Neil Diamond hit number 1 of the Billboard Top 100 in October of 1970 with the song, “Cracklin Rosie”. Some believe the song is about the “devotion to a woman of the night,” but actually it’s about a type of wine. According to Wikipedia, Diamond heard about this wine while doing an interview in Canada and wrote the song after. It turns out that Cracklin’ Rosie and Cozi Rosie have something in common. They are both store-bought women and like to travel in style.

Aw, Cracklin’ Rosie, get on board
We’re gonna ride
Till there ain’t no more to go
Taking it slow
And Lord, don’t you know
We’ll have me a time with a poor man’s lady

Neil Diamond's Cracklin Rosie

Hitchin’ on a twilight train
Ain’t nothing here that I care to take along
Maybe a song
To sing when I want
No need to say please to no man
For a happy tune

Cracklin' Rosie

Oh, I love my Rosie child
You got the way to make me happy
You and me we go in style
Cracklin’ Rose,
You’re a store-bought woman
But you make me sing like a guitar hummin’
So hang on to me, girl,
Our song keeps runnin’ on
Play it now, play it now
Play it now, my baby

Cracklin' Rosie

Cracklin’ Rosie, make me a smile
Girl, if it lasts for an hour, that’s all right
We got all night to set the world right
Find us a dream that don’t ask no questions
Yeah

Cracklin' Rosie

Oh, I love my Rosie child
You got the way to make me happy
You and me we go in style
Cracklin’ Rose,
You’re a store-bought woman
But you make me sing like a guitar hummin’
So hang on to me, girl
Our song keeps runnin’ on
Play it now, play it now
Play it now, my baby
White House Black Market Sweater
Cracklin’ Rosie, make me a smile
Girl, if it lasts for an hour, that’s all right
We got all night
To set the world right
Find us a dream that don’t ask no questions
Ba ba ba ba ba ……
Yellow Car
Purple Jacket
Jewelry

Railroad Museum Collage

Here’s to you Cracklin Rosie! A vintage black wrap dress, a fuchsia wool coat, purple linen top and black and white cardigan will keep us curvy ladies playing in style.

Cozi Rosie was seen climbing around railroad cars this week at the Foley Alabama Railroad Museum. Call me crazy, but I think I heard the little red caboose whisper to Rosie, “I think you can,’ as we packed up after the photo shoot. Perhaps she’ll be America’s #1 model someday.