Sunday, August 25, 2013

Snowballs and Life-Saving Musical Pigs

This may be the most interesting Titanic survivor story I've come across - how a pig saved lives, complete with the music it played.

I knew that tune when I was little.  My cousin and I used to sing a song to it - "My mother gave me a dollar, to buy a collar, I didn't buy a collar, I bought some chewing gum.  Chew-chew-chew-chew-chew-chewing gum, how I love chewing gum, I'm crazy over chewing gum, what shall I do?"  It had verses for nickel/pickle and quarter/soda water, but you get the picture.

And now I'm going to go to bed with that song running through my head, but at a slightly slower tempo and far more pingly.  Could be worse, as brain-worms go ...

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