Saturday, June 08, 2024


Our cool sunny morning turned into a much cooler rainy afternoon and evening.  I moved ahead on my stone border project in the front yard before the rain came.  

Al's Music Box:)) A White Sport Coat is a 1957 country and western song with words and music both written by Marty Robbins. It was recorded at the Bradley Studios in Nashville, Tennessee on January 25, 1957, and released on the Columbia Records label on March 4. The arranger and recording session conductor was Ray Conniff, an in-house conductor/arranger at Columbia. Robbins had demanded to have Conniff oversee the recording after his earlier hit, "Singing the Blues", had been quickly eclipsed on the charts by Guy Mitchell's cover version, which was scored and conducted by Conniff in October 1956.  Robbins recalled writing "A White Sport Coat" in approximately twenty minutes while being transported in a standard automobile. He is said to have had the inspiration for the song while driving from a motel to a venue in Ohio, where he was due to perform that evening. During the course of the journey, he passed a local high school, where its students were dressed ready for their prom.  In the song, the narrator was hoping to go to the prom with a certain girl, wearing a white sport coat and a pink carnation. However, the girl decided to go to the prom with another guy, putting the narrator in a blue mood.

GROANER'S CORNER:(( Twenty-one reasons why English is hard to learn

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
2. The farm was used to produce produce.
3. The dump was so full it had to refuse more

4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7. Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
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8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10. I did not object to the object.
11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12. There was a row among the oarsmen on how to row.
13. They were too close to the door to close it.
14. The buck does funny things when does are present.
15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?


  1. Your stone border looks fabulous!!

  2. Wow Al...great looking border and it looks like a lot of exercise in making your stone border.

  3. You have done a really good job in your stone border, it's better looking than I expected,and I had high expectations.I hope you, Kelly and Pheebs are feeling well and happy,

  4. Love your shadowed peony photo and the border/lawn is perfect. Wondering if the gravel you recently put down is still leaving dust or has it settled?

  5. I used to love doing garden jobs like that.