Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday 9 ~ Heartbreak Hotel

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Saturday 9: Heartbreak Hotel (1956)

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

1) Elvis checked in to the hotel at the end of Lonely Street. Where was the last hotel or motel you stayed at? It was a Holiday Inn in Ooltweah Springs-Chattanooga, TN..... stopped for the night on the way home to Michigan from Florida last month.

2) He sings that Heartbreak Hotel is always crowded. The fear of crowds is so prevalent that it has four names (enochlophobia, ochlophobia, demophobia and agoraphobia). Are you comfortable in a crowd? Not really

3) The desk clerk at Heartbreak Hotel is dressed black. Do you often wear all black? Very rarely do I wear all black

4) The song was written by Mae Boren Axton, who said it was inspired by the story of an anonymous young man's suicide in a hotel. She said she read in The Miami Herald that the John Doe left behind a note that said, "I walk a lonely street." What's the last note you handwrote? (Hopefully it was more upbeat.) I wrote a letter to a friend on Wednesday

5) When Elvis was 11, his parents bought him a guitar. He had asked for a rifle, but his mama convinced him a guitar was a better idea. Tell us about a time one of your parents was right about something. oh man this would require to make me think....and its too early for me to do that..lol

6) Not long before "Heartbreak Hotel" was recorded, Elvis' father recommended he give up the guitar and become a truck driver. Tell us about a time one of your parents was wrong about something. again...see above

7) There are many stories about Elvis' manager, Col. Tom Parker. One anecdote, about his career before Elvis, has the Colonel painting sparrows yellow so he could sell them as canaries. Have you ever been ripped off? I am sure there have been a few times in all the years that I had garage sales that someone walked off with something without paying...

8) Speaking of birds, Elvis once owned a peacock. It damaged his cars, so he gave it to the Memphis Zoo. In earlier days, it might have been dinner, for peacock was considered a medieval delicacy. What's the last poultry you prepared? just yesterday, I made chicken salad....

9) Random question: You and a friend have dinner at a restaurant. Your friend left her wallet at home, so you pick up the entire tab of $62, including tip. A few weeks later, you two meet for lunch and when the bill comes, she puts down half. Do you remind her that she still owes you $31 from the last time you dined together? no

10 comments:

  1. You win for writing an actual letter! Way to go.

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    1. I have a few gals I write to every month. Love the good ole fashion pen and paper!!

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  2. I haven't had chicken salad in years. I like the salad with the grapes and nuts added too sometimes.

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    1. Definitely grapes and nuts added in mine!!

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  3. Homemade chicken salad is delish! I never think to make it myself...

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    1. Walking through the store the other day, I had a thought to make it.

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  4. Sorry, my comment was lame. It's so lovely that you write real letters still.
    It's noteworthy that you said a flat out no, to the last question. Sometimes it speaks volumes.

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    1. Thanks. I know that if the tables were turned she would do the same for me.

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  5. I think I'm the only one this week who'd ask her to pony up the $31. You're all nicer than I am!

    Does your chicken salad have grapes in it? I'm suffering from chicken salad envy.

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    1. I am not always nice...LOL I do put grapes in my chicken salad.

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