Saturday, June 04, 2016

Saturday 9 Ode to Billie Joe

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9 Ode to Billie Joe (1967) 

We opened the cottage up last week and it was spring cleaning time there so I didn’t have time to write Saturday 9.

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun...
If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) This song takes places on "the third of June," which is described as "another sleepy, dusty" day. Describe the weather where you were on Friday, June 3, 2016.
Overcast and cool. The temperature was in the sixties compared to the eighties on Thursday.

2) In this song, the family sits down to eat and discuss the doings of their friends and neighbors. Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister were at the table. Who did you have dinner with on Friday?
Me, myself, and I

3) Young Billie Joe MacAllister playfully put a frog down another kid's back. Do you see many frogs where you live?
Yes, I have a swamp… um… wetlands in my back year.

4) This song made Mississippi's Tallahatchie Bridge famous. What's the name of a bridge in your neighborhood?
Well we don’t have a stream large enough to name the bridge over, the nears named bridge is in Middletown the Arrigoni Bridge.

5) Bobbie Gentry often performed with Glen Campbell. Mr. Campbell's family is very open about Glen's battle with Alzheimer's. Is anyone in your life facing this terrible disease? 
My aunt had dementia.

6) "Ode to Billie Joe" was made into a movie directed by Max Baer, Jr. Mr. Baer is better known for playing Jethro Bodine in a famous 1960s era sitcom. Can you name it?
Yes, the Beverly Hillbillies

7) Bobbie Gentry made one of her last public appearances in 1981 on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Johnny is now seen in reruns on the Antenna TV channel. Think of the last TV show you watched. Was it new or was it a rerun?
It was a very old show of Murder She Wrote.

8) In 1967, when this song was popular, Sweden changed its traffic laws and Swedes began driving on the right. Have you ever driven in a foreign country? If so, did you have a hard time adapting to their laws?
No, but my father drove in Canada when I was little and it is seems like the rules are pretty much the same as here in the U.S.

9) Random question: Which would you rather have more of -- compliments or hugs?


  1. It must be cool to have critters like frogs as your neighbors.

  2. I was flipping through the channels the other night and I saw Murder She Wrote was on. All of a sudden, everyone looks young and the show looks really old. :)

  3. I sang along with the Beverly Hillbillies theme--how can I possibly remember all the words???

  4. I never watched much of Murder She Wrote, something I kind of regret now. I suspect it was much better than I originally thought.