saturday 9

Go Where Baby Lives

1) The lyrics tell us that the girl of his dreams lives up on a hill. Is there a hill near your home? Or is the terrain pretty flat where you are? I live half-way up a hill

2) Another clue to her whereabouts is that she's about a mile from town. Will you be staying close to home this weekend, or will you be traveling a mile or more? now that laundry is done, I'm staying put!

3) Sam admits she's crazy about the sax solo. Is there a particular musical instrument that you love to listen to? I love the cello and piano and guitar (acoustic, especially)

4) This is the only record The Strollers made for States, a company based out of Chicago. States was only in existence for five years (1952-57) and this was the 63rd or 64 records released before they went out of business. Tell us about a business in your neighborhood that recently closed their doors. sadly, The Pizza Box closed--they had a sweet tomato sauce that I really loved

5) More than 60 years after its initial release, this song enjoyed new popularity when Xfinity used it in commercials for their wifi. What company is your internet service provider? Are you happy with it? I have Spectrum and I like it fine

6) In researching this week's song, Sam googled "strollers" and was surprised to discover how many different types of baby buggies are available today. When did you most recently push a child in a stroller? last summer when my nephew and his young family were visiting, I had the honor of pushing baby Fletcher (who just turned one)

7) In 1957, the year this song was released, President Eisenhower celebrated his second inaugural with a parade featuring more than 50 marching bands. The mercury never quite reached 45ยบ that day. How's the weather outside your front door? it feels balmy and it's 23 degrees

8) One of the best-selling books of 1957 was Peyton Place. This steamy saga of small town life launched two films, two television series, and several made-for-tv movies. Is there a book that you enjoyed that was successfully turned to a movie? The Princess Bride and Stardust

9) A Peyton Place-inspired question: Can a man be physically unfaithful to a woman, but still love her? yes


Diana_CT said...

I like acoustical guitars, I am at an age where loud music and I just don't get along. When the band starts its time for me to leave.

CountryDew said...

23 is balmy? Yikes. We're in the upper 40s - it wasn't supposed to be that warm. I don't mind when the weather folks miss in the wrong direction.

The Gal Herself said...

Oooh! Princess Bride is a good choice, too! It's like GWTW in that the movie leaves a lot out, but what's there is funny and faithful to the book.

Stacy said...

It has rained here all day, but the temperature has stayed around 40. I think they're still predicting snow for tonight, but who knows? I went running around with my mom today and would love to just crash now, but we're going up to Mom's for supper and then the grands are coming to stay for a few hours. I love Princess Bride, but I've never read the book.

Lori said...

We had a pizza place here close down a couple of years ago that had sweet sauce. You made me think of them. They were called Bud and Walt's. They had such good pizza. I miss them. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


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