I would give this one a 99 if it were on Band Stand. For those under 60 that was a teenage TV pop dance and music show hosted by Dick Clark in Philly Pa. Old Dick used to come to our school dances in South Jersey as a DJ once in a while before he became a national celebrity.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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