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The Nightingale

Here's  a romantic song I think you'll enjoy.





The Lyrics

The Nightingale
As I went a walking one morning in May
I met a young couple so far did we stray
And one was a young maid so sweet and so fair
And the other was a soldier and a brave grenadier
And they kissed so sweet and comforting
As they clung to each other
They went arm in arm along the road
Like sister and brother
They went arm in arm along the road
'Til they came to a stream
And they both sat down together, love
To hear the nightingale sing
Out of his knapsack he took a fine fiddle
He played her such merry tunes that you ever did hear
He played her such merry tunes that the valley did ring
And softly cried the fair maid as the nightingale sings
And they kissed so sweet and comforting
As they clung to each other
They went arm in arm along the road
Like sister and brother
They went arm in arm along the road
'Til they came to a stream
And they both sat down together, love
To hear the nightingale sing
Oh, I'm off to India for seven long years
Drinking wines and strong whiskies instead of strong beer
And if ever I return again 'twill be in the spring
And we'll both sit down together love to hear the nightingale sing
And they kissed so sweet and comforting
As they clung to each other
They went arm in arm along the road
Like sister and brother
They went arm in arm along the road
Til they came to a stream
And they both sat down together, love
To hear the nightingale sing
"Well then", says the fair maid, "Will you marry me?"
"Oh no", says the soldier, "however can that be?"
For I've my own wife at home in my own country
And she is the finest little maid that you ever did see
And they kissed so sweet and comforting
As they clung to each other
They went arm in arm along the road
Like sister and brother
They went arm in arm along the road
'Til they came to a stream
And they both sat down together, love
To hear the nightingale sing
Songwriters: Olivia Clio Chaney / Pd Traditional
The Nightingale lyrics © Golden Cage Music, Inc, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Touching Up an Old Family Photo

This is the original old Christmas dinner photo. My brother is on the left. I'm on the right and our parents are behind us. 
I don't have Photoshop because it's a bit too expensive for what I'd use it for. I never learned too much about how to use the free GIMP.  So what I did was to use the photo editing tool that came with Windows 10,  and a few on line free editing programs like Paint.net, Fotojet and BeFunky. I used them one after the other and it works.

First I cropped the photo to eliminate some of the image 
that I didn't want and make it sort of a portrait.

Next I tried removing the old white specks that developed over the years.  
I removed a great many of them, not perfect but very good. I also filtered in a sort of sepia color. 
It helped hide the white spots and give the photo a warmer look.

Finally I used a function to make it into a portrait shape. 

I wanted to frame it as a 5x7 but the photo printing site said it would not be clear enough.  The 4x6 size would also not be clear enough but I'll take a chance on it. 


My Refrigerator Water Drip Tray Mess

Corroded
It fits right under the ice cube/water dispenser. It's where you place your glass to fill it with ice cubs or water.

I soaked it in vinegar overnight.

It's clean but the finish is partly gone. It still looks bad.


I phoned GE for a replacement and the price for a new tray is $60.02! 😧  What?
They offered me a special deal price of $49.41.❌

I'm not sure what to do next. At Loews they had nothing to replace it.  I'm thinking of going to Hobby Lobby to see if they have any ideas.  Maybe they haves some sort of silver waterproof paint that will stick to plastic.

After spending all that money on the refrigerator you'd think they'd use metal, not plastic.

Have any of you had a similar problem? Do you have any ideas?


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