I woke up with a new memory of Annie running through my head. It will probably be running through my head the rest of the day.
Annie, Annie, bo banny
Banana fanna fo fanny
Me mi mo manny
The Name Game written and recorded by Shirley Ellis was first released in 1964. Annie loved it when we sang it to her. I had forgotten. And I might wish later today that I’d never remembered.
In case you can’t recall the tune, here’s the video. Click it at your own risk.
I decided to give away three books in honor of Annie’s birthday. I drew the winner’s names this morning and will be posting them on my Christine M Grote Facebook page once I have confirmation from the winners. (If you didn’t get a message from me on Facebook today, it probably means you didn’t win.) If you haven’t yet “liked” my Facebook author page, it would be great if you could spare a minute and go over there to click the “Like” button on the top of the page. I make shorter announcements and may have other contests over there later on.
21 thoughts on “Unmined memories”
I loved it when my older sister sang that to me as well! Good times!
Well now you’re making me feel old. Ha ha.
I love that song. Great memories here too! 🙂
I’m trying to remember why we loved that song.
We sang that all the time. I had forgotten all about it.
You might not be able to forget about it now for the rest of the day.
Oh, I love that song–and love that you are giving books away in honor of Annie’s birthday!
It’s funny what memories get dumped out when we least expect them. Does that happen to you with your memoir?
My cousins and I used to sing this all the time, even though none of us were named Annie. We’d just change the song as we went along, no matter that it no longer rhymed 😉 Kids are so funny.
Kids are funny. But you may have been singing it perfectly right; you can use any name. It must have been a pretty big hit for all of us.
silliness rules! My daughter and I still sing this to each other at times. making up words as we go and laughing!
I don’t think my daughter, who is in her mid-twenties, would have a clue. I don’t remember ever singing it to her when she was younger. I suppose I could start now. Then she’d relaly think I lost my marbles. It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your daughter. I know how important daughters can be in our lives.
The other day my daughter and I were in a public washroom together and they had one of those super powered hand air dryers. She was feeling a bit glum. While she was still in the stall, I started playing with the hand dryer, passing my hands through the air current back and forth very quickly. She started to laugh. “Mom, you’re a nut” and I said “yep, but I made you laugh”. to me those are precious memories.
That sure takes me back! Fun
Oh, I remember that song. I didn’t dare click the video! lol
I think I’ve heard that song the odd time going through a shop….
I guess you might be too young to have it bring back memories. It’s one of those things that was something of a fad. I’ve been surprised by the comments and how many people remember liking it.
I sing this song to and about my kinders every year–you should hear their laughter.
That’s so cool. I wish I could. Maybe I’ll sing it to my grandson.