saturday 9

I Would Be In Love (Anyway)

1) Frank Sinatra sings, "If I knew then what I know now." If you were giving advice to a recent high school grad, based on that phrase, what would you say? you don't have to have your whole life planned--live in the moment and listen to your gut instincts

2) This song is about a man looking back on his marriage, which has ended. While he is sad, he is not sorry he loved her. Do you believe that it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? yes!  I learned a lot about myself by losing love

3) Sinatra married four times. He met his first wife, Nancy, when he was 19. He saw a pretty girl sitting on her front porch, giving herself a pedicure, and he rushed home for his ukulele so he could serenade her. Have you ever sung to anyone? Has anyone ever sung to you? yes and yes
4) According to Barbara, his final wife, they met when they were neighbors in Rancho Mirage, California. Sinatra had his own tennis court, needed a fourth for doubles with his houseguests, and invited the lady next door to play. Tell us about your neighbors.  directly next door is a very quiet man that is a department manager at Lowe's, below me on the left is a very quiet man that is a night auditor at the nearby hotel, and below me on the right is a dear friend of mine (also very quiet) that is a retired nurse... I have AWESOME neighbors!!!!!

5) When not performing before an audience or cameras, Sinatra often wore hats and caps because his hair was thin and his toupee annoyed him. Is there anything you wear for "dress up" that you're happy to ditch when you go casual?
control top undies

6) Frank had a sweet tooth and to the end of his life, he enjoyed chocolate-covered apricots, ordered from Lepore's in his hometown of Hoboken, NJ. If you could have any sweet treat right now, what would you request? a whoopie pie

7) This song was written specifically for Sinatra by Bob Gaudio, best known as a member of The Four Seasons. That 1960s quartet is now legendary. In addition to 25 Top Ten Hits, they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and inspired the Broadway play and movie musical, Jersey Boys. Do you have a favorite Four Seasons song? "Who Loves You"

8) In 1970, the year this record was released, The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered. Were you a fan? I won a Mary Tyler Moore Show trivia contest!  I am a superfan!

9) Random question: Have you ever named your car or truck? no, but I refer to my car as female


The Gal Herself said...

You know, you and your neighbors kind of remind me of the gang at Phyllis' house in Minneapolis. You get to be Mary, of course.

Diana_CT said...

#6 One of these days I have to try a Whoopie pie.

Lori said...

I love your answer to #1! Great advice!
Your neighbors sound awesome. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


CountryDew said...

I'm not sure I've heard of a whoopie pie; I shall have to look that up.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I'venever had a whoppie pie. They must be pretty good because so many people like them.
Your neighbors sound perfect. We both share a love of Mary Tyler Moore! She was so much fun to watch.