I don’t actually know how many days it is until Spring, and around here, it doesn’t really matter what the calendar says. Have you seen the pictures I’ve posted taken on the 1st day of Spring? There’s a reason I call it “Sprinter.” While we had a fantastic New Years Eve, weather wise for us, now it’s in the single digits tonight, likely to stay that way the next few nights to come at least, and that means that whatever the thermometer is, it’s really colder because we have that stupid thing called “wind chill,” which is what the air really feels like.
I used to have a friend in high school who often wistfully said, “Oh, I hope it’s a white Christmas this year.” Yeah, she needed a good smackin’! I didn’t even know what a “White Christmas” was, other than a song, until I was in my teens. Once I saw it, I realized that snow belongs in only 3 places – snow globes, postcards and Lake Tahoe.
Ahhhh, okay! I got my annual snow-b#tch out of my system.
We watched these awesome DVD’s I got at the library – a set of clips from the Ed Sullivan show. Remember that? It was all music clips, so really, almost like MTV before there was MTV. I watched the years from ‘65-‘70 and boy did it bring back some memories! I was cracking up at Herman’s Hermits – “2nd verse, same as the 1st!” and they way they bopped around on stage. They really should have bottled all that energy! So much music from when I was a tiny thing, with older teen siblings who listened to the rock stations of the day. I remember seeing the album for the Chambers Brothers and wondering how they could all be brothers. “How did all those black men get a white brother?” I asked my sister. I think she told me he was adopted.
I had to look up Mama Cass after seeing the Mamas and Papas, to find out just when she died. She didn’t really die from eating a ham sandwich. I knew that, you knew that, but can you believe that rumor still persists? The Jackson 5, the Supremes, Tom Jones – oh my goodness, I had “Delilah” going through my head all the next day! LOL
It was so much fun walking down memory lane. I know if I ever get the money, I’m going to be a sucker for those Time-Life video things that are like 986 disk sets of “all your favorite music!”
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