Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Theme Song: Up on the Roof for Billy

Today's post is in memory of Billy at Hoods Happening.
After several months of declining health, Billy crossed the rainbow bridge on June 8, 2011.  We will miss seeing his precious face each morning and the little twinkle in his eye. We met Billy and his mom in 2006 on an Alaskan website set up for all who love Alaska.  Billy and his Mom and Mom and I started our blogs at the same time. 

Run Free Sweet William this is for you. 'May you always have Florida sand between your toes and remember don't piddle on the flowers'.  You made us smile every single day for the last 2 years.
Hugs Madi and Mom
Since it is beach season we'll be featuring Beach Music over the next few weeks.  Beach Music's roots are planted very deep in the costal sands of North and South Carolina.  It is so popular
there is even a Beach Music dance. We expect our friends across the Pond will be quaking in the booties when the read the name of it
The Shag....really and truly it is a Dance!!

We hope you enjoy today's selection of "Up on the Roof" by the one and only Drifters.

When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face

I climb all the way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space

(This picture was taken on our back staircase...which is in Dad's
train is a treat when I get to go in there)
On the roof, it's peaceful as can be
And the world below can't bother me,
Let me tell you now

(This is the top of the RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) in our city)

When I come home feelin' tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
I get away from the hustling crowd And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)

(This is my roof. I've never been on it, but I do sit in sun puddles that come in the sky light)
On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let's go up on the roof (up on the roof)
At night the stars put on a show for free

And, Darling you can share it all with me (up on the roof)
I keep a-tellin' you
Right smack dab in the middle of town
I've found a paradise that's trouble proof (up on the roof)

(This beautiful tile roof is on a house in our city. It is one of Mom's favorite roofs
she says it is so gorgeous she could live on it. MOL)
And if this world starts getting you down
There's room enough for two
Up on the roo-oo-oof, up on the roof.
If you have never heard this very smooth song, we hope you will click on the play button and let it take you to the beach, sand and sea


  1. Dear Madi,

    when you are on the roof, do you wish you can fly up in a plane?

    Qantas has a job opportunity for you. There are nest of rats and mice in their planes.

    Won't you like that?

  2. So sorry to hear about Billy, it's always sad to lose a friend.

    Beach music is always fun. I had forgotten all about the Shag, can't wait for that one. Looks like we are both up in the air this week with rooftops and .....

    Love the Drifters.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    J, Cindi Lou and The Krew

  3. Thank you so much for your tribute to my little buddy! You are such a dear friend! It is very hard right now and I really don"t want to start crying again, cause I have to go to work. But.....I sure hope you are feeling the love from me right now!

  4. Awwwwwwwwwww, sad about your friend, Billy!! But such a lovely, wonderful dedication to him.

    The song, the photos and the love of it all!!! You did well, and Billy is appreciating this right now, that, I know.

  5. Great song!!! So sorry to hear about your friend Billy, we send our condolences to his family.

  6. I've always loved this song, Madi, and it's perfect to dedicate to your sweet friend Billy.
    With hugs to you and your mom.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Aw, my heart goes out to Billy's Mom. I'm sorry you've lost a good friend Madi.

  8. My heart is so heavy today...I miss our furiend.

    Thank you Madi and mom fur introducing me to Billy and his mom. He will always be in my heart.


  9. Hmmmmmm.....Old-time Mom is a dancin around again! I told her it's too hot on da roof right now!

  10. I miss Billy, too, I was in shock when I heard!
    Poor Gloria and Ralph, my heart aches for them!

    You've been busy today with quite a posting: beach music and "Up on the Roof" is one of my favorite oldies and pictures of Madi to boot!

    Super blog post award to you!
    Hugs, Kathy

  11. Awww, what a Most Wonderful song you picked in memory of Billy. We didn't know him but heard about his passing yesterday from Dog Daze. We went straight over to tell them how sorry we were that he had to go to the Bridge. And I'm sorry for you, too, that you lost your furend.

    But if it's okay, I think I'll just stay down here on the ground. The roof is awfully high!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  12. We are so sorry to hear about Billy. Our prayers go out to his family. We love the Drifters very much and that song takes me back to a very fun time in my life! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  13. Hi Madi! We are very sorry about your friend Billy running off to the bridge. We are sending his family lots of comforting purrs and prayers.

    And we think this is a great musical choice for today - we didn't know that song before.

  14. Billy will be missed by so many....

    Let's get together and shag, HiC.... :)

  15. Hi Madi Diva Cat and Mom,

    Very sorry to hear your lost your friend Billy and you have done a lovely dedication to his memory.

    Hector and Gang

  16. First time here (I followed you here from your post on my Blog)and immediately I see what a beauty your Madi is - no wonder she has won your heart. . .And what fun to stop by when the Drifters are singing their heart out. Too cool!
    I've signed on to FOLLOW, so I'll be back...BTW, our resident spoiled poochie is "Boudxy" (shortened from Boudreaux). He's our 1 yr old Schnauzzer/Terrier rescue pup. He sends his love to Madi.

  17. Hi Madi

    its good for your Belly
    climb up the stairs
    we do that also everyday :-)

    hugssss and nose kisses from
    Kareltje =^.^= ♥ Betsie >^.^<

  18. When I come to visit you now, Madi, I take a second look at your sweet face and stay a while longer. You see... I had no idea Billy was not doing so well, and his passing has reminded me of how things can change in an instant and that sometimes we need to stay just a little while longer. I love the picture of you walking up the stairs. (((HUGS)))

  19. We are sorry to hear about your friend Billy. This post is a lovely tribute to him. Mum used to like this song but it was more famous in the UK with a solo singer whose name she can't remember. Kenny something she thinks. She remembers that dance too!!

  20. Mum just googled it and it was Kenny Lynch (a Londoner) in 1962.

  21. Madi
    We did not know Billy but we are sorry to hear he has crossed over to the Bridge. WE understand how devastated his pawrents must be. This is a great song to dedicate in his honor!

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and purrs for my Daddy!

  22. Great tribute to Billy.
    Kisses and hugs

  23. We would love to go up on the roof, but our mom won't let us.

    We're sorry about your friend, Billy. Purrs to his family who is missing him so much.

  24. My asst. has a niece in Raleigh & her husband works in that bank building! Sorry to hear about Billy:(


  25. Great song! We love it!

    Beach music is great stuff!

    I am sorry you lost your friend.

  26. Awwww that was Purrfect for Billy


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