Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday 9: Christmas Tree...

I'm Gonna Put Some Glue 'Round the Christmas Tree (So Santa Will Stick Around All Year)

Saturday 9: I'm Gonna Put Some Glue 'Round the Christmas Tree l(So Santa Will Stick Around All Year) (1954)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's featured songstress, Peggy King, sings that she'd like to extend the Christmas season all year. How about you? Do you wish the season was longer? Shorter? Or do you think things are fine as they are?

I think things are fine as they are.  In fact, commercially it starts too early, but for me and the activities we are involved in, it is good as it is.

2) She specifically mentions toys. Have you purchased/will you purchase any toys as holiday gifts this year?

We did actually purchase a couple toys for our grand dogs.  We even added a great grand dog this past year.  My, how times have changed.

3) Search for "glue" on The Home Depot's website and you'll get more than 3,000 results. There's heavy-duty adhesives, all-purpose glue, clear epoxy, wood glue, and more. Do you currently have glue in your home? If yes, how many kinds? 

Super glue is the only kind I have inside.  There may be others on Hubby's work shelves.

4) What's the last thing you used glue for?

I glued a handle back on a bowl that had belonged to my mother that I carelessly broken.

5) This week's featured artist, Peggy King, was a TV staple in the 1950s. With her perpetually upbeat persona, she was known as "Pretty, Perky Peggy King." Do you consider yourself upbeat, aka "perky?"
No, I don't think I have ever been seen as "perky."  I am fairly upbeat but not excessively so.  My demeanor is more sedate. 

6) Ms. King got her start singing radio jingles for Hunt's tomato sauce. Prepared tomato sauce, properly stored, can safely be kept in the refrigerator for days. Do you have any leftovers in your refrigerator right now?

Only a couple things, sweet potatoes and a bowl of rice.  We do not mind eating leftovers so there is always something in the frig from previous meals.

7) Her biggest movie role was in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955). Do you watch scary movies and shows all year around? Only at Halloween? Or not at all?

Not at all.

8) In 1954, the year this record was released, President Eisenhower dedicated the Marine Corps. Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of Washington DC. If you were to play tourist in our nation's capital, what site would you be certain to visit?

There are so many.  The Lincoln Memorial, Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are my favorites.  The Capital and White House are always top stops.  A night time boat ride down the Potomac would also be on the list.

9) Random question: Which of these common household items would you miss most if it suddenly went on the fritz -- your bedside lamp or your hair dryer? 

The hair dryer.  I could always find another source of light,but not a way to dry and fluff this short hair.  

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. I never heard this song nor have I ever heard of Peggy King. I'm with you on the length of time for Christmas ... the month of December is enough. I too would choose the hair dryer. How did we make it before without it? Oh yes. I remember. Bobby pins, big rollers, that big plastic bonnet with the hose, yikes. So glad for the hair dryer.

  2. Fun questions this week (well, always) and I enjoyed your answers. Most folks answered the hairdryer!!

  3. Such fun questions and I loved reading your answers. I enjoyed the list you posted of Christmas songs that might offend someone. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


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