Sunday, October 22, 2017 – The Forty Dance or 4 – 0. GO ASTROS!
I know my farther aka Honeyboy is doing the Forty Dance because our Astros are going to the World Series. What was the Forty Dance?
It was a happy dance he did on certain rare occasions. It also made my mother scold him for doing it and me for laughing at him.
It usually came when there was a victory over an archrival or a team he did not like. For example – The New York Yankees or the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It went like this:
Burst into the room, begin dancing and begin singing “Forty dance; forty dance; I’m going to do the forty dance.”
Place your right ankle and on your left knee and sing out “Here’s the four!”
Return foot to floor and sing out “Where the O?”
With great exaggerated motion turn around, bend over, stick out your butt and point to …well, you get it.
The O was yours last night, Yankees. Great series though.
Let’s hope there are some Forty Dances next week. A four to zip sweep and we’ll Forty Dance in downtown Houston in a conga line.