This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by US Rubber, maker of Keds. Keds, kids, Keds!
Do you call them sneakers or gym shoes? I go with the latter, even though most Keds I owned never saw the inside of a gym. That’s just what we called them.
First, Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there, particularly to my brothers and cousins and cousins-in-law (what do you call your cousins’ spouses?) who are fathers. A special wish for a Happy Heavenly Father’s Day to my dad, Bill Holton, my stepfather, Jack “Tex” Christian, my father-in-law, Joe Kacka, and all my male relatives who were dads.
That said, here’s the summary for last week.
Had trouble coming up with a topic for Monday, so I did a survey post: From WJJD in Chicago, their very first survey from 1956. It was interesting, because although rock & roll had been a big deal for about a year, there were only a couple of rock songs in the Top 10.
I was surprised to see that I hadn’t done Bobby Darin yet, so he was the featured artist.
This week’s one-liner was a first line (okay, two lines) that I came up with a number of years ago that I thought would be a good beginning to a story. I never used it, so if you can, knock yourself out. Maybe I should run a contest with it, though I don’t have anything to give a way in the way of prizes… what do you think?
The prompt “bright” brought to mind a book that was in my Dad’s collection, Bright Leaf, which made me think of how I never read any of his books because I was afraid I’d get in trouble. Kip thinks it was because I drew an escape plan in one of them (long story). He’s probably not wrong, but I think that was just part of it.
Since I had already done a survey post this week, and because someone revived what has turned out to be my most-popular post of all time, I posted a playlist of ten more songs with “ain’t” in the title.
The prompt “reservation” made me think of all the travel arrangements I ever made, including one trip where the travel agent got it backwards.
I’m not planning anything exciting for the coming week, but you never know what could happen.
- Mary B
- Uncle Jack Connelly
- Anyone I missed
- Anyone who left a “like”
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!