Friday, July 11, 2014


Good Morning, Class of '64
Hometown Morning - Thomas Kinkade

This morning text doesn't only mean a
good morning hello but also means I
remember you when I'll start my day.

To get up each morning with the resolve to
be happy is to set our own conditions to the
events of each day.
To do this is to condition circumstances
instead of being conditioned by them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all blessed again today with the gift of life. 
Thank God and let's make something good today.
Help others who need help.
Think of others who are less fortunate.

Morning in the Valley -
On many long ago mountain mornings we heard the call from the bottom of the stairs or outside our doors, "Get up, it's time to get ready for school." 

You might have been lying in bed waiting for the call and dreading its coming. Oh, no, it's that time again! Most of us were probably this way.

Or, you might have already been up and at'em, one step ahead of the summons, dressed and ready to go, reading that yummy book you just checked out of the library. Some of us would have been like this.

Maybe you were awake but still daydreaming all snug in the covers, and the call interrupted some dreamy thoughts. Some of us would have been this way, too.

But, up you got, early or late, because that was what you did on all the school days of your life. Dress, primp, eat and go.

Maybe you were so optimistic that 
all your mornings were beautiful.


  Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
The opening song for the musical, Oklahoma!, a 1943 Broadway play. It ran for 2,212 performances. Oklahoma! ran for over five years, a Broadway record at that time.
The 1955 film version starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones (in her film debut) won several Academy Awards - Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture and Best Sound, Recording.
Rodgers and Hammerstein won a special Pulitzer Prize for Oklahoma! in 1944.
Gordon MacRae - 1953,_What_a_Beautiful_Mornin%27!

Maybe once removed from your bed 
you were a hard charger,
off to the races,
ready to knock 'em dead.

 Mule Skinner Blues
A classic country song written by 
Jimmie Rodgers and George Vaughan.
The Fendermen reached #5 on the Billboard 
charts with their version of Mule Skinner
It featured abbreviated lyrics and Fender 
electric guitar instrumentation.They called 
themselves "the Fendermen" because both 
played Fender guitars, and they connected them 
both to the same amplifier. These guitars were 
the only two instruments used in the 
Fendermen's recording of 

Maybe you were so happy-go-lucky 
that you skipped and danced 
into each new morning.

 Good Morning
Written for the 1939 film Babes in Arms, but it's 
best known performance was in the 1952 hit musical 
film Singin' in the Rain, where it was sung by 
Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly 
Winter Morning - Unknown
 How glorious a greeting the 
sun gives the mountains.
John Muir
Thank God every morning when you get up
that you have something to do that day, 
which must be done, 
whether you like it or not.
James Russell Lowell
When you arise in the morning, 
think of what a precious privilege 
it is to be alive - 
 to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
  Marcus Aurelius
One Fine Beautiful Morning - Unknown

1 comment:

  1. Good one Pat!! I hated to get up on school days and was up early on the weekends !!jmc