Okay, I know this is going to say way too much about me, but I just can’t help it. I laughed so hard over the wonderful memories this song brought back I just had to share. Have you ever heard of My Boomerang Won’t Come Back by Charlie Drake?
Let me explain. From second to fourth grade, we lived out in the country in a little wooden farm house on about thirteen acres. Our closest neighbors were a mile away. We actually had a party line and everything. For you younger ones, that is a phone line shared by more than one family. You have a specific ring that belongs to you and you don’t answer the phone unless you hear it. Took some getting used to, especially for a five and seven year old. Ours was two short rings and a long one. I think. It’s been a really, really long time ago. 🙂
Anyway, this meant my younger brother and I had to entertain ourselves. Oh, the things we did and the fun we had. My mom would not be happy if she knew about our little adventures, but kids will be kids, right?
One of our favorite things to do when we couldn’t go outside, was to listen to records and dance around all dressed up in my mom’s old clothes. Yes, I dressed my poor baby brother up like a girl. And he loved every minute, no matter what he says now. Ha! The real fun began when I won about fifty of those smaller 45 record’s from a school fair during one of their cake walks. Awesome! We were so excited and couldn’t wait to get back home. I sure wish I had those records now. They were priceless. And so darn funny.
One of our all time favorites was by Charlie Drake called, “My Boomerang Won’t Come Back.” http://youtu.be/uoBXAUNU1HE
Trust me. You probably won’t be the same if you dare to listen to the entire song and I do apologize. LOL
There were many others too like: My Friend the Witchdoctor, The Streak by Ray Stevens, and let’s not forget Swinging by John Anderson. My favorite today because of my middle teenage daughter. The swing in our backyard has become her private get-a-way, her way to recharge after a long day at school. She’s so sweet sitting out there all by herself, I-pod in hand, legs dragging the ground as she’s just a swinging, oblivious to me filming her and the world around her. LOL I got the old infamous eye roll when I let her listen to the song. Yep, it will forever be priceless!
Torture your kids much? LOL Come on, share you funniest childhood memory or song.