is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Wishes


Today is my sister, Karen's birthday.  Although I've always done it, I have only recently discovered  the uber-delight derived from acknowledging someone's big day by calling and singing Happy Birthday in my best Carol Channing voice.  The last few friends have been smitten by the gesture and the appreciative tones with which they thank me just feeds my soul in ways that are unattainable any other way.

So as soon as the clock struck midnight last night, I called my SissyKern and summoned up all the raspy-throated-ness required and left her a message filled with the over-exaggerated and drawn out "to you" that actually sounded more like "choo yewwww."  What joy!  She immediately emailed me to thank me, saying this was the best voice mail ever.  Hello Dolly.  I love it.


Although my family is full of amateur (but excellent) impressionists, my best singing imitation is that of the big eyed, overly eyelashed and banged actress who worked with George Burns, and every other actor, singer and comedian of the last century and now on into this one.  It will be a sad, sad day for the entertainment world when Carol makes her exit, stage left, to the Big Stage in the Sky. 

WHO IS CAROL CHANNING?
For those of you who are too young to know who she is, Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921) is an American singer and actress. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!


So let this serve as a friendly notice to you: if you have a birthday coming up and want me to call you and leave you such a message, just leave a comment with your number and I'll do it. It's free. It's fun. And it spreads goodwill, which to me, translates to peace. I'm all about Peace, you know...


peace, y'all,
and happy birthday, Karen, chooooo yooooo...
and may mooooahhhh....
Kimmy







2 comments:

Ace said...

It was a fabulous kickoff to Birthday Festival Month.

Kim Thomas said...

I have not forgotten your birthday lobsterfest, Ace. Soon, Flossie, soon...