“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” When Howard Johnson, Billy Moll and Robert A. King penned this novelty song in the late 1920s, the screaming they referenced was a cheer among students at a fictional college in a “land of ice and snow, up among the Eskimo.” For anyone who has gobbled up an ice cream treat a little too quickly, those screams very well may speak to the sharp headache that often comes from consuming frozen foods too quickly.
“And now it’s time for your 7th Inning Stretch!” When I hear these words at Globe Life Field, I know we will sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and will stay standing for “Cotton-Eyed Joe,” and prodding from my wife (good dancer) for me (not a dancer) to “show ‘em what I can do!”
This song was written by Naomi Ford and Lee Hazlewood (actually written by Hazlewood and credited under Ford, his wife), and then it was a hit as first performed by Sanford Clark with Al Casey on the guitar. 1956: #5 on the United States Rhythm and Blues Chart; #7 on the U. S. Pop Chart; #14 on the U. S. Country Chart. It was later ranked #42 by Billboard Magazine on its 1956 Top 50 Singles! This song was also later recorded and performed by other artists, including Elvis Presley and “The Animals.” According to reports, Elvis tried at first to emulate and imitate Clark, instead of the other way around as was usual at that time, with folks trying to impersonate the Presley sound!
It is always nice to write about folks, especially famous ones, who are older than I am; unfortunately, only one of these is my “senior!” Fortunately, they are all still alive and well and living active lives at the time of this writing.
You may have heard that it’s important to take the emotions out of investing. But is this true for all emotions?
The dog days of summer can be challenging. As the mercury rises to potentially unhealthy heights, spending time outdoors can become less comfortable and even dangerous.
The Dallas Arboretum announces the return of August Dollar Days during the dog days of summer. For the entire month of August, the garden offers $2 general garden admission, $2 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden and $5 for parking. Named one of The Country’s Most Gorgeous Botanical Gardens by House Beautiful, the Dallas Arboretum has many floral beds blooming with impatiens, lobelias, begonias, salvia, marigolds, zinnias, caladiums, lantana, cannas, vinca and pentas.
Finally, a day to celebrate parents of all kinds! It takes a certain willingness to choose to become a parent; a knowing that the life you are living will be forever changed. And the parents in Forney ISD are a pretty special collection. Now, we have all chuckled over the memes that showcase the “types” of parents that come through the pick-up line at school, the class parties, the sporting events, the daily office visits for forgotten supplies and lunches. However, the important thing to remember is that these parents show up for their kids because they take the “parent” job seriously.
“Well, no one told me about her/The way she lied/Well, no one told me about her/ How many people cried.
The state veterinary diagnostic laboratory, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, stands ready for the increase in chronic wasting disease, CWD, testing needs due to an increase in CWD cases in Texas.
The road back to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic figures to have some twists and turns. Even after the rollout of vaccines began in late 2020, public health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization emphasized the importance of people keeping their collective guard up, as previously unseen variants of the virus were still being discovered.
With the increase in outdoor temperatures also comes an increase in the possibility of heat stress — possibly even heat exhaustion or heatstroke — but there are some steps you can take to help beat the heat, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
If you have recently started or expanded a houseplant collection, congratulations! You’ve improved your indoor air quality and have added life and vibrancy to your home. At the same time however, your indoor garden may be attracting bugs that can harm your precious plants and annoy you.
I remember the first year of the Dallas Mavericks and how ecstatic I was when I could sit out by the “wash-house” with my radio plugged into the outdoor outlet and listen to the first game of the ’80-‘81season for this expansion club in the NBA and continue to follow them for 15 wins and 67 losses that first season. Dick Motta was their coach, and Norm Sonju was the “decision-maker.” My favorite players that first year were Brad Davis, Abdul Jeelani, Clarence Kea, Bill Robinzine, Geoff Huston, and Jim Spanarkel. They were a “motley crew” (not singers), and I “loved” them and especially their coach—DICK MOTTA!
Buster Automotive celebrated 40 years of business in Forney on June 15, 2021. A family-owned and operated garage, Buster Automotive got its start at the suggestion of a family member who asked Charles Buster to consider using his experience in the industry to open an automotive shop in Forney. After giving it some thought, Charles and his wife Pam relocated to Forney from Fort Worth to start their new venture.