Saturday, January 25, 2020

Saturday 9: Go Where Baby Lives

Sam’s Saturday 9: Go Where Baby Lives (1957)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) The lyrics tell us that the girl of his dreams lives up on a hill. Is there a hill near your home? Or is the terrain pretty flat where you are?
Where I live is very hilly and the is actually a small cliff behind my house about 20 feet high. I live near a mountain (everywhere else it is probably call a hill since it is only 700 feet above sea level.). All the mountains have west faced cliffs the result of an ancient fault line and the little cliff is an offshoot of the fault line running up the Connecticut valley. One time I was thinking of putting up a sign “Diana’s Fault” hopefully it would not become famous like the San Andreas Fault line.

2) Another clue to her whereabouts is that she's about a mile from town. Will you be staying close to home this weekend, or will you be traveling a mile or more?
Yup, it is suppose to be a cold and rainy weekend so I will be in front of the woodstove listening to an audible book.

3) Sam admits she's crazy about the sax solo. Is there a particular musical instrument that you love to listen to?
Not really, I like it when a friend brings her guitar to my parties.

4) This is the only record The Strollers made for States, a company based out of Chicago. States was only in existence for five years (1952-57) and this was the 63rd or 64 records released before they went out of business. Tell us about a business in your neighborhood that recently closed their doors.
Well… this is another sore point with me.
Ever since I remember there has been a tree nursery about a quarter mile down the road, they sold shrubs, trees, plants, and knickknacks like ceramic vases. The store traded hands many times over the years, it sat vacant a number of times and then it was bought by two women (one of them the daughter of a high school friend.), well another shop owner complained that they were selling knickknacks which they said it wasn’t zoned for that. The zoning board agreed and closed down the store (even though the stores have been selling the same stuff for over 50 years, my guess that there was a lot of politics behind that decision). The store has been vacant for two years now and there is a new foreclosure sign out in front.

5) More than 60 years after its initial release, this song enjoyed new popularity when Xfinity used it in commercials for their wifi. What company is your internet service provider? Are you happy with it?
I have Xfinity for both my house and cottage and I like it.

6) In researching this week's song, Sam googled "strollers" and was surprised to discover how many different types of baby buggies are available today. When did you most recently push a child in a stroller?

7) In 1957, the year this song was released, President Eisenhower celebrated his second inaugural with a parade featuring more than 50 marching bands. The mercury never quite reached 45º that day. How's the weather outside your front door?
It is 45F here right now on Friday morning.
A couple of weekends ago it was 75F and three days later the high was in the teens.

8) One of the best-selling books of 1957 was Peyton Place. This steamy saga of small town life launched two films, two television series, and several made-for-tv movies. Is there a book that you enjoyed that was successfully turned to a movie?
Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

9) A Peyton Place-inspired question: Can a man be physically unfaithful to a woman, but still love her?

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. That's too bad about the nursery. It's too bad the owner and the board couldn't reach some sort of compromise. An empty storefront doesn't do anyone any good!

  2. I can't believe I forgot Outlander!!!

  3. Sometimes government does get in the way. Sounds like one of those times.

  4. Small town politics can really suck. That's a shame about the nursery. I love your answer to #9! Not too many of us gave such definitive answers.

  5. That makes me sad about the nursery! I hate it when businesses go out of business. We have a nursery down the road from us also and I would be sad if they closed.
    I agree with you on #9. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  6. so know the feeling of the weather being unpredictable.... from nice day to freezing cold that is what the area here predicts lol
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