Saturday, July 25, 2015

All the Way

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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, but my M.I.L. bought me one YEARS ago, to find my way around California!

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 had been single for a very long time. A friend from high school was also a friend on Facebook. He and I started kind of 'flirting' on line and after maybe a year or so of bantering back and forth, he and his son came to my aide when my lawn guy abandoned me. Then my mom and I took some dog donations to his  ( and what I thought was his wife  ) 's home one summer day. I backed down, thinking he was married, or in a relationship. Then my girlfriend's husband told me he was interested in me. I inquired about the wife, and he said that there was no wife or girlfriend.  So we resumed our 'thing', and our love for Primante Brothers. Til one night he asked  me out.   Longest 'foreplay' leading to a date, EVER!! He was the sweetest man... BEST KISSER E V E R ... changed my world.  But the  'wife' wasn't happy about the relationship and let me know it, and the 'foreplay' became a reality and I wasn't ready and the man of my dreams... well, is back where he belongs... to her. And, I started dating my first husband and we decided 'this' is who we were for years, and at our age, should probably be again. So ... life moved on. But, there isn 't a day goes by that I don't want to 'drive by his house', or just... talk, one more time. But, I won't. We are both in a different place now. Doing what I guess we should have been doing all along. Anyway...JJ, thanks for the  short time  we were both lovers and friends.

4) Both Frank and Nancy grew up in New Jersey. When you think of NJ, what else comes to mind?
Much of my family lives in NJ. .

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? 
Four times.

 6) Thin for most of his life, Frank was blessed with a metabolism that allowed him to whatever he wanted without gaining weight. He especially enjoyed clams posillipo. What's your favorite Italian dish?
Spaghetti and meatballs.

7) Perhaps because of his hardscrabble childhood, Sinatra was a soft touch for charities devoted to kids. One of his favorites was Variety, which 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.

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!"
Yes, from the time my feet hit the floor in the m orning til the time my head hits the pillow at night I see my mom in myself.

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.
honestly... nothing! I never have my cell phone, or anything else of any importance.


  1. I don't carry a cell phone with me, either. I rather like not being reachable all the time.

    1. I prefer to not be reached too. Call me at home. When I am out, I am doing something. I'll be home in due time and we can chat then. xo

  2. I have heard of quite a few people reconnecting on Facebook like that. Bummer that yours could not work out for you- or maybe it did in a way :)

    1. Thanks H ~ It really did work out, You see, he taught me how to , be a human again. ox