Canada Waits For Christmas – December 11th
Welcome back to my Canadian arts and culture Advent calendar. I’m glad you’re reading this. A little surprised but glad. 🙂
The Littlest Hobo was first aired from 1963 to 1965 and was based on the 1958 movie by the same title. The series I enjoyed as a kid aired on CTV for six seasons, from October 1979 to March 1985. The series featured an adorable, wandering German Shepherd who would show up just in time to help solve a mystery or crime. (Forensic accounting was not his strong suit, but The Littlest Hobo was pretty good at everything else and his timing was impeccable.) At the end of each episode, the German Shepherd, played by London, would move on again.
This great theme song’s lyrics were written by John Crossen, and Terry Bush composed the music and performed the song.
“There’s a voice that keeps on calling me
Down the road, that’s where I’ll always be.
Every stop I make, I make a new friend,
Can’t stay for long, just turn around I’m gone again”
Last night — I mean, as darkness descended at 3:20 p.m. yesterday — I went for a lovely walk north of the village. Because of the lowering sun, the snow was actually blue! Very beautiful and part of my very Canadian experience of winter.
Take care and thanks for dropping by just in time to solve a crime! Wait, that was someone else… – Lori