This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Oscar Mayer Weiners.
I believe the voice of the little guy with the deep voice is supplied by Thurl Ravenscroft, who was the original voice of Tony the Tiger, spokesmascot for Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes.
A pretty good week until Friday, when we got close to six inches of snow. I think it was more, actually, but let’s go with six. It’s well above freezing now (38° F or 3° C) and it’s starting to melt, everywhere except our front porch and stairs, which are in the shade. Mary’s doing what she can to get the snow off of them, and I hope that will mean that they’ll be dry enough by Tuesday when I have my next therapy session.
I mentioned yesterday that I have a new phone, an iPhone 8. So far, I like it, except for half the time when the App Store tells me that PayPal needs to verify my device and to wait for a text message that never comes. Looks like I’ll have to call them and raise a fuss. But not today. I’m in too good of a mood.
Sorry this is coming to you late. I have this new game on my Fire that’s really involved and I get lost playing it. Here’s the sumary from last week.
The Christmas music extravaganza has begun, and Monday’s post was of novelty songs. I told someone that one of my favorite genres of music is “Christmas Novelty Songs.”
Sammy Kaye, as in “Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye,” was the featured artist. Brother Kip gave me grief about that on Facebook, mostly because Sammy rose to fame in the 1930’s, but he was still quite popular in the 1946-1964 time period, so I went with him. Maybe I’ll do Lawrence Welk this week…
I posted something I got off of Facebook a while back that reminded me of things I see here in North Georgia pretty frequently.
I went stream of consciousness with the prompt of “fancy,” and if you haven’t seen it, the post includes Lucille Ball, Bobbie Gentry, and a fluffy white cat eating out of a crystal compote (that’s what I think it’s called, anyway).
Burl Ives was the winner in my latest Battle of the Bands. Friday’s battle will pit two instrumental versions of “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky” against each other, so be sure and join us for that.
I continued my series of One-Hit Wonders of the Seventies with songs from 1975. This Friday, 1976.
The prompt was “-liqu-,” which gave me a chance to write about the Baseball Reliquary and all of the water that had turned into snow on Friday and Friday night. Uncle Jack noted that one of the honored ballplayers in the Reliquary was Moe Berg, who Casey Stengel (of all people) called “the strangest man to ever play baseball.” Many books have been written about him, one of which was The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg.
More of the same, unless something happens. I’ve given some hints above.
Thanks to Janet,J-Dub, Mark, Deborah Drucker, Uncle Jack Connelly, Arlee Bird, Lynn, brother Kip, Michele, Birgit, JoAnna, Eugenia, Annie, KSBeth, North Liza Lane, Martha, Joey, Fandango, Dan, Frank, Patrick, Lauralynn, Mike, XmasDolly, Alana, Cathy, 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!