Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New

I trust all of you have had a wonderful holiday season.  We sure did and I look forward to sharing some of the memories with you soon.

In the meantime, lets join Samantha for

Saturday 9

You Make Me Feel Brand New

Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New (1974)
This was one of my favorite songs back in the mid 70's.   

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

Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2019!

1) As 2019 kicks off, what are your hopes for the brand new year?

white ceramic mug near black-framed eyeglasses

My hopes for the new year include continued good health and lifestyle habits; time spent with family and friends, and travel.  I'm not hoping for or expecting to make any personal major changes this year.

Beyond myself, I hope that the predictors are wrong about 2019 being a very difficult year politically and economically.  I hope for greater stability for our country.  I hope that God will intervene in the lives of lost family members and bring them to Himself.  I hope our church will see greater growth in 2019.  I hope to see God's continued Hand of protection and favor over my family.

2) Just because an item isn't brand new doesn't mean it isn't valuable. Have you scored any fabulous finds at a second hand store or website? 

Not recently, but I have found some household and furniture items in years past.  I also used to get some really nice clothes at a resale place near Dallas.

3) This song is sung by The Stylistics, a group from Philadelphia. Have you ever been to Philly?

No I haven't.

4) This song was co-written by Thom Bell, a Philadelphia-based musician/producer who was born in Kingston, Jamaica. The average daily temp in Kingston in January is 87º. Do you have plans to get away this winter and go somewhere warm?

No, but we are expecting temps to touch 70 next week, and that is pretty warm for the winter months.  But in the south, we can expect just about anything.

We will be leaving the warmer south for several days to go back up to Northern Indiana the end of this month while our family escape their winter for warmer Maui.  Sounds like a fair trade to me!

5) The Stylistics took their choreography very seriously. As you can see from the video, they even carefully synchronized their hand movements. Do you use your hands much when you talk?

No southern lady can do otherwise!

6) The lyrics tell us that the singer is grateful for a friend who will walk with him along a path that "sometimes bends." Looking back on 2018, tell us about a time that life's path took a bend you didn't quite expect.

We unexpectedly found a family member we had never met.  This created a few twists and turns but all were good.

7) In 1974, when this song was popular, Chicago's Sears Tower opened and was for years the world's tallest building. Its elevators can carry you to the 103rd floor in approximately a minute. When were you last on an elevator? 

On December 16th at a hotel

8) Also in 1974, the 55 mph speed limit was imposed nationwide. When you drive, are you careful to stay within the speed limit? Or do you have a led foot?

I would probably be thought to have a lead foot.  I consistently go at least 5 miles over the speed limit.

9) Random question -- It's time to pose for your Saturday 9 yearbook picture. Will you show us your right profile, your left profile, or will you look directly into the camera?

I normally look directly into the camera.


  1. You sound like my niece. She manages to find the nicest furniture pieces at resale shops. I never see anything I like, but I think that's because I'm no good at imagining how the piece will look in my home.

  2. I am the person that goes at least 5 miles over the speed limit too. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  3. I tend to drive a little fast, too. Fortunately I somehow have missed getting a ticket. (knock wood)

  4. Just love your Christmas pictures in the sidebar. You do look right into the camera!My wife is a photographer (She took my pic on my blog) and I have pics with my buddies from 1967 to 2018. We didn't get every year, but its close. WTIT had a 50th Anniversary party in 2017.


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