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2006:  Kill Me, Kill Me Not
2007: A Senior Pajama Party
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2009:  Eight is Enough
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22 February 2020


Saturday 9: Buttons & Bows (1948)

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

1) The lyrics extol the beauty of "rings and things and buttons and bows." When you're getting dressed, do you give much thought to accessorizing?

I don't wear much jewelry--earrings and once in a while a necklace--so I don't give much thought to accessorizing unless it's a holiday.  I have earrings for Valentine's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, as well as for a few holidays of my own.

2) Dinah Shore sings that she doesn't want to live where the cactus hurts her toes. Sam can sympathize, as she has a blister on one of her toes from where her winter boots rub. Do you have any aches and pains to report this morning?

Most of my body aches all the time, tho I don't notice it unless I'm getting up from sitting or if I'm walking.  I'm so used to it, I don't really think about it.  On a scale of 1-10, it probably vacillates between 2 and 5 or 6.

3) Dinah was such a popular entertainer that people were surprised to learn she earned a degree in sociology from Vanderbilt University. What is something we'd be surprised to know about you?

A book I wrote is in the Library of Congress.  I was also a cake decorator for a few years.  And I do not have a college degree.

4) Dinah's was the best selling version of this song, which was introduced by Bob Hope in the movie The Paleface. Hope had success early in his career as a song-and-dance man on Broadway. Are you better at telling jokes, singing or dancing?

Well, none of those, actually, but if I had to choose one, jokes, though with "senior brain" I often can't remember them well.  But my voice changed a few years ago, so I have a vocal range of about 3 notes most of the time, and as far as dancing is concerned...I assume you've seen Disney's hippos in Fantasia, right?  They are better than I am.

5) Both Bob and Dinah donated their time to entertaining the troops in WWII. It was during a USO tour that Dinah met and fell in love with actor George Montgomery, who was serving in the Air Force. They were married for 20 years and had two children. Their daughter followed her parents into show business and became an actress. If a young person asked you for career advice, what would you tell them?

Do what makes you happy.  Don't base career decisions on money.  You'll be working a very long time.  It's terrible if you hate what you're doing.

6) Dinah was an avid golfer and even sponsored an LPGA tournament. She was also an excellent cook who hosted TV cooking segments. Which would you find more relaxing -- an afternoon on the golf course or in the kitchen?

Oh definitely in the kitchen.  I don't know how to play golf.  I can stumble through miniature golf, but that's about it.

7) In 1948, the year this record was a hit, Scrabble was introduced. Do you prefer word games, card games, board games or jigsaw puzzles?

I enjoy all and love jigsaw puzzles, but I play computer word games mostly.

8) Also in 1948, LPs (33 1/3 rpm records) were introduced. Do you have any vinyl records in your home?

just a few.


9) Random question -- Which of these would you consider the greatest insult: to be called boring, untrustworthy or stupid?


No questions about Burt Reynolds???



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