saturday 9

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe 

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Judy Garland sings about the train whistle and wheels. What sounds make you happy? I love the sound of velcro and giggling
2) She tells us that, since she loves dreaming of train travel, she must have "a little gypsy in her heart." How about you? Do you often dream of visiting faraway places? faraway and not so faraway places
3) Judy sings about a future when she's "old and gray and settled down." At what age do you consider a person is old?  80
4) This song is from the movie, The Harvey Girls. Filming was a time of stress for Judy. She was appearing before the cameras by day (she sprained her ankle in a scene where slips down a hill), recording the soundtrack by night, and dealing with lawyers regarding her divorce from composer David Rose. Yet watching the movie, none of the tension shows. Do you work well under pressure? I think I do, I mean... I'm a high school teacher
5) Judy relaxed on the set by knitting and would make blankets and caps for the children of crew members. Do you knit?  YES!!!
6) Judy admitted she had a problem with tardiness. Do you strive to be prompt? yes--or I'm early
7) In 1946, when this song was on the radio, cigarette cases were very popular. Since these metal cases were standard issue in the Army during WWII, many soldiers got into the habit of using them and continued to after the war ended. Women often carried fabric or leather cigarette cases that closed with a clasp like a coin purse. In the 1940s, elegant cigarette cases were a fashionable gift but today, they are largely forgotten. Did you ever carry one? Do you know anyone who did? no to both
8) Also in 1946, bikinis appeared for the first time on runways in Paris. How often did you don swimwear during 2022? not even once
9) Random question: Thinking of your past romantic involvements, were you truly in love with one of them, some of them, or all of them? one of them


The Gal Herself said...

Yeah, I kinda thought that knitting question was a lob across the plate for you. :)

songbird's crazy world said...

Velcro makes a sound?

CountryDew said...

Now I am trying to imagine a piece of giggling velcro, laughing every time one pulls it apart . . .

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Oh yes, it's 80! lol And I'm wearing a velcro wrist thinga today. Should I send you a recording?
KNITTING IS FUN! Even if it causes some wrist problems in the ... er.. elderly. hahaha
Happy Knitting!