saturday 9

It Must Be Him

1) This song is about a woman waiting impatiently for a phone call. Do you consider yourself patient? for most things, yes

2) Other women (most notably Shirley Bassey and Dottie West) have recorded this song. Harry James and Doc Severinson did instrumental versions. But there's no record of a male singing "Oh dear God! It must be her! Or I shall die!" Do you think that's because waiting for the phone to ring is more "a chick thing," and men simply don't do it? I can't believe there isn't a male version!

3) This recording enjoyed a sudden surge of popularity after 20 years when it was included on the soundtrack of Moonstruck, the 1987 film that won Cher an Oscar. Have you seen Moonstruck? One of my very favorite movies! It was one of the first movies that I bought the VHS, then the DVD, then the Blu-ray of!

4) This week's featured artist, Vikki Carr, was born in El Paso, TX. El Paso can proudly proclaim itself one of America's safest cities. What can your hometown be proud of? we have a vibrant town library that is a true community center

5) She was a staple on Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Telethon, raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by performing this song. Is your TV on right now? If so, what are you watching? I am not watching anything--in fact, I'm weeks behind on all my favorite shows

6) In 1971, Vikki fulfilled a dream of hers by establishing the Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation. Every year the foundation awards Hispanic American students money to use toward higher education. She says it's her way of returning "the support and encouragement she received from others" early in her career. If you could establish a charitable foundation, what cause would you like it to benefit? I would set up an education foundation for rural, at-risk students

7) In 1967, when this song was popular, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant. Today, one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States is the coronary artery bypass surgery. Have you had any surgeries? nope

8) Also in 1967, the RMS Queen Mary was retired after 31 years of service. Have you ever traveled by cruise ship? I went on a Sunset (booze) Cruise in Aruba

9) Random question: Who is your oldest living relative? my uncle is almost 100 (my paternal grandmother's brother)


Stacy said...

My town has an active library, but it never really seems to be at the center of things. The library in the town I work in, however, has one of the nicest, most active, most center of things libraries I've ever seen. I think some of it depends on the attitude of the people it caters to.
Love your charity, too. :)

I am Harriet said...

I hope to live to 100. But, you never know....
That cruise sounds like a fun one!

Bev Sykes said...

Long ago I thought it would be cool to live to 100, but watching my mother do it, I've changed my mind--all your friends are dead, your mind is gone and you don't have energy to do anything but sit and stare into space. Not for me! (She can't even watch TV because she can't understand it.)

The Gal Herself said...

That cruise sounds so glamorous!

Lori said...

Your sunset cruise sounds amazing right about now! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!