The First Week That Was Of Advent 2017

This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Austex Beef Stew. Keep your men going strong!

A commercial obviously from the 1950’s for a local brand of beef stew. Wonder if it’s still around?

The Week That Was

Getting a late start on this today. Got a bunch of text messages this morning that indicated someone was using a credit card fraudulently and had to talk to the bank about that (they catch things quickly), then I got busy working a new puzzle on my Kindle called “The Numbers Game – Numberama” that, according to the rules, takes a very long time to complete. So far it’s taken about ten hours, and I’m nowhere near done, but I am learning a lot about the game, so maybe things will move more quickly now. Then again, maybe not… Anyway, here’s this week’s summary.

I continued my study of one-hit wonders on Monday and Friday, with 1973 on Monday and 1974 on Friday. I’ll continue the series this Friday, as M4 begins its Christmas music extravaganza tomorrow. Not sure what I’ll start with, but expect to hear a lot of the same things from the last couple of years. Maybe some new stuff, too, you never know.

The featured artist this week was Guy Mitchell, leading many of you to ask “who the H-E-double hockey sticks is that?” He was pretty popular in the Fifties, that’s all I can tell you.

Wednesday’s one-liner was a quote from the late “Barnum Bill” Veeck, two-time owner of the White Sox who had a feud with Walter O’Malley, who owned the LA Dodgers for many years.

The prompt was “seven things that give [me] comfort,” so I gave my list and asked what yours were, and I got some wonderful responses. Thanks to everyone who responded; I haven’t been able to reply to your comments, but I will, hopefully soon.


You have until late Thursday night to vote in the latest Battle of the Bands, “Battle ‘(Ghost) Riders In The Sky’: Burl Ives vs. Frank Ifield.” This is the first of several battles using this song. You have been warned.

All this exercising I’ve been doing lately as part of my aquatic therapy has been great, but the downside is that I hurt everywhere, most notably my gluteus maximus. I wrote all about it in my Saturday post, because Linda gave us the prompt “cramp.”

As mentioned previously, tomorrow is the start of the M4 Christmas Extravaganza. We’ll have another artist from The Baby Boom years on Tuesday, I’ll announce the winner of the first of several Battles of the Bands to feature the song “Ghost Riders In The Sky” on Friday, we’ll choose a few one-hit wonders from 1975 on Friday, I’m searching for a pithy one-liner for Wednesday and awaiting prompts from Kat and Linda with bated breath. In other words, pretty much the same stuff, unless I get creative.

Thanks to Dan, JoAnna, Janet, Kip, Angie, Eugenia, Arlee, Lauralynn, Mary B, Stephen, Uncle Jack Connelly, 15andMeowing, Mark, Joey, Linda, Cathy, Martha, Alana, XmasDolly, Mike, Kim, J-Dub, and everyone who stopped by and left a “like.”

And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

5 thoughts on “The First Week That Was Of Advent 2017

  1. Thanks, John. It was a very busy week. I read, but never commented on even half of what I read. Comcast continues to complicate things, too. I re-do parts of things because of dropped wifi. It is frustrating. Anyway, thank you. I always enjoy your posts. Hugs to you and yours. ❤


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