Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23082 – 1107
Here’s the haps:
When I was a boy my parents had quite an esoteric collection of music. Ranging from Sinatra to Nat King Cole to Elvis to movie soundtracks like this:
(Does anyone know if what I think I just learned about the Capitol record label is true. The album cover says, “Capitol Stereo The full spectrum of sound” and the label on the record itself has the colors of the spectrum going around it. Is that supposed to coincide?)
This was one I listened to over and over. I never understood the whole concept of a territory becoming a state when I was little, I just knew it was cool, and when it came on TV my folks let me see it and I knew which characters were singing what.
Pore Jud is Daid and Kansas City are songs full of great lines. “They went and built a skyscraper, 7 stories high! About as high as a buildin’ ought to go.” The main theme song was great, of course also, and the Farmer and the Cowhand Should Be Friends, “One man ropes a cow with ease, the other one steals her butter and cheese, that’s no reason why they can’t be friends.” And then, since I am an obnoxious morning person there is this song, which I will sing loudly, in my own inimitable off-key style at 6 am any chance I think I won’t get pummeled or murdered:
Beware of trying it lest you be in great danger from those non-morning persons around you, however.
Our Bishop grew up in Oklahoma and is proud of his roots and mentions it in his preaching from time to time. One of the places that I want to see, for the sole but appropriate and acceptable reason of “just because,” is outside of a small town called Poteau, Oklahoma. It’s a place called Cavanal Hill. Apparently, to be considered a mountain, it would have to rise 2,000 feet or more over its surrounding terrain and it is only 1,999 feet high. It is the world’s highest hill. It didn’t show up on any lists of multiple things to do or see in Oklahoma which made it more fun. They do have a balloon fest in October, as well.
There is another place that didn’t show up on too many searches but has a very strange story nonetheless. Apparently, there is a hill in the area of a southern Oklahoma town called Spring, where, if you put your car in neutral, your car will roll uphill. There are several explanations but it seems to really work. Okay, I will admit that I am curious and I am a sucker because I want to try this even though I have this feeling in my gut that says there is a nack to it that is akin to snipe-hunting or cow tipping. The legends from the locals sound pretty good, though.
Likelihood of this happening within the next year: 0+%
Likelihood of this happening in my lifetime (Lord willing, of course): 70%
Likelihood of running into someone I know or met on the Internet: ??%