GET UP AND DANCE
From the clicking of my heels, to the tipping of my hat,
To the tip of my tongue, to the beating of my heart.
As the drums keep playing and the room keeps swaying,
Then the – bass and horns come alive.
It’s music to my ears, right down my spine to my heels.
You just have to get up and dance, and when the room keeps swaying,
You know it’s time when you get that feeling,
As the music vibrates off the ceiling, making sounds you never heard before.
You just have to get up and dance.
Can’t you feel the rhythm, can’t you feel the vibes.
Room is swaying and the band is live, and the moon is full and the crowds making room,
So keep those hips swaying as the band keeps playing,
You have to get up and dance.
BY LENNY JAYNES
Dark Run University- a presentation of papers read from 1951 on Facebook Live
Speaker: Vanessa Couvreur
In June we presented our first ever virtual lecture via Facebook Live with a piece entitled “Swimmin’ Holes I know”.
In that paper, writer W. Hepworth mentions Dark Run University saying, “It ain’t any college- Just where the gang spends a lotta time an has plenty of fun”. In this follow up piece we’ll explore what Dark Run University was in the 1890’s and the area around it.
WHAT I’VE BEEN TOLD
Look for the rainbow after the storm, then you’ll find a pot of gold,.
This may be a myth so I’ve been told, but this is one thing I know for sure,
When I look into my mother’s eyes passed the tears, and pass the Soul,
I know I’ll find a heart of gold.
So, don’t go chasing rainbows after the storm,
Just look into your mother’s eyes, and you’ll find she has a heart of gold.
This is what I know for sure, mothers have a heart of gold.
BY LENNY JAYNES
THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
Presents a New Program via ZOOM
“DAMN THE TORPEDOES! FULL SPEED AHEAD !”
Admiral David Farragut and the Battle of Mobile Bay
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 at 1:00 pm
Presented by: Paul Prentiss, Historian and Navy Veteran
On August 5, 1864, at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War, Admiral David Farragut led his flotilla through the Confederate defenses at Mobile, Alabama, to seal one of the last major Southern ports. The fall of Mobile Bay was a major blow to the Confederacy, and the victory was the first in a series of Yankee successes that helped secure the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln later that year.
Paul Prentiss is a retired Navy Captain and Chief Scientist for a national science and technology company. He is a graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
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