On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Saturday 9: Ode to Billie Joe

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Ode to Billie Joe (1967)


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

This song painted such a visual of the story it was telling, I could just see everybody sitting around the table talking and eating and passing food back and forth. It reminded me of our family's daily supper times. 

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

It has been a warm and muggy day with lots of puffy clouds against a blue sky, with occasional dark clouds trying to bring more rain. 



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?

I had dinner with my husband. 


3) Young Billie Joe MacAllister playfully put a frog down another kid's back. Do you see many frogs where you live?


I hear them at night down at the lake, but don't see too many in the yard. I do remember once a boy put a frog down my sister's back and I gave him the "what for!"


4) This song made Mississippi's Tallahatchie Bridge famous. What's the name of a bridge in your neighborhood?


The Lewisville Lake Toll bridge. While working at my boss' lake house, I actually had a daily birds' eye view as they built this bridge several years ago. 




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?

No, and I hope I never have to answer yes on this one. It is indeed a sad and terrible disease.


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?


Oh yeah! The Beverly Hillbillies. One of the silliest shows ever, but our family watched it every week. Unbelievable!


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?


It was a re-run. We have been watching Andy Griffith and Everybody Loves Raymond. There's nothing on TV since Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge ended. 


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?


We've visited many foreign countries, but have never driven while there. We always travel with a tour group in foreign counties. 


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


I think hugs. Compliments are nice, but I would rather hear sincere words of affirmation. I think there is a difference. 


7 comments:

  1. David and I have watched the entire Andy Griffith series several times over. It is a great series. Everybody Loves Raymond was pretty funny most of the time.

    I agree with you about Alzheimer's.

    I love your bridge picture! It is great how the reflection of the arch completes the illusion of a circle. Very nice. :)

    Have a blessed day!

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  2. Lovely bridge pic. Thanks for sharing.

    I agree with you about *sincere* compliments.

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  3. I'm lucky that the foreign country drove on the same side of the road we do! Navigating the crazy traffic was hard enough!

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  4. I was kind of bummed with the Selfridge ending. I guess it's time to move on with my Sunday nights.

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  5. That is a big bridge. Hopefully something good to watch will come along soon.

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  6. We were sad to see Selfridge end, but I read about him on Wikipedia when the series started and knew pretty much how it would have to end. He really blew it. Enjoyed your Saturday:9!!

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