Credit: yugottahitpeople

“4Ever More”¬† Credit: gigga143

I just knew that if I held on, (or fell asleep, like I did somewhere in the middle of posting) she would post a new vid for this week… ūüôā

“Now That You’re Gone”¬† Credit: aproditebeauty

And of course, there is no way we can celebrate their wedding week without celebrating their wedding night, and my favorite JaSam Moments:

“9/29/11 Jason & Sam Make Love”¬† Credit: ashleycramni

“9/30/11 Jason & Sam *Home*”¬† Credit: ashleycramni

I hope you enjoyed revisiting the week we had all been waiting and wishing for since the minute we fell in love with Jason and Sam all those years ago. I know that like me, so many of you will be “revisiting” so many of their most magical moments in the days and weeks ahead. Thanks to Youtube and our beloved vidders, the JaSam Magic lives on.

Love you all,