During April 2016 I will be blogging about Childhood Memories from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies http://marcysrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zippity Doo Dah


Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actch'll
Ev'rything is satisfactch'll
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

Why am I so happy that I'm singing Zippity Doo Dah today? Today is DS1's Birthday! I featured pictures of my dear daughters earlier this month, so now I will take the opportunity to share some photos of my two dear sons from a few years back:

DS1


DS2

Aren't they just so handsome? DS2 will be having his birthday next month. Anyway, more about Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah:

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah is from the classical Disney Musical, Song Of The South. I have found that back in December author Jim Korkis published a book about the about the controversial musical,“Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South?” It sounds worth looking into.

Did you know that there is a whole website devoted to Song of the South, and that the Disneyland ride Splash Mountain is based on this movie, featuring characters and songs from the Disney show? In fact, the ride was originally going to be called "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah River Run." Why did I not know this before? Well, I've only been to Disneyland once, and I refused to go on this ride . . . the line was long, and I really am not a fan of amusement park rides . . . or maybe . . . was this the first ride that we went on that day and it was Space mountain that I refused to ride? Hmm, my memory is getting shot. But I think I do remember starting out the day getting wet. In fact, the trip to Disneyland was a gift from DS1 who lives in the area. DD3 spearheaded the idea of sending DH and I there for our anniversary several years ago, and all of our dear children chipped in to help. DS1 was actually the one who let us use his passes . . . and so I finally visited Disneyland in my older age.

Another reason to sing . . . I've made it through the month of April blogging from A to Z; I've done it! And . . . it is almost May and spring is really here! It's my favorite time of the year!

Zippity Doo Dah! Happy Spring everyone!

8 comments:

  1. What a zippity-doo-dah happy post! :)
    #1196
    A to Z April Blogging Challenge
    http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/z-is-for-zipper/

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    1. It was a good zippity-doo-dah day. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. This is the second post I've read about this. Love it!!! So perks up my day. --Happy birthday to DS1! Your boys do look handsome and happy. --Sounds like you have awesome kids to treat you out ..and generally put zip to your soul. --Congratulations in completing the challenge. I've enjoyed stopping by.

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    1. I do have some awesome kids, and I have had fun doing the challenge and reading lots of new blogs.

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  3. I almost cried when I saw your boys Marcy. One toe head and one boy a bit darker just like my two, something huh? They are so darn cute!

    This has been some challenge, glad we met. Hope we keep up on each others blogs in the future.

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    1. It is amazing to find the similarities in our lives and outlooks on life. I've loved reading your posts and seeing your photos and will certainly stop by your blog often.

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  4. They are beyond handsome. You must be such a happy mommy. Look at those smiles ... they radiate cuteness and happiness.

    (Thanks for stopping by my blog. I plan to check back in soon).

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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    1. I really have loved being a Mom. It makes me a bit sad now that the kids are almost all grown up, but they're all great kids and I'm proud of them!

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