Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday 9: Doris Day's Secret Love

This day finds me in Dallas with our daughter and her family.  I can't wait to see our youngest dance tonight in her solo competition.  She has done so well this year.

Doris Day was mine and America's favorite actress.  She lived a very productive life and I'm sure died a very gracious woman, just as she had lived.

Sam writes the questions around a popular song, and we answer them.  I hope you will hop over to her site and see how the other bloggers answered these nine questions.

Secret Love

Secret Love (1953)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

Rest in peace, Doris Day (1922-2019)

1) In this song Doris admits she's spoken to the stars, "the way dreamers often do." Do you often daydream?

I don't think I'd call it daydreaming, but my mind will often take flight while I'm trying to go to sleep.  Not a good thing.

2) What's the last secret you kept? (It doesn't have to be romantic.)

It's still a secret!

3) While "Secret Love" was one of Miss Day's best-selling records, and the song won an Oscar, she did not perform it at the Academy Awards Ceremony. She said she was just too nervous to sing it live before an international television audience and an auditorium full of entertainment professionals. When did you last suffer an attack of nerves?

Probably our helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.  The nerves didn't last long but I was a bit shaky to begin with.

4) Doris' well-publicized attack of Oscar stage fright was unexpected because she began her career as a band singer, performing before live audiences every night. But she reportedly did develop more phobias over the years, including a fear of flying. Is there anything that scares you now, as an adult, that didn't frighten you as a child?

Getting old?  No, I'm already there age wise, and it hasn't been scary at all.  I really can't think of anything that frightens me now.  I know Who holds my tomorrows.

 5) Doris Day made 39 movies between 1948 and 1968. She said one of her favorite things about film making was working with costume designers on her wardrobe. Do you enjoy shopping for clothes?

I can imagine how much fun that must have been for Doris Day.  She wore the most beautiful outfits in all of her movies.  No, I don't enjoy shopping for clothes.  When I shop, I much prefer online or the small boutiques rather than a large department store.

6) Doris confessed that when she had to lose weight for a role, she gave up ice cream. If we checked your freezer, would we find any ice cream?


7) In 1985 she hosted a cable show called Doris Day's Best Friends. She used the show as a platform to promote pet adoptions and animal welfare. Most of the guests were  celebrity friends who reportedly donated their salaries for appearing on the show to Doris' pet foundation. Did you more recently ask a friend for a favor, or perform a favor for a friend?

I most recently did some things for my sister who is also my best friend.  They weren't favors but things that needed to be done and I could do them.  Besides, I love doing things for her.

8) For more than 20 years, Doris co-owned the Cypress Inn in Carmel, CA. The Inn expects to continue on without her, and maintain the pet-friendly policies she introduced. Have you ever traveled with your dog or cat?

Before I had children, I used to take our Siamese cat with me when I visited my parents.  But, she hated the trip and I would have to sedate her to keep from killing her.

9) Random question: What's the last thing you complained about?

After downloading a particular security system on my new laptop, I got a notice that my own blog address was not secure and therefore a high risk.  I did complain about this sudden notice that my blog was an unsafe site to no avail.  So, I just unblocked it and so far my computer hasn't crashed.  It was just an over zealous scan I suppose.

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 completely relate to #9! Every time they upgrade my work computer, something goes wrong. Passwords are lost or programs won't load ... And these upgrades are supposed to make work go more smoothly. GRRRR!

  2. Updates and new installs are so annoying on the laptop or the phone. It seems each time something major changes and then I have to untangle a problem or relearn how a program runs. I think I'm getting "old," because I find myself longing for the days before all the technology sometimes. LOL

  3. Libby, whatever you did must have fixed it because several times when I tried to get to your blog in the past, I received a warning. That didn't happen today. All your answers are so very good. Be sure to share pics of your granddaughter's performance. We rode a helicopter over Kauai and I was very nervous as I had heard of so many accidents there. You're right about the clothes Doris Day wore - they were always stunning and perfectly fit her!

  4. A helicopter ride over the Grand fun! I went in my first helicopter ride in Myrtle Beach, that was so much fun! Going over the Canyon would be breath taking! I can relate to #9...upgrades and or installs stress me out! Have a great Saturday!

  5. I love your answer for #4. That is so true!!!

  6. My mind is all over the place at night also before I go to sleep. It is crazy how it racers with thoughts. I loved your answers! Have a great weekend!

  7. A helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon sounds amazing! I would love to do that, although I'm sure it would make me nervous too. But what a glorious sight.

  8. Well, I hope you escaped the bad weather that seems to have hit Dallas today. I know Ava did such a great job. Well, you have peaked my curiousity, can't wait to hear "the secret." Have a great Lord's Day!

  9. I'm so glad I found this. I didn't know she passed away. Doris was among my very favorite actresses and singers. My mother introduced me to her movies and I loved watching them with her. Doris always made me smile.


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