Sunday, September 25, 2011

Warning! Warning! No diabetic persons allowed!

If you haven’t met your sugar intake quota yet for today, spend the next fifteen minutes watching these clips:

"Till the End of Time" (1:40)

"Melodie D'Amour (2:25)

"May You Always" (2:53)

"Harbor Lights" (2:21)

"Here Comes My Baby Back Again" (2:34)

"Star Carol" (3:00)

The Lennon Sisters were a singing group consisting of four siblings: Dianne (born December 1, 1939), Peggy (born April 8, 1941), Kathy (born August 2, 1943), and Janet (born June 15, 1946). The group were a regular on the weekly television program, The Lawrence Welk Show, for many years. The original quartet were the eldest four in a family of twelve siblings. In 1992, younger sister Mimi replaced second sister Peggy who retired. Oldest sister Dianne (DeeDee) has now retired as well. The current group, which still appears in Branson, Missouri, and at Welk resorts, consists of Mimi, Janet, and Kathy.

Do the math. The original four -- Dianne, Peggy, Kathy, and Janet -- are now 72 (almost), 70, 68, and 65 respectively. This would seem impossible, but it is true. Here are Kathy and Janet talking to Kathy Lee Griffin and Hoda Kotb on the Today show in 2009. They don’t look like women in their sixties to me, but perhaps they have paintings in their cellars that tell a different tale. (For the literary-challenged, that was a reference to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.)

One thing is certain. The Lennon Sisters are a far cry from the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears and Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse.

Oh, one other thing is also certain:

Your system may not be able to tolerate any more sugar for at least a week.


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  2. how come you get 14 comments on one post and onlt o on another{this}???being probably the only diabetic in your group of crazies, i guess i will resplond, yes resploned sugar is not the only problem, almost everthing that exsists will make sugar in yours and mine body<>><<>i misght as well just give up><><<>see there now you made me feel bad

  3. and i am sure you wanted me to stick to your subject being the sweeet lennon sisters, but once again i disappoint

  4. Putz, you could never disappoint, but you do continue to astound. When I wrote "No diabetic persons allowed!" in the title of this post, I had no one specific in mind, least of all you, as I had no inkling whatsoever that you are diabetic until I just now read it in your comment. Please do not feel bad. I am happy that you commented!

    P.S. - As cyberspace's self-appointed grammarian in our little corner of cyberspace, I award you extra points today for saying "bad" and not "badly"....