Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"We All Got a Hillbilly Bone"

bone-ba-bone-ba-bone-bone"  -song by Blake Shelton

There's no getting around the fact there's a lot of truth to many of those good old country (we used to call them Hillbilly) songs.

The current number one song is one that really touches my heart called "You're Gonna Miss This," by Trace Atkins.  I tear up just thinking about it.  He had another hit a while back that was very similar called "Don't Blink."

They're both about love; the love of our children our spouses, our families...and how the little things of life bring us our greatest happiness...and great sadness when their time has passed.

 Thumbing through scrapbooks the other day made me realize how many of those specific little things I had forgotten.  For example the Mother's Day card that my daughter made for our first cat, Sylvester; and the note she wrote about how much she liked Church.

( "I am NOT going to Church tomorrow!")

But I don't need anything to remind me of that phone call I got years later telling me that I had just become a grandaddy!

My little girl had just presented me with TWO healthy grandsons. Twins!

As far as I know there was no history in my family or Linda's, of twins but I was told that in the past,  twins often didn't survive so they were rarely spoken of. That was possible.

They'll be high school seniors next year. Watching twins grow up was absolutely fascinating, especially when they look almost exactly alike, although they are not technically "identical twins."  She swears that she never had any problem knowing which boy was which.

Although, I'm almost positive that I heard her address one of the boys one time,  " stop doing that, whoever you are and play nice with your brother."

And Speaking of Twins

Kian and Remi

21-year-old Kylie Hodgson of Nottingham, England, is half-black, half-white. So is her partner, 19-year-old Remi Horder. Back in 2006, they conceived twins. And when the twin girls were born, one was black... and one was white. Remee is blonde and white; Kian is black. 

Since both Kylie and Remi are mixed race, when the two eggs were conceived, the one that became Remee inherited all of the white genes from the family, and Kian inherited all of the black genes. 

The odds of this happening are at least a million to one.

James and James
In 1940, identical twins were born in Ohio and put up for adoption at the age of 3 weeks. Different couples adopted them, 40 miles apart from one another. Both couples were told that their son had had a twin whom had died. 
What happened after was a series of ridiculous coincidences... and parallel life choices. Both boys were independently named James by their adopted parents. Neither knew he had a twin. Both were great at math and bad at spelling. Both had childhood dogs named Toy.
Both worked as sheriffs. Both bought light blue Chevys. Both took vacations at Pas Grille beach in Florida. Both liked Miller Lite and Salem cigarettes. Both got migraines. Both married women named Linda. Both divorced their Lindas and remarried women named Betty.
Both had sons who they named James Alan, and James Allan. Finally, at age 39, a record search reunited them. And when one of the James' divorced his Betty, his brother James served as his best man for his third marriage, to a woman named Sandy.

So before I sign off for today, since we bagan today's show talking about great music (Lordy, Lordy, I miss those days as a young DJ...) I'll leave you with a couple of classics from the waxworks all time hit parade:

"I Keep Forgettin' I Forgot About You." 

"You're The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly"

"I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling"

and finally,

"If  your Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me"

See you tomorrow, same time same station!  -Ed