‘Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet’

Here’s a lovely little something for your Sunday:

You can keep your Pixar and your millennial Disney/PBS cartoons. I’ll take the Andrews Sisters crooning about this classic love story of two hats any day.

I love the tune, I love Johnnie’s devotion to Alice, I love that their initial home is called the “Bonton Shop,” and I love that the Disney Channel used to run this all the time in the mornings and evenings in anticipation of Valentine’s Day, every year.  When I was about 6, the Disney Channel played absolutely everything on heavy rotation, and I’m grateful for that…it means I remember absolutely everything from that era, and often get little ditties like this stuck in my head.

Mr. Belding has a hat that reminds me of Johnnie Fedora. And sometimes on Sundays, we listen to the “Old Time-y” radio shows on NPR. Thus, Sundays are Johnnie Fedora days in my mind.

Enjoy!

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About missblissindc

Miss Bliss lives, works, and reminisces about the golden age of her youth in the Midwest from the DC area. She’s a Scorpio, but only in the good senses of that term. To share your 1980s/1990s mem’ries, e-mail missblissindc@gmail.com.
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