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Friday, November 16, 2018

Sentimental, Saturday 9, Journey...Doris Day

Sentimental Journey

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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1) Doris sings that she has her bag packed. Tell us about your luggage. Is your bag easy to spot on the luggage carousel?
Yes. I have no trouble spotting mine.

  And that song is so short.  I used to sing it, along with my mother, because one thing my parents had, early on, was a record player. 

2) The release of this song coincided with VE Day, and so it meant a great deal to troops returning home from Europe. What song has sentimental value for you? Why?  I can't think of a special song. sorry...  But, I think it's time to go watch funny movies.  I'll be thinking of a tiny girl, darling...and her Hello Kitty slippers...She said they had super powers and that they made her feel better...
 3) As a young girl, Doris was passionate about dance. Concentrating in the studio and performing on stage helped distract her from heartache and embarrassment over her parents' divorce. When you want to escape from what's troubling you, what do you do?
I watch funny movies.

4) Her dancing days came to an end when, at age 15, she was in a car accident and damaged her leg. During her recovery, she discovered how much she enjoyed singing with the radio, and was delighted to find others enjoyed hearing her. Tell us about a time you unexpectedly found happiness or success.
I think the turning point in my life was finding my DH at the neighbor's party that year.  That was totally unexpected, and sort of a personal miracle.

5) She moved from singer to actress in the late 1940s and was a major movie star for 25 years. She was paired with the most popular leading men of her time -- everyone from Clark Gable to Frank Sinatra to Rock Hudson. If you could share a kiss with any actor or actress, who would you choose?
I would kiss Bette Midler on the cheek.  She could kiss me back if she felt so inclined.  She is an inspiration to me in her animal welfare work.

....OMG....I just looked up the correct spelling of her last name and came across "The TWEET!"

Good lord, I think I'll kiss her TWICE!  And, I just saw "the photo"!....  I've been OFF Melania since she rushed her parents here, under the radar, into full citizenship, using her new "special powers."  This whole thing gets more surreal by the second.   For the record, I have always liked Bette.  I think she has a gorgeous voice!

6) 1968 was a terrible year for Doris. First, she suddenly became a widow. Then she discovered that her late husband and his business partner had squandered her money and she had to file for bankruptcy. Oh, wait! There's more! She also found that, in his role as her manager, her late husband had, without her knowledge, committed her to a weekly TV series. Do you have a 1968? What year you can point to and say, "Wow, I'm glad that's over"? 

Not a personal 1968, really.  I will be glad when this DAY is over, though, and I am back home, so I'll say "Wow, I'm glad that is over!"  Personal junk...
About Doris Day, she was only one of many who had to have a MALE handler.  I am SO glad those days are over!
7) After retiring from show business, she became an advocate for animal welfare. She has said we should be more sensitive to the loneliness, sadness and guilt people feel when they lose a pet. Think of a time you were grieving. What words or gestures helped you through? Conversely, what's something no one should ever say to someone who is hurting?  I'll tell you when I'm through it.  And what would I tell someone who was grieving?  

I have no idea.  I'd just cry with them I reckon, and hold them.  Some things you just don't "get over".  You feel your heart sink every single time that something reminds you of them.
8) Doris' only child was her son, record producer Terry Melcher. Terry had a successful, years-long collaboration with The Beach Boys. Do you have a favorite Beach Boys song? 

Yes, this one:

9) Random question: What's one thing you've never done, but have always wanted to try?   

I'd like to try out "Being Rich".  I've heard it can be wonderful.  ;o)


  1. YES Zippi!!! I want to try out being rich too! That is such a good answer!
    I love Surfin' USA! The Beach Boys are so good. Loved your answers!! Have a nice weekend.


    1. Wouldn’t it be fun to cut loose with all that money?! We could throw a great, big party by flying everyone into Chicago to watch a Cubs game with Gal in a sky box. Yes, catered and five star hotel stay afterward.

  2. If you ever become Mme Rich, please remember how much joy I brought you with these Saturday 9 questions. I would accept cash remuneration.

  3. Every now and then Bette will pop up on my Facebook timeline. She really is a hoot!

    1. She’s one peppy senorita, for sure. I also think her rendition of the song,”Evergreen” is the most beautiful song ever recorded.
      Have a great week, Harriet. I’m in recovery from eye surgery so will be pretty quiet. But I’m going to be fine. Just can’t wear glasses...

  4. Hi!! Ok, I saw your comment on the blog and it was through google+ and I noticed no other way to comment for others...and I didn't get an email saying you comments, so I looked into it. So I chose 'embedded' comments and made sure of my email and noticed the 'google+' comment ability went away! I have nooooo idea why it's either-or. *sigh* plus I'm not really out there with google+ , so I'm keeping it the normal way. take a look test it out. Gosh, it used to be so easy! LOL

    1. They don't make it very easy do they? I sent you a reply on your current post over at the Oasis...
      I'll also send it to you in an email.. Love you! I'm wishing you a lovely holiday and yes, bake stuff it's good for the soul. Soul food to use a beloved mom's recipe. Take care.. Hugs!


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