Those were the days….

My ongoing, online, elementary school reunion (first mentioned back in June) suffered a brief hiatus when the politics got too hot and heavy, but I’m glad to say that we’re back in action albeit with more benign subject matter. We are currently focused on childhood memories of school plays, favorite foods, birthday parties and tv shows. One of the “boys” remembered playing frogman in the bathtub with another “boy.” The response?

Frogmen? In my bathtub? I remember being obsessed with scuba divers, having decided that this would be my future career at an early age after watching some TV show with Lloyd Bridges about divers. But I don’t recall playing with you in my bathtub.

The tv show seems to have been Seahunt, but I thought it might have been Diver Dan, which I remember watching. That led another classsmate to send me the lyrics and a link to hear Diver Dan:

Below in the deep there’s adventure and danger;
That’s where you’ll find Diver Dan!
The sights that he sees are surprising and stranger
Than ever you’ll see on the land!
He moves among creatures
Of frightening features:
Flashing teeth, slashing jaws,
Flapping fins, snapping claws!
He protects and he saves
His friends under the waves;
That’s where you’ll find Diver Dan!

Oh my, what we can find online. Suddenly, instead of working, I am trolling for sounds from childhood tv shows, such as Batman, Casper the Friendly Ghost ( I remember the visual, but I have no recollection of this audio), but I do remember this sound of the Chipmunks, and then there was Dick Tracy and of course Dudley Do-Right.

As you can see, I didn’t get past the Ds yet, but break time is over and it’s back to work for me.

2 thoughts on “Those were the days….”

  1. In the late 1960s, when I spent a lot of time watching my son Dan crawl around the house, I sometimes entertained him with TV cartoons. But I wasn’t too thrilled with the music they used, so I would turn off the sound and play Count Basie records instead. It was surprising how well the music fit, most of the time.

  2. I just received a DVD full of Diver Dan. Do you have any idea where I can get the chords to the song so that I can play it on my Ukulele?



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