Sunday, July 05, 2015

South Pacific

When I was a child, my mother had a couple of LPs of show tunes, Oklahoma and South Pacific.  As a tween and teen I listened to them endlessly.  I can still remember the lyrics of many of the songs.  We lived out in the middle of no-where, I never dreamed that I would see any of the shows.  So after the "Wind Comes Sweeping Across the Plains," my brain goes to Happy Talk.  I have see the movie version of South Pacific a few times and saw it live in "dinner theater" once in Florida  The most memorable line in "stingy bastard - stingy bastard."  My X used that line to describe me for weeks after that evening.  I kind of liked it.


  1. YOU? a stingy bastard? don't think so!

  2. one of my favorite memories from childhood is waking up one glorious morning (I think it was the start of summer vacation) to hear my mother playing Bali Hai on the piano.