The emails and comments just keep coming!
Yes, a few phone calls of hysterical laughter as well, since the you tube hit the air of me dancing and singing to the tunes
and folks wondering if I had been put on medications or had just lost my ever=lovin mind!
Oh how wonderful to set yourself free and just let the good times roll!
I’ve even had requests to sing more, dance more, and just laugh louder, can you even imagine?
Me taking requests for videos
Next folks will want me
to buy a “wurlitzer”!!!
Oh thanks Dick, you sure did leave
a rich legacy!
Dick Clark has stirred up so many memories for the world I think, and in a such grand way, as we all are playing the old songs, remembering so many great singers and dances.
Many are now dancing around the house, in the grocery stores as we recall those days back when!
I wouldn’t be surprised to see sales of Hula Hoops increase as folks get that mood to just get busy again!
Oh do you remember?
Those hula hooops that used to entertain us for hours on end, on arms, around waists, on the street and yards of so many!
The outright laughter and often to the point of tears and doubled over hysteria as we almost busted a gut watching friends as their mouths moved in certain angles, tongues out and hips moved to gyrations in order to move that hoop?
And those more industrious had several going at one time,
we all had a blast, a ball, all with our groove on to be certain!
Not so long ago, I seem to remember that craze found its way back again; hula hoops came in assorted sizes, neon, bright colors and folks doing all matter of things with them!
Oh yes, the music, the memories…
ARE YOU REMEMBERING?
I get so swept up that I can barely sit still as the music is playing here today!
Do you remember?
Oh, I remember!
I can even remember being raised with aunts and uncles and times when they would give me a nickel to go and put another stack of records on the record player/juke box!
They were too busy on Granny’s porch dancing and didn’t want to loose the moment,
so they had the “baby” do it for them!
All would be on the porch, in the yard, Granny included;
dancing and feeling grand, dancing and singing and ohhhh what times with that record player.
“here baby, go change the juke box for us”!
Do you remember these?
Let’s show these to our kids/grandkids and see if they can come up with what these just might be!
that should entertain them for a bit!
Oh the times that we had such a collection, and those sounds.
Remember having to put a dime on that little doo-hickey to keep the needle from skipping or scratching the record?
Lawd I am dating myself here!
But as we travel down memory lane,
let me just have you settle in that remarkable brain of yours and pull another file today!
DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
oH yea baby!
Do you remember those days?
those days of the “Drive-In theatre” where kids would even hide in the trunks of cars, only then to jump out after the admission was paid and they were safely inside the theatre and parked!
Remember back when?
Can you imagine,
sit in your car, see and hear a movie for 25 cents
Like the first Drive in sign below?
I remember speaking last year but for the life of me, I don’t remember what state I was in!
I almost ran off the road though as I passed by what was still a “drive-in” that was still in operation!
Had I been able to turn around in time, I would have taken a picture of it, I was so amazed!
I have heard that there are still a few in operation, and remember then reflecting on “back then/back when”, and the little places you would wait in line for popcorn and coke, a hot dog and such!
Once again, I am remembering the energy, the positive vibes, the friendliness of those times!
The music, the dress, the pranks played on each other, and the “stylin” that went on.
Oh yes, those were some times!
Risk takers, hot cars, rock n roll and soul!
Kids had to work to be able to play,
yes they still got into some trouble, but they best enjoy the trouble cos’ there would be hell to pay when they got caught!
And yet, it was kinder somehow, more genuine, and people just had fun, even in the tragic and hard times, they pulled together.
Maybe it was that we all just had the
and just need to get it again!
Let the music move you,
the passion of life course through you, and gratitude for all that has ever been guide you to all that is with a heart that is filled with kindess as you pull those memories, spark your moments and fill you up!
Here’s a treat on the American Drive-In a part of our wonderful and rich history!
Hope I’ve rekindled some of your precious memories on this beautiful weekend for you!
Best of all things to you and yours wherever you are
whatever you are doing!
That Dick Clark! He’s still working his magic from the other side now
as I am dancing to the music right here in Florida
as I remember all those many years and what sounds I am listening to;
from Sam Cooke, to James Brown, Otis Redding, The Tempations, The one and only Patti Labelle, even got some Jerry Lee Lewis goin on mixed in with some Willie Nelson and Michael Jackson and yes I can’t remember all the rest!
Shake your tail feathers friend
and use what you got to get what you need to stay in the game!
Walk in Beauty,
oh yes, here is yesterday’s video just in case you need to laugh a bit more!
video by Dr Sherry
- Dick Clark (1929-2012): “I don’t make culture, I sell it.” (omnivoracious.com)
- Dick Clark To Be Cremated (perezhilton.com)
- Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Topic: Dick Clark) (brettjollydotcom.wordpress.com)
- Keep Rocking On Dick Clark (tonij.wordpress.com)