Friday, November 18, 2022

Saturday 9: Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows


Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

Saturday 9: Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1965)

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

1. In this song, Lesley Gore sings that sunshine is wonderful. It's hard to argue with that. Is it sunny where you are today?  It was sunny, but very cold.  The sun does make things better though.  It makes me happy.

2. Tootsie Roll is the world's #1 manufacturer of lollipops, and cherry is their most popular flavor. Do you have a sweet tooth? If yes, what's your favorite sweet treat?  chocolate or skittles.

3. According to myth, you'll find a leprechaun's pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. If you suddenly, unexpectedly came into $100,000, what is the first thing you would buy?  I could spend some of that on Christmas presents and still pay on some bills.

4. She feels brighter than a lucky penny. Abraham Lincoln was the first person to appear on a U.S. coin, when the 1909 penny was struck in honor of his 100th birthday. Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel, George Washington is on the quarter, and John F. Kennedy is on the half dollar. Without looking, do you know which President is on the dime?  FDR

5. Lesley Gore was very popular in the 1960s, with 11 Top Ten hits. Most people don't know that, while she was making records, she was also attending Sarah Lawrence College and graduated with her BA in 1968. What's something most Saturday 9ers would be surprised to know about you?  I think over the years most of you have been surprised in my taste in music.  I love a lot of different kinds of music, but Mettalica, Ozzy...I think those choices have surprised you over the years.  I feel like you guys know me pretty well though.  You guys are also surprised I have never flown on a place (we drive everywhere living in the middle of the USA).  I also do not drink coffee.
6. She performed "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" in the movie Ski Party. Do you plan to ski this season?  no

7. This song was written by Marvin Hamlisch, who would go on to win three Oscars, four Grammys, three Emmys, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. That's quite an impressive list! But we believe our Sat 9-ers are impressive, too. So give yourself an award this morning. (For example, Crazy Sam is now Meme Mistress of the Year.)  Pre-K Princess or something to do with watching Hallmark all weekend.  Hahahaha

8. In 1965, when this song was on the charts, I Dream of Jeannie premiered. This supernatural sitcom, about an astronaut who finds a genie on a beach, competed for viewers with Bewitched, which was about an advertising executive who marries a witch. Do you prefer Bewitched or I Dream of JeannieI love them both, but it seems like I always was tuned in for Bewitched.

9. Random question -- Which would you rather have, tacos or pizza?  Depends on my mood and when the last time I had one of them was.  We just had pizza a few days ago, so I would probably choose tacos at this moment.


  1. I love pizza and tacos so hard choice. Tis the season for Hallmark.. yup. Good stuff. Surprisingly my late husband loved Hallmark Christmas movies!

  2. I did not fly until I was 40. I think not drinking coffee is a good thing. Saves a lot of money. I drink one cup a day. You new siggie is cute!

  3. Ah, Metallica! I'm with you there! <3

  4. I love your title of Pre-K Princess!

  5. Great title! I liked Bewitched better too.

  6. Yes! Besides having the same eclectic taste in music, we can share a Hallmark couch potato title!😆

  7. Pre-K Princess has such a nice ring to it. I love the Hallmark Christmas movies, too. We have a couple of them on DVD and they are always favorites to watch. Have a good day, though it must be pretty darn cold right now.


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