saturday 9

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

In memory of David Cassidy, who died on 11/21/17.

1) This song mentions celebrating the holidays in "the new old-fashioned way." What's a holiday tradition that began with you (or your generation)? watching Hallmark Christmas movies with my parents on Thanksgiving weekend

2) The lyrics include dancing, caroling and pumpkin pie. Will you enjoy any of those three between now and year-end? I will enjoy caroling and pumpkin pie

3) David Cassidy and The Partridge Family were intensely popular for a short period of time. For example, this song was from the best-selling Christmas album of the 1971 holiday season. Have you added any holiday music to your collection this year? I have to say I was shocked that this album is from 1971--shocked! I am listening to Leslie Odom Jr's Simply Christmas

4) In 1971, the official David Cassidy fan club had a membership that exceeded both Elvis' and The Beatles'. Have you ever joined a fan club? I don't think I ever have

5) David recalled that his first hero growing up was the Yankees' Mickey Mantle. When you were a little kid, what grown-up did you look up to? this is a weird answer--but because my mum died when I was so little, and people always fondly remembered her, I wanted to live up to that legacy. To this day, people still remark about what a wonderful person she was.

6) David was a notoriously bad driver. In 1990, he was sentenced to traffic school for speeding. He was late for the class because he was stopped for speeding en route. Do you have a "lead foot?" wellllllllllll--yes, but within reason--I mean, only when it's safe (like the roads aren't icy)

7) David's parents divorced when he was only four years old. He and his mom lived with her parents until he was 10. Have you ever lived in an extended, multi-generational household? I have not

8) In 1971, when David and the Partridge Family were at their height, the US Mint introduced the Eisenhower Silver Dollar. Think of the last thing you bought. Did you pay with cash or plastic or your phone?
I used a gift card

9) Random holiday question: Let's talk regifting. Tell us about a time you regifted, or you received a present you suspect was regifted.
regifting doesn't bother me at all, getting or giving, if it's something useful to someone else


Diana_CT said...

I don't think that it was a weird answer but a beautiful and loving answer.

I am Harriet said...

I have friends who sit around watching those Hallmark/Lifetime movies all day long. I have no idea how they do it..

zippiknits...sometimes said...

#5: You’ve had your special angel guiding you, and that can’t be bad...lovely answer.
I can’t see how people can even drive in icy conditions. We hear constantly that California drivers can’t drive in rain. And, it’s true! They slow down for nothing!

CountryDew said...

My HUSBAND sat and watched 3 Hallmark movies last weekend. I was stunned.

Stacy said...

I don't always get into the Hallmark spirit, but I've been on a kick this year and enjoying mini marathons every weekend. I'll be doing that tomorrow since my husband will be working.
I loved your answer about your mom and how touching that people still remember her as a wonderful person after so many years. That is quite a legacy.

The Gal Herself said...

Your mom lives on. I think that's beautiful.