Sgt Pepper's .... band!

By: sandiquiz , 11:16 AM GMT on July 01, 2014

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Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band





About a week ago I went onto the Amazon website and bought myself a CD.
Nothing unusual in that, you say, but the CD I bought was "Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles.

And why did I do that! Well, I just wanted to play it through again!.





Way back in 1967, when I was still at school studying for my A level exams, (the equivalent of the AP exams in The US, I believe,) I saved for weeks from my meagre-part-time-shop-assistant-wage, to buy the "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.


I'd heard many of the songs from the album when they'd been played on the radio and also heard them on the Saturday night television programme, "Juke Box Jury" and Thursday night's "Top of the Pops"!

I was a Beatles fan: I loved all their songs.

I suppose I was just a typical teenager. I wouldn't, however, class myself as one of the screaming banshees who followed them around from venue to venue, but I liked singing along to their music. A couple of weeks after my 17th birthday an elderly aunt sent me a belated birthday card with a ten shilling note in it - and that was that - I had enough to purchase the long awaited album.

Once I owned the long-awaited album I played it repeatedly on the small record player I had in my bedroom.



'Lucy in the sky with diamonds', 'Lovely Rita' and 'When I'm Sixty-Four', plus all the other songs on the album, helped me through my boring A-level Science, English and History revision!

Of all the songs on the album, I always stopped whatever I was doing and sang along with 'When I'm Sixty Four'.

At the age of 17, with the rest of my life spreading out in front of me, I tried to image what might be doing when I was 64?

To me, being 64 was a very long way off. My parents were only in their early 4's and seemed old, wrinkly and 'not with it, man'! My grandparents, on the other hand, were already in their 60's and seemed ridiculously ancient!

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After I had decided to write this blog I did a little research about the song itself. Apparently Paul McCartney wrote 'When I'm Sixty-Four' when he was only 16.
Paul's father had been a musician in a jazz band and was a self-taught pianist. Paul learned to play the piano at a very early age by copying his dad.

He is supposed to have come up with the tune for 'When I'm Sixty-Four' and some of the lyrics in 1958, but the rest of the words were not put together until they were planning the Sgt Pepper album in the summer of 1966.

Initially, when he wrote the tune he was thinking it might fit in a musical. The idea of it being included on a pop album hadn't really occurred to him.

Although Paul never said that it was actually written for his father, who was only 58 at the time of Paul composing the tune, many music critics reported that the reason it was included in the Sgt Pepper album in late 1966, ready for release in April 1967, was that his father was 64 in 1966 - on the 2nd of July, as coincidences happen….which leads me on to why I bought the CD last week?


On Wednesday, the 2nd, I will also be 64, and all the intervening years, since I first bought the album, have been and gone.

Were they as I had imagined? Well, maybe not, but I can’t complain. I've had my ups and downs like many people have had, but I compare it to the comment my teachers' wrote in my report book whilst I was still at school ….. "Sandi continues to make satisfactory progress".

I can now report that the previous 47 years have been 'fairly satisfactory'! lol


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56. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
8:41 AM GMT on July 09, 2014
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55. sandiquiz
7:32 AM GMT on July 09, 2014
Good morning everybody
It is time to put up a new blog, I am now 64 and one week!

Skyblue glad I could help with the posting of the pictures, hope you can make it work. We never got the thunder and lightning, but did get the very heavy rain. Green thumb had just been to fertilise the lawn, so the rain really helped to wash it in!

GG - so you got a thunderstorm too? Looks like everyone is getting thunder except me :-)
But I am glad you got the rain, you definitely needed it :-)

Shirley, how did the lemonade turn out. I hope you enjoyed it.
The moon was shining in the sky last night for me, but it was behind the haze so wasn't clear, so I didn't bother trying to take a picture of it!

Bug - hi and bye to you too! :-)
Did you catch the bananas that Ylee threw at you? LOL

Ozgalah - that doesn't sound like a welcome home that you would expect, not to have work needed doing the minute you arrived home from a long journey. Glad it fell while the dogs were not in the runs.
Yes, the views of the Dales whilst the Tour de France was going through Yorkshire were spectacular.

I bet Geddy missed you if he covered you in cuddles :-) if he has a show next weekend you better get him to the barbers! I do hope your Christmas in July went well %u2013 glad you had most of it prepared in the freezer, as removing tree boughs was not on the agenda when you got home.

