Put on a Happy Face

In the 1960 Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie (and in its movie reincarnation in 1963) Dick Van Dyke urged everyone in song to “Put on a Happy Face.” (Can you believe that he is STILL around, smiling and singing and dancing up a storm at 91!)

I don’t know about you, but it’s been really hard lately, given circumstances both nationally and internationally, for me to put on that happy face. My mood is often pretty gloomy.

So I thought today I would take a break on this blog from the usual serious content, and  offer everyone, myself included, at least a small antidote. This is a blog entry from my Ameripics blog, that I created in 2013. It’s made up of a bit of nostalgia, a bit of history, and a bit of inspiration. May it at least temporarily chase away some of the gloomies.

Happy (Face) History


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