saturday 9

Rollin' Stone

1) The title comes from the proverb, "a rolling stone gathers no moss." What do you suppose that proverb is trying to teach us? Keep on keeping on
2) The lyrics warn us not to be lazy stay-at-homes but to go out and learn about the world around us. Tell us about a place you haven't visited yet but would like to. 
3) Karen and Cubby were Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club, a TV show which ran from 1955 to 1959. Then, from 1962 to 1967, local TV stations reran it in syndication. In 1989, there was a Mickey Mouse Club reboot, which launched the careers of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilara. So The Mickey Mouse Club has entertained generations of kids. What shows did you enjoy as a child? I loved the Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, My Three Sons, and the Carol Burnett Show
4) Karen was Karen Pendleton, among the youngest of the original Mousketeers. Producers discovered her at a local dancing school. Have you ever taken dance lessons? for some unknown reason, I was forced to take dance classes when I was in second and third grade--and gymnastics--and I LOATHED both

5) When The Mickey Mouse Club ended, Karen left show business. She went to public school, graduated, got married, and had a daughter. When she was in her 30s, she was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Still, she went back to college, earning first her Bachelor's and then Master's degrees in psychology. Have you considered continuing your education? What subject would you pursue? If I went back to school it would be to earn a degree in psychology to be a therapist
6) Cubby is Cubby O'Brien, a drum prodigy who began playing professionally when he was just 8 years old. After the Mickey Mouse Club he went on to The Lawerence Welk Show. As he entered his teens, he prioritized school over TV. He later returned to television as musician on The Carol Burnett Show. He also performed in concert behind The Carpenters. Do you have a favorite Carpenters song? All of their songs!  But today I'll go with "Merry Christmas, Darling"
7) In 1958, when kids were watching the original Mickey Mouse Club during the day, adults were watching Westerns. The most popular TV shows of that year included Gunsmoke, Wagon Train and The Rifleman. Have you ever fantasized about life as a cowboy/cowgirl? no
8) Also in 1958, Dwight Eisenhower became the first President to appear on color TV. Not many Americans saw him in color, though. It wasn't until 1972 that color TVs outsold black-and-white sets. Did you ever own a black-and-white TV? I only remember color tv
9) Random question -- Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try? I did not


The Gal Herself said...

I'm surprised you didn't pass on your first try! You're like a modern day cowgirl and your car is your trusted steed.

Susan said...

My sister went back to school in her 50's to get a Masters and is a Marriage and Family counselor. she says a lot of it is depressing. I found that our when I was in college. She is a very good counselor. She was especially needed during the lockdown.

CountryDew said...

I don't know that you're ever too old to go back to school, but it does become harder as we age. I thought about being a therapist but I am so empathetic that I think it would do me in.

songbird's crazy world said...

I love Carol Burnett, I watched her show every week.

Lori said...

#3! Yes, all of those shows were favorites of mine also.
#5-my minor is in psychology. I use it all of the time. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.♥


Diana_CT said...

#3 I used to watch the Carol Burnett Show all the time, I wish they would bring back showes like that.
#5 I know of a couple of people who got their PhD in psychology recently and they can’t find a job.

Bev Sykes said...

I loved all the same TV shows, but watched them as an adult, not as a kid. I really loved Carol Burnett and enjoy the clips they show from time to time (like the Gone with the Wind scene with the curtain rods)

Stacy said...

I think I'd probably study psychology or something similar if I went back to school, too. I love what I do with adults with intellectual disabilities and it would be nice to be able to do more to help them.