Yes, the garden centre dry sandwich we enjoyed was for P 's sake, so he could look at the plants! LOL
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54. Ylee
2:04 AM GMT on July 09, 2014
Hope you have some bananas for the next time bug swings through! :' )
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53. ozgalah
11:24 PM GMT on July 08, 2014
Hi Sandi, you did have a busy day when we met! Hope Max wasn't too cross with you not being around......all the dogs were very pleased to be home and I certainly missed all my Geddy cuddles while we were away, he's a very cuddly little fellow! We got home to some problems in the garden, a large bough had come down from the tree outside the dog run so we had to clear it before the dogs came back, we were also due some severe weather yesterday and last night so we hoped no more came down but we didn't get too much wind thank goodness! Loved the Tour de France coverage from Yorkshire, switched on to watch Cambridge to London and after showing the start in Cambridge the next spot they showed was Finchingfield!!! Lovely place but was looking forward to seeing the bit through Saffron Walden my home town!
Waited all day yesterday for a plumber to arrive and he didn't, and he's just rung now that he's running late so fingers crossed he turns up later.
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52. SkyBlue17
9:20 PM GMT on July 08, 2014
Well, that was some thunder storm! The thunder rumbled the windows! We had two bouts of very heavy rain. H and I looked out at the 'jumping' fat rain drops. :)
The squashes and sweetcorn will appreciate the rain.
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51. palmettobug53
4:51 PM GMT on July 08, 2014
Swinging through.... (making monkey sounds) Hoo hoo, hee hee, screech screech!
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50. WeatherWise
12:35 PM GMT on July 08, 2014
Good Morning, Sandi, or afternoon for you. Hope you are having a great day! I have been for my flat mile walk with a friend and now for my hilly 1.3 mile hilly walk. Then a visit to folks at the nursing home. Then my morning will be gone!

Check out my info on my herbal lemonade ingredients from the farmers market.

Hope it will help beat the heat today. This afternoon I get new veggies from the farm. Maybe there will be fresh corn in the bag.

Have a great day!

My latest moon shot was chosen for VIP and AC:

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49. GardenGrrl
10:08 AM GMT on July 08, 2014
Good Morning, we had an isolated pop-up severe thunderstorm that was right on top of my house according to the radar. It extended for about a two mile radius and dropped one and one quarter inches of rain! No storms anywhere else in North Texas. Lucky us. We needed the rain.
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48. SkyBlue17
8:35 AM GMT on July 08, 2014
Aha, thank you so much for the explanation. :) I have copied and pasted that info right into my nets on my iPad and will have a little try later this week.
I'm outside, having a cup of tea before braving the borders. Need to do some serious weeding and also plant out many plants that were looking at me with dire straits promises in their poses n the greenhouse! I put them outside last evening with the thought of doing the planting out this morning. Then we had a very heavy bout of rain and lo and behold, the rascals have grown even larger! Lol
I'm still putting a few aside for you, just need to pot them up into larger pots. :)
Wishing you a lovely week.
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47. sandiquiz
9:49 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
SkyBlue,
It depends on what you are using....IPad or laptop.
On the IPad all you do is pull-up the photo in WU and then press and hold on the image until a box appears that says save image or copy. Click on copy and then come to the comment box you,want to put it in, open the image tab, below the box, paste in the copied image, (which is actually the URL) and click ok. It should then be there for you.

Copying from Flickr is more complicated, so I wii post it tomorrow, if you still need it. From Wu is the easiest, and then Ylee can see it, too:-)
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46. SkyBlue17
4:59 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
Please let me in on the skill to posting photos! I tried for over an hour to do it, to no avail. I even tried linking from Flickr to here, but no. There is a video on my FB stream if you want to have a little look. :)
Thank you for posting the photo, Sandi.
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45. sandiquiz
3:10 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
Hi SkyBlue,
I am so glad you had fun watching them go through. I watched a little on the TV when they were going through Yorkshire.

