Monday, December 31, 2012

Shout, Brother, Shout...Happy New Year!

 
Shout, Brother, Shout...sung by the Inkspots with FANTASTIC dancing by Tip, Tap and Toe!
 
When I happily discovered the Inkspots this year, I found this fantastic dancing by Tip, Tap and Toe. (Real names- Samuel Green, Ted Fraser and Ray Winfield.)   Such joy, such incredible dancing!  I wonder if young people nowadays would think this was computer generated, but we know better.  This was just pure talent.  I wish they could have had more opportunities but I am grateful that we have this film that we can still enjoy it today. (And I have read that this dancing and singing scene is the best part of the whole movie!)  Let me know what you think, I was just stunned by how fast they could move. The tap called "sliding style" was invented by Ray Winfield.  Watch the video and you will know what I am talking about!

 These photos were taken at my sister's beautiful home on Christmas Eve. I LOVE her taste!
 
 
For the new year..."We'll take a cup of kindness yet".  Yes, that is what I would like for the whole world, an overflowing cup of kindness.   Light and love in the New Year for you all.

40 comments:

  1. We'll, indeed, take a cup o' kindness yet- Blessings and Happy New Year- xo Diana

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    1. Blessings to you too in this new year!

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  2. Hi Kay! Beautiful sentiment! I enjoyed the video clip so much. In those moments they were so alive. My family in Calgary and I just counted down to the new year - over the phone. Terry is asleep in bed, although I woke him up so everyone could say "HNY! We love you!" I think we just have to appreciate the incredible joy of being alive. HYN to you and yours!

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    1. HYN to you too! So glad you liked this too!
      I love that you counted down over the phone.

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    2. Apparently my niece Heather had skyped in from Dubai to Calgary, and she was counting down with the family and me too! I got a lot of ribbing last night from my brother Roy (her father) because I couldn't remember talking with Heather on NYE. Roy blames my forgetting on too much NYE wine. I blame it on the mass confusion of talking with so many relatives and all the excitement and noise. Whatever - we had a great NYE! Hope yours was great too!

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  3. Great clip Kay. I have the same sign over the door of The Cottage: a gift from The Family.

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    1. It fits perfectly in that space over the door of my sister's home and is very much like her.
      Glad you like that dancing and singing clip too!

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  4. Hi Kay! Just wanted to pop in and wish you a very Happy New Year! You found my blog last year at around this time....so thankful for our friendship. Looking forward to our next year ~ could this be the year we meet in person??? XOXO

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    1. Happy new year to you too!
      So thankful that I found your blog! Has it been a year? Tempus fugit! And I am thankful for you too, dear Audrey.
      YES! Let's climb up Stone Mountain together, in the Spring, when the wildflowers are blooming and the fresh light green leaves are just coming out on the trees. Just say when! :-)

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    2. Don't know if I mentioned but my dear friend that lived in ATL moved back to CLT. I was thrilled, of course, but I don't have a nice (free) place to stay or as much reason to visit ATL as before. My best friend lives in Nashville though and we sometimes meet 1/2way in ATL. Whenever we plan another trip, you know you'll be my first "call".

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  5. I loved watching this, Kay. They look as though they've got rubber legs! Brilliant dancing - very entertaining. Happy new Year to you!

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    1. Isn't it amazing? And it was unexpected for me, I was just looking for The Inkspots songs. I loved the grace of it all, even down to watching them fold up the tablecloths.
      Happy new year to you too, you funny, sulky kitten!

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  6. Wishing you the best in 2013. Happy New Year!

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    1. Oh, and the very same to you too!
      What an absoutely lovely blog you have, your home is gorgeous! I could live on your porch.

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  7. Happy New Year, Kay!! I really enjoyed this video - I've always loved tap dancing and these guys were truly amazing. Love that sign over your door :)

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    1. Happy new year to you, Jane! I love dancing and I loved this video! I added a note above to say that those photos were from my sister's house, but we do have the same taste!

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  8. Oh, I loved this little video - what talent! And so happy!! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year. May 2013 be kind to all of us... Love, Silke

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    1. Thanks, Silke, wishing you a happy 2013, also!
      Love, KAY

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  9. Amazing talent!

    May love overflow this year, into the whole world.

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    1. Thanks, Mimi. I am glad you enjoyed it too.
      Into the whole world, yes.

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  10. That is superstar dancing for sure! Happy New Year to you all and thanks for the reading tip you gave me!

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    1. Glad you liked it too, Debra!
      Hope you don't mind me being a "bossy-boots" and telling you to read that book, but you will LOVE it, Joshua Slocum was Canadian, I forgot to mention! :-)

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  11. Happy New Year to you and yours, Kay!
    I am looking forward to coming to Arabia Mountain again this year with you, in all seasons.

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    1. And to you also, dear Meike!
      In all seasons, you may walk with us over that ancient rock!

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  12. Happy New Year Kay! Love the video! It's helping me wake up this morning!

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    1. HA HA...let's all try to dance like that, it should wake us all up!
      Happy new year!

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  13. Wishing you and your family, a wonderful and happy 20013.
    Ivan

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    1. Oh, I wish the very same to you too.
      Let's make it very happy indeed!

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  14. Those guys are amazing! I love the sliding style.

    A very happy New Year to you and yours. So glad to have met you this last year! :)

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    1. I knew you would love this!
      So happy to have you as one of my blogging friends.
      Happy new year, and hope you crochet and bike this year as much as you like!

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  15. That's amazing!
    Happy New Year, Kay.

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    1. Hey, Terry!
      Isn't it something?
      Happy new year to you too, in lovely Colorado!




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  16. Best wishes for a wonderful New Year, Kay. Amazing how both of us posted about dancing for the New Year - we really do think alike. Those guys are absolutely brilliant tap dancers. Love this video clip. All the best,
    Mairead

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    1. HAPPY NEW YEAR! We must be sisters under the skin, dear Mairead!
      What is more, that quote that you have on your post, I kept it at my work station for years! (Among other positive quotes!)
      All the best to you, my blogging friend, so happy to have MET you here!

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  17. Thank you for stopping by me Kay. I'm hanging in there and my parents are doing better, I hope to start writing again. I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy year ahead.
    Keep well, all the best.

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    1. Take all the time that you need, and I wish all the best for you and your family.
      Take care!
      Love,
      KAY

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  18. A very Happy New Year to you and your family, Kay.
    I loved the clip, absolutely brilliant.

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    1. Oh good, I'm so glad you liked it too!
      Happy new year!

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  19. Well, I finally made it over here, Kay, to wish you a Happy New Year! I've been trying to catch up on blogs, emails, etc, etc, for the past couple of days, and now it's your blogs turn...LOL... I really enjoyed that video; you come up with the most interesting ones, girl. Wishing you and your family health and happiness for 2013. I look forward to another year of your lovely posts!

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    1. Hey Martha!
      So glad you have been busy having fun!
      Glad you liked this video too, I loved every second of it! I must tell you, I waste...I mean I SPEND a LOT of time looking at Youtube videos!
      And I look forward to your blog too in 2013! Your blog is the one that I sometimes see that Richard looks at too!

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