Thursday, 13 August 2015

Exeat days...

Many, many years ago, Scrobs was a long way from home at school.

Dad would sometimes be able to get there on the exeat Sundays, but not very often, but when he did, he was usually very tired, and needed a rest like anyone does after driving three hundred miles after work!

One Sunday, he'd arrived on time, and we went to some place for lunch, but later, he succumbed to the requirement for a nap, and let me stay in the car, while he unrolled a blanket and took forty winks under the trees.

These two songs were on the car wireless, and they're as memorable today as they were back in the sixties....

https://youtu.be/COkOmvr9c3c

https://youtu.be/uzdzQsim-Ac

8 comments:

rvi said...

Back in the 1960s I knew the then secretary of the Pat Boone Fan Club. I wonder if that still exists?

When I saw the title of the second one, I was expecting to hear Benny Goodman (with Gene Krupa on drums and Lionel Hampton on vibes) but twas not to be. So I had a quick (and private!) Google and saw that Benny's tune was "Sing sing sing" - slightly different (and IMHO infinitely more preferable than the one you have on offer!). But that's just me....

{exits stage left humming...} :-)

Michael said...

He's still pretty active in the US, Reevers!

BTW, I did this on Benny Goodman a few years ago!
http://scroblene-webley-bullock.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/what-cricketers-do-in-close-season.html

A K Haart said...

Three hundred miles is a long way even if you have a decent bike.

rvi said...

Yes Scrobs, indeed you did - and a very fine doing it was too!

Ah yes, ah reemembare eet well...

Trubes said...

Hi Scrobs,
What a long way for your dad to drive, no wonder
he needed a nap.
I was in love with Pat Boon when I was eleven!

Love Di..xx

Scrobs... said...

He did have a Sturmey-Archer three speed though Mr H...

Scrobs... said...

Glad you did, Reevers, I still have that clip on my favourites...

Scrobs... said...

Trubidoo, nice to hear from you again!

I'm sure that Pat Boone loved you as well...

;0x