Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I was crazy about Engelbert Humperdink when I was a first grader, and I owned this record album. Was Engelbert my first love, or was it that blue-eyed boy in Kindergarten, the one with the crew cut and big head shaped like a football? I think the school boy was just a crush, but it was Engelbert who introduced me to true longing.

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, to all lovers and lovers in longing out there...and to little girls who are in over their heads, but are convinced they know what love is. As Engelbert's rival, Tom Jones,  once said,  "It's not unusual to be loved by anyone!"     


  1. I wonder if you would have been equally smitten had gone by his real name:
    Arnold George Dorsey
    ...or, as Bill said; "What's in a name?"

  2. first grade?? wasn't englebert h. the benign answer to tom jones' more sexual ooze? safe and sappy is how i remember ole englebert.