Here is your photo, for others to see:-)



Shirley - yes, you are correct, it was a little robin redbreast that showed Mary the entrance to the secret garden. :-)
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44. WeatherWise
3:09 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
Hi Sandi, I love your robin! They are quite different from ours. Reminds me of a movie I watched and the book I read perhaps of same title as movie. Think it was the secret garden. Nice photo! Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments on my blog. Hope you have a nice quiet week!
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43. SkyBlue17
2:24 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
I have uploaded a photo from Tour de France, but I don't know how to show it here. So...anyone, wanting to see it, please go to my photos. :)
It was such a buzz to see the massive group of cycles go past. First there were cars, vans and motorcycles from the sponsor, then police from both France and UK, in cars, vans and on motorbikes. Then medical vans and cars from both countries and ditto ambulances. After that, a short break of traffic, then a couple of motorbikes and THEN the whole group of cycles.
Now, away from the noise, snide the house, my ears are still humming from all the sounds!
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42. sandiquiz
10:51 AM GMT on July 07, 2014
Good morning, yes GG, it is still morning here :-)
I was going to post a new blog today based on nature ramble I took yesterday, and although I have been up since 4:30 this morning, I have now run out of time!

So here is a quick reply to all the latest folk have left a comment.

YLee – I did have a relaxing Sunday, having a gentle stroll and then spending two hours with my neighbour sitting in the sunshine. It was quite relaxing ..... Or maybe it was the couple of glasses of white wine she gave me! LOL

GG, I hadn't been feeding the birds for a couple of months, as the RSPB suggest you don't feed them when the parents are feeding and nesting young. Once they have fledged, and are about the same size as the parents, it is safe to feed them again.

Hi Jane, yes, our robin is only a very small bird, about the same size as your titmouse? Your robin is the same size as our blackbirds and thrushes.
How will I follow up my busy birthday week?
Well, I shall probably still be as busy as I hope to do some more work on my "family story". I spent four hours yesterday afternoon trying to find the marriage of my great great great grandfather, John and his wife Elizabeth
I was successful in the end and found they married on 10 February 1812… Isn't that overture by Tchaikovsky! LOL

Barbara, thank you for the birthday wishes and also thank you for the video. That's one of my favourites too :-)

Briar, it wasn't that I was exhausted, I was more frustrated I suppose. Initially I had planned a meal for 10 people I had nought and prepared food to feed 10, but only six arrived. Not only had I lots of food left over, which was ok, but it was the cost in buying almost 50% more food than I actually needed. If the people invited and let me know earlier than the evening before the party it would've been a different matter ..... so frustration rather exhaustion!

I don't know whether Max felt neglected or whether it was myself who felt I had neglected him. He is certainly missing C, as he spends most of his time asleep on his dressing down!

Linda
Thank you for bringing me the news of Picnik's rebirth. I followed your link and it certainly is the same frog! Funnily enough, though, I found it difficult to navigate around the editing. I suppose I have become used to where things are in Picmonkey. I left you a lengthier reply in your own blog :-)
I did try to see how you can edit the pictures directly from Flickr. I even searched the help forum and only found one mention to Ribbet. So it seems more investigation into how this could happen is necessary :-)
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41. GardenGrrl
10:17 AM GMT on July 07, 2014
Good morning, or afternoon for you. Hope you are having a great day. Hooray Piknik and PicMonkey!
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40. Thoughtsteader
10:10 PM GMT on July 06, 2014
Sandi, you're not going to believe this, but I do believe picnik has been reincarnated. You may know this already, but just in case...

One of my readers asked me how I did the mirrored frames on some old photos. Well, one thing led to another, and I started looking around for something that would give her roughly the same effect. Lookie here. It's called Ribbet now, but that sure enough is the old Picnik frog, and the process of doing the frames is exactly the same. HEEEEEE!!!!

I've not really explored enough to know for sure, but it looks like they're new. And their premium features are free for registration for the time being. All you fancy photogs may be way beyond this, but it sure makes me happy. ;)

ADD: Ah, ha! Lookie here: "Ribbet is built on the same platform that made Google's Picnik great and is an easy to use yet powerful online photo editor."

It's back! AND you can edit directly from Facebook and Flickr, and store images in the cloud. Behold:

- Edit your pictures directly from Facebook and Flickr
- A Facebook app
- Save your edited pics directly to Facebook and Flickr
- Replace Flickr photos you edit (Flickr pro users only)
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39. BriarCraft
7:59 PM GMT on July 06, 2014
Now I understand why you had a very strange week. While it all sounds very fun, it also seems like it might have been exhausting, though in a good way. In your place, I would be quite ready for two or three quiet, reclusive days to recharge the spirit.

