Reader Input please – Name your Monkey

Dear Friends, Family, and Fellow bloggers,  You may already know I am one of those people who like to memorize songs and quotes.

It comes in useful in speeches or impromptu discussions. Not to say that I memorize whole speeches like the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln. (Click here to learn more about Abraham Lincoln)

However, since I mentioned it,  I would like to point out that the Gettysburg Address was only 6 1/2 minutes long (only 271 words) so definitely possible to memorize it.

There were two speakers that day (Thursday November 19, 1863) and the other speaker spoke 10 times longer (actually 2 hours) than Honest Abe and the other speaker was quite famous at the time. However, it’s the Gettysburg Address we are aware of and it demonstrates the power of a brief speech. Click here to read more about the Gettysburg Address on Wikipedia

My mind has been remembering a fun Bing Crosby song “Would You Like to Wish On a Star. Full Lyrics click here

swing on a starThe lyrics are fun, and I enjoy the song memorization and singing it. It’s possible I am regressing eh?

All that to say one of the verses from “Wish on a Star”  is:



And all the monkeys aren’t in the zoo

everyday you meet quite a few

so you see it’s all up to you,

you can be better than you are…. you could be swinging on a star

As I remembered the last verse (above) I thought about the monkeys we meet daily in our lives and I wondered about yours.

Would you mind commenting on the monkeys in your world?  Pretty Please?

Some of the monkeys in my world I meet on the road. They don’t put their turn signals on until the light changes, they swing out left before turning right, they speed through school zones or drive on my bumper as I slow down for parks and schools. 

Oy vey – don’t get me started. 

stop sign

Stop In the name of Love

I would love to hear about the monkeys in your world, regardless thank you for reading this post and enjoy your day. – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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15 Responses to Reader Input please – Name your Monkey

  1. Hey brother! It’s been so long I haven’t heard from you. Just last week you were on my mind as I prayed for you immediately. 🙂 How are you? What a funny post! It made me laugh. Blessings & grace. Good to see you post again.

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  2. LA says:

    People who walk down the street smoking cigarettes and waving their arms around


  3. Greg says:

    Speaking of monkeys I am reminded that I don’t like monkeys who don’t return the things they borrowed… oh and that reminds me I need to return your book about Abraham Lincoln.

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  4. My monkeys are named Sunshine and Mr B. I wish I were lying, but I’m being honest and now I wonder why I stay here with all their crazy. Maybe because they let me stay here with all my crazy? But my lord they do get on one’s nerves🤨

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  5. Thank you for this :)) I can still remember the time I saw “Would You Like to Swing on a Star” acted out, in black and white, in the late 50/early 60s on our TV when I was a kid living on the beach in Malibu. For its purity, wistfulness, and nostalgia of the era, It is one of the highlights of my childhood memories. :)) :)) Dawn

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