50’s Tunes and Copybook Headings


One the recurring post titles here at Hogewash! is Don’t Know Much About History. Another is Don’t Know Much Biology. They are, of course, lines from the song Wonderful World.

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the French I took

Here’s Sam Cooke’s version recorded in 1959.

But I do know, one and one is two
And if this one could be with you
What a wonderful world this would be

So, what happens when one and one aren’t two? Modern life, with its many non-traditional families, tells us, and my podcasting partner Stacy McCain has a post up about the fallout from one attempt at ignoring the wisdom of the ’50s and the Copybook Headings.

Quote of the Day


Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

—Ecclesiastes 4:9-10