Friday, June 19, 2020

Saturday 9- Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast

Saturday 9: Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast (1972)
... Because it's Father's Day weekend.
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is about a little girl who runs after her daddy. When is the last time you ran? Were you trying to get somewhere in a hurry, or playing a sport?  I was probably trying to get to a child at recess at school.  I do not run much anymore.

2) This song was a top ten hit for Wayne Newton. Mr. Newton is better known for his TV work, having made more than 150 appearances since 1963. Have you ever been on TV? Or in a YouTube video?  Our church choir used to do a Christmas special and it was televised.  I was in choir, so I was on tv during that.  I didn't really think anything about it because our choir was big...but people from my hometown spotted me and told my parents.  That is my mom's story anyway.  I can't imagine anyone was paying that close of attention to notice.

3) The road leading to Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is named Wayne Newton Blvd. in his honor. When is the last time you were at an airport? Were you flying somewhere, picking someone up, or dropping them off?  I never fly, we don't go anywhere, so I was last at an airport dropping off my Grandma so she could fly to California....I was with family.

4) Wayne says Elvis Presley haunts Las Vegas, and believes that The King of Rock and Roll has given him performing and parenting tips from beyond the grave. When did you last see Elvis? On TV, on a t-shirt, poster or magazine cover, or as a ghostly apparition?  Josh and I recently caught the end of Blue Hawaii on tv.  Elvis was so handsome.

5) When Sam walks with her own dad, the problem isn't that he walks fast. It's that he's always stopping to pick up litter he finds on the grass. Litterbugs are his pet peeve. What's your pet peeve?  Mean people irritate me.  If you met me in real life, I am very nice to people and I try to be thoughtful with my words.  I do not understand why some people are so ugly to others.

6) Sam's own father often traveled for business, and always gave her the complimentary soaps, shampoos or body lotion he got from the hotel. When she went away to college, she used her collection of little bottles and was grateful for all the money they saved her. What's something you've done recently to economize?  Ok, so when the quarantine started I did not really want to go out shopping at Wal~Mart, so I went through my bathroom cabinet and I dug out things I could use up.  I am still using moisturizer I found.  I figured it was a good time to use up the things I had been collecting in my cabinet.

7) It was her father who taught Sam to drive. Are you a better student or teacher?  I am probably a better student for driving, but I wasn't even a good student.  Maybe I should say teacher.  Josh has decided to try driving again and I have been teaching him.  This requires much patience and encouragement to keep him going.  He is doing very well.

8) Sam's father also always asks if her car in "tip top" condition. Most recently he reminded her to test her headlights, tail lights and turn signals while the car is parked to make sure they're all working. Do you have a car maintenance tip to share?  My husband takes care of all of that, but when I did I always made sure I had my oil changed and I have to have my windshield washer fluid filled up so my windshield is nice and clean.

9) Sam's father satisfies his afternoon sugar craving with an almost endless stream of Butter Rum Lifesavers. Do you usually enjoy a between meal snack?  I do, but they are always different snacks.  My mom also loves Butter Rum lifesavers.


  1. my grandfather loved Butter Rum lifesavers as well. He always had lifesavers in his top dresser drawer. When he died, everyone got a memento of him except for me. So I took a roll from the drawer.

  2. Blue Hawaii is part of why I'm always frankly surprised Angela Lansbury is still alive. She's Elvis' mom in the movie, but in realty she was only 10 years older than The King. Likewise, she was Lawrence Harvey's mother in The Manchurian Candidate and they wee even closer than age. I have to keep reminding myself she began playing older than her years in the 1960s.

  3. That is good that Joshua is trying driving. I try to be thoughtful with my words too. I was taught if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

  4. That you are a genuinely nice person always comes across in your posts, Lori. I think we all appreciate that about you. The world could use a LOT more nice people these days. Have a good day! I am off to an auction with my mom.

  5. We have some similar answers.
    Glad Josh is trying to drive again.
    I enjoyed your answers today.
    Have a good Saturday.

  6. I don't understand the meanness either. It just isn't worth it to carry around so much anger and bitterness. I recently re-organized all the little bottles of things around here, too. I did do Walmart curbside for items like water and other packaged items. It was great.

  7. Oh, Lori, I must have seen at least 90% of Elvis' films and Blue Hawaii was my favorite.. Went to the theater probably went to the theater 4 times whicih was a lot for back then, because he was so dreamy!!!

  8. I’ve seen a few Elvis movies but never saw Blue Hawaii. It’s now on my list

  9. I taught my nieces & nephew how to drive since my sister couldn't handle the anxiety and I was super patient.

  10. I tryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to be nice...but you know, sometimes, folks just get on my nerves ((big grin)). Have a beautiful day, friend. smiles

  11. I enjoy those butter-rum lifesavers too! Fun questions and I enjoyed your answers, Lori! Happy weekend!

  12. I don't like mean people, either. Seems to be a lot of them around lately.


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