Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

The “S” doesn’t stand for anything. He dropped the bomb and that always makes me think of the Oppenheimer quote, “If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of the nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima. The people of this world must unite or they will perish.” Missouri and I usually can’t think or talk about him without (at least once) pronouncing his name “Hairy Ass Truman.”

Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff and I bet the monogrammed towels cost extra. She was in the film version of “The Pajama Game” which also featured my favorite Broadway performer, John Raitt.

And she’s still alive saving puppies.

I’d really like to visit China someday. The rate of change there amazes me. Vast in history, geography, population. And I know so little about it. Anyone have suggestions on what I should read?

I have to admit that my first thought for Johnnie Ray was this:

Has to be one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard and I watched all the episodes of Hee Haw. Buck Owens was totally boss though.

Johnnie was in the film version of “There’s No Business Like Show Business” with Donald O’Connor. And I’m finishing this song phrase with Donald and his dancing:

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