Saturday 9: Buttons & Bows (1948)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The lyrics extol the beauty of "rings and things and buttons and bows." When you're getting dressed, do you give much thought to accessorizing? no, none. I work with children with autism, so I do not wear anything they can pull. I did wear some accessories to my nephew's wedding. It is rare ya'll.
2) Dinah Shore sings that she doesn't want to live where the cactus hurts her toes. Sam can sympathize, as she has a blister on one of her toes from where her winter boots rub. Do you have any aches and pains to report this morning? My hips hurt most of the time...it is arthritis, but it is manageable.
3) Dinah was such a popular entertainer that people were surprised to learn she earned a degree in sociology from Vanderbilt University. What is something we'd be surprised to know about you? I too earned a degree in sociology. When I was young, I wanted to do social work and then I didn't...*eye roll*. I earned my certification in education after Josh was born. I have only been teaching 15 years.
4) Dinah's was the best selling version of this song, which was introduced by Bob Hope in the movie The Paleface. Hope had success early in his career as a song-and-dance man on Broadway. Are you better at telling jokes, singing or dancing? none of them, but I would say singing. I was in choir in college...that may be a better answer for the above question.
5) Both Bob and Dinah donated their time to entertaining the troops in WWII. It was during a USO tour that Dinah met and fell in love with actor George Montgomery, who was serving in the Air Force. They were married for 20 years and had two children. Their daughter followed her parents into show business and became an actress. If a young person asked you for career advice, what would you tell them? I would tell them to figure out what they love and do it. That they can do anything they want or set their mind to. You need to be happy and love your job.
6) Dinah was an avid golfer and even sponsored an LPGA tournament. She was also an excellent cook who hosted TV cooking segments. Which would you find more relaxing -- an afternoon on the golf course or in the kitchen? Oh gross! Neither one of those would relax me. How about a day at the beach? Of those two things, I would enjoy cooking better.
7) In 1948, the year this record was a hit, Scrabble was introduced. Do you prefer word games, card games, board games or jigsaw puzzles? board games.
8) Also in 1948, LPs (33 1/3 rpm records) were introduced. Do you have any vinyl records in your home? Yes we do. Josh is into vinyl. I like it too.
9) Random question -- Which of these would you consider the greatest insult: to be called boring, untrustworthy or stupid? I suppose it would depend on who is saying it. I think anyone who would call someone any of those things is possibly someone I may not care what they think.