Monday, June 22, 2009

Manic Monday ~ POP

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My father worked for General Electric while I was growing up. Every year G.E. would ‘shut down’ the plant for 2 weeks in the summer. This meant employees would get a paid 2 week vacation exactly when they wanted/needed it. The middle 2 weeks in July were the optimal time for this. (It also meant that every year, my birthday was celebrated away from home.) For these 2 weeks, Dad would rent a cottage on Cape Cod in the Dennisport area. [I eventually developed some sort of eye allergy to salt water. My eyes would be cemented shut by “gunk” every morning. Being of a young, tender age, I thought I had gone blind. Our summers on Cape Cod became summers on a beautiful fresh water lake in New Hampshire.]

So, what does this have to do with POP? We had no television in the cottage. We made our own entertainment and listened to the radio. I guess my brain just works in very mysterious ways these days. HOWEVER… the POP song for those summers on Cape Cod was Patti Page’s version of “Old Cape Cod.” I remember just sitting and listening to that song time after time. It leaves me with the desire once again return to the naivety of my childhood summers on THE Cape. Ah, such an innocent romantic I was as a child.


  1. What a great post. Father's Day and summer vacations. Perfect post. I ♥ Patti Page.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Awww, this sounds like the best way to spend summer vacation ever - except for the 'eye gunk' of course! I just love Cape Cod but haven't had a chance to spend nearly enough time out there exploring or just looking at the beautiful sea.

    Glad to see you back posting, I've missed you!!

  3. I love that song... though I don't much like lobster

  4. Hearing a favorite POPular song can bring back wonderful memories.


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