Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saturday 9: Tammy

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Tammy (1957)
In celebration of Debbie Reynolds

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1. In this song,Tammy sings of being able to hear "the breeze from the bayou." What sounds can you hear as you answer these questions? 
The hiss of my tinnitus.

2. This week's song was the theme of a popular movie about a girl who grew up on a houseboat in Mississippi. Looking back on 2016, did you spend much time on or around water?
A lot. After all we have a lakeside cottage in New Hampshire.

3. In addition to being an Oscar-nominated actress, this week's artist, Debbie Reynolds, was a big movie fan. She amassed an amazing cache of movie memorabilia. Do you collect anything?
Parking tickets… Just kidding, I don’t collect anything.

4. Though she never won a competitive Oscar for acting, Debbie Reynolds was awarded the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award earlier this year for 60 years of charity work. While she supported many causes throughout her life, one she was closest to was The Girl Scouts. She was not only a Scout herself, she was a leader when daughter Carrie was young and a fundraiser throughout her life. Were you ever in Boy or Girl Scouts?
Yes, and I will let guess which one.

6. The New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations in both Disney World in Florida and Sydney, Australia coordinate pyrotechnics and music. Are you expecting either fireworks or live music on your New Year's Eve celebration?

7. According to the National Insurance Bureau, more cars are stolen on New Year's Eve than any other single day. Are you confident your vehicle(s) will be safe and sound this Saturday night?
Yes, it will be parked in the garage and I will be binge watching Outlander with a pizza and a beer.

8. Do you have any New Year's Resolutions for 2017?
Yes, not to make any New Year’s Resolutions… OH wait, I just broke it by making a resolution.

9. Looking back on 2016, what surprised you?
Well, I think the biggest surprise was waking up at 3 AM on November 9th and finding out that Trump won.


The Gal Herself said...

Glad you were kidding about collecting parking tickets, because that would be a very expensive hobby! Happy New Year!

Katie Eggeman said...

I know if we could use our RV more, I would have a few water adventures. Happy New Year!

I am Harriet said...

My husband use to collect those too when we lived in a real city...

Happy New Year Diana!

CountryDew said...

My tinnitus rings. It comes and goes. I am sorry you have it, too.

Happy New Year to you. I hope 2017 is kind to all of us.

Cat. said...


Happy new year. I don't do resolutions either.

Kwizgiver said...

I need to read the Outlander books because I'm hooked on the TV series!