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Don’t forget to thank a veteran! We live due to veterans fighting for our freedom. They are much appreciated, not just today, but everyday!
My country,’ tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims’ pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!
My native country, thee,
land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills, like that above.
Let music swell the breeze,
and ring from all the trees sweet freedom’s song;
let mortal tongues awake;
let all that breathe partake;
let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.
Our fathers’ God, to thee,
author of liberty, to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright
with freedom’s holy light;
protect us by thy might, great God, our King.
Do you have a bedtime ritual? Something that you do every night before Mr. Sandman visits you? Me being a piggy – Ireally demand a schedule. When my schedule is off, so is my cute little personality – snorts!. For instance, every night mom starts putting me to bed around 8:30pm. I say start because I have a routine here at the Hotel Thompson.
At 8:30pm, mom tells me it’s time for bed. We go into the kitchen to get my bedtime snack and a drink of water.
At 8:45pm, I’ll start wobbling down the hall to my bedroom. I’ll take care of my ‘business’ and get into my toddler bed.
At 9:00pm, mom comes into my bedroom to tuck me into bed and kiss me good night. Sometimes she tells me a story. Sometimes she sings to me and pets my back until I fall asleep. Other times, she sets the timer on my television so I can watch one of my favorite shows for a while before I fall asleep.
At 9:15pm, mom puts Houdini to bed. He’s not one for bedtime stories – he thinks he’s too big for that. Can you believe it? So, she rocks him and puts his onsie jammies on and tucks him in for the night. Rotten little guy – rolls piggy eyes and snorts with laughter.
At 9:30pm, mom and dad go to bed. Mouse Girl and Hemi follow them cause they sleep in their room on the big bed. Hemi snuggles right between mom/dad and has to touch both of them. Mouse Girl sleeps at the bottom of the bed and stretches as far as she can between mom/dad’s feet.
So, do you have a bedtime ritual?
For your entertainment friends – let’s jam! Yep, I found this on mom’s iPhone. I tell you she gets into so much trouble when her and dad go out unchaperoned. Snorts.
Okay – I know I shouldn’t piggy eavesdrop on mom and dad when they are having conversations. But sometimes, it’s hard not to listen. They have some of the strangest conversations. I’m telling you – you never know what might come out of their mouths – humans are weird!
Last night, daddy asked mommy, “Name a song not to sing while in prison.” Okay first of all, I’m not sure what this prison thing is. It doesn’t sound like a fun place. Mommy said there were bars there. Okay, aren’t bars where you get alcoholic drinks? Shakes piggy head – like I said humans are weird. I don’t get it. So, I thought I would bring this to you my friends.
What songs would you not sing while in prison? Some of mom/dad’s were:
Journey – “Lovin’, Touchin’ Squeezin”
Aeorsmith – “Dude Looks Like a Lady”
Foreigner – “I Want to Know What Love Is”
John Mellencamp – “Hurts so Good”
Nazareth – “Love Hurts”
George Michael – “Father Figure”
Olivia Newton John – “Let’s Get Physical”
OMP (oh my pig!) I can’t breathe. I don’t know why these are funny – BUT THEY ARE!
Have you been on the edge of your seat waiting for the finish? If you missed the first part of my breakdown, check out my Friday posting. 🙂
Here we go –
So Gordy, Hanky and his family fly to Branson, Missouri to help out Cousin Jake, Luke and Jinni Sue. They are so in awe to see welcome signs all over for Gordy being there in Branson. They go to the country music concert where they meet all kinds of famous country singers – Mickey Gilley, Boxcar Willie, Christy Lane and Roy Clark. There’s even a surprise speech from President Bill Clinton who unveils a new stamp in honor of Gordy.
Hanky talks about how Gordy wants to find his family and they give out a number to call if you have any information. While all of this is taking place, Sipes sends his henchman out to kidnap Gordy and kill him – squeal! But what the henchman didn’t see was that Cousin Jake saw them and follows them. The henchman goes over a bridge and throws Gordy off! Can you believe that?! I was sitting on the edge of the sofa with mommy. But never fear, Cousin Jake got lost and was under the bridge. Guess who he caught? Yep, you’re right – GORDY!
Cousin Jake takes him back to the music hall and the henchman tells Sipes he’s done the deed. When Cousin Jake gets back to the music hall, he tells Hanky, Luke Jinnie Sue and Jessica what happened. A battle ensues between Luke and Sipes and Jessica knocks out Sipes with a briefcase.
Someone calls the music hall and tells them that Gordy’s parents are going to be slaughtered at an unidentified slaughterhouse in Nebraska. Jessica, Hanky, Jinnie Sue and Luke then find out that the slaughterhouse is one that Royce Industries actually owns! They jump in the limousine with Cousin Jake driving and off they go.
Hanky keeps calling the slaughterhouse and finally gets the right number from the Royce Industries attorney. Hanky tells the supervisor to shut down just in time. They arrive at the slaughterhouse and not only do they rescue mom and the siblings but also dad. Gordy is a hero!
In the last shots of the movie, you see everybody back at Meadow Brook Farm. The farm is now sold and I know you want to know who bought it, right? Jessica and Luke! They got married and moved to the farm. Jinnie Sue and Hanky are now brother and sister and all of the pigs are back where they are suppose to be. Life is happy!
Now, wasn’t it worth the wait my friends?