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Bobby Sherman

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Hello kittens and dawgs! Have you ever wondered, what ever happened to so-and-so? That happens often with me when I’m listening to an oldies music station or while watching TV. I’m Curious as a Cathy who needs answers to these questions and so a new post series is born. Today let’s take a look at What ever happened to Bobby Sherman?

I was born in the early 60s. By the time I was in elementary school Bobby Sherman was the heart-throb of the older girls. I remember watching 5th and 6th grade girls dance to this music idol. I was only 9 years old when his 1970 hit charted the Billboard Hot 100 at #5, but I recall the song very well. How about you?


I’m pretty sure on a recent trip to the mountains while listening to the Peter Noone show, Little Woman played. DH said, I wonder what happened to Bobby Sherman? I said, “You know I was wondering the same thing.”



Naturally, I had to know. Bobby Sherman celebrated his 73rd birthday last month on 22nd.  It’s hard to think of this handsome 70s celebrity as someone my parents’ age, especially when I think of how the older elementary school girls crushed over him. I was too young to fall in love with the heart-throb, but I do remember thinking he was nice looking.

Bobby Sherman retired from the entertainment industry decades ago. In the 70s, he became a father to two boys. He landed starring roles in such TV series: The Monkees, The Partridge Family, The FBI, The Dating Game, and Here Comes the Bride.  What I learned next about the singer/actor surprised me. In the late 70s he took a first aid course which became a springboard to  a career as an EMT and a county sheriff. Although, he doesn’t actively serve in the field these days, he does give his time to the LAPD as a sworn officer and provides volunteer EMTs to community events through his foundation.


You can find this photo on Sherman’s photo gallery page listed under the October 2003 Rialto Car Show event.

Show some love for this retro favorite by giving a little tweet-out! Maybe,  Mr. Sherman will get wind and come by for a little visit. *cross fingers* 😉


I’ll leave you to reminisce with these Bobby Sherman greatest hits.


Have a tunetastic day and please don’t forget to  join me for not-so Wordless Wednesay!





Singer verses Songwriter #BOTB showdown

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I feel like I’m sorta Fallin’ apart in Blogosphere, kittens and dawgs. Do you ever get that way? My routine turned upside down when DH got laid off. I kinda have it under control, but it doesn’t take much of an upset to throw things off-balance. Blah-Blah-Blah. You don’t want to hear my complaints, do ya? No sweat-a-roo! Let’s get to some fun.

In December, DH got me a lovely Christmas CD by an old artist, Connie Francis, a singer whose music I did not have and ooh, did I ever enjoy listening to her album Christmas In My Heart!

In 1958, Connie Francis recorded Neil Sedaka’s Fallin.

A year later, Neil Sedaka recorded the song he co-wrote with Howard Greenfield, Fallin.


Which gets your vote, the singer or the songwriter?

The fun continues with more epic battles underway; I invite you to visit, Stephen, who manages the ever-growing list of BoTB players and a special thanks to the brain child of this cool, bi-monthly hop, Fae!

Don’t forget, the polls close on the 21st at midnight and I’ll report the results of this competition, including my vote the next day. Mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named.

Thanks for joining in on the fun. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with another cover for your enjoyment only Fallin cover by Marti Brom. Have a bandtastic day!

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Possible Twins Separated by Time #FlashbackFriday

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Dorothy left 2

Last Friday, I mentioned DD#1 looking very much like her paternal grandmother. In the above vintage photo, my MIL is the girl on the far left.  She looks to be in her early teens.  Now, take a peek at possible twins separated by time.

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She’s pretty as a picture #FlashbackFriday



You may remember me telling you that my in-laws are pack rats. The above photo is of my darling MIL and DH. Judging by DH’s size he was about 5-years of age making it the early 1960s. The thing that caught my attention is the dress my MIL is wearing. You won’t believe it, but I have it. Yep, she kept it for years passing it to our oldest daughter who would play in it. Oh, I tell you DD#1 is a dead ringer for her. Why they could pass for twins! Don’t take my word for it, take a look here and you can decide.

Have  you ever wondered about the saying, she’s pretty as a picture? According to an internet source picture was used to describe a beautiful object from the early 1800s. I sorta figured that out, but I was hoping for a more history than that. Do you have anything of interest to add? Do you use the phrase?

