Thursday, May 20, 2010

What to do with a daisy

When I was trying to come up with a post for today I had the picture ready but needed something to go along with it. I don't really know why but I suppose it's because I just can't stay wordless and just post a picture.
So I went in search of "what to do with a daisy"
The first thing I thought of was of course the old game we used to play. Pluck a petal off and say "he loves me" pluck another and say "he loves me not". When you got to the end of the petals you had your answer. Mine was usually a not. Just my luck.

I also came across a song that I hadn't thought of. If you are old enough the following chorus may sound familiar to you.
Daisy Daisy,
Give me your answer do!
I'm half crazy,
All for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage,
But you'll look sweet on the seat
Of a bicycle built for two !

Do you know who wrote the song and when? It was Harry Dacre way back in 1892

I also found another interesting tidbit of information about riding a virtual bicycle. Read about it HERE

23 comments:

Sandee said...

Now that song is stuck in my head. Thank you very much. I do remember that song. Sang it as a little girl until my mother almost went batty. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Donna said...

Ahhhh! My Dad use to sing that to me when I was a youngster!! And a few times since...
Thanks for that memory sweetie!
hughugs

BeadedTail said...

I've never heard that song before but have played the "he loves me", "he loves me not" game before. After a string of nots, I didn't play much anymore!

Kloggers/Polly said...

What to do with a daisy - why make a daisy chain, of course! I used to love making daisy chains - usually with the tiny little daisies but sometimes I would throw caution to the wind and make yards and yards of dandelion daisy chains. Girls would decorate trees with them, wear them on their heads, around their necks and make belts with them.

'How beautiful the daisy chain when its worn upon a glossy mane! How wonderful the daisy's eye as it watches all the world go by!'

Thank you for the wonderful memories of the daisy!!!! :)

Grace said...

Yup, mostly certainly remember that song - we learned it in school. I bet they don't sing much in school any more...

Ratty said...

I learned that song from a cartoon. I remember the song, but I forgot the cartoon. :)

thatdesigngal said...

Ahhh, daisies- my Mom's favorite flower!!!

VanillaSeven said...

Great song with great picture :)
Now I am looking for that song...

Leeuna said...

Wonderful picture. I love daisies. oh and the virtual bike ride information was interesting. That is about the only one I could handle these days. :)

Marg said...

Like Sandee, now I will be singing that song all day long. Maybe tomorrow too. Sure does bring back many good memories. Sure glad you had a picture of a daisy.
Have a super day.

Russ said...

You have me singing it also.Guess I'll have to send a virtual chocolate cake your way to get even.LOL.
Have a good weekend.

allotments4you.com said...

I used to sit in the fields for hours with my kids making daisy chains which we would make into tiaras, bracelets and necklaces...fun cheap and good for hand eye coordination. We also used to get up early in the morning to watch the daisies open up with the sunlight!

Audrey said...

I LOVE daisies!! Probably my favorite flower next to the sunflower :)
They are both such happy looking flowers and you just have to smile when you see them.
Have a wonderful Friday!

FishHawk said...

Whoa, I have kinda hinted at you being a hottie, but for someone who is around 108, you are beyond unbelievable! Oh, but I just had the thought that you would have had to have been at least in your teens for that guy to write a song about you. So, that would make you around...drat! My trusty Casio calculator just gave up the ghost. I'll be back as soon as I figure it out longhand. Yeah, it may take a while.

Anne said...

Did you know there are other verses to that song as well. At one point, I knew the whole thing, but it has been replaced by more important things like remembering to feed the dog. Your daisy photo is gorgeous. Did you do something to it?

Out on the prairie said...

There is a certain freshness with daisies. You need to start with loves me not and it will work out, they have the same number of petals.Have seen them already blooming on the prairie, but mine in the garden are slow. Have a double petal.I think today I will take a ride and am sure your introduction to the song will come through.Need a tandem.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Cool post, Ann. Now that song is stuck in my head. I haven't heard it in a very long time. I do like it though.

Anna said...

Friday, May 21, 2010
Hi Ann,
Thank you for stopping by and commenting on this week's alphabet-post for "R".

If you boil and mash rudabagas like mashed potatoes, you have a nice vegetable side-dish that goes well with pork, sausage, hot dogs and the like.

I feel as if I took the easy way out this week because I used a lot of "borrowed" photo-material and jewellery made by other artists. I am not ready to show my new summer collection and I thought I could help some friends rather than to not blog at all.

And now to your post here:
It was in upstate New York. My paternal grandfather, who played the organ in the Methodist church every Sunday, would play and sing songs like that on the piano for us, when we little, when we came to visit at Christmas and in summer.
Sometimes, I when I close my eyes I can return to that world - without computers, cell-phones, air-conditioning and adding-machines.
Sometimes I can once again wander about their house looking at photos and scraps of paper that I now wish I had access to. A young brain remembers well.
So many memories awakened by a few verses of a popular song. Ask me and I will sing it for you!

Hugs,
Anna

The Urban Cowboy said...

That article on a virtual race was kinda interesting. Wonder how long before we get avatars...that would be extra cool.

Buggys said...

I love that song, it's so happy. I always think of it when I go to Daisy's blog!

B Boys Mom said...

Polly mentioned making a Daisy chain and all kinds of memories came to me. I use to love picking daisy's and making a chain with them.

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

Like your post title, the nice photo and the wonderful song though I am not that familiar with it or perhaps I could remember if I heard it with a tune. So for now I will just keep plucking out the petals while saying "She loves me. She loves me not. She loves me. She loves me not... (until the last petal is plucked out with "She loves me.") Hahaha! Just trying to be funny though.

I hope everyone has a relaxing and wonderful weekend!

Ann said...

Sandee I made my mother batty too but I don't think it was with that song

Donna you are most welcome :)

beaded tail I had that same string of luck with the daisy

kloggers you know I can't recall ever making a daisy chain

grace I don't remember when I learned it but I know it was a long time ago

ratty I think I read somewhere that the song was used in a disney cartoon with Donald and Daisy duck

thatdesign gal, I love daisies too

vanilla seven. it's an oldie

leeuna my husband was just asking me if I was ever going to ride my bike again...lol

marg I've been humming it ever since I did the post

russ well at least the virtual cake doesn't have any calories in it

allotments4you that sounds like fun and think of the memories you created for them

audrey they are happy flowers, how could you not look at them and not smile

fishhawk don't wear out that battery on the calculator trying to figure that one out...lol

anne I do. I was going to post the whole song but then opted for just the chorus.

out on the prairie ah so that's what I was doing wrong. I'll have to go find a daisy and try again

poetic shutterbug it's been a while since I've heard it also

Anna interesting. maybe one of these days I'll give them a try

urban cowboy it was interesting and a lot less strenuous too

buggys you know I can't believe I didn't think of her blog when I did this post

b boys mom I picked a lot of daisies but never once made a chain. I feel so deprived.

junezach lucky you, you won't have the song stuck in your head like everyone else does...lol Have fun with that daisy and good luck :)

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