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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

~ Cracklin Rosie ~

by Tina~in_ut


28 comments:

Michael said...

good morning diamondettes...

Michael said...

What...may I ask...is a Cracklin' Rosie?

Tinka said...

Good Morning Michael - Congrats on being first.
I have often wondered that myself. What is a "Cracklin' Rosie"?

Tinka said...

Whatever it is, I love that song. Ah the memories of dancing to that for hours. Thanks for starting my day with a smile.

Michael said...

"Cracklin' Rosie, get on board
We're gonna ride till there ain't no more to go
Taking it slow
Lord, don't you know
Have me a time with a poor man's lady
Hitchin' on a twilight train
Ain't nothing there that I care to take along
Maybe a song
To sing when I want
Don't need to say please to no man for a happy tune"


oh...I am trying....from these lyrics I gather that these people are Jewish hobos riding the rails...

is that right? What do you think he means?

Tinka said...

I have to get ready for my cleaning lady and my water therapy. Be back later.
Have a great day everyone.

Michael said...

this just in:

"Happy Feet" is missing!!!

The penguin known as "Happy Feet" has vanished in the ocean on his way home from New Zealand, eluding his trackers just days after his release and leaving behind a mystery that may never be solved.

After seizing global celebrity by going off-course and landing on a New Zealand beach far from its Antarctic abode, the emperor penguin has simply disappeared from the grid.

A family member released this statement:

"We will not give up home that he will make it back home! We do not believe reports that he has been eaten by a seal or killer whale!!"

http://news.msn.co.nz/article/8297820/happy-feet-missing-feared-eaten

Michael said...

Michelle Bachmann is doing Leno this week....the show I mean...lol

Lynn D said...

Morning Glories!

Well I see we have a Neil Diamond trifecta going on!

I am with MeeMee what or who the heck is cracklin Rosie you know today that takes on a whole new meaning.

MeeMee I almost used that picture the other day for my avatar, changed my mind I just could not stomach looking at Rick Perry that much.

Michael said...

He is revolting....but anything I can do to spread his stupidity I feel is my duty as a harbinger of news about the party that is the antithesis of progress...who say they are for less government control over the individual... and then enforce the PATRIOT ACT... the sanctity of marriage amendment... and other civilian intrusions....the people who wish to force their religion upon others while stimultaneously not living up to their religion's expectations...and of course the people who support war and then use "thou shalt not kill" as a reason against abortions...

and last but not least...the people who get in to office thanks to the less educated population states...the people who have caused congress to have the lowest approval rating in the history of polling...a whopping 12 percent!!

So while the left has moved to the middle.. the right has boarded a short bus bound for Crazytown!

They will self destruct at this rate....thank goodness....

Just_Lin said...

Michael Congrats on first today. I'm afraid to enlarge your avatar to see what's really going on there. However, I see by your later post that you saw Bill Maher on TV recently. LOL

Just_Lin said...

Tinka I hope your water therapy goes well. Did you get into the right group now?

Just_Lin said...

LynnD Looking forward to seeing you this weekend. As for the lyrics of this song, I wonder when it was written. Maybe they are referring to the underground railroad. Also, aren't fried pork rinds called Cracklins? Maybe Rosie really liked them or made them. LOL

Just_Lin said...

Tina Thanks for another Diamond day. Do you like him, too, or was this mostly for iteach?

Michael said...

J/L...have fun this weekend...YOU have it coming!!


"So while the left has moved to the middle.. the right has boarded a short bus bound for Crazytown!"

yes...Bill Maher said this on Leno the other night....I loved it!!

Tina~in_ut said...

Married to a catchy and dynamic melody and arrangement, the lyrics suggested to some a devotion to a woman of the night. But in actuality, Cracklin' Rosie is a type of wine drunk by a native Canadian tribe that Diamond had visited in Canada. Apparently the tribe had more men than women. Cracklin' Rosie was the nickname they used for their homemade alcoholic brew, which the single men, who did not have dates, would sit around the fire and drink together.

In terms of wine itself, the title is seen to refer to (misspelled) rosé wine which is "crackling" - a U.S. term equivalent to pétillant or lightly sparkling.

Tina~in_ut said...

J/L~ while this was definitely for Iteach, I love Neil Diamond~ There are so many good songs, I had a hard time choosing which ones to post~

Tinka~ I hope you have fun at water therapy....and when your cleaning lady is done, will you send her my way~ :D

Michael said...

I looked it up and the 'fabled' hidden meaning is that Crackling Rosie, is a 'store bought' blow-up doll.

iteach said...

I wonder if Neil is single?

Should I go for it?

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Dianne/Denver said...

ITEACH: I think he is married. ZONA can google it for us to be sure.

Well, I humbly send out congratulations to ZONA AND SACBARB on their football game last night. I am in gloom today over the whole game. It was a bad game anyway with fouls and then with the Broncos losing too.....well, you know....

TINA: I was so glad to hear your family supporting the Denver team last night. BTW , I love all these Neil songs this week. Are they going to keep coming?

MICHAEL: Congratulations at first and for all your information today. Did you buy us any diamonds yesterday?

TINK; How did water exercise go today? Hopefully better than last week.

J/L AND LYNN: Have lots of fun this weekend. We will be on hand with the bail money. I think SHIRLEY still keeps it for us.

Tina~in_ut said...

Diamond married his high school sweetheart, school teacher Jayne "Posey" Posner, in 1963. They had two daughters, Marjorie and Elyn, before they divorced in 1969. In December 1969, Diamond married Marcia Murphey, a production assistant; they also had two children, both sons, Jesse and Micah. Diamond's second marriage ended in 1995. Diamond was in a relationship with Australian Rachel Farley, whom he met while she handled marketing during his 1996 Australian tour, until 2008.

On September 7, 2011, Diamond announced his engagement to Katie McNeil in a message on Twitter: "Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you're the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well."

Iteach~ ya just missed him.....maybe you can change his mind~ :)~

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Good grief he must be 150 by now!

Michael said...

and not very stable in relationships!

And of course there was that time he was mistaken for an ape at Venice Beach and shot with that tranquilizer dart...

Poor thing is just covered in hair...he is Russian you know. A Russian Jew....if thats not a recipe for a "fur coat" nothing is!

Tinka said...

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Tinka said...

It's been a busy day. Now to read the comments.

Tinka said...

I finished reading the comments and enjoyed them. However my brain is not at its best and I wouldn't want a ten minute quiz on what I just read. I will read them again in the morning when my mind is sharp.

To answer the kind owls who asked about my "pool fun"
I got into the best class for me in water therapy but I still find it hard. Maybe I am just lazy.

Tomorrow I will see if I can find another theory about "Cracklin' Rosie".

Good Night everyone. I will try and be a better contributor to the blog tomorrow. Sweet Dreams.

Tina~in_ut said...

Goodnight Tinka~