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Hucklebuckle

I’ve written over eighty essays.  Often I think that I probably won’t be able to come up with another subject for an essay.  Occasionally,  I must reach into my bag of stored essays, essays that I’m not sure are ready for publication.  However, invariably a subject will come to me.  The new subjects often come to me unexpectedly, perhaps something someone says gets the wheels turning, perhaps something I see on television, perhaps something I read or see on the internet; some times I awake with a random thought which grows into a complete essay.


The other day I was staring at my computer screen.  Nothing was coming to my mind as a subject.  My mind was as blank as a mind can ever be.  Okay, okay, I need to do something to get the wheels turning.


I decided to type in a search for a nonsense word.  I settled on hucklebuckle; I didn’t expect much from the search; in fact, I expected the internet to give me nothing.  Boy, was I wrong.


The first thing on the list of responses to my word hucklebuckle was from the Urban Dictionary.  It defined hucklebuckle as a rather crude sexual act.  Remind me to avoid the Urban Dictionary.


The second listing was about a game called huckle buckle beanstalk: apparently it has other names such as hide the object, hide the key, hot buttered beans, hide the thimble, hunt the thimble, hide the handkerchief, and thimble in sight.  It can be played by two or more and calls for the hiding of an object by one and the seeking of the object by another or others.


Next came Hucklebuckles, which describes itself as, “an upscale children’s boutique with classic style and a modern edge!  Effortless and always edgy.”


Then I found elyrics.net a site from which you can send a song to your cell phone for its ring tone.  There it was: a song entitled “Hucklebuckle.”


NOW HERE’S A DANCE YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE DOWN LOW

GRAB YOUR BABY THEN GO


And do the hucklebuck do the hucklebuck

if you don’t know how to do it then you’re out of luck

shove your baby in twist her all around

then you start a twistin' mad and moving all around

wiggle like a snake waddle like a duck

                                                that’s what you do when you do the hucklebuck


NOW HERES A DANCE YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE DOWN LOW

GRAB YOUR BABY THEN GO


A little bit of that a little bit of this

if you don’t know how to do it ask your little sis

shove your baby in twist her all around

then you start a shaking in and moving all around

wiggle like a snake waddle like a duck

that’s what you do when you do the hucklebuck

(Solo)

NOW HERES A DANCE YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE DOWN LOW

GRAB YOUR BABY THEN GO


A little bit of that a little bit of this

if you don’t know how to do it ask your little sis

shove your baby in twist her all around

then you start a twistin' mad and moving all around

wiggle like a snake waddle like a duck

that’s when you do when you do

do the hucklebuck


Hmmm.


The next listing led me to Amazon and an MP3 album entitled The Huckle-Buckle and one entitled  Huckie-Buckie.


Next, a Huckle-Buckle Blueberry Dessert recipe:


1/4 c. butter, softened

1 c. sugar, divided

1 egg

1 2/3 c. flour, divided

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/2 c. fresh blueberries

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 c. butter


Cream butter; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, beat well. Combine 1 1/3 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.  Pour batter into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Top with blueberries. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 1/3 cup flour and cinnamon. Cut 1/4 cup butter into cinnamon mixture with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over berries. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.


At ScriptureLady.com, I found “Huckle Buckle Bible Verse”: “a super Bible memory verse game for elementary kids.”  Apparently it’s based on the forementioned huckle buckle game.


Then there’s Jordan Lewis @hucklebuckle who says, “I don’t like cucumber after a traumatic morphine induced dream I had at 16.  Nope, that pretty much sums me up.” Jordan is from Toronto; perhaps that explains his hucklebuckle tweet.


Then there is a rather strange video on UTube entitled “Hucklebuckle.”  Don’t bother looking at it unless you care to watch a fellow with a large belt buckle watching a TV.  However, also on UTube, you’ll find an old Ralph and Norton scene from The Jackie Gleason Show entitled “Hucklebuck” which envolves Norton teaching Ralph to dance, entertaining.


Ah, an art gallery featuring the Huckle Buckle Boys, Zack Rudy and Garrick Dorsett.  To quote the boys, “We strive to bring real passion and unique talent to the world of art while holding to the idea that improvisation and spontaneity are the heartbeat of the underground do it yourself culture.”  Not my stuff.


On Quizilla I found another song, this one, “Huckle Buckle Bunny” based on the children’s game:


Huckle Buckle Bunny,

I luv you!

Hop out and find me

and you'll love me

too!


Huckle Buckle Bunny

you're so fluffy

you're yellowness shines

on me


Hop on out and it’s

me you'll find

together we'll be one

of a kind!


Okay, the sites are getting pretty thin for hucklebuckle.  The last one was a site praising the color of a fingernail polish which the creators named huckle buckle.


When I put the word hucklebuckle into a search, I thought I was putting in a nonsense word.  Being that I got so many hits from my search, I must surmise that the word was already in my memory bank.  The bank knew they were there, but I didn’t.  Oh, well, at least I got an essay out of it.

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