Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday 9 - You Make Me Feel Brand New

Saturday 9

 Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New (1974)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2019!

1) As 2019 kicks off, what are your hopes for the brand new year?
Health and happiness for our family and peace and love for our country.  Oh, my goodness, it makes me so sad to see "the state of affairs" and the hatred and lack of respect our elected officials display.

2) Just because an item isn't brand new doesn't mean it isn't valuable. Have you scored any fabulous finds at a second hand store or website? 

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As a matter of fact, just last week I found a lovely vase by Lefton (almost identical to the one shown above)  at a rummage store.  I was sending flowers to someone and wanted a pretty container for them and just ran in to see if perhaps there might be one among all the treasures. I was thrilled and so was the recipient of the arrangement. 

 3) This song is sung by The Stylistics, a group from Philadelphia. Have you ever been to Philly?
I have been to a whole of places but have never been to Philadelphia.  Perhaps I need to put that on our list of "places to go." 

4) This song was co-written by Thom Bell, a Philadelphia-based musician/producer who was born in Kingston, Jamaica. The average daily temp in Kingston in January is 87ยบ. Do you have plans to get away this winter and go somewhere warm?
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No, I do not, but I do have plans to head to Chicago next week and while I wish it would be warm, it will likely be very windy and cold.  It will be my first ever trip to Chicago and I'll be sharing more about it in the coming days.

5) The Stylistics took their choreography very seriously. As you can see from the video, they even carefully synchronized their hand movements. Do you use your hands much when you talk?
I'd say, not a whole lot, but I definitely do use them.  It's a whole lot more fun to talk while using your hands. ~chuckle~

6) The lyrics tell us that the singer is grateful for a friend who will walk with him along a path that "sometimes bends." Looking back on 2018, tell us about a time that life's path took a bend you didn't quite expect.

Sometimes it is best to keep life's unexpected path to yourself  and those that shared it with you. ~smile~
7) In 1974, when this song was popular, Chicago's Sears Tower opened and was for years the world's tallest building. Its elevators can carry you to the 103rd floor in approximately a minute. When were you last on an elevator? 

That would have been back in October when we were staying in a hotel and it was a very small hotel so the elevator only had to go to 3 floors.  But, I've ridden them many stories high and I've ridden on glass elevators that were on the outside and they just about unnerve me.

8) Also in 1974, the 55 mph speed limit was imposed nationwide. When you drive, are you careful to stay within the speed limit? Or do you have a led foot?

I am definitely NOT a speed demon.  I will drive 3-4 miles over the speed limit but I'm really not fond of driving over about 70 MPH.

9) Random question -- It's time to pose for your Saturday 9 yearbook picture. Will you show us your right profile, your left profile, or will you look directly into the camera?

I most often look directly into the camera.

Have a great first weekend of 2019!!!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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!


  1. Chicago is my town! In fact, that view you posted is what I see when I get off the el each morning. Make sure you go to The Bean (Cloudgate) in Millennium Park. Even on cold windy days, it's a great spot to take a vacation photo and create a forever memory.

  2. Yes, it will be cold and windy. There is also lots of good shopping on Michigan Ave and good food everywhere. Hope you enjoy your trip to the Eindy City. We will be flying into there on the 24th.

  3. I love that picture of you! You are beautiful!
    Have fun in Chicago!
    That vase is gorgeous! WOW! Love it! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. What a lovely photo of yourself. I hope you enjoy your journey to Chicago.

  5. You take such wonderful photos!!! I am absolutely the most UN-photogenic person I know...seriously! Therefore, I hate to have pictures made of me. As usual I've gotten behind with writing my blog and reading others. Just had too much going on lately yet nothing interesting to write about. Got to put BE A BETTER BLOGGER on my 2018 To Do List! Hope you have fun in Chicago although that's a city I've never really wanted to visit. Do be careful there! I have been to Philadelphia though, twice. Wasn't there long either time but it's a very interesting city!

  6. Enjoy your trip to Chicago. You will never be bored in Chicago. I love the city but hate the traffic. Great picture! I hope you have a blessed and wonderful 2019. xo Diana

  7. Fun questions and I enjoyed your answers! You are very photogenic! Safe travels and have fun in Chicago!

  8. Enjoy your trip to Chicago, but take warm clothes!! My parents moved to Chicago the year Beloved and I got married, so I've been there many many times. The museums, aquarium, downtown, Navy Pier and the airports (since my dad was a corporate aviation pilot) are places that stand out in my mind. None of my family lives there now. My mother left the area ~ten years ago to live close to my sister, 3 hours west in farm country.

  9. Eek you know we go to Chicago all the time. 2 hours away. You have the best time. If you need any tips, let me know. I’ve never been to Philadelphia either. By the way, that last picture of you is so stunning! Hope it’s been a great weekend, hugs!


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