Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hokey Pokey

My friend Rick sent the following e-mail last week:

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week. Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey", recently died peacefully at age 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in... and then the trouble started.
Roland Lawrence LaPrise (1912-1996) did in fact hold the copyright to the song, but died a dozen years ago at age 84. Rest in peace, Larry - you are still making people smile!

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