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    Bend in the Road - Edwina Hayes


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    chevron-road-signs.jpg

    Hard to believe it’s been 40 years since my Wife & I along with 4 kids, moved into our little house on this curve, back in June of 77’ on a 90 degree day. Like most of the used cars I’ve possessed….it “needed work”!

    It’s a blind curve, posted at 35 mph….with yellow “suggested” speed signs , at 25 mph. Yeah, right!

    It’s kinda like living by the bend in the river. You see the world passin by. Sometimes the “River” overflows, and the wheels leave the road. When we moved here, there were no Chevrons, arrows, guard rails (excuse me, in PA they are now called “guide rails”).

    While working for a Utility Co. I found 2 Arrow signs in a gully and brought them home and nailed them to the lonesome “telephone” pole, on the bend. That pole got knocked off twice within one year.


    The State added guide rails , and I added Split rail fencing, with reflectors. I tried adding my own speed limit signs, but gave up, as PennDot frowns on that. No Fatalities, thank God. The landscape has not changed much and we have had a very peaceful life here otherwise.

    I wanted to put up a sign “Peaceful Place”, but never did. But it is.

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    Here's another Jesse, whose singin' I like. Jesse Ferguson on guitar.



    lyrics by Dr. Brewster M. Higley

    VERSE 1


    Oh, give me a home where the buffalo
    roam,
    Where the deer and the antelope play,
    Where seldom is heard a discouraging
    word
    And the sky is not clouded all day.


    VERSE 2


    Oh, give me the land where the bright
    diamond sand
    Throws its light from the glittering stream
    Where glideth along the graceful white swan,
    Like a maid in a heavenly dream.


    VERSE 3


    Oh, give me the gale of the Solomon vale,
    Where life streams with buoyancy flow,
    On the banks of the Beaver, where seldom if ever
    Any poisonous herbage doth grow.


    VERSE 4


    I love the wild flowers in this bright land of ours;
    I love too the wild curley's scream,
    The bluffs and white rocks and antelope flocks
    That graze on the hillsides so green.


    VERSE 5


    How often at night, when the heavens are bright
    With the light of the glittering stars,
    Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed
    If their glory exceeds this of ours.


    VERSE 6


    The air is so clear, the breeze so pure,
    The zephyrs so balmy and light,
    I would not exchange my home here to range
    Forever in azure so bright.

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    Time Bends in the Distance (But my Trip is to Beyond) -- harmonica, guitar vocals by Paul. (Best watched in full screen with volume up......repeat. Echo effect caused by time-bending.)

    "A song written by me, Paul Hall, by a railroad track in a cafee one morning in Montpellier, while on the road between Huelva, Spain, and Paris, France in 1980".



    "Einstein found that light curved in space due to relativity and so might time itself. In this regard, each of us is a traveler as our star, the sun, propels us through the universe at speed. The planet itself can eventually wear out, but the words of correct information are as enduring as road signs for our voyage through the stars".

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    Moon River Waiting round the bend

    "Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song”.


    “Comments about the lyrics have noted that they are particularly reminiscent of Mercer's youth in the Southern United States and his longing to expand his horizons. An inlet near Savannah, Johnny Mercer's hometown, was named Moon River in honor of him and this song”.


    The history of Henry Mancini's Moon River


    ...there's such a lot of World to see!
    Last edited by Meanderer; 10-19-2017 at 01:09 PM.

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    SILENCE.....around the Ben!

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    Why Is Big Ben Falling Silent?





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    Here's my own version of "Little Ben". I found this "Cat & Mouse Clock" at GW, and it appears to be hand fired. The cat is waitin' round the bend!
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    Don Edwards - Man Walks Among Us

    ....be still.

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    "A tribute to the famous and beloved master canoe builder from Border Country of Minnesota, Joe Seliga - this photo journey of his life is underscored by the song, 'See You 'Round The Bend,' written by Pat Surface and featured on the Spiritwood Music CD, DUE NORTH, by Pat Surface and the Boundary Water Boys".

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    Here's two very different versions of Moon River, that I found. Judy Garland seems to be singing at her garage sale, and its sad when we see her face remember to smile. On the other hand, Elton John in color, seems to bring a touch of 'rocket man' to the song!


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    Your Big Ben clock post reminded me of our "whole house" alarm clock when I was living at home in Ohio. Identical one:

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    It had a clang! clang! clang! sound that was so loud, and solid metal made it worse. In the morning you jumped up in bed and floundered in the dark without even stopping to turn on a light, just to shut it off ASAP---heart racing, adrenalin pumping, no need for caffeine in the morning. I hated that thing!

    I left it behind. Took a clock radio with me. Yes!

    (This clock is for sale, so the video will likely be removed.)

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    Deborah Silverstein Around the Next Bend

    ​"Around the Next Bend" words and music copyright by Deborah Silversteinwith Eric Wells on guitar and harmony vocals

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