I expect Max was feeling a bit neglected, but I have no doubt that you've made it up to him. Isn't it wonderful that cats do not hold grudges for more than a few hours? My first cat, Gem, used to get in a huff when I was gone for too long. She would knock the pillows off the couch and wad up any smallish throw rugs. Then when I did come home, she would sit with her back to me, rotating to keep her back to me as I moved about the room. After an hour or so of punishment, she always forgave me. And I imagine Max has forgiven you, as well.

I do hope that you can now kick back and relax for a bit.

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38. barbamz
4:09 PM GMT on July 06, 2014
Sandi, from a "fool" that missed your birthday nevertheless all the best to you! Though I'm 10 years younger I still became a Beatles fan as a teenie, and still like to listen to their songs.

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37. JanesVacation
1:27 PM GMT on July 06, 2014
That robin is quite different than our North American Robin. (I think we have discussed this before.) Our robins can be found pulling worms out of the ground, I don't think I have ever seen one at a feeder. Ours are also about 50% larger with a more pronounced red breast. I saw one yesterday darting between trees.

How will you follow up your busy birthday week?
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36. GardenGrrl
10:25 AM GMT on July 06, 2014
Hi Sandi, wow, you are seriously a busy person. Most of it sounds fun though so that makes it okay albeit a bit hectic. I think the poor robin is quite grateful you have your feeder up while all the bugs are hiding in the rain.
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35. Ylee
2:16 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
After such a whirlwind week, I hope you find the time to relax in the conservatory, and gave upon the garden!
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34. sandiquiz
1:13 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
Wabit - don't worry... I knew you "meant " to drop by on the day! lol

That little camera sounds perfect. With the remote around your neck, does that mean you have to "activate it" whilst driving? Take care and concentrate on the road as well as the view you are "snapping" ... looking forward to hearing what you think once you have had your road trip!

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It is wet today, and much cooler, which is a blessing in some respects as the heat has been very muggy the last few days. When it began to rain last night I went and stood by the back door and just enjoyed the 'freshness' and the aroma of honeysuckle and jasmine - beautiful :)

Even though it was raining, the poor robin had to continue to fetch food for it's young! lol

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33. whitewabit (Mod)
5:51 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
OH NO .. I too have missed your Birthday .. Anther year young .. hope you will have many more years to enjoy in good health .. those are my wishes for you !!
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32. whitewabit (Mod)
5:49 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Sandi .. well I went ahead and bought the little camera I told you about for vacation ..

it is the Gopro Hero3 Black Edition a really nifty little camera !! and it is little .. only 2 1/4 long by 1 5/8 high x 7/8 wide .. it sets in a water proof housing and has a really nice mounting bracket .. it is meant to be mounted and not hand held but you could if you wanted ..

it can take as many as 30 frames a second still shots and numerous other modes of taking pictures and video ..

I will have it mounted on the dash and will take pictures with the remote as we travel through the western states .. the remote is about half the size of the camera and can be worn around the neck easily while driving ....
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31. sandiquiz
5:15 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
What a week this has turned out to be. Out of the house for six plus hours on Monday having a long, leisurely lunch with my friend. Shopping and food preparation on Tuesday. House tidying & decorating for the party Wednesday, followed by a most enjoyable party on Wednesday night.

Thursday travelling to meet ask Ozgalah and spending a couple of hours in her company, before heading back home via the garden centre where I stopped to buy the 30th wedding anniversary present for my friends.
This morning I left the house at 7:30 to drive to my friends to share breakfast with them. They are heading off to Majorca very early in the morning to enjoy their wedding anniversary together.

It is also been the end of the month, and first of the month, which means 45 emails sent and the votes collated for my birds and wildlife group on Flickr!

So before I go and sit and enjoy a leisurely evening meal with a large glass of wine left over from Wednesday, I say a big thank you to everyone who left a birthday greeting and I wish a happy 4th of July to all!
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30. palmettobug53
2:55 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
AUGH!!!!! I missed your birthday!

I guess my only excuse is that I've been at sixes and sevens this week, due to work.

Sending you very, very happy, though belated, wishes.

It sounds like you had a nice one. A lovely party and a visit with OZ!

Oh, the Beatles.... I've always been a big fan but Hubby has me beat. He thinks no one surpasses the Beatles, either together or in their solo careers.

