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A couple of lighter topics today...



Want to know what was No. 1 on the music charts in the US and UK on the day you were born? Visit "this day in music" web site. Heck, I'm so old that the charts don't even go back that far. I followed the instructions in the note to have it look up my 'life's theme song' which was whatever was no. 1 on my 18th birthday. My 'life's theme songs' are:

US -- Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Man

UK -- (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw

I'm not sure how the US hit is a theme song (maybe my life's theme is to be silly-sounding???) and don't recognize the UK hit so I can't judge it's applicability. Oh, well.........


Here's a ghost story I 'borrowed' from another msg. board. I've edited it for punctuation (to make it readable). It was posted by a Texan and refers to an Alabamian, presumably a Confederate soldier:

Back in the Civil War my great great Grandpa came home to be with his sick wife. The locals around there got drunk and decided he was a deserter. They got together and hung him, but he was so tall, the rope let his feet drag. A cripple in the group used his crutch to dig a hole under his feet. After the hanging was over the men involved all died by accidents that involved wood. One was even killed when a branch from the hanging tree fell on him as he rode under it. To this day the hole is still there; nothing will stay in it. The hole is by the new bridge in Newton, AL.


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  • Elders (Moderators)

SC, thanks for the nice music link! On my birthday, 67-3-23, the number one on the UK chart was Engelbert Humperdinck's Release Me (which I find hilarious), and on the top of the US chart was Happy Together by The Turtles. I've always loved that song!

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  • Elders (Admins)

I remember that song an advert! (Please release me let me go! - I think it was a weigth loss ad!) Anyway, mine was Wand'rin' Star - Lee Marvin!!! Love that song!

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