Tuesday, June 28, 2022


ood Day friends and happy Tuesday.  Another week is just flying on by. Monday we had a day of thunder and rain.  
The grass is vivid green this year. It is usually dark green here but, it is lush this year from good abundant rain. 

                                                             Tuesday calls for Tuesday 4.. Here we go then.

Hello friends and once again welcome to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4.   I am so happy to have people joining in and making this so much fun.

I am listening to a nostalgic music channel right now with songs of the 40's  and it  made me think that perhaps we could discuss some
nostalgia here.  I hope you will enjoy thinking about these questions this week.

1. What music were your parents listening to when you were a kid?  Does that music bring back memories for you?

My parents had a variety of musical taste from light classical to jazzy.  Usually my mother's taste was for easy listening ballads from the 40's and 50's.    She loved Chanson D'Amour, Petit Fleur  by Chris Barber's jazz band and the Theme from the Apartment which she would make me play on the piano over and over.    She went to dances with the Big Bands of the 40's and she liked those songs.     I enjoy hearing those old songs today. They just don't go out of style.  My own favorite from the 40s though before my time is Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade.      I have memories to match most songs for sure.

2. What was your favorite meal and beverage as a teenager?  Is it still or have things changed for you?

I was a spaghetti-holic.  I absolutely adore spaghetti to this day.  My drink of choice was tea, hot or ice cold with lemon.  My Mom's homemade sauce was the best I've ever had.  Not much has changed.. I drink coffee now but iced tea is great and spaghetti is a favorite though I can't make it like my Mom.  

3. As a teen did you live in a city, country, small town?  What was it like for you there.   Tell us about your hometown please?

I grew up in a small town and to this day I think it's the best way to live. You are close to what you need without the crowd of the city and the loneliness  of the country.  My little town .. a borough.. was a bedroom town for New York City but everything we needed was right in downtown.  

My hometown

4. Would you like to live in your hometown today? Why or why not?

Oh wow.. I would love it!    But, I could not afford it.  The houses are super expensive and the taxes are out of this world!     But it was a great place to grow up.      Many never left and so many come back. Many returned to teach there as well.   Yup, good stuff friends.

Most of my  home town summers here in thr area I live in now on the seashore.     It's all good. 


  1. It's fun reading everyone's musical memories. Yours reminds me that my mother loved the big bands too. I remember a Glenn Miller record she had. My favorite beverage was probably Pepsi because I'd sit with family on Sunday nights and watch TV eating popcorn and drinking Pepsi. I remember watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.

  2. Oh, I forgot about Glenn Miller...yes my parents loved his music too. Your hometown sounds lovely. It's too bad the good places are now too expensive to live in for folks like us. This was a nice walk down memory lane. Thank you for thinking it up. Annie!

  3. These were great questions and I'm so enjoying learning about everyone's hometown. Yours sounds wonderful, but where you live now sounds wonderful too! Have a great day.

  4. I need to give my son the link you shared on facebook of the music you were listening to. He likes that kind of music also. I do too, I agree it never goes out of style.
    I love the memories you shared of your hometown. I agree, small town living is the best. It is nice to have friends around. Loved your answers! Have a nice week.


  5. Good Morning !
    Good questions ...lovely header !
    We're of a similar generation , and so our parents listened to similar music . Although none in my family played instruments , music was always played . My father had albums from the musicals of the time , including "South Pacific" and "The King and I".
    Wishing you a splendid day !!!

  6. A bowl of spaghetti, a slice of garlic bread and tall glass of sweet iced tea, WoW, so yummy!

  7. I LOVE spaghetti, I'll even eat it cold haha. A friend once made a braided bread that was stuffed with spaghetti...weird, but SO good. I love my own hometown but also could not live there as well.


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