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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Musical Quiz


ELVA’S MUSICAL QUIZ--- fill in the blanks or answer the question. This is just for fun.

  1. I COULD HAVE ___________  ALL NIGHT.
  2. I’VE GROWN __________________ TO HER ____________.
  3. ___________,__________ , IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK IN TOWN.
  4. WAY DOWN YONDER IN ____ ____________.
  5. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE  __  __________.
  6. WE STROLLED THE LANE _____________.
  7. HAPPY TALK , _________ ______________ _________ _____.
  8. THERE’LL BE BLUE BIRDS OVER ____  ______ ______ __ _________.
  9. MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE _____ __ ___ ________ __ ____ ___________.
  10. _______ , _________ __ _______, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL?
  11. _____ _  __________ _________ FROM  __________  TECH.
  12. I’LL BE SEEING YOU __ ____ ____ ____ ______________ _________.
  13. YOUR WIFE IS ____________ ____ ___
  14. OL’ DOGS AND CHILDREN  _____ _____________ _____
  15. SOMEWHERE OVER THE _________________.
  16. OH SAY CAN YOU SEE ____ ___  ________ ______  ________
  17. __________________, WHERE THE WIND COMES __________ ______ ___ __________.
  18. POOR JUD _____ _______, POOR  JUD _______ ___ _______.
  19. ___________,___________ THE WHOLE NIGHT THROUGH, JUST AN OL’ SWEET SONG..
  20. I’LL GET BY ___ ______ ___ _  ______ _____.
  21. OH BEAUTIFUL _____ __________  ________ , FOR AMBER ______ __ ___.
  22. YOU’LL NEVER KNOW _______ _____ _______ _ ______ ____
  23. ____  _____ __ __ _____ , ___ _____ __ __ _____, I’VE WANDERED AROUND AND FINALLY FOUND SOMEBODY WHO
  24. RAINDROPS ON ROSES AND _____________ ___ ____________,
  25. I WISH I WAS IN ___ ______ ___ _________. OL’ TIMES ________ ____ ___ _____________.

The blanks may not be the correct length but think I put the correct number.

To my young friends, you should know at least a few.

Did you get them all right? Leave me a comment.
ANSWERS:
ELVA’S MUSICAL QUIZ--- fill in the blanks or answer the question. This is just for fun.

  1. I COULD HAVE __danced_________  ALL NIGHT. MY FAIR LADY
  2. I’VE GROWN __ACCUSTOMED________________ TO HER   face ____________. MY FAIR LADY
  3. __HELLO_________,__DOLLY________ , IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG.
  4. WAY DOWN YONDER IN __NEW   O.__ ____________.
  5. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE  _A_  __DAME________. SOUTH PACIFIC
  6. WE STROLLED THE LANE ___TOGETHER______WW2____.
  7. HAPPY TALK , ___KEEP  TALKIN'  HAPPY TALK  --- SOUTH PACIFIC______ ______________ _________ _____.
  8. THERE’LL BE BLUE BIRDS OVER _THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER___  ______ ______ __ _________.
  9. MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE __GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD___ __ ___ ________ __ ____ ___________.
  10. __5'2" EYES OF BLUE_____ , _________ __ _______, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL?
  11. _____ _  RAMBLIN WRECK__________ _________ FROM  _______GA___  TECH.
  12. I’LL BE SEEING YOU _IN ALL THE OLD FAMILIAR PLACES   [ WW2]_ ____ ____ ____ ______________ _________.
  13. YOUR WIFE IS __CHEATIN' ON US __________ ____ ___
  14. OL’ DOGS AND CHILDREN  _AND WATERMELLON WINE ____ _____________ _____
  15. SOMEWHERE OVER THE ___RAINBOW______________.
  16. OH SAY CAN YOU SEE ____ __NATIONAL ANTHEM   DUH_  ________ ______  ________
  17. ______OKLAHOMA____________, WHERE THE WIND COMES ______SWEEPIN DOWN THE PLAIN.____ ______ ___ __________.
  18. POOR JUD _IS DEAD____ _______, POOR  JUD FRYE IS DEAD_______ ___ _______.OKLAHOMA
  19. ________GA___,__GA_________ THE WHOLE NIGHT THROUGH, JUST AN OL’ SWEET SONG..
  20. I’LL GET BY _AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU__ _____WW2_ ___ _  ______ _____.
  21. OH BEAUTIFUL _FOR SPACIOUS  SKIES____ __________  ________ , FOR AMBER _____WAVES OF GRAIN____ __ ___.AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
  22. YOU’LL NEVER KNOW _JUST HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU______ _____ _______ _ ______ ____
  23. __IT HAD TO BE YOU__  _____ __ __ _____ , ___ _____ __ __ _____, I’VE WANDERED AROUND AND FINALLY FOUND SOMEBODY WHO
  24. RAINDROPS ON ROSES AND __WHISKERS ON KITTENS   [ SOUND OF MUSIC___________ ___ ____________,
  25. I WISH I WAS IN __THE LAND OF COTTON_ ______ ___ _________. OL’ TIMES _THERE ARE NOT FORGOTTEN_______ ____ ___ _____________.DIXIE


