Friday, April 19, 2019

Saturday 9- Mighty Clouds of Joy


Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy (1974)

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

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning?  YES!  School is out for three days!

2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy?  Sunny

3) This week's featured artist, BJ Thomas, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame for another hit record that uses weather as a metaphor, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." Make up a Hall of Fame that you believe you should be inducted into. (For example, Crazy Sam has inducted herself into The Meme Mistress Hall of Fame for her service to Saturday 9.)  Love the Children Hall of Fame.  I can't help myself.  I work with 3-5 year olds and they are super precious!  Their parents are so kind to share them with us for the short time we have them and we all love those kids so much.

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along ... loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with?  Lots of songs I sing along LOUD and dance!  When I drive to school in the morning mostly.  I always hope I am not being followed by a co-worker.  I need tinted windows.  Ha!

5) BJ Thomas has performed this song at The Grand Ole Opry. The Opry has been broadcast on the radio every week since 1925, nearly 95 years ago! Of course, back in the 1920s, radio was the only broadcast media. Today we have other choices. Is listening to the radio part of your daily routine?   Oh Yes!  I listen on my way to and from work and really anytime I am driving, but to and from work would be part of my daily routine.

6) Though their dress code is lenient, country music fans who attend the Opry for a live show are warned: "Just remember, there's one rule we take very seriously here at the Grand Ole Opry -- you must wear something." Easter Sunday is a day many of us dress up. What will you be wearing today?  On Sunday or Saturday?  Saturday I will be wearing my St. Louis Cardinals gear, we are going to a baseball game.  Sunday, we will stream church online, so something comfortable.

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?  I was really happy about the grass and trees turning green and the flowers blooming.  I am looking forward to decorating my yard with flowers, but I do that in May because of freezing temps.

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower? I really love all flowers.

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies? I will take the pennies.  Peeps are so gross to me...but I know better than to yuck someone's yum!

Happy Easter everyone!


  1. I agree, peeps are gross. But I love your 'yuck on someone's yum'!

  2. Enjoy the game! (Which I can say because the Cubs are playing the Diamondbacks.)

  3. I need those tinted windows in my car, too! LOL Enjoy the ball game today and have a blessed Easter with your family!

  4. Oh no.. not a peep fan...I may have to rethink this friendship.. TOTALLY kidding! Have a great time at the game and a great Easter!

  5. Have fun at the game today! I agree with you about the Peeps. Yuck! Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!

  6. I love the littles too and I will be with them tomorrow morning at church - 3-4 year olds. Happy Easter! One day as I was driving to work and singing my heart out, I kept noticing out of the corner of my eye another car was kind of hanging beside me. I finally worked up the nerve to turn my head and it was our teenage son and his buddy just having a good old laugh at me!! Haha!! Busted!

    1. Oh Nonnie! That is hilarious! I just love singing on my way to work. :)

  7. YOu sweet thing... your answers brought to mind all of those teaching years driving to and from school singing all the way.. I love the kids but it amazes me that after 17 years of retirement I can hardly remember that I ever taught for 30 years.. I am almost incredulous about it.Im glad that the parts I do remember involves the good things.. all the angst of those last years is gone and forgotten..Have a blessed Easter!

  8. I hope you have a fantastic time at the game--good weather and great seats!

  9. I think Peeps are gross, too. I don't understand them at all.


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