Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. Wow, Donald….this is superb……Sorry I missed the last one…..I was in the Rural Areas spreading the Message of Divine Mercy…….Ooooooooh, this is so nostalgic to this old gal, just a few months shy of 74 years…….you sure have made her so happy. I have even tried to doance a jig……be blessed

  2. I forget which song is the Dancing queen song is it the song with the line that goes “does your mother know that you’re out”?

  3. OK – the battle lines are drawn.

    I’;ll match your S.O.S, and raise you a “My friend the Wind”.

    I really enjoy the little Greek man – he was very popular in Australia when I lived there. Melbourne is one of the biggest populations of Greek people outside of Greece, and Demis Rousos made many visits and concerts there in the early 80’s.

    Greg Mockeridge.
    I concur with you comments on the previous thread, concerning “he who cannot be named”
    In fact, I am so inspired by some of John Duchendorf’s music, that I am going to tempt fate, and the risk of excommunication, and present for you, “The Eagle and the Hawk.”

    The last part of the clip shows one of these magnificent birds catching a fish. In 1985 while fishing with a friend on the South Coast of NSW Australia, we witnessed a cousin of the bald eagle, the Australian Sea Eagle – very similar in looks, slightly smaller – do exactly that;pluck a fish out of the water about 50 yards from where we were fishing. It is a sight in nature that I had never seen before, and will never forget.

    Absolutely magnificent.

  4. My favorite video version of “Dancing Queen” is from when ABBA did a command performance for Karl XVI Gustaf’s wedding to his lovely (commoner-born) queen Silvia:

  5. “I have never been particularly fond of Country and Western music, a musical genre that my late parents…”

    Ah, youthful rebellion. That explains ABBA. You can always come back Don. Always. 🙂

  6. No thanks Phillip. I had more than enough off key guitar twanging and singing, combined with lyrics about cheating husbands, wives, devoted dogs, et al as a child to last me several lifetimes!

  7. Love the music. Thank you so much! Saw the play 3 times, own the DVD and somewhere I have the vinyl records. Mama Mia!

  8. Donald, are you referring to the song about old dogs and children and watermelon wine? or cotton eye Joe? or something else?

  9. There is one country song I have heard which seems to advocate masculinity and making sure punks don’t treat the girl your with like a toy. other than that most country songs have to do with what you mentioned and playing in the woods or as they in the country “stix”.

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