Saturday, January 28, 2017


            A DIFFERENT TUNE!

    We may not always be in harmony with
others. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't
try to carry a tune. And , on that note, today
we celebrate the instrument that gives us a
chance to be heard.
    January 28th is "National Kazoo Day!"
Of course, kazoo players are not known to be
perfectly precise, so you may have already
celebrated as some folks believe the date is
supposed to be the fourth Thursday in January.
    The kazoo was invented in the 1840's and
first presented to the world at the Georgia State
Fair in 1852. If you can hum a tune it's likely
you can "play it" on a Kazoo.
    The instrument has been manufactured in
Enden, New York since 1916. The factory is
still operational and now serves as a working
museum that's open to the public.
    I'm a harmonic man myself. Still, as a guy
who knows thousands of songs but can't sing
a note, I've always like the Kazoo.
    If everybody played a Kazoo the world
would be a better, if not harmonious, place.
Check those seldom opened drawers in your
house. Chances are there's a Kazoo buried
in one somewhere. Get it out and "go to
town." But you might want to keep the
windows closed!
     Home all your NEWS is good!


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