Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday 9 - Every Time You Go Away

Saturday 9


Saturday 9: Every Time You Go Away (1985)

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

1) This song is about separation. Who is the last person you said goodbye (or maybe just "so long") to?


So, I assume this means someone that lives off and we likely do not see often.  With that being said, it would be my husband's sister (pictured above) and her husband.  They were here earlier this month for a visit and we likely will not see them for a few more months.  But, we really are fortunate in that we do get to see our siblings quite often considering the distance between us and for that, we are thankful.  My brother and his wife were here in March and Hubby's other sister and her husband will be here next week.  Our door has been swinging back and forth the past couple of months. 


2) This week's featured artist, Paul Young, was a gifted athlete during his school days and briefly played professional football (aka soccer). Sam enjoys playing tennis, though her serve doesn't give Serena Williams anything to worry about. What's something you enjoy doing, even if you don't excel?
 

Not anymore, but there was a time when I was an avid tennis player.  I was not #1 but I was definitely an average player and had a great time all the years I played. In the above picture, taken about 25 years ago, my good friend and I (on the left) had just won our doubles competition in  a tournament. ~we were quite proud~

3) Mr. Young and his wife Stacy were married for 31 years, until her death in 2018. What do you think is the key to a happy marriage?


This 18 year old bride did not have a clue when she got married.  But, thankfully, Hubby and I had the things that mattered most going for us, belief in God and His will and belief that marriage was forever.  Marriage takes a whole LOT of give and take, a whole lot of forgiveness, and a whole lot of love.


4) Paul Young's performance of this hit song was one of the highlights of the July 1985 Live Aid Concert. This international benefit raised more than $100 million to alleviate hunger in Ethiopia. Tell us about a charity you support.
At this time, we do not support a charity.  We do support our church with our tithes and offerings and special offerings that they have from time to time.  And, we support a dear, dear friend and his wife in their mission work.

5) This song was written by Daryl Hall, of Hall and Oates. What's your favorite Hall and Oates song?

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I liked several of their songs, but Private Eyes (1981) was the first one that came to my mind.  I knew every word of it and I haven't thought about it in years and years and now I can't stop singing it. ~thank you very much~

6) In 1985, when this song was popular, the New Coke was unsuccessfully introduced. What's the last beverage you drank?
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I am sitting here drinking water as I do most all day long every day.  I use to never drink water, could not stand it, but 3 years ago I made myself start drinking water and the longer I drank it, the more I wanted it.  It's become a good habit for me.

7) In 1985, the New York Stock Exchange had to close because of Hurricane Gloria. Has a hurricane shared your name? (Find a list of recent/upcoming storm names here.)



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No, a hurricane has never shared my name.  Guess it just doesn't have the sound of a hurricane name.


8) 1985 was the year that the Titanic wreckage was discovered. There have been at least 11 movies and TV shows about the fatal voyage. Have you seen any of them?
The film poster shows a man and a woman hugging over a picture of the Titanic's bow. In the background is a partly cloudy sky and at the top are the names of the two lead actors. The middle has the film's name and tagline, and the bottom contains a list of the director's previous works, as well as the film's credits, rating, and release date.

I have only seen the movie, Titanic and I loved it.  I think it's been so long ago that I would enjoy seeing it again.


9) Random question: Would you rather own and run a coffee shop or a shoe store? Why?

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Well, I love them both but I think I'd enjoy a coffee shop over a shoe store.  Coffee shops generally attract folks that are fairly social and I think it would be fun to watch folks enjoy visiting, browsing on their computers, staring into space or just killing time while drinking a good cup of Java by themselves or with friends.  But, truth be known, it would be fun to have a shoe store with a coffee shop next door.  Hubby's could go next door, enjoy a cup of coffee while their wives shop for shoes.  Now, that's a good idea!!

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!

12 comments:

  1. How nice you get to see your siblings often. That is so nice. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Very good answers and liked the pics you shared from your past! Water is the drink for me, although early morning coffee gets me going. My brother and sister and niece were all excellent tennis players! Good job!

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  3. I agree with your combo of shoes and coffee. Ha. And marriage is a lot of work on both parties' part. You have to want it to work.

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  4. I guess I've had my head under a rock as far as it goes with Hall and Oates. I don't recognize their music.

    I'm not sure which would have the more demanding customers, coffee shop or shoe store. I have worked in a shoe company, but I was a secretary to the President and never had to deal with the public.

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  5. Love your answer about the coffee/shoe shop dilemma. I think it would be fun to own a coffee shop, even though I'm not a fan of coffee (I prefer a latte or cappachino (can't spell that right!) I would definitely love a shoe store but I would be wearing all the profit....I do love me some shoes! The water thing...I always order water when we eat out and I do drink some when I'm working out at the gym but I know I need to drink much more. Have tried several times to develop the habit but never succeeded. You have given me inspiration though so maybe I will try again next week! No hurricane named for me...and the Titanic movies scare the punkin out of me. Hubby and I will be married 49 yrs. in June (yeah us!) but at almost 21 I didn't have a clue either when we first got married. Your answer is right on...it sure takes a lot of patience, forgiveness, & love. I feel too many younger couples give up on each other way too easily these days. Wish I had learned to play tennis or golf in my earlier years, but sadly I am NOT an athlete...not even a tiny little bit. And as far as Hall & Oates probably don't have a favorite but sure did like RICH GIRL, MANEATER, PRIVATE EYES and many more. They just don't seem to make the great songs like they did in our day, but I guess I'm just prejudiced:) Hope all is well in your world. Sure has been busy crazy in mine lately!

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  6. What a fun post. It is always interesting to visit past years and see how we have changed. Those old songs often tug at our heartstrings and take us right back to the moment when we heard them first.
    Congrats on making your marriage work when you married so young. That doesn't happen for many. You did it just right!
    I hope you have a blessed Sunday--and I'm with with you---coffee shop all the way!

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  7. Darling pictures of you in your wedding dress and you and your tennis friend!

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  8. Hello, dear Lea... Love your answer about marriage. So true! By the way stop over to my blog. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Have a good week.

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  9. These are always so fun! Look at your precious self in that tennis skirt! I love it. I hope to love water someday...I haven't given up. haha Hope you have a super week.

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  10. Yum to the coffee shop, I'll meet you there:) Although, I do love shoes... perhaps a cup of coffee and then a little shoe shopping! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  11. How about a shoe store that has a coffee corner!?! You could browse shoes and sip coffee and probably meet some people who share common interests. Look at the beautiful (YOUNG) bride. My parents were both 18 when they got married. Good byes are the pits, but then they hopefully lead to another hello.😉Hope your week is off to a great start!!! XO

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