Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sammy Davis Jr. Does His Part For Charity, Plus An Award


This photo comes from 1969. Sammy was playing at a charity concert in Philadelphia. It was a benefit to help raise funds to deter gang violence. Sammy was always involved in a lot of different causes to help out others. That's one of the things I really admire about him. He used his celebrity status to really try to make things better in the world.

P.S. I received the Over The Top Award from the wonderful Jessica at her fantastic blog Chronically Vintage. I really appreciate it.


I'm to answer a series of questions with one word answers. Here are those questions and answers:

1. Where is your cell phone? desk

2. Your hair? short

3. Your mother? Amazing

4. Your father? Inquisitive

5. Your favorite food? Homemade

6. Your dream last night? Unmemorable

7. Your favorite drink? Tea

8. Your dream/goal? Travel

9. What room are you in? Office

10. Your hobby? Reading

11. Your fear? Age

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Richer

13. Where were you last night? Work

14. Something that you aren’t? Disorganized

15. Muffins? Yum!

16. Wish list item? Car

17. Where did you grow up? NC

18. Last thing you did? Write

19. What are you wearing? Pajamas

20. Your TV? Bravo!

21. Your pets? None

22. Friends? Fantastic

23. Your life? Stressful

24. Your mood? Contemplative

25. Missing someone? No

26. Vehicle? Old

27. Something you’re not wearing? Shoes

28. Your favorite store? Belk

29. Your favorite color? Blue

30. When was the last time you laughed? Tonight

31. Last time you cried? Forgotten

32. Your best friend? Cousin

33. One place that I go to over and over? Bookstore

34. One person who emails me regularly? Friend

35. Favorite place to eat? Bojangles

I hope you enjoyed reading those. It's quite hard to put just one word for an answer. I might have answered some of them a little differently otherwise. Oh well.

I'm to present this award now to 6 other bloggers:

Cafe Fashionista

Chic Femme


Couture Carrie

Dapper Kid


It's Unbeweavable!


Scott (gotankgo) said...

nice photograph - great peak backstage - cheers and congrats

Leah said...

Congrats on the award. Love that Sammy Davis photo.

yyam said...

Great list - single word answers are hard (I cheated by using hyphenated words!)...

Happy Tuesday!

Dustjacket Attic said...

That's great that Sammy had a heart for others!.

Loved your answers, that is hard to do.

Sam said...

Congrats on that award - interesting - you are very enigmatic Keith!! Love the Sammy Davis photo too - is that a young Tom Jones there too???

Rachel Follett said...

Homemade food is the best! Great photo!

Protege said...

Beautiful old photograph; they all seem so relaxed...
Great answers to your tag. I did this one as well a while ago.;)
I like the fact that you have forgotten last time you cried.;) I cry almost every other day.;)

Some Like it Vintage.com said...

Hey congrats on your award! Well deserved as always :-)

Love the fact that Sammy did a lot of charity work. It often comes from your roots - if one does not have much as a child, it's good to give back when one can.

Keep well Keith!

Keith said...

Hey Scott. Thanks. I appreciate it.

Hey Leah. Thanks. Glad you liked the photo.

Keith said...

Hey Yyam. Thanks. It was difficult. I don't know why I didn't think about hyphenated words.

Hey Dustjacket. Thanks. I thought the photo was great. Sammy did a lot for charity. That Q&A wasn't really easy at all.

Keith said...

Hey Sam. Thanks. Glad you liked my answers. I saw who the other guys were in the picture. I didn't know who the white guy was.

Thanks Rachel. I love homemade food.

Keith said...

Hey Protege. Thanks. I love that photo. Glad you liked my answers. I don't cry very often. Just not something I do.

Hey Veronica. Thanks. Nice hearing from you. Yeah, Sammy was involved in so much charity work. That's one of the things I admire about him.

Gema said...

Berlin is the perfect city...Love Alemania completly

Keith said...

Hey Gema. Thanks for commenting. Berlin is definitely a place I wanna visit.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

Sammy definitely had a big heart.

It was interesting to read your answers to those questions. I don't know how you only used one word. I would have found that so hard.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. Glad you enjoyed reading those. Sammy really did his part to help out with causes he believed in.

Wolf Boy said...

It was neat to learn more about you through this post even if it was only one word answers.

I like that picture of Sammy. He's one cool dude with a heart of gold.

Keith said...

Thanks Wolf. I don't get too personal on my blog so it is fun to share things like this from time to time.

Erika said...

1) Love the photo. I always adore seeing celebrities willingly do work with charity organizations - it paints a much better picture of them in my mind.

