Groovin’ on A Sunday Afternoon


It is already getting hot and muggy here in the South and it ain’t even July! I was grilling chicken (thank you to Bernice at Realistic Cooking for Busy People for this recipe and the turn on to Chiavetta’s BBQ Marinade) and just sweatin’….Time to start moving slow. Time to start seeking out shade and places to catch a breeze. Put on my earbuds and pulled up my “Summer Playlist” on the old MP3. First song out of the gate: Groovin’ by the Young Rascals, 1967. Oh yeah.

This song always brings back memories of the beach, shagging (a southern beach dance), newly cut lawns, the grill putting out delicious aromas, kids a few yards down playing, sitting on the front porch in the porch swing slowing rocking back and forth, the chain holding the porch giving out a slo-o-o-o-w creak…Again I say, oh yeah.

Enjoy yourself. Get your groove on….

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. FlaHam
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 18:37:35

    Kanzen, I remember the song well, and it brings back several vivid wonderful memories. Thank you for firing up the wayback machine. Take care, Bill


  2. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 19:40:40

    Love that tune. Here it’s been cool and then we had thunder and r.a.i.n. Sigh. No BBQ because of the rain.


  3. kanzensakura
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 22:26:26

    I imagine all too soon we will be longing for rain. It will get hot and soon


  4. Line
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 22:43:30

    Oh, I know all abou shade and slowness and cool breezes!! Here in India it is 38 degrees celsius today!!


  5. el34ax7
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 23:45:43

    Sunday? But it’s Monday afternoon?! Also, too: love this! My childhood was filled with the music from this era and not ‘my own.’ /groovin’


  6. M-R
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 01:56:31

    Love this song – always did. Like most pop, it’s MUCH BETTER without the clip. Hate those clips.


  7. macjam47
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 08:21:21

    Enjoyed your post. Great song.


  8. ivonprefontaine
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 12:40:46

    Thank you for the walk down memory lane.


  9. Bernice
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 13:05:38

    Your welcome and I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. It is not too hot and humid where I live – at least not yet!


  10. SirenaTales
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 14:03:08

    Lovely reminiscence to one of my all-time faves–the Young Rascals, yes! Woulda loved some of your luscious chicken :)….xoxo


    • kanzensakura
      Jun 09, 2014 @ 14:11:44

      I have to give the credit to Bernice and Chiavetta’s bbq marinade. it’s made in NY and apparently, is well known to folks up that way. I ordered a bottle from Amazon and it is really really good!


    • kanzensakura
      Jun 09, 2014 @ 14:12:39

      LOL, hit reply button too soon. thank you very much. Go visit her site and pull up the recipe. Bernice is good people and does excellent recipes. Realistic Cooking Ideas for Busy People


  11. moorezart
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 15:42:20

    “There’s always lots of things that we can see” on your fine blog! GREAT find! Love it!


  12. huntmode
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 18:15:00

    Oh, that swing ~ lovely! I can hear the squeak. The song is definitely summer and one of my favs. Grin.


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