On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) Frank Sinatra sings, "If I knew then what I know now." If you were giving advice to a recent high school grad, based on that phrase, what would you say?
Life never goes as planned. Look around and take time to smell the roses.
2) This song is about a man looking back on his marriage, which has ended. While he is sad, he is not sorry he loved her. Do you believe that it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?
I have loved, not many, but a few and they all brought changes for the good.
3) Sinatra married four times. He met his first wife, Nancy, when he was 19. He saw a pretty girl sitting on her front porch, giving herself a pedicure, and he rushed home for his ukulele so he could serenade her. Have you ever sung to anyone? Has anyone ever sung to you?
Nope, and nope. You really don’t want to hear me sing.
4) According to Barbara, his final wife, they met when they were neighbors in Rancho Mirage, California. Sinatra had his own tennis court, needed a fourth for doubles with his houseguests, and invited the lady next door to play. Tell us about your neighbors.
Well in my neighborhood, everyone has their lawns mowed, driveway plowed, and has remote controlled garage doors so you never see them outside except when they walk down to the mailbox… and that includes me. If I am outdoors then I am usually on my back deck.
5) When not performing before an audience or cameras, Sinatra often wore hats and caps because his hair was thin and his toupee annoyed him. Is there anything you wear for "dress up" that you're happy to ditch when you go casual?
My bra. If I’m hanging out in the house and wearing a baggy blouse.
6) Frank had a sweet tooth and to the end of his life, he enjoyed chocolate-covered apricots, ordered from Lepore's in his hometown of Hoboken, NJ. If you could have any sweet treat right now, what would you request?
I am so lucky right down the road is a “Zagat-Rated French Bakery, Pastry Shop, and Bistro” their pastries are made in heaven. Before the plague the lines every morning were 30 – 40 minutes long, now you can order online the day before for pickup.
7) This song was written specifically for Sinatra by Bob Gaudio, best known as a member of The Four Seasons. That 1960s quartet is now legendary. In addition to 25 Top Ten Hits, they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and inspired the Broadway play and movie musical, Jersey Boys. Do you have a favorite Four Seasons song?
Can't Take Me Eyes Off of You and the runner up is Walk Like A Man, third place is Sherry
8) In 1970, the year this record was released, The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered. Were you a fan?
Yes, I used to watch it all the time and now when I watch it on channels that has shows from that era,
9) Random question: Have you ever named your car or truck?
Nope. But when my niece and nephews were young they called my father’s car “Yellow Bird.”