I think we have almost all of their albums, group and solo. Books? We've got Beatles books coming out of our ears!

We've seen Sir Paul and Wings in concert twice. The first time in Ft Lauderdale and two or three years later in Atlanta. I could hear very well at the first one. The second one, not so much. Linda was still alive then.

About 10 or 12 years ago, we went with another couple up to Myrtle Beach to see Ringo Starr and the All Starr band. Peter Frampton was there on guitar and the drummer from Cream (Ginger Baker?) on drums. It was a very small venue and we were only about 15 feet from the stage.

I couldn't distinguish any of the songs except "Yellow Submarine." And that was only because Hubby mouthed it at me when Ringo got everyone on their feet and singing along. Afterwards, I asked if one of the songs was "White Room" as I had caught a vaguely familar chord or two. I was right.

It was great to see Ringo and the others so close up but it was also depressing that I couldn't make sense of the songs. Watching Frampton on his guitar without being able to hear it was a bummer.

I'll be humming "When I'm 64" all day, now! lol
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29. WeatherWise
11:26 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
What a lot of celebrating for you! How nice to meet Oz! Hope she had a great trip and safe travel home. Arthur is showing himself as it nears land in NC. At 7:00 PM EDT on July 03, 2014 the Eyewall of Arthur just east of Cape Fear
location...33.8n 77.4w
about 35 mi...55 km E of Cape Fear North Carolina
about 140 mi...225 km SW of Cape Hatteras North Carolina
maximum sustained winds...90 mph...150 km/h
present movement...NNE or 30 degrees at 15 mph...24 km/h
minimum central pressure...977 mb...28.85 inches

Even inland we have had high temps and severe storms which may be effects of stomr or perhaps just a stormy day.
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28. sandiquiz
9:59 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Hi Gamma, and GG -

I had a wonderful meeting with Ozgalah, and whilst her hubby went for a walk we sat and chatted, drank coffee and ate lunch. All to soon it was time to say goodbye and they left to head to the last hotel for the night, before heading for Heathrow, and home, in the the morning!

I had only been home long enough to make a coffee when the phone rang, and a friend invited me to go and join them for a barbecue, so a quick change of outfit and out again.

I am now home, had a play with Max, as I feel I have ignored him the last couple of days, and now I am heading to bed...

I have had a lovely two days, but am now "shattered!" Goodnight All :)

Hope Arthur behaves!

Back to normal tomorrow - hopefully.
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27. GardenGrrl
2:34 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Good Morning, such a day you had. Now for another adventure today. Life is good.
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26. seflagamma
9:47 AM GMT on July 03, 2014
Happy Belated Birthday Sandi!!!

I am so sorry but I thought your BD was today for some reason I thought you and Rylee had the same birthday.

But better late than never and it looks like you had a lovely evening!

Hope you have a wonderful Birthday Week!!!!



and you do 64 very well indeed! I am right behind you and will be 61 in August!
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25. sandiquiz
10:09 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Party guests gone, dishwasher full and running - best cutlery and crystal glasses hand washed and dried - left over food wrapped, frozen or fridged.... I shall not have to cook for days!!

I think everyone had a great time, lots of chatter and laughter. I received some lovely gifts from everyone....
Very posh cheese knife set, outdoor floral arrangement, two bouquets of flowers, gift tokens, a breakfast jam set, a new coffee mug, an audio CD of Poirot's last case, "Curtian" and some very pretty looking chocolates, yet to be tried!

But now I must head to bed, I have to go to the World's End tomorrow to see our Ozgalah!

Thanks to everyone who left greetings and 'cakes'! Lol
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24. GardenGrrl
5:11 PM GMT on July 02, 2014



Celebrate and to heck with the calories. Birthday Girl can do whatever she wants.
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23. ycd0108
2:31 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Welcome to Club 64+ sandiquiz:
Happy Birthday!
"Stopped to check the computer and have a bite of lunch, now back to work.... will be back at bedtime when the party is over :)"
Sounds as if you are both Birthday Girl and hostess today - "Leave the dishes in the sink" eh:

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22. GRANDMANAN
2:01 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Mornin SANDI, a nice one here in the Bay of Fundy, warm but not hot, folks on the mainland finding it very warm with temps about 10C higher than we are enjoying.

Have a grand July.

