Saturday, July 25, 2015

Another Saturday 9 Meme

Saturday:9 with Frank Sinatra!

Thanks to "Crazy Sam" for another fun Saturday:9!!  Join in the fun HERE!

All the Way

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!

Saturday 9: All the Way (1957)

... because The Gal Herself is into Sinatra

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

1) In this song, Frank sings, "who knows where the road will lead us?" Which leads Sam to ask, does your vehicle have GPS? No  I carry my portable  Megellan everywhere I go.

2) Sinatra introduced "All the Way" in the movie, The Joker Is Wild. During that film he also sang "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)." A few years later, in the movie Robin and The Seven Hoods, he declared Chicago as his "kind of town." Besides Chicago, can you think of another city Frank immortalized in song?  New York, New York!
3) When Frank was 19, he saw a pretty girl sitting on her front porch, giving herself a manicure. He went and got his ukelele and serenaded her. That girl became his first wife, Nancy. Tell us how one of your romances began.I asked my friend who later became my hubby if he would show me how to drive a standard.

4) Both Frank and Nancy grew up in New Jersey. When you think of NJ, what else comes to mind?  Atlantic City and the Boardwalk.

5) Sinatra made Las Vegas as famous for entertainment as for gambling. He was so identified with the Strip, that when he played Caesar's Palace the marquee simply said, "He's Here." Have you ever been to Vegas? yes several times. Hubby and I love to go there. There is so many free shows and wonderful places to eat. Not just for gambling.
6) Thin for most of his life, Frank was blessed with a metabolism that allowed him to eat whatever he wanted without gaining weight. He especially enjoyed clams posillipo. What's your favorite Italian dish?  Veal Parm, oh I can taste it now..

7) Perhaps because of his hardscrabble childhood, Sinatra was a soft touch for charities devoted to kids. One of his favorites was Varietywhich sends disadvantaged children on day trips to museums, zoos and sporting events. Here's your chance to tell us about a cause that's near and dear to your heart.  Toys for Tots

8) Sinatra was a neat freak who couldn't stand dust or clutter and showered at least twice a day. He got this from his mother Dolly, who was compulsive about housecleaning and hygiene. Can you think of a time when you caught yourself doing something and thought, "I'm just like Mom/Dad!"  When I clean I say when, I clean thoroughly just like my mom. When I start a project I don't always have what I need to finish it just like dad.
9) In 1998, Sinatra was buried with the things he always had in tow: a bottle of Jack Daniels, a pack of Camels, a Zippo lighter and 10 dimes. Why the dimes? According to his daughter, "He never wanted to be caught not able to make a call." Of course, 17 years later cell phones have replaced pay phones. Anyway, tell us what you always carry.  My cellphone, keys, and my wallet.  



  1. Welcome to Saturday 9! I mentioned Toys for Tots as my charity, too. Glad to see someone else remembers them in the hot days of summer.

  2. Those are great questions and answers! I would've done this meme today if I'd known about it.

  3. It is always fun to see how many of us answer the same way! I always enjoy the Saturday:9!

  4. I am intrigued by your answer to #8. It's amazing the things we pick up from our parents.

  5. I really want to head to Vegas to see a show etc

  6. Our answers were almost identical on the #9 What Do You Carry question!

  7. What a fun meme! I enjoyed reading your answers.