Monday, February 01, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Colonel

That would be my father. He's retired career military, and son of a retired (and deceased) career military, so he likes music in the following genre, a CD of such-like I recently burned for him:



But he was also, as a young officer back in '56 or 7 or thereabouts, fortunate enough to see the original Broadway version of My Fair Lady. That is, in person, in the actual Broadway theater. From that moment on, I think he might have been smitten lifelong with Julie Andrews, but Maw never protested, or else she'd have had to explain her own smittenness with Rex Harrison. They seem to have worked it out.



Happy 86th, Colonel.

7 comments:

Peony Moss said...

Happy Birthday, Colonel Luse

William Luse said...

He won't see this because he thinks computers are a Communistic attempt to sabotage the American way of life. But his wife, always more open-minded, will, and will extend your good wishes.

Lydia McGrew said...

Mine, too!

My dad was in Korea in the fifties where I assume he picked up his liking of that same song (about the caissons going rolling along). When he came home from his 21-month tour of duty, the way my parents tell it, he went to church right away to see my mother. Walked up to her and instantly blurted out, "Are you married yet?" I don't actually know that he failed to say, "Hello, Sue, how are you doing?" first, but the way they told it, it sounded like maybe he really just said, "Oh, hi, are you married yet?"

By the way, I'll bet your mom didn't mind the smittenness with Julie Andrews but might have minded if your dad had taken to going around the house singing, "I Shall Never Let a Woman in My Life." Now _that_ would be annoying.

Lydia McGrew said...

That is, by "mine, too," I meant "My good wishes for the Colonel's birthday, too."

William Luse said...

:)

zippy said...

Hey, a big if late happy birthday to your dad!

William Luse said...

Thanks, Zip.