You can find a song just about anything, here’s Christian Kane singing, Pretty as a Picture.



Today, I  celebrate the small things in my life…like getting a cool award.  I’d like to say I’m awesome (I really am) and this is why Far Away Eyes gave it to me, but if the truth be told she passed this fun award to her #BOTB buds earlier this month. No problem! No problem! I’ll take my awards anyway they come ~ personally presented or mass handout. I’m tickled pink regardless. I don’t need anyone to tell me say thank you, but that’s what the first rule says to do. So….thanks, Faye for passing this little jewel to me. You’re a peach!!

Like all awards this one is no different. The second rule is to share five Cathy facts. Really? Really. What can I say about myself that you don’t already know? If you’re new to me and want to know more fun facts, then I invite you to check my archives to read posts from February 2011. I devoted the entire month to the get to know me blog challenge. In recent months, April & June, I spilled more interesting beans about me or at least they aren’t as bland as these five I just gave you. I think I need a 3rd cup of coffee to get my mojo going this morning.

  1. I was in my first parade when I was cheerleader for the midget league football team.
  2. I helped make paper flowers for the float for the parade the year I was midget league cheerleader.
  3. I was in a parade in a marching band playing flute a few times.
  4. The last parade I was in was in 9th grade. I was a majorette.
  5. I always wanted to do back flips, but never could.

The 3rd criteria is to nominate bloggers to receive this fine award and let them know they have been given the honors to carry the torch. This is always the hardest one cross off the list and since it is difficult job I decided to take the easy way out by bestowing it to all of YOU.

Bloggers in general are pretty darn creative people. I’m awestruck by the numerously talented writers, cooks, photographers, and musicians hiding out there behind an IP address. Sometimes I know your real name and other times it’s just a blog name, but the fact doesn’t change you’re amazingly wonderful at what you do, so I proudly pass it to YOU!

Creative Blogger Award


Last, but not least I’m instructed to pass the rules on with the award. That’s simple, I’ll just copy & paste them below:

1. Thank and post a link to the person who nominated you.

2. Share five (5) facts about yourself

3. Nominate 5-10-20 blogs and tell them

4. Pass on the rules


What are you celebrating?

Let’s celebrate making new friends together and we can begin by joining Friendship Friday and Follow Who? Social-Weekend blog hops. Thanks for visiting. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a little boogie session with Saturday Songsuasion!

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The bicycle is a good invention #FlashbackFriday


Circa July 1962 My MIL, Dorothy with DH at 3-years of age

Last week, I wanted to feature a photo of my late MIL with the anniversary of her passing on the 19th of June. It’s been rather hectic here. Anywho, I found the above photo and while it has her and DH in the picture what really grabbed my attention is the tricycle. At the time of our second child’s birth, my in-laws gave the trike a new look and passed it on to DD#1. Coincidentally, we still have it in our garage.

Brittany 1990

My scanner was unavailable, so I used my iPhone to take a picture of a picture. lol DD#1 September 1990 at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains.

My FIL who was in his 70s, BILs, and DH would ride their bicycles around Cades Cove in those early years. It was a fun way to spend a Saturday with family in scenic beauty, picnicking, and biking. How can I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention… 😀


Today, I  celebrate the small things in my life.

I celebrate the simple pleasure of air conditioning. A week ago this past Monday ours abruptly died. They just don’t make ACs like they use to, but then again we did get 15-years of service out of the old girl and the one prior lasted 20-years. I celebrate internet product research; within a matter of hours I figured out which one we needed and found it in town.  I celebrate DS for delivering the unit to our home, so we didn’t have to wait for Home Depot to schedule us in for delivery. I celebrate my wonderfully sensitive and compassionate husband who took the day off so we could do the entire job in one day. Yes, it took that long and then some. The rusted screws and heavy caulk around the AC made it a tiger of a job to break free from the window and then came the part of decrypting unclear installation instructions and manipulating things into place. The AC chassis weights more than I do. I helped DH, but he did most of the lifting. And, finally, I celebrate having the finances at the right time. God is truly awesome!

What are you celebrating?

Let’s celebrate making new friends together and we can begin by joining Friendship Friday and Follow Who? Social-Weekend blog hops. Thanks for visiting. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a little boogie session with Saturday Songsuasion!

For more day specific blog hops, click here.