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Friday, October 28, 2011

Old School Friday "Happy Birthday Telma Hopkins"

Another Friday means another week gone by. I am working on 2 final projects for my Organizational Psychology class, working on some stuff, as well as simultaneously writing two blog posts! So yea, I figured I would take a minute to enjoy some music. I was trolling the Internet and found out that today is Telma Hopkins birthday!
Most of you may know Telma Louise Hopkins from the television sitcom "Family Matters" or from the sitcom "Half & Half". But I first became aware of Ms. Hopkins when I was about 7 years old (1973) and she was 1/3 of the singing group Tony Orlando & Dawn! At the time, they had a hit song titled "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree". I knew the song well because when I was young I was a Fresh Air Fund child and spent most of my summers with a family in Ashland, Pennsylvania. The family had a daughter named Laura who was my age and Tony Orlando & Dawn was one of Laura's favorite groups!

So this Old School Friday is my ode to rural summers. Summers of sitting in front of Pop-pop's general store (Pop-pop was Laura's granddad!) eating ice cream, summers of running through fields of wild flowers, and summers of feeding the wild rabbits in the woods behind the Selinsky's home (my summer home!). and my Happy Birthday to Telma Hopkins!


He Don't Love You, Like I Love You - Tony Orlando & Dawn

Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando & Dawn

Knock Three Times On The Ceiling - Tony Orlando & Dawn

Knock Three Times... (From one of my favorite movies, "Now & Then")

Happy Friday! Spread A Little Love! Regina

1 comment:

mema said...

Life was kind of good. We didn't have a lot, but you guys had fun and you have some good memories. Luv ya!