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 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)



I got so tired of singing “Happy Birthday” whenever I washed my hands to stave off The Virus that I decided to come up with another meme to keep me entertained……

In RAINTREE COUNTY, Elizabeth Taylor must go to the local photo studio to have her Graduation picture taken. In this Civil War era, the photographer was most likely making a tintype portrait, and it was indoors with only natural lighting coming through a window, so he’d need a short time exposure to achieve this photo.

This particular photographer uncapped the lens exposing the plate, then recited a little rhyme he’d made up……

“Look at the Birdie---Look at the Tree---My Gal’s the Prettiest---In the whole Count-ee”

Then he re-capped the lens and the exposure was completed.

I discovered that if I recited this short phrase dramatically like Edwin Booth might have done, it would be about 5-6 seconds long.

So I wet down my hands, lathered them up, and did one round on the left hand, then one round on the right hand, then another on the left, and another on the right……for a total of 20 seconds.
Most sites are recommending at least 20 seconds for each episode of hand-washing.

Try this for awhile and then see if you can suggest and post any other ideas for us to try so we can vary our repertoires!

Incidentally, Elizabeth Taylor was so spectacularly beautiful in this ca.1950-1957 period, I’m sure the tintype didn’t do her justice.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I tend to hum whichever theme is in my head that day. Yesterday it was Nico Fidenco's the Texican theme and today its Farnon's Shalako.
Keep well manderley.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

I tend to hum whichever theme is in my head that day. Yesterday it was Nico Fidenco's the Texican theme and today its Farnon's Shalako.
Keep well manderley.


Oh, oh, Bill!

That SHALAKO theme will drive you nuts!

It once stuck with me for two weeks.

Finally had to go to the Doctor to have it removed! smile



 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Im trying to wash the theme off my hands but it wont go...lol.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Im trying to wash the theme off my hands but it wont go...lol.

Perhaps it's in your hair, too.

Mitzi Gaynor had that problem and she tried washing it out of her hair, then, suddenly, the skies turned a bright canary yellow.

Be VERY careful, Bill! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Im trying to wash the theme off my hands but it wont go...lol.

Perhaps it's in your hair, too.

Mitzi Gaynor had that problem and she tried washing it out of her hair, then, suddenly, the skies turned a bright canary yellow.

Be VERY careful, Bill! smile


Oh Manderley, you're such a breath of fresh air! It's a real treat to hear from you.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2020 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Hans, Hans, give me your hand, Hans! Oh that Mary Gordon. I still love her!!

 
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