Saturday 9: If I Knew You Were Comin' (1950)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song is performed by a woman who is positively tickled to have unexpected company. How do you feel when people drop by unannounced?
A. I used to love it but now, not so much. I loved having my friend and her daughter stop by but she called several days ahead. We could clear off the dining room table and such. Odd how as you get older you can look at the clutter and see a nice space. hahaha
2) She is clearly proud of her skills in the kitchen. Do you enjoy baking? Cooking?
A. I still love to cook and bake. I just don't do much of it anymore.
3) Reference is made to hiring a band. Tell us the last time you were at an event with live music.
A. Sometime in the 80's we went to see Neil Diamond. I still love this guy... This is a lovely song but the recording is a little "bright". ouch!
After that the smokers got to us. We loved to go hear the music at watering holes and small band venues, but the smoke was horrendous. This was before smoking was banned indoors.
4) After making recordings in the early 1950s, Eileen Barton appeared on daytime TV in the early 1960s -- including a game show called Video Village. Let's say we're all headed to a TV game show taping this morning. Would you volunteer to appear as a contestant? Or would you rather just stay in the audience?
A. Since I don't know much about TV or about gaming, I'd have to stay in the audience or OUR team would take it in the shorts. lol
5) In 1961, Ms. Barton got married in Juarez, Mexico. What's the longest distance you've ever traveled to attend a wedding?
I've been to Juarez but not for a wedding. ;o) Duty free Zone! To answer the question, we drove to my niece's wedding and that was about 20 miles. She made a radiant and beautiful bride.
6) In 1950, when this song was popular, the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup. Are you looking forward to the upcoming NHL season?
A. That's about Ice Hockey, isn't it. I'd have to say no. I do love to watch the US team play in the Olympics but that's a whole different thing.
7) 1950 also marks the first time anyone in the United States paid by credit card. Do you pay with a credit card to get rewards? If yes, what rewards are you accumulating (points, cash back, airline miles)?
Well, I did participate in something that gave points toward merchandise that was called Swagbucks and was fun. And, I notice that Microsoft is giving points for something to do with web surfing, and I'll check that one out. I'm not very interested in getting anything. If I haven't already got it, it's not likely I'll ever need it. The sparkly world of "THINGS" have lost their appeal. It's my age, I'd bet.
8) In 1950, an athlete named Florence Chadwick swam the English Channel. Are you a good swimmer?
I am a very good swimmer, and I love the Pacific ocean. Most of the swimming that I did in the latter part of my life was in the ocean. It's like magic, that enormous body of water. It's not called the Pacific for no reason but mostly, I think, because it's not the Southern Ocean. The Southern Ocean is very, very intense sailing and lots of sailors had to go that way in the olden days! When they hit the Pacific it was pretty easy going! The Southern Ocean is not!
9) Random question: Think about the last "white lie" you told. Was it to spare someone's feelings, or to make your day go more smoothly?
I answered an, "I love you", with one back. It wasn't quite a white lie, it was a matter of a real inability to trust this woman based on past behavior and hurt, and, also, because I put the Commandment to Love central in my mind.
Like many, I try to live up to that all the time. Yes, I believe it to be the most important thing a human being can do- love everyone as unconditionally as we love our children and close family. And it's important to see the soul behind the wounded and flawed human being so much like ourselves.
Wow that sounds like a sermon. But them's the facts, Ma'am.
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