On my last blog, I left you with a question. Where did the "Letters, we get letters" song come from? The name that fits in the blank is Perry and the show was The Perry Como Show. No one got the answer or even offered a guess. Just to make sure I didn't make it up, I checked on my search engine and found that it is indeed a song and you can even get it as a Ringtone on your phone. I don't think I want to carry it that far.
Thinking of Perry Como reminded me of one of my DVDs, Blast from the Past. In this movie, a couple lives in a fallout shelter for 35 years and their son was born there. When he finally comes up to earth, he is riding with a girl and a Perry Como song comes on the radio. He is exuberant. He says to the girl, "here comes the good part." It is a good part. There are several other Perry songs in that movie. While I do recommend it, I want to mention that it is PG-13 and there may be a few things that might offend. Except for these the movie could be PG. Mostly it's a joyous romp that shows how truly wonderful the 50s and early 60s were. We get so see a young person in our world who respects his parents, prays naturally, is curious and has great manners. This is in contrast to most movies that show this era as repressed, dull, and oppressive. This main character isn't repressed, he is full of joy.
Having said all of this, I think I might have to put a Perry Como CD on my with list.