It is time once again for the Bloom Day Parade. The fifteenth (or close to it) of each month the blogdom comes together to show what is blooming in their gardens, thanks to the wonderful idea of Carol of May Dreams Gardens. So, rather than bore you with a lot of chatter, it will be just the facts, er names, ma’am. Volunteer morning glory, Ipomoea tricolor.
And there you have it, ala Joe Friday (Jack Webb) of the radio, then early days of television, program Dragnet. His actual phrase was, “All we want, (or know) are the facts, ma’am.” A popular recording by Stan Freberg that spoofed the serious Sargeant Friday used the now famous phrase “I just want to get the facts, ma’am.” That phrase entered the collective memory and exists still today, shortened to what is used in this blog post title.