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“If Men Were Angels…”

“…No Government Would Be Necessary.

JAMES MADISON

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A FOUNDING FATHER

OUR 4TH PRESIDENT Of THE UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

MADISON Would Serve The Office Of PRESIDENT From 1809 To 1817

“Power ALWAYS Thinks It Has A Great Soul, AND Vast Views Beyond The Comprehension Of The Weak.” –JOHN ADAMS

JOHN ADAMS

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A FOUNDING FATHER

OUR 1ST VICE PRESIDENT Of THE UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

OUR 2ND PRESIDENT Of THE UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

A Very Picturesque View – THREE (3) Carriers

Original Photos By Bradley Alan

To See ONE (1) Carrier Is Cool.

To See TWO (2) Carriers Together Is Rare Enough.

To See THREE (3) Carriers Lined-Up Bow-To-Stern Is…

…Hmm…

…Well…

…I Don’t Know What It Is.

I Only Ever Saw THREE (3) Carriers Lined-Up Like This Once…

…And THIS Was It!

Pretty Nifty, Fo SHO.

Just Thought Y’all Might Like This One.

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A Very Picturesque View #2

Original Photos By Bradley Alan

I’ve Always Enjoyed The Simple Beauty Of This Shot.

I Took This One While In The Passenger-Seat Of A Car That Was Parked On A Bridge.

Needless To Say, I Had To Hurry To Get It.

The Cars Behind Us Were NOT Happy.

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Still…

…The Photo Brings Me A Great Deal Of Reflective Pleasure.

So I Do Hope Y’all Dig It!

Fo Sho FO SHO!!!

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Songs That Make Me Smile: “DOWN ON THE CORNER” by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (1969)

Early In The Evenin’…

…Just About Supper Time…

…Over By The Courthouse…

…They’re Startin’ To Unwind…

…Four Kids On The Corner…

…Tryin’ To Bring You Up…

…Willy Picks A Tune Out…

…And He Blows It On The Harp…

… … … … …

…Down On The Corner…

…Out In The Street…

…Willy And The Poorboys Are Playin’…

…Bring A Nickle…

…Tap Your Feet…

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DOWN ON THE CORNERIs Off The 1969 AlbumWILLY AND THE POOR BOYSBy CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

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…Rooster Hits The Washboard…

…And People Just Got To Smile…

…Blinky Thumps The Gut Bass…

…And Solos For A While…

…Poorboy Twangs The Rhythm Out…

…On His Kalamazoo…

…Willy Goes Into A Dance…

…And Doubles On Kazoo…

… … … … …

…Down On The Corner…

…Out In The Street…

…Willy And The Poorboys Are Playin’…

…Bring A Nickle…

…Tap Your Feet. …

… … … … …

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Alright, My Peeps…

…I Know I Could (likely) Just Say…

"This Song Makes Me Smile Because It's By CREEDENCE."

…And A Great Many Of You Would (likely) Say…

"Well, He Does Have A Point. It Is By CREEDENCE. So The Smile Factor Already Exists."

…Or Something To That Effect.

HOWEVER…

…I Have Other Reasons As To Why This Song…

DOWN ON THE CORNER

by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

…Pops A Smile Upon My (generally) Cold Exterior.

You See, My Peeps…

DOWN ON THE CORNER

…Reminds Me Of My 9-Year-Old Nephew, Ari Grey.

Even At Just 9yo…

…He’s Already A HUGE Fan Of C.C.R.

And WE…

…He & I…

…Have The Songs WE Enjoy Listening To The Most.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?

BORN ON THE BAYOU

LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK-DOOR

BAD MOON RISING

COMMOTION

etc etc etc

All Major League CLASSICS, Fo SHO.

But This Song…

DOWN ON THE CORNER

…Reminds Me Of Him A Hoppin’-Bundle For One Major Reason…

…WE Actually Took The Time-Out To Try And Figure-Out Exactly What They Were Singin’-’bout!!!

I Knew Some Of The Words.

Ari Grey Knew Some Of Them, Also.

But Neither Of Us Knew Much More Than The Chorus…

…And Even That Was Hazy, At BEST.

So We Listened To It Over…

…And Over…

…And Over And Over And OVER…

…Until We Were Pretty Sure We Had It All Ferreted-Out.

THEN I Decided To Look-Up The Lyrics…

…Ya Know, Just To See How Right We Were.

In A Total “Sheesh!” Moment…

…I Was Humbled To Find My Nephew Was Much Closer To What Was Actually Sung Than I Was.

It Shouldn’t Have Surprised Me…

…As He’s Exceptionally Intelligent AND Perceptive.

I Suppose I Was More Shocked At Being Shown-Up By A Man Of Just 9-Years.

BUT…

…I Wouldn’t Trade That Moment For Anything.

And That Moment Has Created A Very VERY Lasting Impression On Me.

Now I Can’t Listen To A Single Song By…

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

…Without Thinking About My Nephew.

I Shake My Head…

(in a good way)

…And I Smile…

(in a great way)

…And I Reflect…

(all the way)

.Period.

Isn’t That Was Great Songs Are Supposed To Do?

I Use The Term “Infectious” A Lot When Talking About Music I Love…

…And I Do So Because That’s EXACTLY How It Seems/Appears/Feels To Me.

Great Songs Can Dig Themselves Into You Very VERY Deeply…

…And Create Very VERY Lasting Impressions.

DOWN ON THE CORNER

…Does This So Very VERY Well.

It’s A Great Song…

…That Comes With A Lot More Attached To It.

At Least…

…It Does For ME.

And THAT Is EXACTLY Why This Song Makes Me Smile So Very VERY Much.

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