Saturday, December 02, 2023

Saturday 9: Rollin' Stone

 Saturday 9: Rollin' Stone (1958)

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

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The title comes from the proverb, "a rolling stone gathers no moss." What do you suppose that proverb is trying to teach us?
I think it means those who keep moving grows no roots.

2) The lyrics warn us not to be lazy stay-at-homes but to go out and learn about the world around us. Tell us about a place you haven't visited yet but would like to.
The national parks out west and a train trip through the Canadian Rockies.

3) Karen and Cubby were Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club, a TV show which ran from 1955 to 1959. Then, from 1962 to 1967, local TV stations reran it in syndication. In 1989, there was a Mickey Mouse Club reboot, which launched the careers of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilara. So The Mickey Mouse Club has entertained generations of kids. What shows did you enjoy as a child?
The Mickey Mouse Club, I always want to be like Annette Funicello.

4) Karen was Karen Pendleton, among the youngest of the original Mousketeers. Producers discovered her at a local dancing school. Have you ever taken dance lessons?
Nope and never will. A friend my age is taking ballroom dance.

5) When The Mickey Mouse Club ended, Karen left show business. She went to public school, graduated, got married, and had a daughter. When she was in her 30s, she was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Still, she went back to college, earning first her Bachelor's and then Master's degrees in psychology. Have you considered continuing your education? What subject would you pursue?
I did. I just a MSW 12 years ago. I was thinking about going back since it is now free for me in a state college, plus you get a student ID and that means discounts on software.

6) Cubby is Cubby O'Brien, a drum prodigy who began playing professionally when he was just 8 years old. After the Mickey Mouse Club he went on to The Lawerence Welk Show. As he entered his teens, he prioritized school over TV. He later returned to television as musician on The Carol Burnett Show. He also performed in concert behind The Carpenters. Do you have a favorite Carpenters song?
We Only Just Begun.

7) In 1958, when kids were watching the original Mickey Mouse Club during the day, adults were watching Westerns. The most popular TV shows of that year included Gunsmoke, Wagon Train and The Rifleman. Have you ever fantasized about life as a cowboy/cowgirl?
Yep, I even had an outfit complete with buckskin jacket and cap guns.

8) Also in 1958, Dwight Eisenhower became the first President to appear on color TV. Not many Americans saw him in color, though. It wasn't until 1972 that color TVs outsold black-and-white sets. Did you ever own a black-and-white TV?
Yes, and we were the first on the block with a color TV.
9) Random question -- Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try?
Yep, I had a very short driving test it was in the morning, I had to drive down the street and make a “K” turn and back. It was probably less than a mile test and about ten minutes. You see it was at the beginnings of a blizzard and I was the last one tested that day. My father wouldn’t let me drive home in the snow.

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. I bet you were such a cute little thing in your buckskin jacket!

  2. A driving test at the beginning of a blizzard! That's a good story.

  3. Holy moly! #9! That really is a good story to tell. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.♥

  4. We went to Canada on our honeymoon and stayed at Jasper park and I always wanted to go back and do the Canadian Rockies. We've been married 58 years; I don't think we'll ever do it!

  5. That's awesome that you so recently got a degree and you're thinking of going back again. I believe learning keeps us young. I just have no idea what I'd want to get a degree in. I was an equal opportunity dreamer...I had both the cowgirl outfit with fringe and the leather Native American outfit. In fact, I still have both.