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What a Wonderful World

Thursday, November 27, 2014

For all the things we're thankful for. Louis Armstrong, 1967. Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss.



I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.



I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.



The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.



I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VC
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LESLIELENORE 11/27/2014 1:32PM

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I'm Going Home

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

From The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes this poignant song about going home. Immediately afterward, his servants, Riff Raff and Magenta informed Dr. Frank-N-Furter that he would NOT be returning home, and visciously shot him and his creature, Rocky.


Dr. Frank-N-Furter
On the day I went away

Chorus
Goodbye

Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Was all I had to say

Chorus
Now I

Dr. Frank-N-Furter
I want to come again and stay



Chorus
Oh my

Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Smile, and that will mean I may
'Cause I've seen blue skies


Through the tears in my eyes
And I realize I'm going home
Chorus
I'm going home



Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Everywhere, it's been the same

Chorus
Feeling

Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Like I'm outside in the rain


Chorus
Wheeling

Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Free to try and find a game

Chorus
Dealing

Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Cards for sorrow
Cards for pain
'Cause I've seen blue skies
Through the tears in my eyes
And I realize I'm going home


Chorus
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/27/2014 12:34AM

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Happy Thanksgiving !

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RLKARMAN 11/26/2014 7:14PM

    Have a great Thanksgiving!!! Should be a great day!


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FERRETLOVER1 11/26/2014 7:44AM

    I never saw Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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GARDENCHRIS 11/26/2014 7:31AM

    enjoy!

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Over the River and Through the Woods

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

There are multiple verses to this song, which was originally a Thanksgiving poem by Linda Marie Child, 1844. Some versions of the song use different verses, some misspeak and say "Grandfather's house", and some miscreants have stolen the "Thanksgiving Day" and made it for "Christmas Day".

Over the river and through the woods,
To grandmother's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,
Through (the) white and drifted snow!


Over the river and through the woods,
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.


Over the river and through the woods,
To have a first-rate play;
Oh, hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ling!"
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!


Over the river and through the woods,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground,
Like a hunting hound!
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

(See, I told you this was better than a sled)

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LESLIELENORE 11/25/2014 2:31PM

    A sleigh sounds like a good idea, but then reality and practicalities set in. I like the heater in the car.

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IDLETYME 11/25/2014 1:02PM

    Love the song! Thanks for the blog. emoticon emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 11/25/2014 11:29AM

    I have know this song for years but can't remember now whether the verse was about Christmas or Thanksgiving LOL. Either way it's a great song although I'm glad I don't have to get around in a sleigh over the snow. I must be getting old and my bones getting colder!

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IMLOCOLINDA 11/25/2014 11:19AM

    One of my favorite holiday songs...although I have changed the lyrics and sing it to my dogs as we drive along!!

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FERRETLOVER1 11/25/2014 7:16AM

    Whatever version - I love this song!

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Happy Thanksgiving, to you and yours !
(of course, that includes all of your wonderful pets !)

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(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays

Monday, November 24, 2014

(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays is a song from 1954, commonly associated with the Christmas season. I think it works just as well for Thanksgiving. After all, Jingle Bells was written to be a Thanksgiving song, and Thanksgiving is the busiest holiday travel season!


Oh! There's no place like home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam,
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze,
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!



I met a man who lives in Tennessee, he was heading for,
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie!
From Pennsylvania folks are travellin'
Down the Dixie sunny shore,
From Atlantic to Pacific,
Gee the traffic is terrific!



Oh! There's no place like home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam,
If you wanna be happy in a million ways,
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!



Take a bus, take a train, go and hop an aeroplane,
Put the wife an' kiddies in the family car!
For the pleasure that you bring when you make that doorbell ring,
No trip could be too far!



I met a man who lives in Tennessee, he was headin' for,
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie!
( Some homemade pumpkin pie! )
From Pennsylvania folks are travellin'
Down the Dixie sunny shore,
From Atlantic to Pacific,
Gee the traffic is terrific!


Oh! There's no place like home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam,
If you wanna be happy in a million ways,
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!

  
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RLKARMAN 11/24/2014 10:46AM

    So when's the video of the doggie dance going to be posted? emoticon
I love the 'hi honey, i'm home' - a friend of mine is a bee keeper in the South Valley, so I'm going to have to send her that one.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Cheers!
raChell
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IDLETYME 11/24/2014 8:47AM

    Thanks for my morning smile. Have GREAT DAY! emoticon

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SPARKASAURUS 11/24/2014 7:28AM

    Now I've got the Bing Crosby "Jingle Bells" stuck in my head. I didn't know that was a Thanksgiving song! emoticon I'm going to tell my hubby that when I start singing it today! emoticon

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Brace Yourself, Thanksgiving is Coming

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tonight, Sunday, I'm going to a play with friends. "The Year of the Rooster". Bex & I will have an early dinner at a bistro she wants to try. Tuesday, we're going to Farm and Table for a "Gratitude Dinner" - she's giving it to me as an early birthday. My real BD falls on Thanksgiving this year, and I'll be back at work.
















  
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IMLOCOLINDA 11/25/2014 11:22AM

    emoticon My best friend, Grace, also has her birthday on Thanksgiving this year so I'll think of you and send you some good vibes when I think of Grace and all my blessings this year!

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    Happy early birthday!

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    Looks like we know where the turkey went! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 11/23/2014 7:39AM

    How cool that your birthday falls on Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your early birthday celebration - lucky you, you get to celebrate twice!

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