Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday 9


I haven't done the Saturday 9 in quite some time and decided today was a good day to participate.

Saturday 9: Gidget (1965)





Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

 
1) Gidget was a sitcom that ran only one season. Have you ever seen it?

Oh, yes, I was 13 years old and I watched the entire season and not really sure why it didn't last longer than one season. 

2) Gidget is a high school student who is more interested in surfing and boys than in the books. When you were Gidget's age, was your top priority getting good grades? Or were you more involved in the social side of student life?

I was then and still am, a social butterfly.  I love people and love being with them and visiting.  Yes, if I could go back my studies would be way more important.  I made average and above grades but I could have done soooo much better.  But, hey, I had fun!

3) Gidget's father was nearly always unflappable when it came to his daughter's high-spirited shenanigans. Who is the coolest, calmest person you know?


Without a doubt, this precious lady right here!  She is affectionately referred to as "Miss Virginia."  She was 92 last month and doesn't she look amazing.  This lady has more wisdom than the law allows, is the greatest encourager and loves the Lord with all her heart and soul.  I've known her for 44 years and when life has thrown her a curve she has remained calm and steady and is such a inspiration.  Her sweet husband died a year and a half ago and she has held her head high and keeps on keeping on.  She has 4 awesome children that love her dearly.  Yessiree! she's a rare jewel for sure!!!  And, I must tell you that she went to the Holy Land last November and rode a camel while she was there.  Talk about a trooper!!!

4) Gidget spends as much time as she can at the beach, hanging out with her best friend Larue. Fair-skinned Larue doesn't share Gidget's passion for surfing and prefers to stay on the beach blanket, wearing a floppy hat that protects her from the sun. Are you a sun worshipper? Or, like Larue, are you careful about your exposure to the sun?
I'm anything but a sun worshiperI did get too many sun burns when I was a child because we didn't know the first thing about sunscreen.  But, since knowing the dangers, I am very careful.
 
5) Gidget, the quintessential California girl, was created by Freidrich Kohner, an Austrian-born screenwriter. Can you think of another Austrian import?

Would not have a clue!  Sorry! 

6) Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller wrote this week's Gidget theme. They also wrote the 1960 hit song, "Everybody's Somebody's Fool." When is the last time you felt foolish?

Some weeks ago I was in Chicos browsing through some of their new arrivals.  I came upon this wild printed pair of pants and said, out loud for the world to hear, "who in the world would wear these?"  Well, wouldn't you know there was a lady in there that had them in her hand to purchase.  She was a light hearted soul and just chuckled and said that they were pretty wild but she liked them.  And, I responded, "and I bet you'll be cute in them."  I mean, talk about foolish.  When she left the manager laughed and laughed over it and I "think" I'll be a bit more careful in the future.  But, hey, it did provide me a great answer for this question.
 
7) This is the show that introduced Sally Field. She went on to win two Oscars and four Emmy Awards. When you think of Sally, what role comes to mind?


I loved the Flying Nun!

8) Today Gidget is a grandmother. Sally reports that her grandchildren especially enjoy "sleepovers at Granny's." Where were you the last time you spent the night away from home? 
Last month Hubby and I went to the Atlanta area to visit his two sisters and we stayed with one of them.  That's the last time I've stayed away from home but it's certainly not the last.  We have a trip coming up next week and then another trip in Sept.

Enjoy your Saturday!


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

4 comments:

  1. Glad to be doing this blog post together this week. I definitely can agree with your Virginia statements. One of the most special ladies in my life. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. That comment you made in Chico's -- could have been words coming out of my mouth as well. Fortunately, your experience has not happened to me (yet)!!

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  3. I loved Gidget...TV and the movies. But even more I loved the TAMMY movies. They sure don't make them like they used to. Wonder if I can find the old reruns anywhere cause I'd sure watch them:) The Chicos story made me laugh out loud!!! At least the lady in the store laughed about it...I'm sure that made you feel better. Life is full of foolish moments:)

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