I just stopped by to wish all of my readers a safe and FUN July 4th for this year of 2011. And I hope you enjoy the lovely animation I chose for the occasion, (providing it works!). Really...those were the days! And, you know, I don't think it was as hot in the 1950's and 60's as it is now, or am I just an old 'fuddy duddy' now? I have fond memories of July 4ths past, cooking hamburgers out on the grill and waiting for the right time to shoot fireworks. It was also my brother Stan's birthday, so we had a dual celebration-even more fun! There would be an old coke cooler with a block of ice in it and a large green watermelon chilling. And later, my dad would crank up the ice cream maker, and churn that nice cool dessert...mmmm! Of course, my brother only wanted firecrackers and bottle rockets for his birthday, but one year he did get a coon skin hat like Davy Crockett (Stan was a great fan of Davy Crockett). We would always sing the "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" song and I remember singing it on his birthday one year while we waited patiently for the WORD that we could start shooting firecrackers!
Yes...those were the days!
And, now, for a bit of SURVEY business. I had a hard enough time putting that survey on my sidebar this time. And the gadget function was malfunctioned-it wouldn't let me choose a close date. But I think it's been there long enough. We had 6 voters!!! The most voters ever on one of my surveys! So let's see...
Who said "Up your nose with a rubber hose"?
Choice #1: Pee-Wee Herman
Choice #2: Henry "Fonzie" Winkler
Choice #3: "Scooter"
Choice #4: John Travolta
Well, the reveal is John Travolta as Vinnie Barbarino in "Welcome Back Kotter"! This was an American TV sitcom that aired from September 1975 until June of 1979, and virtually put John Travolta on the map. And boy, are we grateful!
So, a first place ribbon goes to those who voted for John Travolta! I think I know who at least one of the voters was...but, I won't speculate at this time.
I think we'll give 2nd place to the two voters who chose Henry Winkler, aka "The Fonz". You know, even tho he was just supposed to be 'cool', he, too, could come up with some corny lines. Therefore, I can see him as a likely 'rubber hose' contender! I believe I know who one of the voters is...but I think she recanted, eh? And, that's KOOL!
I have a 3rd place ribbon for the lone voter of Pee Wee Herman. I always thought he was cute, and especially liked his 1985 movie, "Pee Wee's Great Adventure". I think my favorite scene was at the Biker Bar, when Pee Wee got up on the bar and danced to the song "Tequilla"! I laughed until I cried-what a great scene with his white shoes on! Now, every time I hear "Tequila", I think of Pee Wee.
And, finally, my dear, patient readers...I must give a 4th place ribbon to the person who voted for "Scooter", aka Shawn. I guess we know by now, that Karo voted for 'Scooter". Afterall, this was his poll! So, to my hilarious husband, Karo, I award a 4th place ribbon! Thank you Karo for your unique poll, and congratulations on a job well done!
A big hug and thanks to all who participated in this poll...we'll have to come up with another one soon.
In Loving Memory of my brother Stan (Born on the 4th of July)
July 4, 1950 ~ March 16, 2007
"Davy, Davy Crockett,
King of the Wild Frontier"
photo taken on Thanksgiving 1997
Fort Worth, Texas
I would like to thank the following:
My Wonderful Husband Karo
My Darling Grandson 'Scooter"
Thank You Mom and Leta
Thank you my gracious readers for stopping by, and I appreciate those readers who are stopping by for the first time! Please remember "safety first"! Exercise your Independence by being responsible...but have a good time! See you later.
It's a whopping 96 degrees at 8:00 pm in Fort Worth, Texas...whew!!!
"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."