saturday 9

Ode to Billie Joe

1) This song takes places on "the third of June," which is described as "another sleepy, dusty" day. Describe the weather where you were on Friday, June 3, 2016. it was windy, chilly, cloudy, with a threat of rain

2) In this song, the family sits down to eat and discuss the doings of their friends and neighbors. Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister were at the table. Who did you have dinner with on Friday? I had lupper (lunch and supper) with my niece

3) Young Billie Joe MacAllister playfully put a frog down another kid's back. Do you see many frogs where you live? yes--we used to catch them, pet them, and set them free

4) This song made Mississippi's Tallahatchie Bridge famous. What's the name of a bridge in your neighborhood? huh--there are three major bridges around town and I don't know the names of any of them

5) Bobbie Gentry often performed with Glen Campbell. Mr. Campbell's family is very open about Glen's battle with Alzheimer's. Is anyone in your life facing this terrible disease? I have close friends whose relatives have it, but no one in my immediate family circle

6) "Ode to Billie Joe" was made into a movie directed by Max Baer, Jr. Mr. Baer is better known for playing Jethro Bodine in a famous 1960s era sitcom. Can you name it? The Beverly Hillbillies--one of my favorite shows from childhood

7) Bobbie Gentry made one of her last public appearances in 1981 on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Johnny is now seen in reruns on the Antenna TV channel. Think of the last TV show you watched. Was it new or was it a rerun? it was a rerun of a new show

8) In 1967, when this song was popular, Sweden changed its traffic laws and Swedes began driving on the right. Have you ever driven in a foreign country? If so, did you have a hard time adapting to their laws? fortunately, the foreign country drove on the same side we do!

9) Random question: Which would you rather have more of -- compliments or hugs? I would rather have hugs


The Gal Herself said...

I'm glad your frogs benefited from the "catch and release" program.

I am Harriet said...

I remember being dumped in front of the TV as a kid and watching Beverly Hillbillies and a few other similar 'rot my brain' kind of TV shows.

CountryDew said...

Did you get warts from touching the frogs? That is what I was told as a kid.

shortybear said...

good answers

Diana_CT said...

"Lupper" that is a new term for me, right now I am heading out for brunch.

Mary said...


Hugs, I think, are friendly; yet sometimes they're not clearly friendly.

I don't hug people I'm mad at or persistently don't like. I'd pretty much feel suffocated with them.

People who do, seem to be faking or scheming things.

I guess people use them for a lot of reasons, not always obvious.