Summertime….and the guessin’ wasn’t eeeasssy…..Bloggers was jumpin’ and landin’ off the mark *laughing*

10 Feb

Okay, Barbara from The Serenity Gate got it right! Billie Holiday singing Summertime was what I had in mind as I wrote that scene. Virginia Kate interprets Billie’s singing as deep and rusty — the words “deep and rusty” probably threw people off – not “deep” as in how we always think, I guess -but how a girl would think deep and rusty is.

I was about to wet my drawers, jumping up and down, going “oh oh oh!” when y’all were so close *laughing*

Barbara – email me where you want me to mail your copy of Deborah Smith’s ON BEAR MOUNTAIN

Now, go listen to Billie sing Summertime (link above) – don’t you hear that “rusty edged” voice – that sound of Deep rivers where catfish jump?
The cool part of all this is I can see how my words were interpreted in different ways by you all choosing different songs and singers! *smiling* so, I’ll just leave the words “deep” and “rusty” and let it be. What’s also interesting and cool is you all gave me other ideas that work really well for interpretation of that scene! Like, stormy weather, god bless the child, et cetera!
this was wonderful! Thank You all!

Congrats Barbara~!
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10 Responses to “Summertime….and the guessin’ wasn’t eeeasssy…..Bloggers was jumpin’ and landin’ off the mark *laughing*”

  1. Barbara February 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    That was so much fun. I love games of any kind..and contests, too. Thank you!I’ve sent my address. Hope you got it.Blessings all around to your readers. Barbara

  2. Lisa February 10, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    congrats Barb and well done dear kathryn for getting the grey matter flowing for me!! That is harder than it sounds xxx

  3. Debbie February 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    Don’t I get some sort of “runner-up” prize for getting the song first? Maybe a tiara or a pretty sash. I’ve been wanting a sash.

  4. Janna Qualman February 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    The clue totally went over my head. :P Congrats, Barbara!

  5. Kathryn Magendie February 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

    I got it, Barb – and should get it in the mail by tomorrow…..that postman is going to get to know me very well! *laughing* – I was just in there yes’t-day mailing off something across the world! and across the us — of course, he felt off my envelopes again *laughing*Debbie – I’ll search for the perfect tiara or sash — and if I find one that seems to fit you just so and just right and ever so perfectly, I’ll buy it and send it to you – even if it takes me 100 years, by dagnabit I’ll do it! *laughing*

  6. Angie Ledbetter February 10, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Congratulations, Barbara over at the Serenity Gate. :) Danggggg, girllll…you got a thing for that Cliff Claven-like Postman? hehe

  7. Michelle February 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    Lovely!Love the idea of the friendship ball too.I wonder if the twinkly eyed postman would appreciate you feeling up his envelopes :)

  8. Maria-Thérèse February 10, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    Thank you sooo much for the lovely package! It made my day! Now please forget about this comment since I’m sending something your way :)

  9. Sandra Leigh February 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    Listening to Billie Holiday this morning sent me on a sentimental journey through my collection of favourite singers, favourite songs. Thanks for the inspiration – and for the contest. That was fun. What are we doing tomorrow? ;>)

  10. colbymarshall February 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    love the song… love love love. Wish it was Summertime now. I always am in a much better mood, more motivated, etc. during warm weather months.

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