Sing It Again, Sam, Sing It Forever


As Time Crawls By

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Re-Posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesJuly 6, 2020

Believe it or not, July 6 is International Kissing Day, the day following the July 4th holiday weekend with anarchists kissing off Old Glory, hacking down statues and historical monuments, gunning down little children, and continuing to create mayhem out on city streets.

But kissing is dangerous to your health.

Because of Covid-19, mandatory mask wearing and widespread lockdowns,  today seems destined to go down in history as the day we kissed-off International Kissing Day.

As Time Crawls By

..”2020 is anything but normal and as the Coronavirus continues to rage on, everything from a formal kiss on the cheek, to a kiss hello and a kiss goodbye, is no longer the proper etiquette.

“National Today — the internet’s #1 authority on holidays — has some recommendations on what to do instead:

“1.  Tap Feet
The hip new greeting is a foot tap. Videos of the unique greeting taken in China and Iran have gone viral.

“2.  Bump Elbows
The Oxford Dictionary was recently updated to add this phrase, which is defined as “a gesture (usually of greeting or farewell) in which two people lightly tap their elbows together as an alternative to a handshake or embrace, esp. in order to reduce the risk of spreading or catching an infectious disease.”

“3.  Share Some Hand Sanitizer
Perhaps the most gracious of gestures would be to reach out and offer a bit of hand sanitizer upon greeting someone.

“If all else fails, a simple wave or nod will do the trick.”

But wait a minute, doesn’t “Bump Elbows” break the rules of Social Distancing?

As Time Goes By

Since 1931,  many people have gone around humming the strains of ‘As Time Goes By’, a song written by Herman Hupfield in that
year.

The song rose to fame when it was featured in the 1942 Warner Bros. film, ‘Casablanca’ performed by the endearing Dooley Wilson as ‘Sam’.

“It was also the title and theme song of the 1990s British romantic comedy series As Time Goes By.” (Wikipedia)

Back then, kissing as an acceptable form of affection was still part of being human.

Nowadays, no matter how hot and humid the weather, people are mandated to hide their lips behind face masks, although some of their lying eyes can still be seen above their masks.

But the words from a distant past will always be remembered in song.:

“You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by
And when two lovers woo
They still say “I love you”
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by
Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate
Woman needs man, and man must have his mate
That no one can deny
“It’s still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by
Moonlight and love songs
Never out of…”

 

When I Grow Too Old To Dream

And then there’s the song ‘When I Grow Too Old To Dream’, sung by the late Dame Vera Lynn, Woolf Phillips and others:

“When I grow too old to dream
I’ll have you to remember
When I grow too old to dream
Your love will live in my heart
So kiss me my sweet
And so let us part
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart.”

We’re never (thank God!) “too old to dream”, as even in these sad times, many still dream of better days to come.

Confined to our homes by Lockdowns, frowned upon for laughing, taking families to the summer beach; smeared as White Supremacists by a Democrat-complicit mainstream and social media, there will be NO KISSING, no peace in the valley.

As former talk radio talk show host Laurie Roth used to tell her multiple Democrat detractors: “You can kiss my grits!”

Meanwhile, Sing it again, Sam! Sing forever!”

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