Michael Berla

June 21, 2004

Post #1717 – 20040621


Are you sure your father’s waiters were singing “God Bless America” as they brought his improvised dessert in from the kitchen on July 4, 19xx? Although Berlin wrote it in 1918, for a camp show (“Yip, Yip, Yaphank”) it really didn’t become a popular American song until twenty years later.

Great story though.

Michael Berla

Columbia, MD

Daniel replies:

I made that part up. They probably sang ""Rumania, Rumania.""