I Dream of Jeannie, Cocoa Beach, Clean Fun, 1812 Overture, Fact Checks, and Manufactured Housing News


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For years, mainstream morning news programs were a mixture of the light hearted and more serious news.

Last night at this time, and during the weekend, the MHProNews team family were in a hotel suite overlooking famous Cocoa Beach. As our publisher’s brother, who celebrated a birthday yesterday said as a reminder in a text, Cocoa Beach is where part of the story of the classic TV comedy, “I Dream of Jeannie” was told. If you’ve not watched an episode or two on a TVLand type classic cable show, here is a video clip. It’s a reminder that before Dallas and the rouge, Larry Hagman was able to do comedy. Never type cast a good actor, nor a fine media source.



For surfers and tourists, Cocoa Beach is a treasured spot. The world-famous Kennedy Space Center is nearby. A local Mexican restaurant we dined at had good service, food, and drinks. Beach bikes, tourist traps of all kinds, restaurants, churches, mobile and manufactured homes mixed among conventional housing communities, there is much going on in this fabled town. We popped the cork on a nice bottle of Malbec as we sat on the balcony overlooking the beach.  The waves crashing ashore were their own music.

Good, clean fun.

We periodically recall for our own reasons the memory of the late Howard Walker of Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) fame. Walker was a serious man, but he liked a good meal, enjoyed the classics, and had his own idea fun and entertainment. The 1812 Overture selection this Monday Morning is a piece of classical entertainment, and Walker loved classical music. It’s said by researchers that listening to classical music, especially in one’s youth, is good for the mind. For the impatient, starting at about 17:45, you can hear one of those interludes by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017 performance that is referenced below about video about the 1812. 



“…The 1812 Overture went on to become one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular works, along with his ballet scores to The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake,” says Wikipedia

Our publisher has said during business meetings and various presentations that while he listened to the 1812 Overture in his youth, it wasn’t until he became an adult that he realized that Tchaikovsky was musically poking fun at Napoleon and his army’s invasion of Russia. Tchaikovsky did so by mixing in elements of the French National anthem into his 1812 composition. It’s his view, not necessarily that of others, that the 1812 Overture was both serious, inspirational, and a satirical musical movement, all in the same symphony.

Like some morning news shows, MHProNews likes to mix the fun in with the serious, all for specific reasons that the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis must think about.


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All of the above are HUD Code manufactured homes, built years before the Clayton-MHI backed new class of homes. Newcomers to the website not familiar with modern manufactured homes, learn more by clicking the image above or the link here.

There are countless ways, as some MHLivingNews and MHProNews stories remind readers, that someone can weave a serious topic into something light-hearted. Here’s proof.

We believe in the value fact checks as well as fun. We think fact checks are potentially a method that can be used to breakthrough on the affordable housing front with manufactured home solutions. We think fact checks by Snopes or other ‘fact checkers’ could be a way of demonstrating just how reliable our reports and analysis are to manufactured home owners on MHLivingNews, or to professionals, investors, advocates, and public officials here on MHProNews.




There are already numbers of HUD Code manufactured home owners as well as mobile homeowners who have informed us via email that they have submitted the story linked below for fact checking by Snopes.

Please go to:


Ask them to fact check the link below.

That can be done in seconds, with your name and the link.

Here is how our publisher did it.


It only takes about 20 to 30 seconds.


There are manufactured home industry professionals who have told us that they too have also submitted that same link to Snopes for a fact check.

One gent went a step beyond, and on his own initiative, submitted that link to the Washington Post’s fact check site. Bravo!

We are confident in our reports and analysis. On this Monday morning, we invite you to take about 30 seconds and submit that link to Snopes too. It can’t hurt, and could help in several ways.

Antitrust action is but one method to change the fortunes of thousands of manufactured housing independents, as it could perhaps millions or current and potential manufactured home owners. Sunlight is another. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, so the saying goes.

More Florida sunshine and disinfecting lies ahead.




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As we approach our 10th anniversary online with MHProNews, we say “Thank you” to all our news tip sources, sponsors, clients, and untold tens of thousands of readers like you who logon here day by day. Together, we can break through on the issues that matter most in Manufactured Housing. Step by step, we are rolling out how that breakthrough could or will occur.

A brand-new fact-check, the business daily market, and a serious news story are just ahead later today, so stay tuned.



That’s your Monday, Monday pre-dawn installment of your #1, most-read trade media. A mix of fun, music, satire, comedy, plus the unvarnished facts are laid out for you here at your home of manufactured home “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, periodic entertainment, inspiration, and commentary.)

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