Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: I'm Gonna Put Some Glue 'Round the Christmas Tree (So Santa Will Stick Around All Year) (1954)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's featured songstress, Peggy King, sings that she'd like to extend the Christmas season all year. How about you? Do you wish the season was longer? Shorter? Or do you think things are fine as they are?
With the kids spread out over the country, the grandkids in Santa Barbara, and my mother with Alzheimers, I don't think a lot about it any more.  So I guess "fine as they are" i my answer, though I wish they would stop putting out Christmas stuff at Halloween!

2) She specifically mentions toys. Have you purchased/will you purchase any toys as holiday gifts this year?
I have a game for the grandkids, but mostly book instead of toys.

3) Search for "glue" on The Home Depot's website and you'll get more than 3,000 results. There's heavy-duty adhesives, all-purpose glue, clear epoxy, wood glue, and more. Do you currently have glue in your home? If yes, how many kinds?
I don't use "glue" per se, but a "gluey tape."  I don't have a lot of gluing needs.

4) What's the last thing you used glue for?
A journal I was working on.

5) This week's featured artist, Peggy King, was a TV staple in the 1950s. With her perpetually upbeat persona, she was known as "Pretty, Perky Peggy King." Do you consider yourself upbeat, aka "perky?"
Definitely not.  But interesting thing about Peggy King. She never made it big because she looked and sounded too much like Judy Garland (though not in this particular recording)

6) Ms. King got her start singing radio jingles for Hunt's tomato sauce. Prepared tomato sauce, properly stored, can safely be kept in the refrigerator for days. Do you have any leftovers in your refrigerator right now?

7) Her biggest movie role was in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955). Do you watch scary movies and shows all year around? Only at Halloween? Or not at all?
I am not a big fan of scary movies.

8) In 1954, the year this record was released, President Eisenhower dedicated the Marine Corps. Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of Washington DC. If you were to play tourist in our nation's capital, what site would you be certain to visit?
I have fortunately been in DC many times.  I love the Smithsonian American History museum, but I want to return to the Newseum, the museum for the news media.  Definitely not enough time to see it all in one day.

9) Random question: Which of these common household items would you miss most if it suddenly went on the fritz -- your bedside lamp or your hair dryer?
I have neither, so wouldn't miss either.

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