Thursday, May 31, 2007

OOOOOooooklahoma where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

I've always loved that song. What other state has a Rogers&Hammerstein musical and such a well-known state song to boot? Imagine the depravity of a society lacking tunes such as "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" or "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin". I ask you, how much more beautiful can your mornin' get than if you're looking at corn as high as an elephant's eye? And what girl doesn't long for a ride in a surrey while cats and dogs dance in heather and the cows moo in the clover?

I'd go moo in some clover myself if I could find out within the next little bit that I've been hired to teach in my home town. I interviewed for an elementary position on Tuesday and it went very well. The elementary schools in Duncan are all the same from my childhood. Each of them are small (2 or 3 sections of each grade level) and set in the middle of neighborhoods. I am very intrigued by the possibility of teaching in such a cozy setting where there's the potential of knowing every student in the school by name. Honestly, I'd love that.

I'll be back in Granbury for the weekend where I'm having a giant garage sale. If any of you are in need of some really good junk....let me know. If you'll pay the shipping costs I'll let the whole lot of it go for about fifty bucks! ha! I'll post some pictures later, after I get it all set up. Should be fun!

p.s. (mostly for peterson's amusement) I believe the fringed surrey to be ample proof that gay folks have played a part in the history of my great home state. ;)

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Norm! said...

I admit to humming "OOOOOooooklahoma where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain... " whenever I see an OK license plate. I just can't help myself.

If you're serious about your junk offer, I suggest posting a pic of your lot on craigslist or eBay.

kurt_t said...

Right now I'm listening to "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" in German, except it's something about a sled in the snow. And they're making a fire and having tea or something. I don't know. My German isn't that good. But it's the same melody.

But why would you make a fire in a sled? That doesn't sound safe at all.

grace said...

Norm!: I'm so encouraged to hear that!! I do the same thing...hear that song in my head uncontrollably at seeing the word like that. I'll even admit (and this is difficult because I'm an Oklahoma State graduate) that the rendering of that song by the OU sends chills up my spine to this day.

Kurt: And you wonder why I miss you so horribly when you don't show up for months on end???? You are just the cat's meow in my book!


PW said...

Now you've really gone and done it! The 'rules' require that you have to immediately hand in your 'I'm straight' card because you know what 'they' say about loving showtunes (oh my!) not to mention Rodgers & Hammerstein! In any case, now I have those tunes stuck in my head and you must pay. Let's see, ahh, I've got it...(sings) "It's a small world after all..."