for winnie winnie bo winnie, danny danny bo banny, banana fana fo fanny, fe fi fo manny, W-I-N-N-I-E

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Hahahahaha! What a DELIGHTFUL good morning greeting! I love this. Such a beautiful tulip center. Tulips had the original use of deep pink and purple to wow would be bees to come inside. And that lingo from the early 1960s… my sister and I used to play badminton in the backyard singing that jingle and putting in all the names of everyone we knew while laughing hysterically! Thank-you Mary Jane for such a wonderful surprise when I clicked on my computer this morning with coffee in hand! Whoop!!

  2. connie says:

    Winnie, I enjoyed your Tulip today, it was my Good Morning Birthday flower!

  3. Karlyne says:

    I wanted to join in on the song, but I was laughing too hard. Happy Birthday, Winnie, or Unbirthday as the case may be!

  4. Oh yes I remember that name game song ! They had just integrated our schools in Virginia, and my first Afro-American school friend could sing this the best and pretty much make fun of all those who were cruel to her. It was a very difficult time and she had the courage to made it all light and happy.

  5. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Karlyne, it was Connie’s Birthday. Mine is in July but thanks for the early greeting!

    Lisa, where in Virginia did you live? I was in second grade when the schools closed for a semester due to segregation. We offered our basement for a classroom for second graders and I remember what fun it was to go downstairs into this classroom. I was made to attend school up the street in another basement which turned out perfect because I met a little red headed girl with braids that became my best friend for many years!! Schools opened in January for the second semester so we were all sad to leave our basement classrooms. However, we loved being back where there were lots of swings and stuff on the playground!

    • The time of the song I was living in Falls church VA- 7th grade. I lived all over. Daddy worked for the Government. In Norfolk, in 5th-6th grade, I am not happy to say, I lived for a year with my not very open minded aunt. I attended a “White Academy”. Those were schools set up to avoid integration. Even I at that young age was horrified. I was brought up by my unprejudiced parents better than that, but had I no choice that year. People these days, especially those not from the south, have no idea how awful the whole system was.

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