Sunday, March 11, 2012

Eclectic Tastes


There was a live local radio show on every Saturday afternoon for kids here in Halifax. I remember very clearly my sister, Jo-Ann, and I hopping on a bus one Saturday morning and heading to that station at the other end of town.


It was called the Uncle Mel Show and featured kids either singing or playing a musical instrument.


We chose to sing. I forget what Jo-Ann sang but I sang the following song. I was very nervous but thrilled at the same time. I was seven years old and in grade two. That Monday morning I HAD to sing the song for my class!!! Talk about NERVOUS!!! I survived I guess.


Oh yes, for 'payment' each kid got a small bottle of Swartz's Peanut Butter. We ate ours on the bus   on the way home! lol



24 comments:

  1. What a cool video! How brave of you and your sister to go and sing on a radio show. Amazing what you'll do for peanut butter! LOL!

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    1. It was worth having a whole jar just for me!! (in a large family this was unheard of)

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  2. What a sweet little video!

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  3. And could you please sing it for us again? Have Ron video it and post it? C'mon Jim. I think we'd all like to hear and see you singing this song again... (this video is really sweet..) My oldest son used to sing this song when he was little so it brought back some memories.

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    1. Settle down Bobbi!! lol There is NO WAY I would ever do this now...unless of course there was a jar of peanut butter in it for me! lol
      This song really got around....it is such a sweet gentle song for kids.

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  4. Where's the video of YOU singing?!

    This is what I used to sing to my son when he was first born. I actually have a video of me singing to him when he was about 2 weeks old. Thanks for the smile. :)

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    1. Gee, this was a really popular song! I had no idea. This blogisphere is good at bringing back memories.

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  5. Oh, now THAT is just plain sweet!

    (I loves my peanut butter too)

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    1. What a good Southern gal you are!!! I still can't live without my fix of PB daily!!

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  6. If you will do a video of yourself singing...I will send you a jar of peanut butter! It is a sweet song.

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    1. I'm NO good under pressure!! But a jar of peanut butter, eh?.....

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  7. Hey, Melodie's got a great idea!

    My Dad used to sing me that song when I was a little girl. It always makes me think of him.

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    1. What a popular song this is! What a sweet memory of your Dad Debra.

      That Melodie.......mi mi mi mi mi (getting my voice ready)lol

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  8. That is one of my favorite songs in the whole world! My Grandma used to sing that to me when we went to visit her on vacation. It was beautiful. : )

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    1. I bet it was Becky. It was one of the first songs my mother taught us all.

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  9. I'll see what I can do...girls and boys!!!!

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  10. I sing that to Pugsley all the time. Then he makes me give HIM peanut butter.
    Do I sing that bad?

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    1. Pugsley no fool! Hey Stew, maybe we can work out a duet!!

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  11. My grandson is 20 years old now, but when he was little, he and I took a nap every afternoon and I would sing that song. I don't remember now exactly how I did it, but I always used his name in the song. We both remember that. -Lowell

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    1. This is such a sweet memory you have Lowell! I really had no idea that this song was so popular all over North America. Great memories for your grandson too.

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  12. What a sweet video!
    I remember my Dad singing this song to me.

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    1. Isn't it Terry! There were a few on You Tube and this was the one I remembered. So many parents sang this song to their kids I am finding.

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