At The Zoo: Simon & Garfunkel

Posted August 24, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

Animal Grace: Laura Nyro

Posted August 24, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

Going To The Zoo: Peter, Paul & Mary

Posted August 24, 2019 by katry
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Posted August 24, 2019 by katry
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“I told myself that I was going to live the rest of my life as if it were Saturday.”

Posted August 24, 2019 by katry
Categories: Musings

The morning is sunny and bright. The humidity seems to have disappeared for the meantime. A slight breeze blows every now and then and ruffles leaves on the highest branches. It is a lovely morning.

When I was a kid, Saturday morning was for eating cereal in the living room in front of the TV. I loved cereal. The only one I wasn’t thrilled with was Cheerios, but if it was the only one left, I’d eat it. Corn Flakes were a bit boring, but I ate them anyway. Adding a banana elevated Corn Flakes. Rice Krispies were my favorite. I used to lift the bowl to my ear so I could hear the snap, crackle and pop.

I loved Saturdays. The whole day was free, and I could what I wanted, but I sometimes fell back on a bit of a routine. In the winter it was the Saturday matinee at the movie theater. In the summer and on warmer spring and fall days, it was bike riding. Sometimes, though, I’d go to the zoo for the whole day. I brought my lunch, and my mother gave me one way bus fare. I usually walked there in the morning and took the bus in the late afternoon when I was tired.

My town had so many neat places for kids to roam and visit. The zoo, as I mentioned, was one of them. The best animal in the zoo back then was the elephant. I could also go to Weiss farm to check out the dairy cows. What I remember most about that farm was the route from the barn to the field. It was grassless and filled with hoof marks and was muddy when it rained. Saturday was my library day. I’d ride my bike, and when I was done checking out my books, my bike basket was filled.

Now that I’m retired it seems every day is Saturday. Sometimes I ride around with no destination in mind. Other days are sloth days. I have also spent whole Saturdays just reading. This Saturday, today, I have a book I need to finish. That’s about my only plan so far.

Billy Goat Stomp: Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers

Posted August 23, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

You Hit the Wrong Note Billy Goat: Bill Haley & His Comets

Posted August 23, 2019 by katry
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Goat Annie: Carole King

Posted August 23, 2019 by katry
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The Goat and the Train: Burl Ives

Posted August 23, 2019 by katry
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Posted August 23, 2019 by katry
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