There's a tear in your eye and I'm wondering, Why?
For it never should be there at all.
With your manner and your style, sure a stone you'd beguile,
So there's never a tear drop should fall. ______________________________
Chauncey Olcott (1858-1932) and Ernest Ball (1878-1927) were two of the 3 men responsible for composing the well known song, the opening lines of the intro to which the General has written above.
If you are the "baby boomer" you profess to being, Pmaebh, you should certainly know the song it introduces. Probably most of the lurkers reading this message have sung it (and will likely be singing it again in a little more than a couple of months from now).
You asked us to serenade you, Pmaebh, with some WWI hits. The General has a repetoire of WWI era "TJs" & "GBs" (Tear Jerker ballads and spirited Gut Busters), but you never named any of your favorites. Don't know if genepond would remenber their lyrics, but in case he doesn't, he can always provide background accompaniment by humming in Italian.
The General can't speak for genepond, since he hasn't yet found out whether he's a bass, baritone, or (a rarer find) a tenor. But in his yute (as Joe Pesci employed the noun in his role of defense attorney in 1992's release, "My Cousin Vinny"), the General was a lead.
Age has lowered the General's vocal range closer to that of Thurl Ravenscroft. You might not recognize his name but Thurl organized The Sportsmen Quartet, a familiar part of Jack Benny's radio program, which you might recall. Almost anyone who's ever heard Tony the Tiger on a Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercial has been hearing Thurl Ravenscroft.
As Mr. Ravenscroft once told the General:
"Never, in the course of human history, has one man made so much from one word."
General: Now there's a tear in my eye.! I wouldn't reply because,no one would understand,but would think me crazy,or believe what I said or even care. That is why I passed the question. I am glad I did because,what a beatiful reply, you made.I was told I was a whiskey tenor,and they couldn,t shut me up,but oh how they tried. Don,t remember the lyrics,but what a TJ,at least to me. DO you remember, Oh she aint got a barrel of money kind of ragged and funny.etc. Gotta quit getting sentimental. Really enjoyed the remembering gene
Read "The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need," by Tobias. He has a chapter on commodities. At the end of the previous chapter, he says not to read the chapter on commodities. Instead, just NEVER to even THINK about investing in commodities.
In the chapter, he explains why. You can lose not only what you have invested, but you can lose everything you own. The risk is monumental.
If you want gambling action, think about stock options. You will lose your invested money, but that is all you will lose.
Or, go to Las Vegas. You can get freebies, as you lose your shirt.