Today’s post (the content, not the title) was suggested by Mrs. Rhymeswithplague.
Our neighbor, Rube (which is his real name and not short for Reuben or anything else), is 80 years old and often sends us interesting and entertaining e-mails. Yesterday he decided that the perfect thing to distribute on a spring afternoon was this clip from The Seven Little Foys.
As Jack Haley, Jr., son of Jack Haley, Sr., once said, “That’s entertainment!”
Both Bob Hope and James Cagney started out as song-and-dance men, I believe, so it was fitting that they played the roles of Eddie Foy and George M. Cohan, respectively, in The Seven Little Foys. I know very little about dancing, but Cagney seems to be the better dancer in this clip. At least, his arms are not flailing about like Bob Hope’s. Or maybe they just have different styles and their duet is brilliant. What do I know? But that’s not why Mrs. RWP suggested this post.
One of my mother’s favorite sayings, one I heard her say many times because I had a tendency to lean against the kitchen table, was, “If you sit on the table, you’ll get married before you’re able.” Naturally, I said it to my three children, and now I am saying it to my six grandchildren. Old habits die hard. The apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree. Or something. Pick your own proverb and insert it here.
What Mrs. RWP wanted to know after viewing the Cagney and
The only answer I have been able to come up with is that the lampshade may fall off your head.
Do you have other suggestions? Help me out, readers. Do your stuff.
While you are trying to think of a clever answer, concentrate on this photo: