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1977 The King Dies,The Force, 2 Crazy Guys, & More #tbt

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Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs! I presenting to you my retro post editions on a new day with a new name, Throw Back Thursday (formerly Way Back Wednesday) with a look back in time to 1977!


The year the King of Rock n’ Roll died!

ELVIS: ALOHA FROM HAWAII (Aired 04/04/73) Gary Null, Photographer

This past August 16th marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Do you remember this world breaking news? I do. I was sitting in the living room with then DBF (now DH) on the sofa when the report cut into our TV programming. My jaw hit the floor with the passing of this legend. He was only 42 at the time of his death.

I found supposedly this quote by Elvis just before his death after meeting Scientologists who tried to recruit him.

Elvis fumed: “The hell with those people. There’s no way I’ll ever get involved with that s.o.b. group. All they want is my money.”

Star Wars IV, New Hope, released in theatres in May of 1977 and is the second highest grossing movie in North America for which we all recognize the popular quote, “May the force be with you“. We didn’t actually see this film until after we got married in 1979.

Saturday Night Live was the popular late night TV viewing for many and became the springboard for two comedians. I didn’t watch it much because I’m not a night owl but I do remember Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd characters, mostly from watching the show after getting married.


Popular TV Shows I watched…

  1. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
  2. Happy Days (ABC)
  3. Three’s Company (ABC)
  4. Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
  5. All in the Family (CBS)
  6. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
  7. Alice (CBS)
  8. One Day at a Time (CBS)
  9. M*A*S*H (CBS)
  10. 60 Minutes (CBS)

I didn’t watch MASH or 60 Minutes much in those years. I had a greater appreciation for both shows by the time I was in my early 20s and 30s, especially M*A*S*H. I only liked watching the Andy Roony segment on 60 Minutes.


I’m not sure when these individual clips originally ran on 60 Minutes but they are a lot of fun to watch. Rooney’s humorous commentaries are sure to make you smile. They do me!

This is also the year, DH graduated high school. I can’t believe it’s been 40 years! In this time, he’s lost classmates and friends.  It’s sad how the hands of time give one the shaft in so many ways. He started college in the fall and I began grade 10. Just look at me, aren’t I cute? lol Geez, my face is chubby! We called DD#2 “Chubby Checks” when she was little. She favors me the most but you see her daddy in her, too.  Anywho, those pencil eyebrows were the thing and parting one’s hair in the middle was the style. Neither really suited me. My appearance hasn’t changed a lot over the years, I don’t think, except my eyebrows aren’t this thin and I part (sorta) my a hair to one side (see me here).


Where were you and what were you doing in 1977?


I can’t close out the year without sharing some popular mewsic with you. Hit play while you read my responses to Joyce’s Wednesday Hodgepodge questions!




That’s all for now. I want to encourage you to join my email circulation (see side menu) to not miss the latest mews from Curious as a Cathy and I hope to see you tomorrow at Friday Fun Stuff for some giggles.















My Eyes Adore You and I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You! Did you know that, You’re My Soul and Inspiration? So, Let’s Stay Together always!

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Welcome to week 178 of

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is approaching. What love songs move you? Whatever tunes make your heart go pitter-patter for the one you love, then we want to hear them right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

I dedicate these songs to the love of my life ~ my DH!




Thank you for sharing 37-years (35th wedding ann. in June) of love and happiness with me. I love you always & forever!


Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for attending the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & little ole me are happy that you joined us on the dance floor.

** Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.**
Dance party rules: Grab XmasDolly 4M button here, display it on your blog, and then add your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share then that’s all that matter because all we want to do is dance with you!

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Next stop… your place!  What music moves you?

Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Song-suasion!

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It’s so good to see you on the dance floor! This week, the 4M crew will be groovin’ to the sounds of your “freebie” picks. That means anything goes. So, whatever tunes are rattling in your head then we want to hear it right here on… Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Before we get swept away to the beat of the music, remember our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, will be sitting this dance out because of back surgery. Hopefully, before too long XmasDolly will be saying…. I Feel Better


Meanwhile, let’s show her some love in leaving warm get-well wishes for her on her blog to read when she does feel better. Not to worry, though. You’ll have plenty of partners to dance with because When We Stand Together…


the 4M crew ~  JAmericanSpice,  Just the stuff ya know (subbing for  Stacy Uncorked who’s out this month because she’s moving across the country) myself,  and this month’s honorary co-host, Becca @ Everyday Life can do much. Link up and shake your bootie with the rockin’ bloggers below!


Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog and then add your favorite weekly music theme (posted on XmasDolly’s site in right sidebar) YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share then no problem! As long as it’s music then you’ll be cool. All we want to do is dance with you! 


iHeartRADIO and Spotify inspired today’s music picks. Get up and boogie with me!


Remember, Don’t Forget About Me…that is the 4M crew. Make THIS hop a weekly routine and be sure to Tweet, Google +, or Facebook share this party with your friends. We want to see the dance floor jam-packed!

**To be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up**

Next stop… your place!  What music is moving you?

Patriotic Rock N’ Roll America

Welcome to the 96th edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me and the kick off to our grand Gala Giveaway promo!

Marie from Xmas Dolly is head conductor of the Love Train. To make sure things run smoothly, she has enlisted a few co-conductors: Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida, Callie of JAmericanSpice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , and yours truly! This month’s honorary co-conductor is: Larry from CakeBlast! Let’s get this dance party started, shall we? This week’s theme is “Patriotic Songs”.





“How do I get on board of this Love Train?”


Admission to ride is totally doable for anyone. Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then here’s what you do.

  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  • Sign the linky, follow us, grab our blog buttons, & leave a comment letting us know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with fellow rockin’ bloggers below and why not invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join the fun!

Are you ready to get dancing this week? Then, link your 4M blog post URL below to join the party and then boogie across the net to visit dance with all the others on the Love Train today. Congratulations to our spotlight dancers this week!

Next stop, your place! The Love Train will be pulling into your depot and I’m eager to begin by following you!

What Monday’s music moves you?

It’s here! The Gala Giveaway has officially kicked off!

As a reminder, here’s what’s up for

Clickit Ticket

  • GRAND PRIZE: A $100 promo code to use at clickitticket.com (USA, Canada, & Europe) toward your purchase of concert, theatre, or sport tickets. In addition, Stacy from Stacy Uncorked is chipping in a bottle of her awarding winning wine (USA only). Whoo-hoo!
  • $25 Gift Certificate Edenfantasys (Anywhere)
  • Plus Size Costume Center – $25 Gift Certificate (Anywhere, except you must pay S/H fee)
  • A T-shirt from Funny T-Shirts
  • A copy of Designated Rider’s CD (Dave
    Moody’s band – Marie’s husband ) & a custom inspirational beaded
    bracelet with charm courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted (USA only – sorry!)


For more details on the Gala Giveaway, click here.

You’ll have the opportunity to enter the Gala Givewaway on each hostess’ blog, to get started sign on below with giveaways…

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The Gala Giveaway is open to anyone who participates in the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop. The big drawing is July 30. So, don’t wait another second to join and share the love – tweet the news to all of your bloggy buds & Good luck!

Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…

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NOTE: The original post did not migrate during my website upgrade in 2013. In order to move it to my new site, I had to copy and paste the content into the proper timeline slot.