Friday, October 30, 2020

Saturday 9

 Saturday 9: This Haunted House (1964)

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

1) Loretta Lynn wrote this song to help her cope with the sudden death of her friend, Patsy Cline. When they first met, Patsy was already a star and she helped Loretta become established. Did you more recently advise or receive advice? I advised. I'm always advising. I am a buttinski.

2) She sings that Patsy's is the face she sees when she turns out the light. Do you remember who or what you were thinking about when you fell asleep last night? The salad I ate too close to bedtime. BOY, I was burpy! (I wish my thoughts were more elegant, but there you go.)

3) Loretta maintains her TN ranch is haunted. She says "the moaning woman" is a harmless apparition, dressed in white. Do you believe in ghosts? Not in the Halloween, spooky sense. But in the Christian, I-know-you're-in-Heaven-so-I-know-you-see-and-hear-me sense.

4) Loretta Lynn's Ranch is now open to be public. In addition to horseback riding, fishing and camping, Loretta's ranch features shops that sell locally-sourced jams, jellies and sauces, as well as Loretta Lynn CDs and "Coal Miner's Daughter" glassware and t-shirts. Have you ever brought home an edible souvenir? Or do you prefer to remember your trips with something more lasting, like a coffee mug or t-shirt? I'm big on t-shirts and magnets. Also postcards, but they are becoming harder to find.

5) According to Reader's Digest, The Exorcist is the scariest movie of all time. Have you seen it, and if so, did it scare you? Yes, and yes.

6) Which do you find spookier: haunted houses or cemeteries? Haunted houses. I don't find cemeteries spooky at all.

7) What's the most recent Halloween costume you wore? Minnie Mouse. I believe I still have the dress somewhere. The ears wouldn't be too hard to replace, should I need to dress up again.

8) When you were a kid, did you trade your Halloween candy with siblings or friends? Yes. I swapped with my older sister and was successful. She thought I was a ridiculous nerd because I liked Mary Janes and Bit-o-Honey and would trade chocolate for them. Fine with me, because I could (and do) eat chocolate all year around, and Mary Janes and Bit-o-Honey seemed to only be plentiful around Halloween.

 9) Random question: You meet your very friendly new neighbor. She invites you over for a "get acquainted" cup of coffee tomorrow afternoon and you accept. Then you learn that she was once on trial for an axe murder ... but acquitted. Would you still go over to her house? Why not? I've never (knowingly) spent time with an accused axe murderer before.