I will be working on this Sunday, to “earn” my Friday off after
Thanksgiving. I am glad to be here at the library, able to post a
Sunday silly post for your enjoyment today or tomorrow. You
know, when we write daily, we assume people are reading daily
but sometimes this will be read a whole week, month or someday
in the future!
I am happy to say my Dad used to read to my brothers and me,
while we waited for my mother to get ready for church every Sunday.
My Dad used the philosophy that is echoed in a wonderful, special
song that Andy Griffith sings with Brad Paisley, “Waiting on a Woman.”
If you have not heard this, be prepared for a lovely and emotional,
sentimental song. I get teary-eyed often, when I hear it or especially,
if I watch it. My Dad is in Heaven, I believe and is “waiting on his
woman.” That will tell you the gist of the song, but it is aimed at
impatient people who want their significant other to hurry up and
The Sunday comics that my brothers and I loved were varied. We
liked, of course, Peanuts. I have the paperback books of these close
to my heart characters and one, I look back at and cherish was the
one, where Linus is expecting his baby sister, Sally. This one is so
precious, showing Sally later in the book, being a baby! He even
shares his beloved blanket with her!
My brothers liked the ones that had action that had superheroes and
they are probably around in comic books, but like the older Peanuts
not seen so much anymore. We liked the “Sarge” cartoon, the “Wizard
of Id” and we liked the different ones that were found in the Sandusky
Register and later, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press,
We also loved Saturday morning cartoons! I am going to announce a
wonderful surprise for my older readers!!
“Hot” assembly line:
The new Hot Wheels’ production of a Jetson’s car!
Here are the details for this 2014 edition of the line, “Tooned II” tm,
also called “HW City” tm.
The packaging says “Born in 2062 and gives the Birthplace as Orbit City.”
You may purchase this car from Advance Auto or anywhere Hot Wheels
are being sold.
“Specialty: Bubble-top Aero Sedan
with rear fin.
Undercarriage landing gear and the ability to fold itself into a handheld
suitcase.” This is called a “suitcase” on the product cardboard literature,
that holds encased vehicle. But I would say that I
remember it turning into a “briefcase” in my memories for Mr. Jetson to
carry into work.
This car is in bright neon green, has Mr. and Mrs. Jetson (“Jane” and “George”
in the front seat and their daughter, “Judy,” maid, “Rosie” and son, “Elroy” in
the back. No dog in the back! The family dog was called “Astro.”
This will tell your age if you remember it from 1062-63, when it first came out,
but it did start playing daily in 1987 onward so that your children got a chance
to imagine the high technological wonders and what they used to call, the “Space
This “Blast from the Past” may give you extra smiles, as they did me, yesterday
while I packed them for shipments to Advance Auto stores that will be selling them!
How many of you are disappointed, as I am sometimes, that we don’t have our own
flying cars in our garages or parking lots? Or that we could have them collapse into
a portable briefcase?
What did you think, if you were a kid in the sixties, would be happening in the year
2013 and soon to be, 2014?