Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday 9 - It Must Be Him








And, it's the Saturday 9 and I am most familiar with this week's song.  I would say that, at one time, I knew every word of the song. 

Saturday 9: It Must Be Him (1967)


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


1) This song is about a woman waiting impatiently for a phone call. Do you consider yourself patient?
It all depends on what I'm waiting on.  I can be very patient or very impatient but I do tend to like things "done now."  ~chuckle~

2) Other women (most notably Shirley Bassey and Dottie West) have recorded this song. Harry James and Doc Severinson did instrumental versions. But there's no record of a male singing "Oh dear God! It must be her! Or I shall die!" Do you think that's because waiting for the phone to ring is more "a chick thing," and men simply don't do it?
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Oh, I doubt that guys get as worked up at all waiting on a phone call as gals can and often do.  But, again, it just might depend on who they are waiting to hear from. 

3) This recording enjoyed a sudden surge of popularity after 20 years when it was included on the soundtrack of Moonstruck, the 1987 film that won Cher an Oscar. Have you seen Moonstruck?
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Yes, not a favorite though.

4) This week's featured artist, Vikki Carr, was born in El Paso, TX. El Paso can proudly proclaim itself one of America's safest cities. What can your hometown be proud of?
We are a big farming community.  In fact, I would say that farming is the life blood of our town.  We have some of the biggest farms in the state and are so thankful for them.  In recent years International Paper closed their plant here and it was a hard, hard economic hit to our community that we are still reeling from. That makes us even more thankful for our farmers. 

5) She was a staple on Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Telethon, raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by performing this song. Is your TV on right now? If so, what are you watching?
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Yes, it is. I'm watching The Five on Fox News.  It's the first time the TV has been on today.  I'm not a huge daytime TV fan. 

6) In 1971, Vikki fulfilled a dream of hers by establishing the Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation. Every year the foundation awards Hispanic American students money to use toward higher education. She says it's her way of returning "the support and encouragement she received from others" early in her career. If you could establish a charitable foundation, what cause would you like it to benefit?
It would be mission work to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ because without HIM nothing else really matters in this life and there are sooooo many that have yet to accept HIM or to even know HIM. 


7)  In 1967, when this song was popular, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant. Today, one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States is the coronary artery bypass surgery. Have you had any surgeries?
Yes, in 1987 I had a hysterectomy and that was before laparoscopic surgery so I had the full incision followed by a full 6 week recovery.  But, I did wonderfully and never looked back.

In 2007 I had shoulder surgery for a torn tendon.  It was done through a laparoscope but it was one tough surgery and the recovery was more than tough.  But, I am pleased to say that once I went through 3 months of rehab, my shoulder was and still is good as new. 

8)  Also in 1967, the RMS Queen Mary was retired after 31 years of service. Have you ever traveled by cruise ship? 

Our first cruise was to Alaska 10 years ago.  There were several couples that went and we had such a great time.  Two years later we went on a Canadian cruise and it was also a great trip.  Neither of us really desired to ever go on a cruise but it was only because we had never been on one and we had no idea how great they could be.

9) Random question: Who is your oldest living relative?


It would be my Dad.  He will be 89 years young next Friday, November 9th.  He does quite well considering he is legally blind.  Thankfully he is still able to live in the assisted living facility where he has lived for the past 7 1/2 years.  


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And, just so you know, Hubby and I will be cheering our LSU Tigers on to victory this evening as they take on Alabama.  It is a HUGE game and you may hear me hollar really loud when LSU wins. 


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!

11 comments:

  1. My husband and I are in the same place you were...never really desiring to go on a cruise, but we are planning to go on one with several friends next summer up the New England coast and to Nova Scotia. I'm hoping we will enjoy it, too.

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  2. I liked your answer about the cruises. Isn't it lovely when you discover something you really enjoy that you never thought you'd care for?

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  3. Hi Lea! What a beautiful picture of you and your husband! I am glad you both enjoyed cruising so much.
    I have never watched The Five, but I love Jesse Watters! I like Watters World.
    Loved your answers! Have a great weekend!

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm glad you found out you like cruises. It is good to discover that the thing you feared or discarded was really worthwhile after all.

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  5. I think I would like cruising, too.

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  6. I enjoyed your answers today! We didn't like our first and only cruise. Keep thinking we should try again some day but it is hard to get motivated about it when our first experience was so bad.

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  7. Oh yes, I remember the song well! This is fun meme and I enjoyed your answers. I rush home everyday from work day and watch The Five...what a great show...also Watter's World...love me some Jessie! I sure do miss Kimberly though. I was stunned to find out she and Don Jr. were a couple! :O

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  8. Yes, we are also eagerly awaiting the big game tonight. If we can stay awake. I’ve been going on between 3-4 hours of sleep every night and this has been a long emotional day. So, we’ll see how it goes. Regardless, GEAUX TIGERS!

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  9. Regarding Vicki Carr's recording of "It Must Be Him" -- wow, I'm so glad to be past that stage of life when I would wait around for a boy to call.

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  10. That’s right, your daddy’s birthday is close to my moms. I’m taking her to Chicago tomorrow for hers. Give him a big hug for me and tell him he’s looking good! xo

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