I’m My Own Grandpa Episode on HFVS (09/04/07)

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA
September 4th, 2007 @ 7pm

I’m My Own Grandpaw Episode

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In honor of National Grandparents Day we put together a grandparents episode. It was Mark Twain who proved it was possible for a man to become his own grandpa. In the 1930’s, Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe put it to song. Thus was born “I’m My Own Grandpa,” a song that has been recorded by a number of artists, including Asylum Street Spankers, Timmy Abell, Chet Atkins, and even The Muppets:

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SPECIAL GUESTPersephone and Antonia

A warm thank you to Antonia for being our special guest and for sharing stories about her grandparents in Boston. We enjoyed having her on the Hilltown Family Variety Show.

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    2 Comments on “I’m My Own Grandpa Episode on HFVS (09/04/07)

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Ann! Great to learn the correct date and to meet Mr. Jaffe’s daughter! – We hope to have the archived podcast added here in the months to come, so check back to give a listen.

    2. Thanks for featuring “Grandpa(w)” – (spelled both ways). Moe Jaffe, the lyricist you mention, was my father. Howver, your date iis a little off. The song wasn’t written until 1948.

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