Thursday, February 16, 2012

Love Those Raisins

A couple of weeks ago I reminisced about the movie "The Big Chill".   I had DVR'd it and just watched it tonight.  Ahhh.. What a great soundtrack for our life we had. .  One of my all time favorite songs, of that era, is in that movie.  Heard It Through the Grapevine by Creedance Clearwater Revival.  Wikipedia says it came out in 1969 so I'll go with that because, being a girl, I can tell what I wore dancing to it, but not what year it was....exactly.

I remember what I wore because it was New Year's Eve and my boyfriend/would be ex-husband, had a party at his parents house, down in the finished basement.  This was back in the day of HiFi's and 33 & 1/3 albums.   If the stereo was your parents, you could stack 3 or 4 records to drop, but if it was the "sound system" of a music connoisseur, they owned a "turn table" and only one could be played at a time.  We were at the parents so the record player was loaded.  The thing with that CCR album was the long version of  Heard It Through The Grapevine  was 11 minutes long.   That's a long time to be dancing to one song.  Frankly, I am reminded more of the dress  more than who I was dancing with.  hmmmm.  Guess I really liked this dress and the silver shoes. ( Remember my mentioning how my mother cut out the "bad parts"?

Having said all of that, when that song comes on an Oldies station, what pops into my mind, first thing?

These guys.

They still make me smile.


Far Side of Fifty said...

Cute dress..I wore silver shoes in 1969 too..your Mom was handy with a scissors! I love that song..and the raisins:)

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Kathy, you always make me smile :) I haven't found time to watch The Big Chill yet (or Sommersby, which I've recorded), but when I do, I'll think of you dancing the 11 minute version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"!

I absolutely loved the California Raisins when they came out. I still have a couple of them around here someplace...

I'm happy to know that I wasn't the only one who guessed wrong about the FICO :) and yes, we may be like the Waltons around here, too!

Come to think of it, I'm already wearing an apron sometimes--just like grandma and Liv...and our table is beginning to resemble theirs, with 10 (sometimes 11) people gathered around! And my old black PT Cruiser looks like something from that era, too. LOL

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