The Fred Factor has nothing to do with Fred Flintstone, it is a powerful, poignant parable of success.  It’s about going the extra mile and always doing more than is expected.  Communication should always take place up and down the chain of command, as well as sideways to get the information around the grapevine.  This week the prompt is Around/Down/Sideways/Up.  I am happy that I got all the glitches and bugs worked out of my blog, because now I can watch more football.  Remember that Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 AM, at least here in Florida, so we all get an hour of extra sleep, but you probably waste a lot of that time changing all of your clocks.

This challenge is always a lot of fun for me, because I enjoy seeing all the different songs that everyone contributes.  Song Lyric Sunday is mostly about having fun and sharing your music with others and being able to listen to the music that others come up with.  Not everyone on WordPress is a writer, but I feel that SLS should be more than just posting a video, so do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  This could be something as simple as what year the song was written, who wrote it, or did it make the charts?  Post a video, show the lyrics, but most important, make sure that you have fun.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I planned on writing about the Grateful Dead song ‘Been All Around This World’ this week, but as I was researching it, I realized that I already wrote a post on this song, so I am switching to another one and I hope this does not upset the apple cart.  I will write about the song ‘Over Under Sideways Down’ by the Yardbirds this week. Next week I will be writing about the song ‘Who Do You Love’ by Bo Diddley.  The upcoming prompts will be:
November 10, 2019 – Could/Might/Should/Would
November 17, 2019 – Did/Didn’t/Do/Don’t/Does/Doesn’t
November 24, 2019 – Bounty/Desert/Eat/Feast/Food/Hungry/Turkey
December 1, 2019 – Chin/Ears/Eyes/Face/Mouth/Nose

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Here’s My #Song Lyric Sunday

Run Around Sue !

Here’s my story, it’s sad but true
It’s about a girl that I once knew
She took my love then ran around
With every single guy in townYeah, I should have known it from the very start
This girl will leave me with a broken heart
Now listen people what I’m telling you
A keep away from a Runaround Sue yeahI might miss her lips and the smile on her face
The touch of her hair and this girl’s warm embrace
So if you don’t want to cry like I do
A keep away from a Runaround SueAh, she likes to travel around
She’ll love you and she’ll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys
Here’s the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they’ll say
Keep away… Source: LyricFindFull lyrics

Featured snippet from the web

Runaround “Sue”

People have long assumed that the “Sue” in Dion’s Runaround Sue (1961) was named for his long-time wife, the woman Dion married more than 50 years ago. Turns out the song’s namesake wasn’t his spouse but a girl named Sue who worked at a Manhattan nightclub and didn’t run around at all.13 Jan 2016

https://jazz.fm › the-story-of-runaro…

The Story of ‘Runaround Sue’ | JAZZ.FM91

I have a varied taste in music and in particular songs from the 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s and 90’s this song I’ve chosen for #Song Lyric Sunday reminds me of my late stepdad and mum who loved dancing to this song. It was a wonderful time and I was so proud watching on. Sadly my stepdad passed away in Jan 2017 and my dear mum had to go into a nursing home in Sept 2016 with Vascular Dementia. Although life can be very sad and tragic at times I find music reminds me of happy times and always takes me back to a very special memory in almost every song I love to listen to. Always make memories with those who mean the world to you, for myself I find music and writing poetry is like a therapy for me. Blessings to all 🤗

My dear parents 2014

Published by G-Bear

I’m a 55 year old cuddly Grandma Bear who loves family, stories, art, poetry just saying it how it is ! Stick with me if you can folks. Thank You 🙏🏻 Love Michelle

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  1. Thank you. It’s nice to find out about you and others too. I always say “Sharing Is Caring” in a sense 😊 it’s so nice to build up friendships and knowing and understanding others around you, I always say to anyone I get to know that I’m like a best friend you’ve just not met yet also open to any questions about anything . Thank you again 🙏🏻💜


  2. Music does the same for me. My therapy. I think of American Bandstand when I hear this song. It has a beat and you can dance to it 🙂 I can imagine your parents dancing. What a lovely image.

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    1. Aww bless you for your lovely words, very much appreciated and yes I loved watching them dance and so in love 😍 xx Writing and music is most definitely like a therapy to me. It helps me relax and takes me back to some wonderful memories 🤗💜


    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I’ve been singing “ Run Around Sue” for a couple of days now 😊 so many fantastic old songs I love, my favourite female singer is Stevie Nicks 😊 her lyrics and voice are amazing xx

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  3. What a fantastic choice I remember this one too. How strange we both put up Photos of our parents. What brilliant memories you shared. Is your mum still alive. If she is does she like listening to the music she used to dance to. Have a good day, hugs 💜💜💜

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    1. My mum is still alive though unfortunately she has end stage Dementia. I’m just so glad that I’ve got plenty photos and videos that I’ve kept over the year’s. I’m going into visit her today although she can’t communicate or walk, I still tell her how much I love her and she still purses her lips up when I ask for a kiss bless her. I spend as much time as I can with my mum and I think my feelings often come out through my writing, which does help and mum always supported me in this too. Have a lovely day Willow, blessings and hugs 🤗💜💜


      1. It’s so hard isn’t it, my mum was lost to us long before she died. It hurts. My sister’s husband has demetia he doesn’t recognize any one, or where he is even. Yet he always reacts to music from his youth. Say hi to you mum from me 🌈💜

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      2. Aww thank you Willow. It’s so difficult to watch my mum now and how she used to be. She was always and still is loved by many. They say it’s like grieving for someone who’s still here. I totally understand this sadly. I do try and make each moment very special, I give mum facials, hand massages, moisturise her soft skin, listen to music and I also read books I know she loved years ago. I’m sorry for you sisters husband it’s so so heartbreaking but I believe they will find a cure one day. I pray soon. Pass on hugs to your sister and her dear husband. 💜💜💜


