Tuesday, May 28, 2024


I'm hoping to have my blogging mojo back soon. 


Al's Music Box:)) Harbor Lights is a popular song by the Platters with music by Hugh Williams (the pseudonym of exiled Austrian composer Will Grosz) and lyrics by Northern Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy.  The melody of the song is done in a Hawaiian style, 18 years before this island became a state.  Several versions featured a ukulele and a steel guitar.  Kennedy's lyrics describe the sight of harbor lights in the darkness, which signal that the ship carrying the singer's sweetheart is sailing away. The lonely singer hopes that the lights will someday signal the sweetheart's return. Apparently, the lyricist Jimmy Kennedy was driving from London England down to Southampton on the South coast along the A3 road which led south to Portsmouth. As he neared the coast a fog descended and he was confused about the direction. He saw some lights on in a pub and decided to stop. The pub was called The Harbour Light.  Some time later he wrote the lyric and music was added. The song Harbour Lights was recorded by the Platters and many others. A blue plaque is today fixed to the wall of the pub.

GROANER'S CORNER:(( An Italian, an Irishman, and a Chinese fellow are hired at a construction site. The manager points out a huge pile of sand and says to the Italian, "You're in charge of sweeping". To the Irishman, "You're in charge of shoveling" To the Chinese guy, "And you're in charge of supplies". "Now, I have to leave for a little while. I expect you guys to make a dent in that pile."  So the manager goes away for a couple of hours. And when he returns, the pile of sand is untouched. He says to the Italian, "Why didn't you sweep any of it?  The Italian guy replies, "I didn't have a broom. You said the Chinese guy was in charge of the supplies, but he disappeared and I couldn't find him" So then the manager turns to the Irishman and asks why he didn't shovel.  The Irishman replies, "I couldn't get myself a shovel. You left the Chinese guy in charge of supplies and I couldn't find him." The manager is really mad now, and storms off toward the pile of sand looking for the Chinese guy.  Just then, the Chinese guy springs out from behind the pile of sand and yells, "SUPPLIES!"



  1. It's great to hear from you,
    thanks for the update, hope you three are doing well,-Mary

  2. Hoping your blogging mojo returns soon, but never fear we will be here for your return. Nice photos of the horses by the way.

  3. Love that 1st photo of the horse. Wish it was "old lonesome" - but I'm sure it's not. Looks too sleek & well-cared-for to be him. Excellent photo tho - would look beautiful in a frame. Take care. Blessings Always.