saturday 9

Sentimental Journey

1) Doris sings that she has her bag packed. Tell us about your luggage. Is your bag easy to spot on the luggage carousel? It's orange and black, easy to spot.

2) The release of this song coincided with VE Day, and so it meant a great deal to troops returning home from Europe. What song has sentimental value for you? Why? "No More Drama" by Mary J Blige hits me where it feels.

3) As a young girl, Doris was passionate about dance. Concentrating in the studio and performing on stage helped distract her from heartache and embarrassment over her parents' divorce. When you want to escape from what's troubling you, what do you do?I withdraw into my own little world, in my apartment, in my recliner

4) Her dancing days came to an end when, at age 15, she was in a car accident and damaged her leg. During her recovery, she discovered how much she enjoyed singing with the radio, and was delighted to find others enjoyed hearing her. Tell us about a time you unexpectedly found happiness or success. I discovered I'm a really good knitter--I didn't expect to take to it as easily as I did but I love it

5) She moved from singer to actress in the late 1940s and was a major movie star for 25 years. She was paired with the most popular leading men of her time -- everyone from Clark Gable to Frank Sinatra to Rock Hudson. If you could share a kiss with any actor or actress, who would you choose? George 😍

6) 1968 was a terrible year for Doris. First, she suddenly became a widow. Then she discovered that her late husband and his business partner had squandered her money and she had to file for bankruptcy. Oh, wait! There's more! She also found that, in his role as her manager, her late husband had, without her knowledge, committed her to a weekly TV series. Do you have a 1968? What year you can point to and say, "Wow, I'm glad that's over"? 2004

7) After retiring from show business, she became an advocate for animal welfare. She has said we should be more sensitive to the loneliness, sadness and guilt people feel when they lose a pet. Think of a time you were grieving. What words or gestures helped you through? Conversely, what's something no one should ever say to someone who is hurting?
Hugs help me. And saying "It's God's will" is not helpful.

8) Doris' only child was her son, record producer Terry Melcher. Terry had a successful, years-long collaboration with The Beach Boys. Do you have a favorite Beach Boys song? I like "Surfer Girl" and "Kokomo"

9) Random question: What's one thing you've never done, but have always wanted to try? hmmm... maybe selling my knitted hats on Etsy


  1. You could be an eBay knitting magnate! That would be so cool!

    Alone time can be healing,can't it?

    No one is surprised that you chose George.

  2. I like to be alone in my thoughts too. It just helps me to calm y brain down and focus.
    Of course it is George! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


  3. We all knew you would say George. :-) I wish I liked to knit. I have tried it and managed a few scarves but it is not my thing. Oh well.

  4. I know how to crochet but not knit, it looks hard and not sure I could do anything that requires both hands at the same time. :o)) Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  5. You and George? Who knew! LOL
    You should go for it with selling your knitting! I have a couple of online friends who do that and love it. It gives them a reason to knit more. Withdrawing to sort things out is wonderful to me, too.

  6. George? Wow! Who would have thought???
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. My recliner broke a couple of weeks ago,the back broke and before I buy a new one I have to clean the house.
    Can't have a messy house for them to bring the new recliner in.