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Friday, May 5, 2023

Saturday 9: Come On-A My House (1951)

Come On a My House...                                                    

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

1) In this week's song, Rosemary Clooney offers us candy, peaches, pears, grapes, cake, etc. What tasty treat are you craving this morning?

2) The song was co-written by a pair of cousins more famous for their other jobs. William Saroyan was a Pulitzer Prize winning author and Ross Bagdasarian created Alvin and the Chipmunks. Tell us about one of your cousins.  

Ok.  Jesse was the oldest of all the many, many cousins from my paternal unit's side.. Jesse was the eldest of ALL of my cousins maternal as well.  He was a year and a half older than I, and he had the most beautiful green eyes and good manners.  His daddy was an Italian who was married to my  paternal Auntie.  He and I got on like a house afire.  It made me sad that he died so young, only 56.  He was a sweet and lively person, and one whom I admired.

3) The song was inspired by the cousins' recollection of their Armenian relatives encouraging friends and family to visit by promising lots of food. Who most recently invited you to their home? What was the occasion?  We went to my niece's house for Christmas a few years ago, and before the pandemic hit.  Since then there has been a lot of things happening besides the pandemic, so we haven't been going anywhere at all. 

4) This was a big hit for Rosemary Clooney. She got her start singing live on Cincinnati's WLW radio station. Today WLW is an all-news station. When you were a kid, what radio station did you tune into for the hits and new music?  Not just when I was a kid.  And that was Kasey Kasome's Top Ten.  I listened to him clear into the 1980's after which I pretty much quit listening to radio altogether.  I'm still very fond of Kasie though....RIP, sweet man.

5) Rosemary was also an actress, appearing in motion pictures and made-for-TV movies. The most famous is 1954's White Christmas. Have you seen it?  Yes, and we own a copy.  We watch it very Christmas season.  I always watch my Christmas Movies.  Even if we don't put up a tree, I watch them. lol

5) Yes, Rosemary Clooney is related George Clooney. She was his aunt. She appeared with him on ER and received an Emmy Award nomination. Do you enjoy doctor shows?  Yes, especially the real life ones.  We've found two that are about real doctors and nurses and enjoy those.  Well, except when someone dies.  But, I've had enough deaths and trauma to be case hardened except for a bit of crying and sniffling when something happens, but time marches on, doesn't it?  

Both the hospital shows we watch are about New York City hospitals. "Lennox Hill" and "Emergency NYC".  Though ER is a drama, I might give it a spin.  We have also watched "House" and liked it... sort of.  With Grouchy doctors, as caustic as House, I'm not sure I want to know they even exist! 👀

7) In 1951, when this song was #1, Yankees superstar Joe DiMaggio retired from baseball. He remained in the public eye, endorsing products and acting as Major League Baseball's ambassador around the world. His second marriage, a few years after his retirement, was almost as legendary as his baseball career. Without looking it up, do you know who his bride was?  If he isn't the one who married and buried Marylin, then no, I don't know.  I don't like the way he treated that lovely human being.  Flowers after you're long dead mean nothing to you....   You've already been swooped up into the ether and are on your way home. 

8) Also in 1951, I Love Lucy premiered and has never been off the air since. That's right: for 72 years, without interruption, viewers have been entertained by the Ricardos and Mertzes. When you think of I Love Lucy, what's the first thing that comes to mind?  Lucy trying to keep up with that production line, 💗

9) Random question -- You're playing roulette and suddenly doubled your winnings. Do you walk away when you're ahead, or do you stay at the table to play your winning streak?  Having never gambled, I would walk away, figuring lightning does NOT strike twice. 

Thank you, Sam, for Saturday 9 every week.  It's "Bonzar!"  Bonzar, if you didn't know means  THIS and it's all good.  

Dear Readers:  This is always a fun MEME for a Saturday.  To play along, got HERE.  I promise you will love to read the other Saturday Niner's Posts and maybe feel like joining in.  

Ciao Bella!  


  1. Bonzar! Cool word, thank you.
    Lucy and the chocolates is a very good choice.

  2. I was always glued to Kasey back in the day and I love that our little local station now replays him every Sunday morning. It's a great trip down memory lane.

  3. #4 Ditto, I used to listen to him when I was doing my homework.
    #8 I think that we all picked that show. It was a classic!

  4. Replies
    1. He has a lot of fans in the Saturday Nine crowd. yep! He was very special, and always put me in a good mood with his cheerful voice and manner.

  5. I too listened to American Top 40 and Kasey for a very long time. I used to have cassette tapes full of his shows. I wonder what happened to them.

    1. I loved that show, too. It would be lovely if you could find those somewhere. I wonder if some of his old shows have ever been re-run?

  6. I watched House for many years, until his personality and the way he treated patients finally got to me so I stopped watching. I'm a big doctor show watcher otherwise.

  7. I hear you, Bev. "House" got on my nerves as well. I really love reality shows about nurses and doctors, primarily.


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