Monday, July 12, 2021

"Nothing Could Be Finer"

 












































Hey there, July! Nothing could be finer!
Thought you might like to see some nature in my own yard!
The yellow flowers are wildflowers and are called "whorled sunflowers".  As far as we know that is what they are, they just came up and Richard encourages wild things around him...after all, he married me! HA!  
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Hey! I just learned something that I want to share with you. And this might come in handy if you should be in a quiz with your friends sometime! Which world sporting event trophy was stolen in 1966 and later recovered by a dog named "Pickles"? The year 1966 should give you a very good clue as that was the year that England won the World Cup!  So, of course the answer is "The World Cup.  The owner of the dog, David Corbett was given 5000 pounds and with this money, he bought a house in Surrey. (Let me just pause here and think of buying a house in Surrey, England for 5000 pounds.)  The dog, Pickles died in 1967, just one year after the great attention he received. Does everybody in England know of this? I only just learned of it.  Hey, I am American, I can't know EVERYTHING about great British history! HA!

Of course, I wanted England to win yesterday in the Euro final but it was not meant to be.  Looking forward to the World Cup next year!
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"Nothing Could Be Finer"!  Of course, you know that song, don't you? It was written by Gus Khan (lyrics) and Walter Donaldson (music).  Please say you remember me telling you about that great film about Gus Khan where he was portrayed by Danny Thomas? And Doris Day played the wife? The film was "I'll See You In My Dreams".)   Now, the song was written in 1922 AND it made its debut on Broadway and was first performed by William Frawley! Yes, William Frawley who was "Fred" from "I Love Lucy"!  I read that he sang it on "I Love Lucy" also and do you know, I even remember it! (Oh yes, I do believe I know every single episode of "I Love Lucy"!)  Oh I do have more I want to say about Lucille Ball but that will have to wait for another post, another time... I need my beauty sleep!  



"It Had To Be You"... Go to just after the 2 minute mark for the song. Lyrics by Gus Khan! Genius lyrics, "with all your faults, I love you still". Gotta love that!




Sorry, my friends, I cannot find a good enough version of "Nothing Could Be Finer" for you! Go and see that film "I'll See You In My Dreams"! The actress who sings "Nothing Could Be Finer" does a great job!






















19 comments:

  1. When I saw the song title, my first thought was, Didn't Fred Mertz sing that on I Love Lucy? That's a lovely turtle. I'm always happy when I check my reading list and you are there.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks, Janie! I found the clip of him singing it on YouTube but the quality was so poor I didn't put it on here.
      Turtles love our property, we keep things as natural as possible! Take care! x

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  2. Oh, I love 'It had to be you' - thank you for showing this clip which I have never seen. And I know 'Nothing could be finer' too - because I remember them both being popular when I was a kid. Yes, I am getting old :)

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    1. Both of those songs had lyrics by Gus Khan. So, if you get the chance make sure to see that film that I mentioned to you! It is flat out marvelous. A true story about Gus Khan, and yes, Hollywood took liberties with the story but it's still very, very good.

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  3. I do vaguely remember that Danny Thomas movie.

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    1. I ADORE that film!! I don't think it's very well known but it SHOULD be! Danny Thomas and Doris Day were excellent!!

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  4. I remember the movie. I also immediately thought of Fred and Ethel singing Nothing Could Be Finer.It Had To Be You is a good love song.

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    1. Ha, ha..you must be like me...I think I know every single episode of "I Love Lucy" and I love every single one! I must to a post about Lucille Ball, I think she was wonderful.

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  5. Ahhh!....I have been transported back to the days of my childhood, and the Saturday afternoon matinees! :)

    Thanks, Kay! :)

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    1. My Saturday matinees of my childhood were the California surfing beach films and Elvis films! People make fun of them but they were fun for kids!

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  6. Dear Kay, born in 1936, I heard the songs written in every decade since. And for the earlier decades, I had my mom. She had a beautiful voice and while playing solitaire or cooking or working in the garden--in other words, wherever she was--she sang all the songs from her childhood and those from WWI and the '20s. She shared with me her love of music. What a wonderful gift that has been all these years. Thank you for your sharing today. Peace.

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    1. Oh, your mother was always singing...what a wonderful memory.
      The appreciation of music is a wonderful gift. And songwriters are one of the greatest gifts on Earth! I love finding out the background of songs and the songwriters. Our son has just been asked to write a song for one of his best friend's wedding day. Isn't that something?

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    2. Dear Kay, yes, that is something! He must so talented and this is a memory he'll always treasure as will his best friend. Peace.

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    3. Dee! How wonderful to see your comment here! Peace and love to you, you are so kind.

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  7. It's always nice to see yellow flowers, they always look cheerful :)

    Yes, disappointing for England to lose but we look forward to the World Cup!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Yes, absolutely, but long to wait for World Cup! Lovely to see your comment. Take care!

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    2. Not long to wait that should say!

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  8. I used to watch I Love Lucy all the time, but I didn't even know William Frawley could sing! I even forgot that Danny Thomas was a singer. I watched Make Room for Daddy all the time. It's such a lovely song.

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    1. Hey Kay, I know so much about TV and films. It's all stored in my brain, no room for important things I have to remember like passwords. LOL!!

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