Friday, June 3, 2016

Saturday 9

Ode to Billie Joe (1967

If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) This song takes place on "the third of June," which is described as "another sleepy, dusty" day. Describe the weather where you were on Friday, June 3, 2016. Cloudy, and humid.

2) In this song, the family sits down to eat, and discuss the doings of their friends and neighbors. Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister were at the table. Who did you have dinner with on Friday? My husband
3) Young Billie Joe MacAllister, playfully put a frog down another kid's back. Do you see many frogs where you live? No
4) This song made Mississippi's Tallahatchie Bridge famous. What's the name of a bridge in your neighborhood? Walnut Street Bridge
5) Bobbie Gentry often performed with Glen Campbell. Mr. Campbell's family is very open about Glen's battle with Alzheimer's. Is anyone in your life facing this terrible disease? My mother was in the early stages of Alzheimers
6) "Ode to Billie Joe" was made into a movie directed by Max Baer, Jr. Mr. Baer is better known for playing Jethro Bodine in a famous 1960s era sitcom. Can you name it? Beverely Hillbillies
7) Bobbie Gentry made one of her last public appearances in 1981 on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Johnny is now seen in reruns on the Antenna TV channel. Think of the last TV show you watched. Was it new, or was it a rerun? New

8) In 1967, when this song was popular, Sweden changed its traffic laws, and Swedes began driving on the right. Have you ever driven in a foreign country? If so, did you have a hard time adapting to their laws? Never driven in a foreign country

9) Random question: Which would you rather have more of -- compliments or hugs? Hugs


  1. I prefer hugs, too.

    I am sorry that your mama had Alzheimer's, too. My grandma had it. :(

    Have a blessed day, Denise.

  2. Love your post, how you took the lyrics and connected them to things in your own life.
    I well remember that song, it was a good one.

  3. Hugs here too...I am so sorry about your mom...have a beautiful weekend, friend.

  4. I remember that song very well. My mother has Alzheimers. Such a tragic illness. I've never driven in a foreign country and I don't know how I'd do driving on the left side of the road. Have a great weekend.

  5. That song is very haunting, and Bobbie Gentry never would say what was thrown off the bridge.

    Hugs are fabulous, aren't they?

  6. I'll take hugs! One of my friends posted about the song on Facebook yesterday. I'd almost forgotten. No frogs in my neighborhood.

  7. Oh boy....I sing this song EVERY 3rd of June. Great answers to the questions.

  8. I really enoyed reading this one. I always love your answers. I would go for the hugs. I remember that song well. My Dad had Alzheimers and it is sad. I have never driven in a foreighn country and would be scared too.
    Thanks for this one and sending hugs your way!

  9. Good answers. I love that song, movie, and book!