saturday 9


Tunnel of Love

1) In this week's song, Doris Day tries to convince her lover to share a kiss in the Tunnel of Love. What's your favorite amusement park ride? before vertigo--the Tilt-a-Whirl

2) In the 1950s, when Doris recorded this song, Tunnel of Love rides were popular in the US. Couples would climb into small boats that only seat two and float through a dark tunnel, accompanied by romantic music. Today less than 100 of these rides still exist. Have you ever taken a ride through the Tunnel of Love? no, I have not

3) This week's featured artist, Doris Day, made approximately 40 films and a TV series. She said one of her favorite things about being an actress was the clothes. She loved collaborating with the experts who created her wardrobe. Her contemporary, Betty Grable, found all the fittings boring and just let the wardrobe department do their job without offering much input. Imagine you are a performer: Would you be more like Doris or Betty? I would want to be a Betty but would end up a Doris

4) There was persistent rumor that, after Doris appeared on Bob Hope's radio show, the two had an affair. She always denied it. Have you ever been the subject of workplace gossip? yes, I have

5) Doris never liked to fly and her fear increased as she got older. After she retired, she refused to fly at all. This caused her to decline lifetime achievement awards and other events in her honor. Have you more recently extended, accepted or declined an invitation? extended

6) After show biz, Doris devoted herself animal welfare. She used to say that we should be more sensitive to the loneliness and sadness people feel when they lose a pet. Think of a time when you were grieving. What words or gestures helped you get through the difficult time? I am terrible about attending calling hours, they are creepy to me--so, what I usually do instead is create a literal space where I focus on the person, what they mean to me, and reminisce about our relationship--by honoring them my way, I find peace and comfort

7) In 1958, when this song was on the Billboard chart, "The Purple People Eater" was also popular. It's a silly song about a creature from another planet. Have you ever seen a UFO (unidentified flying object)? no

8) Also in 1958, Americans were watching 77 Sunset Strip. The show revolved around the LA-based private investigators whose office was at that address. Who is your favorite TV PI? it's really tough to narrow down--but I would make a point of watching The Rockford Files every week.  So I'll go with Jim Rockford

9) Random question -- In the 1950s, stewardesses used to famously ask passengers, "Coffee, tea, or milk?" If asked that right now, which of these three beverages would you prefer? coffee--preferably iced


songbird's crazy world said...

Jim Rockford seems to be very popular today

CountryDew said...

I don't do funerals and visitations either, mostly because the flowers and perfumes set off my asthma.

Bev Sykes said...

When you take the time to think about the one who has died and all the good things about them, do you put it on paper and send to his/her loved ones? I usually do that, and I know when I received messages like that it was a great help after the death of our kids.

The Gal Herself said...

"Calling hours." I never heard that phrase before and yet I knew exactly what you meant.

Stacy said...

I also hate going to "calling hours" and making hospital visits. I know they are important, but the inward cringe is huge when I can't avoid it.