Tuesday, August 14, 2007

From my childhood...one of my favorites

Found this today by accident~
Isn't it funny when you find something from your past- specifically from your childhood like an old toy, or favorite book, or in my case- an long forgotten video clip from Sesame Street...how it takes you back to those formitive years with so much clarity?
I swear, as I watched this video, I felt as if I was transported back to my parents bedroom (where the only tv was) around 1974...sitting on the hardwood floor- with the old kitchen in view through the door way. It was summer, the back door was open and so were the windows. I was wearing shorts and my hair was in a pony tail. My sister Naomi was next to me- and from this point on in history- "Manamana" became a beloved song that I still hum when I'm in an exceptionally good mood :)
Enjoy :)

18 comments:

Libby said...

oh lordy!! i loved this!! boy did it bring back memories! & remem ber the schoolhouse rock thingys? those were awesome, too! i got a dvd of them for my niece & nephew a few christmases ago, when they were 3!

SJ said...

Too deep for me I've never been too good at classical.

Scary Monster said...

Now you've done it! Me is gonna be singing that song for the rest of me vacation. Probably have some good memories to go along with it though.

Schoolhouse Rock. Rocks! Way to go, libby.

STOMP

Sean said...

my favorite was the pinball machine cartoon with the counting. i'll have to see if i can find a clip.

foam said...

how incredibly cute!
at 14 and living in germany with no access to american tv at the time i didn't watch sesame street at all. but what with 2 kids i sure have caught up.
soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, when's SHE coming?
i wanna come...

kate said...

lolol... it even got the kids singing! lol

The Phosgene Kid said...

That would explain a lot. When I get tired of listening to someone I run the theme form the Flintstones through my head. Drowns out the inane noise. "Why yes dear, I'm listening to you..."

the.red.mantissa said...

the pinball clip ~ by the pointer sister. yeah ... i found it on youtube. with so much other old stuff. here's the pinball clip! ... enjoy!

i am such a loser ... i have even found clips of the starting theme music of old showsz like ironside, hawaii 5-0 and dragnet ... too much silly fun!

the.red.mantissa said...

schoolhouse rock

boneman said...

I'm sittin' here laughing and singing along!
Dang! THAT was COOL!!!

boneman said...

I just did yer sidebar blogroll, but, guess what?

First, it's Berry
(yeah, it was my Ma's doctor. Not the one that delivered me, mind ya, but the one who did a thyroid operation on her and then her and dad made me one hot September evening...)
and Walking on Alligators is officially an Amazon thing again.
My new blog is
Taking the Bull by the Horns
and you get to it by
http://boneman-beepbeep.blogspot.com/I thought the "beepbeep was funny considering the title, eh?

exskindiver said...

manamana...papeeparipi...
i agree with kate. this is going to be stuck with me for a week or until you plant something new in my head.
i'll be waiting.

she said...

conjunction junction
whas your funk shun?
hookin' up verbs and nouns and adjectives

sung with the vibe of night club!

well come see ya foamy!

The Phosgene Kid said...

That song is hilarious after chugging a quart of tequila!!

Gardener Greg said...

I have had the same thing happen watching how my boys react to certain things. It is scarry that it brings me back so fast. Time is slipping away so fast.

Aunty Belle said...

Huh? is there a summit a formin'???

The Phosgene Kid said...

Like Vietnam flashbacks, only with cartoons...

X. Dell said...

I remember when you couldn't get away from that song. Fortunately, it was cute then. I'm not sure I can say the same about the 21st Century usage of it in commercials, though.

Your sister was named Naomi? Lemme guess, people were always asking you, "And, what about Naomi?"

Well, since you watched Sesame Street I reckoned you might have watched The Electric Company too.