Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Just because it was Ed's birthday yesterday doesn't mean we have to wait a whole 'nother year to celebrate him!  Here are more Ed pictures. Do you have a favorite Ed/Mingo picture?

When you can't find the sunshine.....be the sunshine!

Monday, July 9, 2018

THE WISDOM OF MINGO: Don't just count your years, make your years count.

A cake for Ed?

What a pair!

Ed Ames & the Lennon sisters

What's your favorite thing about Mingo?

We had to share it again on Ed's birthday!

Happy Birthday Ed Ames!

According to Wikipedia, Ed Ames (born Edmund Dantes Urick; July 9, 1927) is an American popular singer and actor. He is known for playing Mingo in the television series Daniel Boone, and for his pop hits of the 1960s including "My Cup Runneth Over", "Who Will Answer?" and "When the Snow is on the Roses". He was also part of the popular 1950s singing group with his siblings, The Ames Brothers.

Remember this episode?

Sunday, July 8, 2018

THE WISDOM OF MINGO: Arguing with a fool proves there are two.

Dan'l and friend

Looks like we're having fish tonight.

"Onatha" is an episode of Daniel Boone starring Fess Parker, Ed Ames, and Virginia Capers. After Daniel rescues a young black girl from a river, he and Mingo have their hands full returning her to her mother, who is part of a group of slaves heading to Canada and freedom.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Just imagine it's a lazy summer afternoon and Fess Parker picks up his guitar to sing 'Farewell To The Mountains'.

Do you know the full lyrics?

Farewell to the mountains, whose maizes to me
Were more beautiful far than Eden could be
No fruit was forbidden but nature had spread
Her bountiful board and her children were fed

The hills were our garners our herds wildly grew
And nature was shepherd and husband, man too
I felt like a monarch, yet thought like a man
As I thanked the Great Giver and worshiped His plan

The home I forsake where my offspring grows
The grave I forsake where my children reborn
The home I redeem from the savage and wild
The home I have loved as a father, his child

The corn that I planted, the fields that I cleared
The flocks that I've raised and the cattle I reared
The wife of my bosom, farewell to ye all
In the land of the stranger, I rise or I fall

Farewell to my country, I've fought for thee well
When the savage rushed forth like the demons from hell
In peace or in war, I have stood by thy side
My country for thee, I have lived, would have died

But I'm a cast off, my career now is done
I must wander abroad like the Prodigal Son
Where the wild savage droves and the broad Prairies spread
The fallen despised, will again go ahead

Fess Parker - Eyes of an Angel

How many of these different movies/shows can you name that Fess Parker was in.....without looking them up? Can you name the show each picture below is associated with? Good luck.