August looms as our grandkids struggle with summer ending . . . schooldays dead ahead!
Maybe not as bad as it sounds. I can remember the excitement returning to school brought with it. Reuniting with friends I hadn't seen all summer and the school supplies which always included the "required" #2 pencils, pink pearl eraser, lined tablets and at least one box of 24 crayons.
My, my, how times change! Now kids need only an iPad. Wonder if that has an aroma? Come to think of it I haven't touched a #2 pencil in years. It may sound funny but I still come in contact with a Pink Pearl almost daily. Only now it is in the form of a nail brush.
Enough nostalgia . . . Now down to business - HARV
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"Everyday" is a song written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets on May 29, 1957, and released on September 20, 1957, as the B-side of "Peggy Sue". The song is an economical 2 minutes and 5 seconds long. It is ranked number 238 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
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"Sea of Heartbreak" is a song written by Paul Hampton and Hal David and recorded by Don Gibson in 1961. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
"Handy Man" is a song written by singer Jimmy Jones and songwriter Otis Blackwell. Recordings by Del Shannon and also The Sparks Of Rhythm list Charles Merenstein as a co-writer as does BMI. In 1959, Jones recorded the song himself, in a version which had been reworked by Blackwell, who also produced the session. The song featured a whistler, who is heard throughout the lyrics. "Handy Man" went to number three on the R&B charts and number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960, becoming a million seller.
"It's Up to You" is a song written by Jerry Fuller and performed by Rick Nelson. The song reached #4 on the adult contemporary chart, #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 in the UK, and #24 on the R&B chart in 1963. The single's B-side, "I Need You", reached #83 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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