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Goodbye, Sweet Satch

Today we said goodbye to another member of our family. We almost lost Satch a year ago, but our miraculous vet was able to save him and give us a “bonus” year with him. 85 more words

L is for Louis Armstrong in Africa #AtoZchallenge Historical Treasure @AprilA2Z Video

When I mentioned our older sons are from Ethiopia, Irene said, “Oh, I lived there for a while.” I was floored. You read her memoirs of World War 2 and the Cold War and think you know so much, but Irene is full of surprises and great stories. 212 more words

Memoirs & History


he was someone I wanted to be
jazz regimes couldn’t hold him
any more than did poverty
abandonment or bias
just two generations
descended from slaves… 143 more words


Jazz Appreciation Month: Louis Armstrong

April is here…and what I love about April is the litany of things to celebrate — like jazz and poetry. When I think about jazz, one of the first artists who comes to mind is Louis Armstrong — a man who truly shaped the face of jazz…and who also gave birth to scat.   116 more words


Louis Armstrong

Name: Louis Armstrong
Life: 8/4/1901 – 7/6/1971
Nicknames: Satchmo, Pops
Occupation: Trumpeter & Singer
Most Notable: Song – “What A Wonderful World”
Fun Fact: Louis Armstrong recorded 60 music records in the span of 3 years! 19 more words


Poor Widdle Punkinmonkey

Snowed in today. Well, really rained in. Or sleeted in. We’ll have to wait and see. My goal for the day is to paint until I can’t see straight and my hand cramps up, then spend the rest of the evening snuggling with S and the cats. 91 more words


Zat You, Santa Claus?

“Zat You, Santa Claus?”  written by Jack Fox and performed by Louis Armstrong and The Commanders in 1953. Satchmo does the vocals but doesn’t solo on trumpet. 63 more words