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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Saturday 9: Gotta keep movin.. Gotta Travel On...

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! 

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Saturday 9: Gotta Travel On (1959)

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

Gal, that's a cute song.  I remember it.  

1) In this song, the Billy Grammer sings that "summer's almost gone, winter's coming on." When you look out your window, do you see any evidence that the seasons are changing?
No, not really, though I know it's coming because the evening light has grown shorter.  I don't even see any signs of Fall.  This is Southern California and the leaves this far south don't even turn until somewhere around November.  Just in time for Thanksgiving!

2) He admits he has laid around and played around for too long. Do you consider lazy days to be wasted days?
I am old enough to appreciate Lazy Days for what they are, a Rest.  
Life can turn dreadfully "busy" overnight, and mine has been far too "busy" since I turned 50 for me to think of these rest days as "lazy".  They are REST days for later, something to look back on when I (inevitably) must tell myself, "This too shall pass".

3) Billy relaxed by fishing. Tell us about a visit you made to a pier, or a ride you took on a boat, this past year. (Bonus points if you went fishing!)
I haven't been to sea in a boat since we went whale watching with our Audubon club a long time ago.  I'd love to sail again.  But it's not an option.  Fishing is long ago in the past.  I used to surf cast and that's the most fun I ever had fishing.  It was lovely to watch that line sing out over the waves and land in the water, a long, long way out there...... 

4) Born in 1925, Mr. Grammer was the eldest of 13 children. He and his wife Ruth were childless. What do you think is the ideal size for a family? 
Being childless is fine if that's the way you roll, and though I'm not sure I could go as far as having a family of 13 in the "have em"column I, personally, am glad we had a family.  
I don't think about ideal sizes of families.  It's a personal choice.  
An the fun side:  A Rockhound friend who was a nurse, a Texan, and a depression baby, said, in that twangy Texas accent I'd grown to love, "My mother used to say, 'I wouldn't take a million dollars for any of my children, but I wouldn't give you a nickle for another.' "  
I'm sure that many people in my generation, or older, know that saying.  

5) This song was very popular on juke boxes back in 1959. When were you last in a bar or restaurant that had a juke box? Did you play it?
I haven't seen a Juke Box in Ages.   I think the last time I played one was in a quiet, and cute, little restaurant when we decided to play the flip-side of "Stairway to Heaven" which, of course, is quite beautiful.  THAT song, "Black Dog" is something I don't recommend in any way, shape, or form.  It was embarrassing. We hung our heads and looked sheepish. 

6) In 1959, movie tickets zoomed up in price to $1.00 and Ben Hur was the big blockbuster. What's the last movie you saw in a theater? Do you remember how much the ticket cost?
We went, the last time ever, to see a movie that was in theaters before "Master and Commander" was released.  So it was in Summer of 2003 (Had to look that up).  I remember seeing the poster for the coming release of that movie in the window.  Our tickets were discounted because we were seniors, so maybe they were only $7 each?  We saw that movie but at home.  I want to see that movie again... *puts up a stickie note*

7) Huckleberry Hound was a hit with the younger audience in 1959. What cartoon did you enjoy as a kid? 
I was 16 in 1959, and watched my favorite from time to time with my little sister.  It is, "Rocky and Bullwinkle", with a side of "Foghorn Leghorn".   Thanks for the pleasant memories.

8) In 1959, continuing dramas (soap operas) were still broadcast each day on the radio. When you turn on the radio, do you listen for talk, news, or music?
What's a radio?  Never talk or news...And, all kidding aside,  I haven't listened to a radio for decades.  Music was the ONLY thing I used to listen to on a radio but that was over 40 years ago.  

Meanwhile, we've had boomboxes, and a lovely stereo system at home, now defunct, and all our vans, trucks, and the Jeep had great sound systems.  At home, I played LPs, 8 tracks, cassette tapes or CDs and did this ASAP.... Gah.. radio?  But, now I listen to my music on my IPod or the PC. 

I thank God for YouTube!  Or should it be Euturpe?  Not quite a pun, but close. lol

"La Muse Euterpe"

byJohann Heinrich Tischbein l'Aîné

9) Random question -- Which competition would you rather judge: The Pillsbury Bake Off, The Miss America Pageant, or Dancing with the Stars? 
I'm really no judge at all of dancing or beauty, so I'll take The Pillsbury Bake Off.  It would be nice to have the side benefit of all those good things to eat.  I feel fully qualified to judge good cooking.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend! 


  1. Love your answer to #5! I hope it wasn't as long as "Stairway to Heaven."

    1. Lol. It actually seemed LONGER... but I'm sure it was just the embarrassment. Hahaha!

  2. Ha! At what The Gal said. Make sure you give yourself those lazy days. There hasn't been an actual study done, but my supervisor told me that they've noticed a lot of the dementia patients had stressful jobs or lives and they are beginning to wonder if there is some connection. Have a wonderful day, Zip!

    1. Well, I hope that's not the case, or I'll probably end up with it. Sometimes a person has no choice about the stress in their life. I am taking plenty of lazy days. Also, I'm refusing to take on anymore stress. 70 years is enough.
      Hope you have a lovely Sunday, Stacy. Eat some chocolate, too. heehee

  3. I could go for the bake off and the treats, too!

    1. Let's do this! We need to be able to have some fun eating food we haven't had to prepare that has also been vetted, i.e. Done under the watchful eyes of food experts other than us, the mere judges. lol

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    1. No, Darlin' only back in the day... They had an incredibly short run, didn't they?

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    1. Yah, it was NUTS! I haven't trusted myself to pick a song on a juke box since then. lol

  6. Hi Zippy! I wish things would slow down. I am close to 50 and never busier. It is crazy. I look forward to these memes so I can just relax and enjoy reading about friends. Have a nice weekend! I enjoyed your answers!


    1. I love the three weekend memes, too. It's nice to have some fun reading your friend's thoughts about varied and sundry things. It sure beats having to run all over the half acre looking for cool spots or uncrowded beaches... Dream on Z! Lol Enjoy your Sunday, my friend!

  7. One time during college we were trying to rid the local hangout of the jocks (they were noisy and rude) so we put lots of quarters in the juke box and played the same song over and over (it may have been We Are The World) until they jocks left! Then we unplugged it and played all kinds of fun music. :)

    1. See, you were born to be a rebel! hahaha.. And, I could have unplugged that machine and had it reset to default? wow! who knew?
      Seriously, Jocks think the world revolves around them, so it's good to know the rest of you got RID of them. What a cute college story!

  8. I think music is a great relaxer. I play it all the time - even on the radio. But more and more I use other things like Alexa or music on my cellphone. New music doesn't do much for me.

    1. Music is one of the best things that is a human creation, ever so much as I'd like to credit the birds for it...
      Also, I'm looking for alternatives to my ipod, but haven't settled on any one thing, yet. I'll think through all the options. I hate being tracked through my music so I'm wanting to be careful. New music? Ya, I'm pretty "MEH" about it, too.

  9. Holy Cow- Foghorn Leghorn. 'I say boai.. ' Once I was was waiting in line somewhere and the guy behind me sounded just like Foghorn. I had a tough time not cracking up. The guy would not shut up either. ha ha

    Hope you are doing well Zip!

    1. I can't imagine being trapped anywhere with a guy who sounds like Foghorn Leghorn. LOL! It might have been fun and entertaining,though, as you pointed out. hahaha!
      I'm going in and out of sanity but wow, I think many of us are.
      I say, "Desperate times, Boai"! If it isn't the Yellow Menace, China, or the Red Menace, Russia, it's the Orange Menace! All hot colors, have you noticed the trend? *wink* *wink*


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