Saturday, December 31, 2011

A new year (wood) would be nice


Guess who-oo? Huhuhuhuhuhuh....hhhuuhuhuhuhuh...waaaaa!
Maybe you remember the cartoon character, Woody Woodpecker? Maybe you don't.

Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and director, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.

He was also first cousin to my Grandmother; therefore a third cousin to me. Oh wow, genealogy has a closet of info, just waiting for discovery. Pop the door, walk through and find who's related to you.
Anyway I found it more enchanting and interesting being related to Walter Lantz and his crazy animated bird. On the other side of the family are two horse thieves and a train robber named Sam.

Hmmm? Maybe 2012 will bring something interesting too. A "Woody" for all; a "Sam" for some; a life free of thieves. Happy New Year bloggers, friends, readers!!!

6 comments:

klahanie said...

Woody Woodpecker: "Everybody thinks I'm crazy. / Yesiree, that's me, that's me. / That's what I'm cracked up to be. / I chop a hole in every tree. / Knock on wood. / Well, knock on wood. / So, I'm crazy, so what? / What can I do? / So are you!"
And as I peck away on my keyboard, I'm now in 2012 and wish you, in this 'leap' year, a 'Hoppy' New Year :)

bazza said...

It's pity you can't hear me because I do a great Woody Woodpecker call.
Happy New Year!
Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

dcrelief said...

Wood-ja look at that comment!!
I hope this year is kinder and offers great opportunities. Thank you for 2011's visits and comments.
In peace,
Dixie

dcrelief said...

Ofcourse, Bazza; it would be great to use it on the answer phone, I think.
I find myself envious.(smile)
Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

That's interesting info about Lantz. I remember watching movies at the drive-in theater and when they had intermissions, they would show Woody Woodpecker cartoons. back then I would drive my parents nustso by imitating his laugh. And yeah, genealogy research can be entertain and informative. That's very cool that you're related to him and have that family connection. I found out one of my great grandmothers was a Cherokee Indian, recently. I also found out I'm distantly related to Jesse James and related to Pope Gregory.

dcrelief said...

Hi Kelly.
So your relative, Jessie James, is the one who took Sam, the train robber's, load of gold coins?! So wow, it's true, people are connected in strange ways. Oh! Did Jessie and the gang ever find their horses? LOL.