Category Archives: Just Because

“Rhapsody in Blue”

. Well, I went playing on YouTube again, and this time I ran across several versions of one of my favorite orchestral pieces, George Gershwin’s quintessentially classic American composition, “Rhapsody in Blue“. Rhapsody in Blue premiered in an afternoon concert … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Classic

. . From 1978, this classic clip from the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” never fails to leave me in stitches: . . Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! .

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Tuesday Tunes: “Simple Gifts”

. There are plenty of videos with this beautiful song out there, but I absolutely LOVE the photography used in this one – it’s full of the people and things that make America such a great country: . . (“Simple … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: “How Long Does It Take You People To Shop?!?!?!?”

. They’ve started already – the ads for Christmas come earlier and earlier each year. I’m old enough to remember when we actually got through Thanksgiving before we started seeing and/or hearing Christmas stuff. I may not always agree with … Continue reading

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On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

. (Author’s note: I have been in the hospital for 2 months, so this completely slipped by me. I’m publishing it today, but Jonathan’s birthday was November 11th) . Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 33rd birthday.  Jonathan … Continue reading

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“When October Goes”

. Just ask my family – I’m one of the original “Fanilows“, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I’ve been hooked ever since I heard “Mandy” on the radio in 1974 (what can I say?  Other girls my age … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween – it’s the only night of the year when you are allowed to wear a costume without being in a play:

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