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"fat hawaiian singer"

Google is so good.

For some reason, that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" song popped into my head.  I knew that an overbese Hawai’ian guy remade it over 10 years ago, but I had no clue as to his real name (which I have since learned was Israel Kamakawiwo’ole).  So, I fired up Google and typed in "fat hawaiian singer", and BAM!  Fourth link on the page:

Incidentally, actually hearing the song left me with an instant, overwhelming sense of melancholy because it reminded me of Kelly’s late Aunt Lynn’s funeral.  Lynn was a huge Wizard of Oz fan, and as part of her celebration of life, someone sang the original version of this song.

Strange how music can evoke vivid recollections of the past, isn’t it?


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My BIL, Chuck, and his girlfriend, Becky, were among the lucky few who witnessed Barry's record-setting 756th home run in person.

Says Chuck:

Easily one of the Top 3 Moments of my life. 

Chuck, Chuck, Chuck…  So young, so naive.  Just wait until you get a dog, and he's sound asleep on the floor in front of you, and he farts really loudly, and it jolts him awake, and it scares him so badly that he runs out of the room and hides under the office desk.  That will easily occupy Moments 1-7.

Baby Eoff in the house

Congratulations, Danny and Greta!  Their baby girl, as yet unnamed, was born this morning to two very proud parents.  The full details are in a text message on my cell phone, which is dead at the moment, so the best I can do is wish them a hearty congratulations!