‘Monday, Monday’ feels so good to me

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The morning sun made getting out of bed this morning a more enjoyable task. It absolutely made these cut flowers from a friend’s garden glow.

Monday Monday, so good to me,

Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be…

— The Mamas And The Papas

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Don’t be blue. The sun will be back. But I hope you took advantage of the weekend’s beautiful weather.

Good morning Longbranch. Happy Monday.

Another glorious start to the week. The sun is absolutely blinding. A recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest posted on his Facebook account the other day that he needed sunglasses at 5 in the morning. I should have told him we get this 365 days of the year.

Anyway, it is currently 45 degrees and the weather geeks say our high will reach 73 today. The way this day is starting, we may see temperatures warmer than that.Well, today is supposed to be better than yesterday and I am headed for work. C’est la vie.

Rain, according to the weather geeks does not begin until Tueday morning — and is suppose to continue through the week.

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It seems we are getting more caterpillars this year than in the past.

On that blue note, I give you the day in history:

In 1966, The Mamas And The Papas win a gold record for “Monday, Monday”. Here is how rockhall.com describes this formidable foursome: “The Mamas and the Papas were a major part of the Southern California pop scene of the mid to late Sixties. Along with the Byrds, the Beach Boys, the Turtles and the Association, they bombarded the Top Forty with superbly produced folk-pop songs delivered with lush harmonies. What made the Mamas and the Papas stand out was the mix of male (John Phillips, Denny Doherty) and female (Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips) voices. Combined with sharp songwriting and arrangements from Phillips and musical contributions from some of Los Angeles’ finest session musicians — especially drummer Hal Blaine, bassist Joe Osborne and keyboardist Larry Knechtel — the Mamas and the Papas cut some of the most unforgettable songs of the Sixties. ‘California Dreamin’,’ in particular, endures as an anthem of those heady times.”

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