Mom, don’t look now but it’s time for the quiz again!
Already? But I’m not prepared! It seems like just a month ago we did the quiz.
Mom, that’s because we DID do the quiz a month ago!!!
Well, is “oh” all you’re going to say?
What would you recommend?
Well, you might start by reporting on the fact that Ben E. King died!
Shana, this is very upsetting! I don’t have the composure!
Then I’ll do it! Ladies and gentlemen, the quintessential lead voice of The Drifters has died.
Ben E. King sang lead on most of my mom’s favorite songs, including “There Goes My Baby”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Nobody But Me”, “I Count The Tears”, “Lonely Winds”, “Dance With Me”, “Oh My Love”…
Don’t forget the song I used to have as my ring tone!
What song was that? I don’t remember…oh! “This Magic Moment”!!!!
Exactly!!!! Unfortunately, Shana, Ben E. King will be remembered for only one song, “Stand By Me”, and here it is:
Is that it? Did anyone else die?
Shockingly, shortly after Ben E. King died, we lost Lenny Coco of The Chimes.
They were famous for their Doo-Wop classic, “Once In A While”:
Thanks for the great music, guys (which no one has yet to replicate. I’m still waiting!!!!!)
Mom, let’s see if we can possibly transition over to my important announcements. Ahem! In happier news: I talked my mom into taking me to see James Taylor again.
Who didn’t see that coming?
So that’s August 1st at the Borgata in Atlantic City. Did I mention that his new album comes out in June?
You may have mentioned it a thousand times, I’m not sure.
We’ll have a full report in the ezine.
It will no doubt give our audience something to live for.
In more good news, a Muppets TV series will be airing on ABC this fall. YAAAAAY!!!!!!
Lately I’ve felt like reliving my childhood. I don’t know why. I never got to see the older Muppets Show. My only memory of it is Kermit The Frog, Vincent Price, and Alice Cooper (for some reason). I miss shows like “Wishbone”, the original “Barney”…
Did you say Barney?????
The new “Barney” isn’t even trying!! Its a disgrace if you ask me! Old episodes of “Arthur”…
Excuse me, I hate to interrupt your rambling trip down Memory Lane…
I guess that’s all my announcements.
Thank goodness! Let’s try to start the quiz for the part of our audience that’s still here!
Whose case do we have this time?
Uh….Barney! Actually, “Baby Barney”, and he seems to have a bad cold, some kind of upper respiratory infection. His father writes in and says:
Elaine, we really need your help! “Baby Barney’s” condition is pretty bad. We thought it was all under control last night because his breathing seemed normal. But today morning his condition turned worse. He is having difficulty in breathing. He is coughing and trying to get the phlegm out but it isn’t coming out and therefore he is crying. His breathing is very rapid and heavy. He is unable to sleep.
For example, he coughs and sometimes throws out some yellowish/greenish mucus. But for the most times he is unable to do it and then starts to cry. I guess it is hurting his throat.
There is mucous, but he is not able to get it out and is crying. He is also not sleeping. He is also not able to nurse!!! This is scary! He threw up in the morning and some phlegm came out.
He was in near emergency condition — rapid breathing, he wasn’t able to swallow, breathing with his mouth, he threw up twice. After I gave the remedy you said to give, the rapid breathing decreased. He was able to swallow.
But right now again he is having very rapid breathing. He was breathing with his mouth. My wife gave him the Sauna treatment at which point a lot of nasal discharge came out (clear, watery and a little bit like egg white). She used an aspirator to take it out but he is still rapidly breathing. What should I do?
(I told him to repeat _____________________30C.)
Elaine, sorry could not reply earlier — was a crazy day at work today.
Anyways, “Baby Barney” is doing good today. I did not give him any remedy today.