And Then There Were Three & Me
Posted March 11, 2010on:
For some reason, my singing, “Give me that old time religion” helped when they were really young – that was before they had musical standards or recognized I did not.
But what really was magical was giving them a Tootsie Roll Pop. We had contests to see who could keep from biting into it for the longest. I am not known for my patience, but give me a competition of such importance and I will persevere.
Why am I telling you this? It’s And Then There Was Three day on in the official Susan T. Hessel Radiation Countdown.
I was rummaging around on the web looking for things that come in threes. The usual suspects were named:
- Three peas in a pod.
- Good things (we won’t go with the bad things)
- Sides of a triangle and wheels on a tricycle
- Those Three Musketeers
- The Piggies
- Coins in a Fountain (feel free to sing)
- Tennis balls in a can
- Rings in a binder (or just use spiral notebooks)
- Donald Duck’s nephews – Huey, Louie and Dewey
Most fun of all was a website dedicated to all things three: in architecture, science, literature, humor, art/design, sports, science, religion, food/nutrition and much more. It is called The Book of Threes and can be found at www.three.com.
It’s the brainchild of Michael Eck, who apparently has been thinking about threes for 15 years. He combined that interest with his love of the Internet “by creating what he hopes will be the book with the most authors ever (a lot more than three, anyway).” Readers have the opportunity to contribute their own ideas about things three to the book.
My favorite page on www.three.com allowed me to hear an old commercial for Tootsie Roll Pops. It attempts to answer this age-old question with wise Mr. Owl:
Asked the announcer: “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?
Mr. Owl: “One, Two, [crunch], Three.”
“How many links to the center of the Tootsie Roll?” the announcer asked again. “The world may never know.”
You can hear the commercial at: http://threes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2471:tootsie-pop-commercial&catid=112:media&Itemid=2
Just so you know, my favorite flavor of Tootsie Roll Pop is chocolate, but I don’t need three of them.