As a Time Goes By, Barkus and Meoux, Barkus and Meoux parade, Barkus and Meoux Queen Ginger, bow ties, Bull Terrier, Bull Terriers, Casablanca, Classic Kippers, English Bull Terriers, General George Patton's Dog, Gentleman's Companion, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, John Pickens Clothiers, Maggie Martin, MARDI Gras Shreveport, Morocco, Mr. Kippers, Ratcliff Animal Hospital, Rescue Bull Terriers, Rick's Cafe' Americain, Shreveport Times, Shreveport Veterinary Internal Medicine, University Animal Hospital Shreveport, Wideman International Piano Competition
This morning I received news, via my blog stats, that SEVENTY FIVE countries are now reading my blog. SEVENTY FIVE countries! I was thrilled at 10, jubilant at 20, astounded at 30, amazed at 40, flabbergasted at 50, speechless at 60,
and totally euphoric when 70, 71, 72, 73 and 74 trickled in. But 75? That’s positively, spectacularly, stupendous!
Country number 75 was once featured in one of my MOST FAVORITE movies! Being an old sentimental soul and lover of BLACK & WHITE MOVIES, I am particularly excited to welcome Morocco! I guess now y’all have figured out that the movie is CASABLANCA!!!
AND THEN IT HAPPENED….
After a small celebratory libation, I crawled onto the couch and floated off into a deep sleep and began to dream…dream…the words to La Marseillaise (French national anthem) floating through my head. I awakened to find myself standing outside of what appeared to be the famous Rick’s Café Américain in Casablanca, but the neon sign said, Kippers’ Café Américain.
I walked in, the orchestra had just finished “La Marseillaise” and had rolled into “As Time Goes By” – ya think? 75 countries in two years? I sat down, ordered my usual and then I saw her- right there in Kippers’ Café Américain! She was my soulmate, she was off-limits, but we’ll always have Paris.