The 40th Anniversary Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Post Alpha-Bits. They’re A-B-C-delicious!

First, thanks to all of you who gave Dave advice on starting and maintaining a blog. I sent him a note this morning to see if he had had a chance to read all the comments.

Second, I want to wish Mary a very happy 40th anniversary. She’s really been a lot of help lately, but I can say she’s made my life worth living all these years. Happy Anniverary, sweetheart.

Here’s the summary for the week.

I used my freebie day to introduce a new favorite guitarist, Lari Basilio. I really like the way she plays.

John Fogerty won my latest battle by a wide margin. The song was the zydeco favorite, “(Don’t Mess With) My Toot-Toot.” Cathy Kennedy looked up the meaning of “toot-toot,” and discovered it’s a phonetic spelling of the French “tout tout,” meaning “everything.” The implied meaning is a woman, but it can really be anything you consider your “everything.” Thanks, Cathy!

Roy Orbison was this week’s featured artist. He had a remarkable voice and a great career.

Used a great Walter Brennan line from the movie Meet John Doe. Walter had lots of them in that movie.

I took the word “sparkle” out for a walk and was all over the place with it. It was lots of fun.

I found a bunch of songs that I had downloaded off of YouTube, chose ten of them, and offered them for your approval. Hope you enjoyed them.

Linda’s prompt was to come up with a specific type of movement and write a post based on that. I hemmed and hawed and finally decided I would just post some songs, all of which had a type of movement in their titles.

I also had a bunch of posts for Just Jot It January:

  • Sunday‘s word was “silence,” and I discussed my ongoing battle with tinnitus and how I deal with it at night.
  • As “liberty” was the prompt on Monday, I played John Phillip Sousa’s march “The Liberty Bell,” which is also the theme song for Monty Python’s Flying Circus .
  • I used Tuesday‘s prompt of “colour” to highlight the differences between British and American spelling.
  • Thursday‘s prompt of “prediction” led to a post remembering the late John Coleman, whose on-air credits as a weather forecaster included stints on Good Morning America, WLS-TV and WMAQ-TV in Chicago, KUSI in San Diego, and the founding of The Weather Channel.
  • I chose Friday‘s prompt, “address,” and talked about my mother-in-law, who lived at the same address her entire life.

Just Jot It January ends this Wednesday, which means I can start turning my attention to the next big thing, the A to Z Challenge, which I’ll probably mention so many times during February and March you’ll be sick of it. We have a birthday-oriented Monday’s Music Moves Me tomorrow, I’ll have another early rocker on Tuesday, I’ve chosen my one-liner for Wednesday, and after that, who knows? In non-blog-related news, I get my final rooster comb injection in my knees tomorrow. It’ll be the first time I’ve been out of the house in over a week.

Thanks go out to Ritu, Mark, Janet, KSBeth, J-Dub, Dan, Eugenia, JoAnna, Arlee, brother Pat, Linda, Uncle Jack Connelly, Micki Allen, Madam Dreamweaver, Annie, GhostMMNC, Ed Thierbach, brother Kip, Jo, Fandango, Hilary, Joey, Michele, Stephen, Cheryl, Wendy, Snark, Birgit, Debbie, ESChudel, Jetgirlcos, Mary B, Cathy, Mike, Martha, Deby, Judy, and everyone who left a “like.”

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

6 thoughts on “The 40th Anniversary Week That Was

  1. Happy Anniversary to you and Mary! 40 Years is a wonderful milestone! Cheers!!
    We mark 34 years in September. So crazy how fast time flies.
    I have not heard of the A-Z challenge. I will have to check it out.


  2. Very happy anniversary! 40 years is quite an accomplishment. We will be at 34 in May so I know. Looking forward to the A to Z. I have my theme and my letters, just need to get the pictures and start writing the posts!


    1. I’m totally disorganized this year. I have no idea what I’ll write about this year. I’m tempted to do saints or something, but I don’t think that would be all that much fun and I think people would just ignore it. Maybe I’ll just pick random topics…

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