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All Things Vintage: Oh! My Papa! #AprilA2Z

Good-morning, kittens and dawgs! This week three of All Things Vintage and I couldn’t let allow today’s alpha prompt to not include, Oh! My Papa!

This is a cover song of Fisher’s from 1958. The original was first recorded in 1938 (the year after my daddy was born) as O Mein Papa by Erna Lenser, but I couldn’t find it on YouTube. Now, that one would’ve been really vintage stock.

This is my daddy in the early 50s in southern West Virginia. He's holding his niece in the photograph.

This is my daddy in the early 50s in southern West Virginia. I’m not sure how old he is here, but if I had to guess then I’d say he’s around 14-16 years old. He’s holding his niece in the photograph.

Age is a relative term as one gets older and I definitely don’t think my pops is vintage material, but Oh, My Papa-in-law would fall more into that category. He celebrated his 93rd birthday last month. What do you think?

1944 WWII soldier on leave posed in front of car.

1944 in southern West Virginia. My father-in-law was on military leave. He sure looks handsome!

Do you know what this is?

notox opener
How about this?

soda pop opener
Okay, if you don’t know what the previous two pictures are, then this will clinch it for you!
coca-cola opener

All of these gadgets open bottles. When DH and I were first married we had Pepsi-Cola opener similar to the Coca-Cola one above, but when we moved from the rental property to our house we lost it. DRATS! I loved that opener and it would be so cool to  have it.

There’s something magical about nostalgic moments through music. I’m winding up with more classic vintage hits from the 50s.

From 1954, The Platters with Only You.


Singing Only the Lonely Frank Sinatra from 1958


Another hit from the same year, Over and Over by Bobby Day


Applauds and special thanks to the incredible A2Z Team:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Heather M. Gardner
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
AJ Lauer
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing

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Now, I invite you to hop with me in checking out some of the amazing A2Zers playing along this year and I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for Pretty things.

Saturday Song-suasion 58: The Platters

In case you haven’t read, I’m taking a break this month. Although I unplugged myself from the world beyond my computer, I did think beforehand about my lovelies and threw together a whole month of music for your enjoyment.

Reminded recently of a group I enjoyed from my childhood, I thought I’d share this 60s great band with you, The Platters!


The Platters came together as a group in 1952. I was born nearly a decade later in ’61 and in the mid-to-late 60s,  I recall listening to The Platters on my auntie’s recorder player.  Let’s revisit some of the greatest hits by The Platters with this marvelous playlist.


Which Platters tune do you like the best? Or, are there just too many to say you have only one favorite? Thank you for taking time out of your weekend in hopping over to listen to the music! I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. 😉

Have a songsational day and be sure to stop by next week another edition of  Saturday Song-suasion!

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