Rob
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21. Thoughtsteader
12:51 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
I so enjoyed your post about the Beatles and Sgt. Pepper. When I turned 64, I had a listen or sixteen to "that song," too.

It seems as though you have a lovely day planned. I'll be anxious to hear all about it later. Enjoy your day!
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20. calpoppy
12:50 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Wishing you a very happy '64' with many happy days to come!!

Say hi to Oz from us!!
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19. carolinagal
12:25 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Happy Birthday! I hope there's not too much work to do on this, your birthday.
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18. Proserpina
12:17 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
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Dear Sandi, wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a year full of joy, health, and contentment. And 64 more years of listening to the Beatles albums!

ADD: I have tried to post this 'card' in larger size but have been unsuccessful. Sorry.
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17. sandiquiz
10:55 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
Thank you Ylee, Wabit, Jane Caro, Ozgalah, (see you Thursday) Shirley, Data, Briar (thanks for the video... and the other! ) Bogon, (did you see the guy, kneeling in front of them, holding the prompt sheet?) Mike and SkyBlue for all the lovely White Rabbits and Birthday greeting:)

I played "When I'm Sixty-Four" a couple of times this morning whilst I opened my cards and my presents !
lol

Stopped to check the computer and have a bite of lunch, now back to work.... will be back at bedtime when the party is over :)
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16. SkyBlue17
5:24 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
Hmm, the squares are meant to look like notes... :)
Anyway, wishing you the best of days.
Love the blog. I used to listen to the Beatles music, because my Mum liked their music a lot and my older brother did too.
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15. SkyBlue17
5:22 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Sandi, Happy Birthday to you! 🎉🎉🎁🎁🎊🎊🎼🎵🎵🎵🎶🎶 🎂🍰
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14. clearlakemike
4:30 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
Very nice, Sandi. A very, very, happy birthday to you!! I bought the CD also some years back and wanted to hear it through again also. It is a wonderful album. I remember in school when it was released and there was an explosion of color and dress code violations that resembled the costumes on the wonderful album cover, lol. Everything changed and then we went on a Magical Mystery Tour!
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13. BriarCraft
3:34 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
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12. WeatherWise
1:54 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
Hi Sandi, I came back to read your Beatles story! Lovely story which a lot of us can relate to. Seems they have been featured most recently on PBS TV. We got our first peek at them on the ED Sullivan Show back when I was young.

Well your birthday will soon be beginning! Have fun celebrating!

Neat, Briarcraft, finding When I am Sixty-Four in the original key and speed. Not sure if I had ever heard that song before. Thanks for posting it!
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11. Proserpina
11:00 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
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10. Bogon
10:52 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
Somebody's gotta do it...



Happy birthday, Sandi!
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9. BriarCraft
10:04 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
What a wonderful blog you've written here -- a favorite song, some history of the song and of you, all nicely tied in to a CD purchase and a birthday. You deserve an A+ for this term paper.

Instead of posting an e-card for you, here's the song in it's original speed and key:


Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Richard Brault


Happy Birthday, Sandi. Enjoy lots of little things today and in the year to come.
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8. DataPilot
7:45 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
Happy upcoming birthday, and white rabbits x3!

I was a girl when Sgt Pepper's came out. My parents were not Beatles fans, but they didn't mind if my teen-aged aunt or uncle (Mom's younger siblings) played one of their records on our stereo. One day, my little brother got a hold of my uncle's Sgt Pepper's album and smashed a chunk out of it. Uncle R was upset, so Mom bought him a new copy of the album and let us kids have the broken LP. We were delighted when we discovered that we could still play most of the songs on the record by lifting the player arm and setting it on an unbroken track. And play it we did!

To this day, I can hear Sgt Pepper's in my head. The first couple of tracks from each side aren't included in my memory, though.
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7. WeatherWise
6:44 PM GMT on July 01, 2014



Happy Summer Sandi!



Happy Summer to you!

And you have brought us another exciting blog entry to usher in July and just in time for your birthday!
Happy Birthday!

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6. ozgalah
5:00 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
Happy birthday for the big day! Hey Jude was always a special for me. I first heard whilst on an exchange visit to Germany. Laying on a grassy bank in the sun listening to the radio, happy days, later a good friend called Judi HATED being called Jude.....of course I had to torment! Sent you wumail. I hope it works.
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