Mom, it’s time for the quiz again. It’s our last quiz of 2014. Can you believe it?
Holy cow! You mean it’s Christmas time again? And New Year’s?
Time sure flew didn’t it?
As Daddy would say, “No lie!”
He really said that? I don’t remember that at all! And speaking of Daddy, I guess we should report on Thanksgiving dinner at my sister Sherri’s house.
The food was out of this world! I can’t wait to go back for Christmas!
I know I’m picky but she made a good ham (at least I think that’s what it was).
Yes, Shana, it was a ham, but I was too busy eating the turkey to notice. Well, we might as well report on exactly what I ate: Turkey, yams, potato salad, stringbeans, stuffing, gravy…did I leave anything out?
I don’t know, you had two helpings, and then there was the platter you took home!
Maybe we should move on to our next topic…
It was a complete disaster!
We tried to find a DVD player to replace the one that broke.
We didn’t succeed. We bought one, took it home, tried desperately to hook it up to the TV, and failed miserably!
But we did get Season 7 of “The Big Bang Theory”!
Oh joy! Well, that changes everything! And by the way, Merry Christmas!
And now for the Death Report!
Should I be sitting down for this?
I’m sorry to say that Jimmy Ruffin, David Ruffin’s brother, passed away.
Tell who David was. Some of our readers, believe it or not, are not cool.
No, I can’t accept that! David was the lead singer of The Temptations, best known as the lead voice on “My Girl”.
I’ve got sunshine, on a cloudy day; when it’s cold outside….
Mom!!!!! We’re talking about Jimmy Ruffin now!
He is most famous for “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “I’ve Passed This Way Before”.
But you know what? I got a song here by both Jimmy and David, “Turn Back the Hands of Time” (Jimmy has the smoother voice of the two).
Isn’t that a Tyrone Davis song?
Yes, Miss Pedia!!!! But I’m sure we will like it anyway!
Well, Mom, you may be interested to hear that in 1980, Jimmy Ruffin put out an album called “Sunrise”. It was produced by Robin Gibb and Blue Weaver. That’s not his real name though.
No one cares, Shana!
It’s Derek John. Anyway, he also worked with the Bee Gees as a keyboard player and record producer.
Who is Blue Weaver?
Mom! Try and pay attention!!! Anyway “Sunrise” features three songs written by the Bee Gees (one was from the “Main Course” album). Anyway, the song you like, “Where Do I Go” by Jimmy Ruffin and Marcy Levy, was written by The Bee Gees and brother Andy.
And your point was?????
Apparently it also has Barry’s backing vocals on the record.
“Where Do I Go”!!!
Is that the song I like?
By Jimmy Ruffin and Marcy Levy?
And the Bee Gees wrote it?
Then why didn’t you say so?
Aaaaaah!!!! Here are Jimmy Ruffin and Marcy Levy with “Where Do I Go”:
Moving right along, I have one final death to announce. The saxophone player for the Rolling Stones, Bobby Keys, died of cirrhosis.
Who cares, Shana! (Except for maybe Mrs. Keys.) The Rolling Stones again? No matter what we’re talking about, we’re talking about the Rolling Stones! Are you not aware that two members of the Manhattans died?
They did? Which ones?
“Blue” Lovett (the bass singer) and Sonny Bivens. They died within 4 days of each other, though one was 78 and the other was 74.
Mom, you spelled his name wrong. It’s Bivins.
Thank you! That’s our little Shanapedia!
Mom, this is getting embarrassing, just play something by The Manhattans!
And don’t you think there should be a picture of the Manhattans for people who don’t know what they look like or never heard of them?
OMG! I can’t believe it! I found a video with George Smith singing lead! I know you’re expecting me to play “Kiss and Say Goodbye”, but, he was their original lead singer and he died young from a fall! A head injury. This is what happens when you don’t have Arnica with you! Anyway, a great loss. Here is George Smith and the Manhattans with a very rare video, “The Picture Became Quite Clear”:
Wow, that is really an early video! But it’s time now for my 2015 announcements!
OK, let’s get it over with!
Big things are happening.
I knew it!!!!
are going on a 50th anniversary tour.
Just as long as they’re not coming here!
Mom, it’s a world tour, they probably will end up here!
And there’s going to be a new album, and a movie documentary about them.
What a colossal waste of time!
I imagine James Taylor’s new album will be out next year too.
Well, you can’t have too many of those, apparently.
Also there’s going to be a Spongebob movie and a new Charlie Brown movie written by Charles Schultz’s son and grandson.
Well that, at least, is interesting! The Peanuts Gang lives on!
And now for our exciting QUIZ!
Are we picking fake names?
Got any suggestions?
I’m no good at picking fake names! What about Lucy Schmanpelt?
You’re right. You’re no good at picking fake names! But fine! Lucy Schmanpelt! So, Miss Lucy wrote me an email and here it is now!
I apologize for taking up so much of your time this week.
I started feeling sick last night. I woke up with terrible aches in my spine, hip bones, ribs, and chest. I tossed and turned all night.
Heat and movement make the pain better.
I am lethargic from whatever this is plus not sleeping.
My head, across the head from temple to temple, was sore from sinus pressure. My inner ears were also hurting from pressure.
I have a temp of 100.4
I get really hot, burning, especially in the face and neck, alternating with cold and chills. A cold wash cloth helped the heat.
I took a dose of Kali Bich 30 c around 4am, which really helped my head and ears.
I took a dose of Arnica 30 c for my aches, but it did not help.
I took Kali Phos 6x for convalescence. It helped some.
I am physically restless, cannot sleep, cannot get comfortable. My eyes are droopy. Mentally, I feel fine, balanced – not worried or upset.
There has been a ton of rain here – non stop for three weeks. We have had flooding. It’s very unusual for South Carolina to get this much rain in the summer.
I have also been bitten by numerous baby Mosquitoes that hatched out two days ago from all the standing water in my yard. I spray essential oils as repellent, but they swarm all over my dogs and me as soon as we walk outside. I have never seen them this bad.
I think that’s all the clues I can give you.
I told Lucy to take ________________30C, 2 pellets in a small bottle of water, 5 succussions before each dose, a dose is a sip, and to take one dose an hour for three hours; but, if she gets worse, stop; if she gets strikingly better, stop but start again if the case stalls or relapses. So, here’s what she said:
I took ________________ and after the first dose, the pain in my spine and joints went away!
Thank goodness, because it was awful.
My fever is gone, and I got a full night’s sleep. You are two for two this week.
I can’t wait to see what sort of progress we can make on my chronic complaints.
Thanks again! 🙂
OK, everybody, what do you think the remedy is? Write to me at [email protected] and the answer will be in next month’s ezine.
Shana, it’s time to say farewell to 2014.
Let’s Just Kiss and Say Goodbye!
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
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