2) Congratulations on the award - well-deserved!

3) Thank you so much for the award - you're so sweet to have thought of Cafe Fashionista! :)

Keith said...

Hey Erika. Thanks for commenting. Glad you liked the photo. I do like it when celebs get involved with causes they believe in. I appreciate the comment about the award. You are very welcome for receiving it from me. Cheers!

Winnie said...

Single word answers are great! I want to get into some nice toasty Pyjamas right now :) Homemade food is my favourite too...esp my mom's cooking!

Keith said...

Hey Winnie. Thanks for commenting. I did have fun doing this. I love my mom's cooking. Have a great day. Cheers!

Runaway Gallery said...

I love that era

Keith said...

Thanks Runaway. Me too. Cheers!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

Speaking of work Sammy did for various causes, I've got some pictures around here of Sammy marching during the Civil Rights Movement.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. Send me anything you've got. I've got some pictures of Sammy doing concerts, rallies, etc.


A great example to be followed :)

Many kisses Keith and congratulations !

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous photo of Sammy!

Congrats on your award, Keith, and thank you SO much for honoring me!!

Love what you say in the tag about your parents :)


being fashion is... said...

pretty cool answers.... kisses

Keith said...

Thanks Kira. Have a great day. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. You are very welcome. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed that. Take care. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Fashion. Cheers!

Gingeyginge said...

Congratulations on the award...Nice answers, but don't ever fear age , it's not your enemy...

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the award. Sammy is just so cool. And I love the pic. :)

Stéphanie said...

I always love your pictures Keith !
Congrats for this award !

drollgirl said...

hmmm. very interesting to learn more about you! and the short and succinct answers are cracking me up!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awesome photo! Congrats and thank you hun!! Hope all is well!!

Kim@ The Girl Can't Help It said...

Congrats, amigo! You are an award machine, aren't you?! ;)

Savvy Gal said...

great post. hope you are having a great week.

bananas. said...

sammy davis was a pimp! congrats on the award pal :)

Maria Confer said...

Good old Sammy doing his part!!

Loved your answers. These posts are always so fun.

Hope you're having a wonderful night!


clarewbrown said...

Hurray!!! I love that you got this award too! Thanks so much for passing it along to me! I loved your list, too! Oh and Sammy Davis, Jr... he is the THE MAN!

Keith said...

Hey Gingey. Thanks. I know I don't need to fear age. I'm turning 40 in a year and my mind is on that. lol

Hey Steph. You are very welcome. Glad you dig the pic of Sam.

Hey Stephanie. Thanks so much. Take care. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Droll. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed reading those. It was fun to do.

Hey Liz. Thanks for commenting. You are very welcome. I'm doing well. Hope you are too.

Hey Kim. Thanks. I do seem to be getting a lot of awards.

Keith said...

Hey Savvy. Thanks. Hope you're having a great week too.

Hey Bananas. Thanks. Sammy was definitely ultra cool.

Hey Maria. Thanks. Glad you liked that pic of Sammy. I'm also glad you enjoyed that q&a. Cheers!

Hey Clare. Thanks. I had no clue that somebody else had given it to you until I went to your blog. Oh well. You deserve it two times. Glad you liked my answers. Sam is the man.

Liya said...

amazing photo collage and congrats on the award!


Gabbi said...

Wonderful Sammy shot and tag Keith! I loved that such brief answers could hold so much. Must google 'Bojangles' restaurant!! It sounds very much like a Dino type of place. Also, thank you so much for passing the award on... deeply honored! Hope your week is going swell. :)

Keith said...

Thanks Liya. Cheers!

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed my answers. Bojangles is a popular place here in the South. They have fried chicken, biscuits, etc. They do it more Cajun style or what they consider Cajun style.

Tights Lover said...

Congrats on the award. Great answers!

Hope you're having a good day!

Keith said...

Thanks Tight. I appreciate it. Hope you've been enjoying the day.

Maria Jensen said...

Congrats on your prize, Keith : )

PS: How do u get prizes like that? Like, what do u have to do?

Keith said...

Hey Maria. Thanks. I appreciate it. It's just something that other bloggers decide to bestow upon you.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Awesome answers, Keith! Thank you so much for blogging them - and for mentioning Chronically Vintage.

Have a fantastic day, my friend!
♥ Jessica

Keith said...

Hey Jessica. Glad you liked what my answers. Thanks so much of presenting the award to me in the first place. I appreciate it.

Daniela said...

It's hard to do one word answers. Good job doing it! Congrats on the award! Great pix, too!!

Keith said...

Hey Daniela. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed all the stuff in this post. Cheers!