Saturday, July 27, 2013

Parents' Day, July 28. If you missed Mother's Day or Father's Day, here's your chance to make good.

Parents' Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July, which is July 28 this year. But... didn't we have Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June?

We think this must be a make-good day -- if you're one of those rotten whelps who failed one parent or the other on their designated day, here's a chance for redemption.

Don't blow it.

July 28 is also the anniversary of the birth of Rudy Vallée, born July 28, 1901.

How do we explain Rudy Vallée?

Hmmmm. The young girls these days go for Justin Bieber, right? Or Harry Styles or one of the other boys of One Direction?

Well... their mothers went for the New Kids on the Block or the Back Street Boys or Justin Timberlake and 'N Sync, right?

And their moms, the Baby Boomers, screamed for the Beatles or, if they were a little younger, for Bobby Sherman or David Cassidy -- or, maybe, if they were a few years older, for Elvis. You've heard stories, anyway.

And their moms -- the Bobbysoxers -- swooned for Frankie Sinatra, right?

Well, before Frank Sinatra came Bing Crosby.

But Der Bingle wasn't the first.

Rudy Vallée was the first.

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