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Monday, April 16, 2007

Obits


This week we lost a literary and a singer. Kurt Vonnegut was a beloved author of some of the most influential titles of our times. I unfortunately have not had the luxury of reading any of his works. I'd like to, and I will. Because I don't know much about him I'll let the link do the talking. Don Ho, a legendary performer passed this weekend. My parents went to Hawaii for their honeymoon and there are pictures of them with this legendary man. He gave us one of the most recognizable tunes of all time, "Tiny Bubbles". He actually couldn't stand performing it and would hum the tune while the audience sang the song. My father can be heard telling the story that if he hadn't been about three sheets to the wind when Don Ho kissed him, kissing audience members on stage was one of his signature moves, my father would have decked him. I don't really think he would have, but it's a funny story. The pictures show the fun and energy that must have been had by all of Don Ho's fans. Rest in peace Kurt Vonnegut & Don Ho, you both will be missed by all of your fans. Generations to come will benefit by all of your contributions.

Here's to you Mr. Vonnegut and Mr. Ho, I raise a glass and toast;

Tiny bubbles (tiny bubbles)
In the wine (in the wine)
Make me happy (make me happy)
Make me feel fine (make me feel fine)


Tiny bubbles (tiny bubbles)
Make me warm all over
With a feeling that I'm gonna
Love you till the end of time


So here's to the golden moon
And here's to the silver sea
And mostly here's a toast
To you and me


So here's to the ginger lei
I give to you today
And here's a kiss
That will not fade away

words & music by Leon Pober

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seen this way @ 11:31 AM EST by Sean

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