Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday 9 - April Love

April Love (1957). Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here. 

1) In this song, Pat Boone sings that April love is a wonder reserved for the very young. Do you think the sensation of falling in love changes as we grow older?
Oh, indeed!  But, I fell in love with my husband at a very, very young age and we married when I was a mere 18 years old (he was 24).  Truth be told, I had no idea what "real" love was and I'd say that rarely does any 18 year old.  Now, that doesn't mean that it can't work out.  We've been married for almost 48 years so I'm living proof that you don't have to have love all figured out for it to work.  I figured it out as we went along and at the age of 66 I definitely view love differently than I did at 18.  And, that's a good thing. ~smile~

2) "April Love" reached #1 on the charts. Between this song and "Love Letters in the Sand," Pat Boone had a career year. Only one artist sold more records in 1957: Elvis Presley. When you think of Elvis, what's the first song that comes to mind?

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I was a HUGE Elvis fan.  I saw him in concert twice, once in early 70's and again in a couple of years.  One of the tickets was $7.50 and one was $10.00 and I could not believe that I actually paid that much to go to a concert.  Funny how times have changed!  The song that immediately comes to mind is, "Can't Help Falling In Love."

3) Pat was extremely busy in high school. He wrote for the school paper, ran track, and acted in school plays. Share a memory of your extracurricular activities during high school.
I cannot think of one extracurricular activity I did in high school.  And, I don't remember ever thinking anything about that. Extra curricular activities were the exception rather than the rule at that time. 

4) It was his track coach who introduced Pat to the new girl in school, Shirley Foley. Three years later Pat and Shirley married, and remained man and wife for 65 years, until her death earlier this year. Who is the longest married couple you know?
  Hummm, I do not know.  I know so many folks that have been married 50+ years.  The 50th anniversary doesn't seem to be near the big deal that is was back in my childhood.  I so well remember my Grandparents making that milestone and a huge affair was given in their honor.  I do believe there is a couple in our church that is very close to celebrating 70 years of marriage, but I can't remember who it is.

5) Pat has lived in the same house for more than 60 years. He once received an offer to sell it for $18,000,000 but turned it down because it's the Boone family home and he simply doesn't want to leave. Do you plan on moving in the foreseeable future?

Well, I imagine that we will move at some point.  We had said when we built this house that we felt like we would likely live here about 10 years and then sell and downsize.  We've lived here 3 1/2 years, so who knows?  All I can say is that if someone came along and offered us the right amount of money, we'd sell in a heartbeat. Otherwise,  we love our home and thoroughly enjoy it, so we'll likely be here as long as our health permits. NOTE: the bad spots in our grass have been caused by the excessive rain.  Hubby has treated them and says they are all going to be okay in a few weeks.  Hubby is so particular about our grass and this has been most bothersome to him. ~chuckle~

6) Pat has a warm friendship with his neighbors, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Pat has mentioned in interviews that he has enjoyed bike rides around Beverly Hills with Sharon. Tell us about one of your neighbors. 
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Nancy and I have been friends for 40+ years and we would have never guessed that we would one day be neighbors.  She lived most of her life in the country, but, after her husband passed away, she decided to move to town.  She has lived here on "the hill" about 2 years longer than we have and she is as happy here in our quiet little neighborhood as we are.  Nancy is a dear treasured friend and we so enjoy now being neighbors.  We may go a while and not actually see each other but we do know that we'd do whatever we could for the other one should a need arise.  I've known Nancy longer than any of our other neighbors but I've known others for quite a long time.  There are only 10 houses and likely will only be a couple of others at some point.  It's a lovely neighborhood, high up on a hill with two beautiful ponds.

7) Mr. Boone was very critical of Barack Obama, enthusiastically supports Donald Trump, and has appeared on Fox News to express his views. How do you feel about celebrities talking politics?
I have about decided that NO ONE needs to talk politics.  I get so sick and tired of all of it and I pretty much don't watch much more than our local news.  So, in general, I think celebrities should stick with their "calling" and keep their political thoughts and comments to themselves. 

