December 4, 2022

A Blog Hiatus


When I was a kid, I loved to sing and was a fan of what was then called “pop music.” This was back in the Middle Ages, way before the time of Elvis and Bill Haley who were later to rock around the clock. Anyway, during those years there was a popular radio program called “Your Hit Parade.” It featured two singers, Gisele MacKenzie and a fellow with the ridiculous name of  Snooky Lanson. (Can you imagine him as a teen-ager calling up a prospective girlfriend and saying, “Hi, this is Snooky”….). Each week, these two would sing the seven most popular songs of that week.

In any event, since my mother told me that I started to sing along with jingles before the age of one, I’ve always remembered how these two signed off following the final commercial, “L.S.M.F.T” (which stood for “Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco”). It went like this:

So long for a while
That’s all the songs for a while
So long from your Hit Parade
And the songs that you asked to be played.
Sooo long....

Well, I can adapt that jingle here to say,

So long for a while
That’s all the blogs for a while….

Yes, I need to take a little vacation from writing blogs in order to attend to the continuing trials of my body as I battle against the forces of entropy (details not available on request). But also as my 87th birthday draws nigh this month, I want to connect with old friends whom I haven’t seen in a long time and then enjoy the holidays later in December. If I should survive into the new year, I hope to continue writing my blogs at least occasionally, but we’ll see.

But for now, I want to thank you for reading my blogs, and wish you all the very best for the upcoming holidays and the new year.

“Sooo long for a while….”