Today in My History

2000:  World AIDS Day
2001:  Dear Wisdom
2002:  Serendipity
2003:  A New Look...An Old Message
2004:  Sometimes I Make Good Choices
2005 Shirking My Civic Duty

2006 Memories with a Cherry on Top
2007:  Double Standards
2008:  Wow
2009:  Where No One Has Gone Before
2010:  Screwed by Technology
2011:  Scrooged
2012: The Three Scroogesl
2013:  Sunday Stealing
Deck Them Halls, Play Them Games
2015  The Humanization of Emily
2016: Marvel the Mustang

Bitter Hack
Updated 11/17
"It's a Wonderful Life"

Books Read in 2017
 Updated 11/18
"Magic Flute"

Personal Home Page

My family

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


updated 7/16

(you know how to fix it)

Mirror Site for RSS Feed:
Airy Persiflage

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

Swap Bot: 
My Day
Favorite Travel Photos
Things in My Life
Pocket Letters
7 Days of Meals

mail to Walt / mail to Bev  

For new Holidailies readers, here is an introduction to me

2 December 2017

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! 

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

In memory of David Cassidy, who died on 11/21/17.

1) This song mentions celebrating the holidays in "the new old-fashioned way." What's a holiday tradition that began with you (or your generation)?

"Mom's Christmas Crisis."  Now  that I'm not hosting 20 people for dinner each year, that seems to have faded a bit.

The lyrics include dancing, caroling and pumpkin pie. Will you enjoy any of those three between now and year-end?

Not dancing, probably not caroling, maybe pumpkin pie.

3) David Cassidy and The Partridge Family were intensely popular for a short period of time. For example, this song was from the best-selling Christmas album of the 1971 holiday season. Have you added any holiday music to your collection this year?

No.  Not this year.  I have a huge collection of Christmas music that I like and haven't felt the need to add anything else.

) In 1971, the official David Cassidy fan club had a membership that exceeded both Elvis' and The Beatles'. Have you ever joined a fan club?

I was a member of the Judy Garland fan club for many years.  A few years ago, I checked the club out again and found that it was still active in London.  I offered them my huge collection of Garland memorabilia and they were thrilled.  They even paid the $50 postage! I was happy that it all went to a good home.

5) David recalled that his first hero growing up was the Yankees' Mickey Mantle. When you were a little kid, what grown-up did you look up to?

Hmmmm.  I guess as a little kid my hero would have been the pastor of our church, Father Leonard Bose.
6) David was a notoriously bad driver. In 1990, he was sentenced to traffic school for speeding. He was late for the class because he was stopped for speeding en route. Do you have a "lead foot?"

Not any more.  When we were building our house here in Davis, >40 years ago, I would race up here to check on progress and often went >80 mph.  Now I drive the slow lane and drive slow.  In fact, I was pulled over the highway patrol for driving too slow.  (No ticket, but a warning)

7) David's parents divorced when he was only four years old. He and his mom lived with her parents until he was 10. Have you ever lived in an extended, multi-generational household?

No.  I've often thought it would be fun.

In 1971, when David and the Partridge Family were at their height, the US Mint introduced the Eisenhower Silver Dollar. Think of the last thing you bought. Did you pay with cash or plastic or your phone?

I've been doing all my Christmas purchases on line this year.  I can't think of the last thing I bought in a store (other than food, of course!)

9) Random holiday question:
Let's talk regifting. Tell us about a time you regifted, or you received a present you suspect was regifted.

I can't think of anything recent, but when we were getting married, 52 years ago, I was thrilled to get a gift from my favorite uncle, whom I worshipped.  This would be a beloved gift all of my marriage.  Only when I opened it it was a silver bowl that was tarnished and beat up.  His wife was an alcoholic and my mother told me he would often give her money to buy something and she would go to a second hand store, buy something very cheap and use the rest of the money to buy alcohol.  I can't remember if I still have that bowl or not, but I don't think so.



I'd love it if you'd leave a comment!
Remember to sign your name in the "Name" box or else you will show up as "anonymous"
(unless you want to be anonymous, that is!)

HTML Guestbook is loading comments...



<--previousnext -->

Journal home | bio | cast | archive | links | awards |  Flickr | Bev's Home Page

This is entry #6463