Al's Music Box:)) If I Had A Hammer by Peter, Paul, and Mary is a protest song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. It was written in 1949 in support of the Progressive Movement and was first recorded by the Weavers, a folk music quartet composed of Seeger, Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman. It was a #10 hit for Peter, Paul and Mary in 1962 and then went to #3 a year later when recorded by Trini Lopez in 1963. It was part of the three songs Seeger played as the warm-up act for Paul Robeson's September 4 concert near Peekskill, New York, which subsequently erupted into a notorious riot. It fared notably better commercially when it was recorded by Peter, Paul, and Mary 12 years later. Their version of the song, released in July 1962 from the group's debut album became a top 10 hit and won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording and Best Performance by a Vocal Group.
Last week coming home from Goderich one day we noticed a vibration in the Subaru. The sun visors were visibly shaking. I immediately suspected a tire. Stopped, got out, and had a look around but all tires appeared to be okay. I knew we had a slow leak in a tire last Fall that caused I vibration so first thing after adding air to the passenger side rear tire this morning it was just me in the Subaru heading to Clinton's Huron Tirecraft, vibrating all the way. The fellow at the desk suspected frozen ice and snow in the wheel wells and as it turns out he was right. They brought the car inside, checked all the tire pressures, and let the car sit for about 10 minutes. And yes, all four wheel wells were tightly packed with ice and snow. It didn't take the fella long to knock all that frozen slush out from around the tires and I was good to go. Subi once again floated down the road like on a cloud of air with no vibrations whatsoever. Of course between last week and this morning, I had myself all buzzed out with all the worst-case scenarios. I had read somewhere that if a tire goes bad on a four-wheel drive vehicle it is important not just to replace that tire but to replace all the tires. I saw dollar signs floating around all over the place. Of course on my way to Clinton this morning I added to all that worry by nearly convincing myself that a tire was about to fly off. (yes, I had that happen to me one time) or that I should just go to the Subaru dealer in Stratford and replace the whole car. Now, there are two scenarios going on here. Either I had never run into this ice and snow in the wheel well problem before or if I did, I had of course totally forgotten about it. Likely the latter because I even forgot where I had put my shoes this morning...... so there ya go:((
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Liam had left Dublin to go up to Belfast for a bit of skydiving. Late Sunday evening he was found in a tree by a farmer. What happened said the farmer, Liam replied, that his parachute failed to open. Well said the farmer, if you had asked the locals before you jumped, they would have told you nothing opens here on a Sunday.
I just replaced the can of air freshener in the church bathroom with an air horn.....now we wait.
I couldn't sleep last night because I kept thinking how long it takes for a Giraffe to throw up.
I finally did it!! Bought a new pair of shoes with memory foam insoles. No more forgetting why I walked into the kitchen.
Brain cells, hair cells, and skin cells...they all die constantly but those fat cells seem to have eternal life!!
At some point, Subway convinced us it was healthy to eat a whole loaf of bread.
I asked the Librarian if the Library had any books about Paranoia. She whispered...."They're right behind you".