Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Harbinger of Spring! for ABC Wednesday

Because of this harbinger of spring, the Snow Drop, my heart is no longer heavy!  I am able to horse around on this ABC Wednesday and cry, “hip, hip, hooray!” as, here in the northern hinterlands, we head out of winter. 

Homonyms, both harry (and hairy like Hobbit feet), hurry around in my head.   Honey dew melons and honey-do lists.   The hoary question, “how humorous need I be to hit your humerus?”   So many aitches hurtle, hustle, hover and holler their way through me until I am high on haitches!

Heavens to Betsy!  hells bells!  my mother was often heard to say, depending on how harried we five had made her feel.   Heavens to Murgatroyd!  said Snagglepuss in the 1960’s cartoon.   Gilbert and Sullivan used the name many times in their 1880’s play, Ruddigore.  (see http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/heavens-to-murgatroyd.html).   Holy Toledo! how this H-search leaves me feeling hassled!   A hideous horde of haitches have and hold hostage my brain!  Hoist on my own petard!  

Before I hide out, can you handle more H's?  How about horns from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, A Taste of Honey?* 

And in Hamburg, the Beatles version of Taste of Honey was most popular! Here it is from the 1963 album, Please Please Me.

* a little bit of history: Taste of Honey was on the 1965 album Whipped Cream and Other Delights, my favorite dance party music in those years. The title song, Whipped Cream, was written by the great New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint under the pseudonym of Naomi Neville.


  1. You made me smile!:)
    That is music from my childhood.
    Brought back some memories.
    Today "Kvelertak" is the most popular band here.
    Times have changed!:)

    Great BLUE bird at the top!:)

  2. Love both of those versions. Owned both before my TJB album got stolen.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Oh, Wow! Did these bring back great memories and they're terrific for H Day! How fun to hear both versions of that song again! Love it! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    ABC Team

  4. I haven't seen any snow drops here yet. Yours sure are pretty!

  5. Great aitches! I still have that vinyl of Herb Alpert's but nothing to play it on. Hope I get some green and buds here before long...yours are beautiful.

  6. lovely image and wonderful alliteration and thank you for the music.... took me back a long way!

  7. Not just harbinger of spring, but of hope and a new beginning...

  8. A Handsome entry for H day with a fabulous shot and a Huge collection of Haitches!
    Love your header too!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Have a Happy day***

  9. How hilarious!! Heaps of H's that you, with no hems and haws, hedging, hesitation, or halting speech, wrote about. Good job. I'll have to try ABC Wednesday sometime. Mickie