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Full Circle

Dee’s children started back to school, yesterday, and as always, memories just jumped out to me. I don’t have too many memories of my own first days of school though my mother was always the cheerleader, telling us how we were going to “ just love” our new teachers. I did sort of love my first and second grade teachers, Charlotte and FannyBee McClure, sisters. They were friends of the family and had been brother Don’s teachers too.

There was no kindergarten, back then, so first grade was my first experience in a class room. However, Don had held class for me every afternoon when he came home so I’d completed first grade before starting. This resulted in my total boredom FOR THE REST OF MY SCHOOL YEARS. Yep, it was all his fault because George W. Bush was not yet born – can’t blame him.

In first grade, I sat next to my best friend whose name was Eleanor Swain. She was smart and a well behaved child. I talked, whispered and giggled, most of the time. Miss McClure warned that someone was going to get a spanking if we didn’t get quiet. I never slowed down. When the teacher approached and asked me if I was talking, I said, NO M’AM, it was Eleanor. Poor Eleanor got the palm of her hand spanked with a ruler. I’m not sure she was my best friend after that, but she never squealed on me.

In high school and college, I got kicked out of class right often. It usually happened right after lunch and I’d do most anything to try to stay awake. The last time, in an Ed.Psychology class, I drew a picture of a donkey, marked it in big letters, as JACKASS, drew an arrow pointing to the horribly dull professor, and passed it around. Up and down the rows, one could hear the sniggers. I was invited to leave the room and told, one more time and I’d be out for good. I was a senior and needed the credit so I just dozed from then on. I had a 99 average in that class so the big bore could not fail me.

When my Tony was Exec.V.Pres of the First National Bank, in Augusta, a nice looking, older lady was shown into his office. I t turned out that she had been Tony’s first grade teacher, in Hephzibah, Ga. They had a nice chat and she reminded him of a little story. It seems he could not keep his mouth shut [ran in the family, I guess] and was just chattering away, one morning. She finally said,” Tony, do you think you can do a better job of teaching this class than I can?” He answered, “Yes M’am.” She said, “Well, have at it,” and he did. She told him she always knew he would go far! Said she’d laughed about that incident for years.

Tony’s mother was called back to teach, during WW2. So many of the men were in the service. One year, she was Tony’s teacher. He always said that was the hardest year in his school life. He couldn’t get away with a thing!

Later, when I taught, I was the school nurse, plus taught all subjects, music, art, and PE. We read a Psalm, said the Pledge, and The Lord’s Prayer, every morning. We also sang “The Star Spangled Banner” and a few other songs. I was school nurse because I was the only teacher in the school who had taken the Red Cross First Aide courses.. I often listened to reading groups while pouring Peroxide on skinned knees and checking temps. We wore skirts or dresses and stockings but did not have to wear high heels.

Those were the days, as they say. How much easier life would have been if we could have worn jeans or slacks plus maybe, running shoes. I was 22 years old the first year I taught. I was just thinking that my first students would be about 65 years old now! Oh Golly, Gee Whiz, I could have gone all day without thinking about that !