8) In 1957, the year this song was popular, Dr. Ian Donald pioneered the use of ultrasound technology. Today ultrasounds are commonly used by doctors in diagnosing conditions affecting the eyes, blood vessels, kidneys, gall bladder and more. Have you ever had an ultrasound?

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Yes, way back in 1979 when I was pregnant with our daughter.  That's the only one I've ever had and I assure you it was not nearly as clear as the one shown above.  I could never even tell it was a baby by the imagine it showed.  And, they sure couldn't tell you what the sex was.  In 1976 when I was pregnant with our son ultrasound was not even available.  I am so amazed by ultrasound today.  You can pretty much see exactly what the baby is going to look like they are so clear, and you can definitely tell the sex.  

9) Random question: You're sitting alone in a restaurant, waiting for a friend. The waiter brings you a drink and the compliments of a member of the opposite sex seated at the bar. What's your reaction? Are you flattered, shocked, embarrassed, intrigued or annoyed?
What a question!! First, I would not be at a bar but if I were, I would be flattered, and annoyed and would send a message back that I was a happily married woman and I walk the straight and narrow when it comes to my marriage. ~shoot straight~
We are experiencing horrible weather here in NE Louisiana today.  Lots of fun events had to be cancelled and we're praying that it doesn't get as bad as they are predicting.  I hope you all are enjoying a beautiful weekend!

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. Loved reading your answers... beautiful home! Have a great Saturday!

  2. Yes, we are watching the Weather Channel and it looks like your corner of the state may get it pretty bad. In our corner, the systems often go over and below us for some reason. It gets to the state line and splits. Crazy, but praying for safety for all in this storm track. Christy sent a video of hail in their yard this morning. Enjoyed your answers this morning. And I love your neighbor!!!

  3. I love your home! It is so beautiful.
    I agree with politics talk. I just am tired of hearing about it.
    Your last answer! I had to think it is a restaurant and maybe it is sweet tea...something I would actually drink...hahahaha Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

  4. Hope your weather wasn't that bad. That's a lovely home you have. We call those McMansions around here. :-)

  5. Your home is lovely! Sure hope your weather settled down and wasn't as bad as expected. I enjoyed reading your answers to the Sat9! Have a blessed Sunday!

  6. I agree with you that unwanted advances such as the one in question #9 should be dealt with quickly and firmly, with no apologies whatsoever. Even if the action was not intended to be out of order, in this day and age we have no idea what's going on in a person's head and need to take no chances. I speak from an experience I had just 6 months ago. My husband told me men need to be told straight out to leave us alone. I did that and the problem ceased immediately.

  7. I always enjoy reading your answers:) You are very insightful and also put your thoughts into words really well. I remember seeing APRIL LOVE soooo many years ago and loved it!!! I'm a sucker for a good, clean chick flick:) Can't believe you saw Elvis...twice!!! And those ticket prices!!!! I am envious. My aunt (who recently died) and uncle were married for 67 years...hope and pray my sweet hubby and I can have that...or longer. We will celebrate 49 in June. I'm with you on your thoughts about celebrities and politics!!!!!!!!! Really...who cares what they think anyway??? They don't seem to live in the "real world." Allysa Milano (actress now turned crazy/political activist) recently tried to storm her way into our Governor's office to rant against the fact that he is against abortion and doesn't plan to do what the gov. of NY did!!!! She has no business doing that...she isn't from our state!!!! I also agree you should not talk politics. I hate all that is going on now between Democrats and Republicans. They seem to forget they are supposed to try and work together. Hope by now the bad weather has gone past you without any damage, but it seems it is heading our way. Sure do pray it doesn't get bad here!!!

  8. Well that was fun. Would you believe Pat went to the same college I did and my kids? Yep! He's a good old Lipscomb boy. I love that. My parents got married at 18 too. My mom was a year ahead of my dad in school and they were married for his entire senior year and lived with his parents. CRAZY! Hope you're having a great weekend!!! XOXO Oh your home is beautiful!


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