Thursday, March 28, 2013

I hear the Cottonwoods Whisperin' Above...



If I ever get to go on "Jeopardy" I'd hope one of the categories is movie music from the 1950's. Even as a little girl I was fascinated with movies. My mother had no qualms about letting me read movie magazines and I spent my allowance on "Photoplay." Debbie Reynolds was my favorite actress and I still know all the words to "Tammy."

I jumped out of my chair when I saw a live interview with Debbie Reynolds was taking place next week in New York City, and yes, I'll be there. I'll be humming "Tammy" and snippets from "Singing in the Rain," and dancing my way back to the bus stop afterwards. Any other Debbie Reynolds fans in Buttercupland?

Our big work project launches Monday, April 1. I know there will be a few hitches, but we're almost there. Taxes still need to get done and a few other necessities of life and then I get to relax. The days are getting longer and warmer and I'm officially in my "light" winter jacket. No hat or scarf, and for the last few days I haven't needed gloves. Hooray!

Wishes for bright spring days!

16 comments:

Deanna said...

Tammy's in love...!!! Oh yes, I do remember all of those great movies and Debbie Reynolds was definitely one of my favorites. Have fun, sounds like a great evening ahead.

Mevely317 said...

Ah, Photoplay! ... That's where my allowance went, as well.
Debbie Reynolds is definitely a National Treasure. I can't wait to learn your impressions from the live interview!

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Elizabeth Taylor was my favorite. And my head is full of music from the 40's. The weather is improving here, too, but not enough to take off my coat unless I am in the sun. Enjoy the interview. I still remember seeing Liz in person many years ago.

TARYTERRE said...

I knew the song, Tammy but did not know it was Debbie Reynolds singing it. A treasure for sure.

Pondside said...

As soon as I read the title of this post I began to sing the song - surprised that I remembered so much of it. Enjoy the interview!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Have a grand time and let us know all about it!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is warmer there than here for sure. If I were to wear my light jacket, I'd have to have some layers underneath. Although we have seem some days in the 40's the wind has made it seem colder. I hope you have a fantastic Friday!

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Susie said...

Thanks Buttercup...now I'll be singing that song all day... LOL. I love the old musicals too. By watching old movies and musicals, I could do the jeopardy catagory too. If you see or meet Debbie, please post it. Are you going to be tap dancing back to the bus stop?? xoxo,Susie

Ms Sparrow said...

I loved movie magazines as a kid. I remember thinking that it would be perfect bliss to live above a movie theater with a window looking out toward the screen so I could watch every single movie. When the VCR and video movies were invented, I couldn't believe the thrilling concept of actually owning a movie! "Singing in the Rain" is one of my all-time favorite musicals--along with "Fiddler on the Roof".

Barbara Blundell said...

Thanks for the bit of nostalgia. Enjoyable !
Our Spring is a long way behind this year. Still plenty of snow around and its April next week !

Paula said...

"The old hooty owl hooty hoots to the dove..."

You just gob smacked me with memories of watching Tammy on TV!

Have a wonderful time at the interview. Debbie Reynolds is wonderful and even in her most recent movies ("In and Out") she is hilarious!

Carol said...

I am outta touch on the movie and song, but will put that on my list of things to see.

Happy Day to you Buttercup!!!!

Theresa said...

I would love to be there to see her too:) Enjoy your Saturday dear friend, HUGS!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I loved these movies, too. Do you remember the movie, Gidget? I found the book at a book sale this week. I didn't even know it WAS a book but I think I'll read it. Moondoggie...ahhhh! Happy weekend!

Marie said...

Oh Carol, I always loved Tammy. I am a fifties girl. Even though I was born in 1955, and can't remember actually being there, I still love to revisit it through films, music and telly shows! What a fabulous decade! xxoo