      3. Hi Willow hope you had a nice visit with your son. Is he the one that has your lovely grandchildren ? I went with my partner and had a visit with mum. I gave her plenty of cuddles and showed her some video of her great grandson Grayson 😊 I know mums still in there I only wish I had the health and facilities to have her home with me. Take care 💜


      4. I can understand you wanting her home but it becomes so difficult and in the end you get no rest 24/7 and then it is easy for things to get fraught and your health and relationships to suffer. Your mum is happy and has good care and when you visit you can give her your best.
        We met our eldest son today, it is the youngest who has the boys. The eldest lad lives in Brighton and we met him just outside of Redhill at a great dog friendly pub …it was fun 💜💞

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      5. I’m so glad you had a lovely day and especially being able to visit a dog friendly pub 🐶 . Pete and I went to a local inn near mums care home that always do a lovely roast lunch. It was nice but I didn’t manage a sweet even though tempting. We came home made a cuppa and sat and watched a couple of old black & white movies. Pete went home not long after that but I must admit I’m tired now as we were up at 6.50am. Petes a very early riser but I struggle in the morning until I have my breakfast and meds then I loosen up a bit. Up early tomorrow for Drs appt so I better set my alarm 😊 hope you have a good week Willow. 💜💜💜


      6. Glad you had a good day too, I couldn’t manage a sweet either then we took Ruby for a walk before going our separate ways. I am up early tomorrow, have to take the car in for a service. Sleep well and have a good week .💞

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      7. Good morning Willow. Hope all goes well with the car service ? It’s miserable weather up here. Doesn’t help the old arthritis 😊 I’ve heard Brighton is nice, maybe it can go in my bucket list, although I think I need a bigger bucket 😆 anyway have a great day and look forward to chatting again soon 💜💜


      8. I hope the Drs appointment went well for you. It dry and bright today but cold, the car is dropped off now and so tidying up now. Brighton is lovely our eldest has lived there twenty odd years now he loves it!. We live about an hour and a half away from him. ( traffic depending). Our other twol ads got in touch in the evening so we know they are all okay. Have s good week too 💜

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      9. Good afternoon Willow. Yesterday seemed to go so quickly. I taken Meghan and Grayson out for a drive as he was needing a sleep but fighting against it 🤗 it was so damp and dreary we came back and had some hot drinks and Grayson was in top form, bless him. He’s so funny. He’s just about ready to walk, anyway today we’re going to visit my mum Graysons great-grandma, she responds by watching everything he does😍 then a couple of items to pick up and then I’ll get home and kettle on and no doubt panic about the dentist tomorrow 😫 I hope you, hubby and boys are all well ? Hope your car service was straight forward too 👍 take care 😊💜💜


      10. Hi (please forgive me you did tell me your name but I just cannot remember it) I bet you enjoyed having Meghan and Grayson round, sounds like they are around often, we don’t see ours too often.
        The car was okay, all done! I am sure your Mum will love having you all visit. I don’t like the the dentist either Hubby went today not happy he needs a filling on Thursday. Ruby (our Lab retired guidedog) and I met my friend and her guidedog we had a coffee did some shopping then walked the dogs back through the field. When I got back I made a stew for later in the week. Just sat down for what seems like the first time today . 💜💜

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      11. It’s Michelle 😊 I know I use G-Bear but Meghan always called me mumma bear and then changed it to Grandma bear now. ❤️ You’ve had quite a busy day then. It’s nice to catch up with friends, I used to sponsor a guide dog called Felix until he was trained and handed over. I’ve still got a lovely photo of him he’s a Black Labrador. I do miss having a dog but it would be so unfair on the dog as I can’t walk too far. I grew up with lots of animals around. I used to have two cats a black long haired called Bo ( he was 16 with a lovely soft nature) I still have my ginger Ninja called Charlie 😊 he’s definitely mr independent although he’s obviously scared due to Fireworks tonight, so he’s hiding in the spare room. It was nice to see mum up in her chair today as she’s normally in her bed, although she needs hoisted I think she looks so much better being in her chair and being in the residents lounge where mum can watch all what’s going on and sometimes they have activities. I always tell her I love her especially before I leave and she very quietly said “I love you” aww my heart. It’s meant so much to me. I’m sitting debating whether to do more online Christmas shopping. I’ve more or less know what I’m getting Grayson but I’ve got three nephew’s Oliver who’ll be in 9 in December and his twin brothers Samuel and Sebastian who are 6. They’re great boys and it’s lovely that my brother still brings them down to see their grandma in the care home. They know grandmas not well but always talk to her and give her lots of hugs 🤗 Well another tooth out again tomorrow but I’m sure I’ll survive. Hope you have a lovely week 💜💜


      12. Thank you Michelle I did think that was it but was afraid to guess. It has been a busy day. Guide Dogs are wonderful aren’t they, we love Ruby and she enjoys her retirement with us. I am glad you see your mum often and that your brother and his family do too. We have had lots of cats over the years and a black Lab too. We are lucky that Ruby is not worried by fireworks I do feel for Charlie though. It’s great to hear your mum was up and in her chair, it’s better for her than being in bed all day. It’s wonderful that your mum says she loves you my mum could not manage any words towards the end. Gosh I have not even thought about Christmas Shopping yet on or off line! Good luck at the dentist tomorrow. I have Pilates early then I will have to help my friend take her Halloween display down … Busy busy 💜


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