Thursday, September 27, 2012

Andy Williams Remembered

  Next year I'll hit the big 60 age landmark. You can't get to be that old without knowing the name of Andy Williams. He was a talented easy listening singer who reached his peak of popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. He passed away earlier this week. It's fitting to pause and listen to some of his greatest hits.

December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012

 Moon River



Love Story (Where Do I Begin?) 


A Time For Us


My favorite performance was from his variety show. It demonstrated his great sense of humor. He teamed with Ray Stevens and Danny Thomas to give us a hilarious rendition of Ray Stevens' hit "Along Came Jones."

Jimmy Osmond, Andy Williams, Ray Stevens, Danny Thomas

Andy Williams Show - 1969 


 Rest in Peace, Andy.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday Night Music Featuring David Alderman

I guess it's been 30+ years ago that I shared an apartment with a guy obsessed with music. I called him the hippie because of the length of his hair. He dreamed about the day when he would he release his own at least I didn't say 8-track of his own songs.  That day has come. He has recorded a soon to be released CD.
 After many years, we reconnected through Facebook.  The one constant has been his love of music both writing and performing. Here are some of the musical creations of my college roommate and friend David Alderman. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Dressed In Blue


The Ravens Fly 


Say Goodbye


For more information on Dave, visit his website at:



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Aids Warning for Those Over 50

To all of you approaching 50 or have REACHED 50 and past, this email is especially for you......


Not forgetting HIV
(Hair is Vanishing)



No Nursing Home for Us

No nursing home for us
No nursing home for us. We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.
I've already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn.
For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $59.23 per night.
note;  rates vary from location to location and season to season,  but with a little
            pre- planning  this is possible but an average rate of $82.00 is more accurate.
                You  will still be saving  $106 per day  over the nursing home......
Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon.
That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.
Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc.
Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.
Photobucket$10 worth of tips a day you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There's a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.
The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).
PhotobucketTo meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
PhotobucketFor a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there.
While you're at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.
It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.
And you're not stuck in one place forever -- you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.
Want to see Hawaii ? They have Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem.. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.
PhotobucketThe Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are okay. If not, they'll call an ambulance . . . or the undertaker.
If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
PhotobucketAnd no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation.

Photobucket The grandkids can use the pool.What more could I ask

So, when I reach that golden age, I'll face it with a grin...Join us at the

Holiday Inn.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Joe South Remembered

Joe South 
 February 28, 1940 - September 5, 2012

Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor


Don't It Make You Want to Go Home


Walk a Mile in My Shoes


Games People Play 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Labor Day Music to Honor the Working Man


Sixteen Tons- Tennessee Ernie Ford

Working Man - Hank Williams III


Working Man Blues- Merle Haggard