Come Saturday Morning…

I woke up humming this old song from 1969 by the Sandpipers. I first heard it in the movie,  The Sterile Cuckoo. with Liza Minnelli,  Anyone remember this teen/college movie? I was 15 when it came out and I didn\’t understand a lot of the mature references made at the time.  

I attended the movie with 18-year-old college freshmen from San Francisco State University. I felt like such a grown-up plus being with an \”older man\” and all.  There was some partial nudity –  that I had not ever seen before. 

\”You want to peel a ripe tomato?\”

HUH? The theater laughed – The boy laughed – I laughed not to appear immature.  

The next day, I asked my Mom what that meant. She had no idea I had gone to see this movie. I guess it was rated M or R. Hey, at least I came to her to ask what it meant. 

I don\’t know if I want to see the movie again. I think it would be boring. I am no longer that innocent plus I don\’t care for the same movies I loved as a teen. I no longer care about watching Gidget movies (although they were my favorite) or Connie Francis in Where the Boys Are? 

But the song, I still enjoy to this day – brings back memories of being young and dating this young man.  I do tend to hum it on beautiful Saturday mornings – I\’ve done this for years. No one knew why. 

Come Saturday morning 

I\’m goin\’ away with my friend 

We\’ll Saturday-spend \’Til the end of the day 

 Just I and my friend 

We\’ll travel for miles In our Saturday smiles 

And then we\’ll move on 

But we will remember Long after Saturday\’s gone

6 thoughts on “Come Saturday Morning…

  1. Anonymous April 17, 2021 / 2:50 pm

    I remember going to see that movie when I was young as well. Don't really remember it but I know we went because Liza Minnelli was in it. Your bringing it up makes me want to watch it again since since I don't remember it at all.


  2. Anonymous April 17, 2021 / 3:47 pm

    I remember watching the The Sterile Cuckoo. Like you, I don't care to ever see it again. Not my cup of tea anymore. I'm mostly into watching British movies and British TV Detective series from the '80s-early 2000s. My favorite series are \”A Touch Of Frost\” and \”Inspector Lewis\”. Thank heavens for DVD's! *lol*Blessings. xx


  3. Anonymous April 17, 2021 / 6:54 pm

    I still don't know what that means. I'll bet everyone laughed without knowing what it meant. When your 16 everything has connotations and elicits a giggle. At least that's what she said.


  4. Anonymous April 17, 2021 / 11:05 pm

    I too saw the movie with my boyfriend, now husband of 50 years! We rented it a few years ago but it did appear corny to be honest. I do love the song though.


  5. Anonymous April 18, 2021 / 3:51 am

    I like that song. I watched The Sterile Cuckoo on tv long, long ago. I don't think I understood a lot of it.Love,Janie


  6. Anonymous April 18, 2021 / 10:41 pm

    The name sounds familiar but not memory comes to mind


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