From Tony Cucurullo
This week of the 4th, much is and of course about this country's freedoms. During this time of patriotic celebrations, we lost a baseball, and combat fighter pilot hero, Ted Williams.
Then too, we lost a song bird. The sultry singer, Rosie Clooney. What makes this poignant for me, is that she made a record with my favorite band of that era, Harry James. The song was, "You'll Never Know."
I was stationed in Little Creek Virginia, during the year 1950. The Korean War just started, I was on a pass into town, Norfolk. There was only one bus to and from the base. The last bus left for the base at midnight. I had just got on when I heard the song by Rosie and Harry playing in the bus stop, I asked to driver to wait until it finished,....yeah....sure! So, I got off the bus listened to the song, and walked the distance back to the base.
That lady could sing, and Harry James could play that trumpet.
Today, I can't walk a city block, but, I would still get off the bus to hear Rosie's smooth style. Gosh, that was along time ago........Go ahead and say it for me, "Time flies when you're having fun?"