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I once was a fanatic for Bobby Vinton. From decades ago. You wonder what ever happened to him? Oh his voice, so soft and melodic. Just making us girls swoon with each and every love song he recorded---

A long long time ago
On Graduation Day

You handed me your book

I signed this way:

roses are red, my love--

violets are blue...

...sugar is sweet my love
But not as
sweet as you---

SONG LINK from You Tube

Photos: Erik's Master's Degree Graduation Day at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Bud's School Picture Album from Colorado Springs, Roses from our garden, A wild blue violet blossom in the ferns, and last but not least, my "sweet as you" son again...Erik from a long long time ago!!!!


  1. Howdy Anni
    Oh my as soon as I saw the post I began to sing but once I saw your post I smiled and beagn to cry ,So I am a softy :)
    What a great post !!!!!!
    Thank you for sharing .
    Have a blessed New Year .
    May all your dreams be big and may they all come true for you and yours in 2011 .
    Big hugs from me to you .
    Until Next Time
    Happy Trails

  2. Anonymous12/30/2010

    Absolutely wonderful my friend. You are the bomb at this. I just love this. :) Have a great Thursday :)

  3. That song brings back so many memories. Bobby Vinton did have the most amazing voice and this was one of my favorites that he did.

    Wishing you a wonderful and very
    Happy New Year Anni!

  4. swoon indeed! pure sugar are those words. anni, i hope your holiday season has been a good one so far, with lots of love and laughter. and now it's a for away to 2011. can you believe it?????? i certainly can't.

  5. I love Bobby parents took our daughter to Las Vegas years ago she was about 17. Bobby Vinton was performing at one venues...they saw him...she was on the front row he shook her hand...I begged her not to wash it until she came home. LOL
    She said what is the big deal? Teenagers can't live with them can't live w/o them
    Thanks for the Memories...Great pictures too
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  6. I used to love Bobby Vinton too. Great pictures today - Erik was a cutie!

  7. I loved that song also. I love the photos that you come up with for the lyrics.
    Your son is a handsome young man.
    Have a great day.

  8. Oi, Anni!
    São doces recordações embaladas por esta linda música... É sempre bom este olhar para trás e constatar como o tempo passa depressa e também é gratificante ver a realização e sucesso alcançado pelos filhos.
    Que Deus abençoe grandemente sua vida e sua família!

  9. One of my favorite songs and singers ever - call me old and out of touch, but "they just don't make or sing songs like they used to!"

  10. You bet I do and it was one of my Mother's favorite songs....

  11. Beautiful photos, Anni, and yes, I remember Bobby Vinton's Roses are Red. It was a great hit back then and all the girls swooned over him.

    My wish for you and Bud in the New Year

    May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy! May the problems you had, forget your home address! In simple words may 2011 be the best year of your life! Happy New Year!

  12. Hey lady!
    I know- Bobby Vinton.One of many I wonder about.
    anyway, I was thinking about you and then your comment popped up. Too funny. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your weather is way better than the rest of us slugs.

    Take care :)

  13. Of course I remember this song, Anni. I was in high school and college in the 60s.
    I love how you've illustrated it, with a graduation, a book, red roses and a blue violet. Wonderful.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  14. I love this song, and I love his singing,

    Happy New Year to you,

  15. Roses are red, my love, These words keep ringing in my ears,

    Thanks Annis

  16. Great song! **swoon** Love your photos that sing along with it! Happy New Year!