Friday, August 19, 2016

Saturday 9

The Trolley Song

1) In this movie clip, everyone (except Judy) is wearing a hat. Do you wear hats for fashion, for warmth or for both? I don't wear hats. I hate hat hair. Come winter I'll flip on a hood or slip on my crocheted headphones for warmth.

2) This song is from Meet Me in St. Louis, which was a huge hit and the second highest grossing movie of 1944. When is the last time you watched a movie in the theater?  I saw an oldie from 1939, The Rains Came, with my movie group back on August 9.

3) The movie follows the Smith family as their hometown, St. Louis, to prepares to host the 1904 World's Fair. What's the biggest thing happening in your hometown? The first place Cubs! More than 30 games over .500, and with Kris Bryant, who went 5-for-5 on Thursday.

4) This week's featured artist, Judy Garland, is best known as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. That movie is shown so often that Sam thinks she may have seen it a dozen times. Is there a movie or holiday special you've seen over and over? Probably the one I've seen the most is The Sound of Music.

5) Judy admitted to being perpetually tardy. Are you usually prompt? Or are you always running late? For everything but work, I'm on time. I'm always late for work.

6) Judy's first professional performance was a rendition of "Jingle Bells" when she was just two. How old were you when you entered your chosen profession? 21.

7) Thinking of "Jingle Bells," here's a wintery question for a hot summer day: What's your favorite carol? River. It's so poignant.

8) Judy was a very demonstrative person. She enjoyed hugs and admitted that, when she nervous, she took emotional support from physically reaching out. Are you demonstrative? Not really.

9) She told Barbara Walters that people would be surprised to learn that she was a good cook and specialized in desserts. Do you have a sweet tooth? Dear God, YES!


  1. Thanks for sharing the video of "The River." It's beautiful and I don't know how, but I don't think I've ever heard it before.

  2. I've never heard that song before. If I wore a crocheted anything near my hair, the static would be crazy! The Sound of Music definitely should have been on my list.

  3. I can't get over the Cubs this year. I sure hope that they can hold on to it!

  4. I've not heard that song before either. Lovely. The Sound of Music is a great movie...but since it's a musical, I've not seen it in years (see my post for explanation).

  5. You last answer made me giggle out loud, which then caused me to have to explain to Beast why I was giggling and he said, "I'm sure she's got nuthin' on you!" which of course made me giggle again. :)

  6. I don't think I've ever heard that song before, either. It's very lovely. Thank you for sharing it.

  7. Joni Mitchell wrote so many lovely songs. James Taylor sang many of them. That is a beautiful song and performance. Thank you.

    I heard a blow by blow description of the heartbreaker for the Bears. I'm so glad to hear that the Cubbies are doing so well.

    Have a lovely weekend, Gal.

  8. I started to take the bus into Hartford, they have free parking at the bus station in the suburbs and it is $1.50 to ride the bus all day.


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