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!
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!
"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!