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17 February, 2018
Baby Love (1964)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) When this song was popular, the Supremes were known for their elaborate hairstyles, make up and full-length gowns. When was the last time you got dressed up?
I can't remember. I look like shit in pretty much anything I wear and after going to 60 shows a year, a night at the theater doesn't seem like a "dress up" occasion any more. I did wear my beautiful tailored Chinese jacket to a Chinese New Year tea last weekend, though.
2) "The girls," as they were known to the engineers and executives at Motown Records, were Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross. They began singing together when they were high school classmates. Are you still in touch with any friends from your high school days?
Three. Joyce, Anne and Margie.
Joyce and I are Facebook friends and may touch bases briefly once or
twice through the year. All three of us exchange Christmas cards.
I haven't seen Anne and Margie in decades. I saw Joyce about 30
years ago when we met for lunch. I also stay in touch with my "Big
Sister" (when I was a freshman). We talk on the phone about once a
month, but haven't seen each other in about 20 years, though she lives
just about an hour to an hour and a half from me.
My parents moved into a flat
on the edge of North Beach in San Francisco when my mother was
pregnant with me. I moved out when I was 18. They moved out
about eight years later.
Well, I loved my job as
private secretary to a physics professor at UC Berkeley, and left
shortly before Jeri was born. It wasn't a difficult decision,
though. I never intended to be a career secretary, and only wanted
to be a mother. I do occasionally still miss that job.
Not that I know of.
Good lord...you are
masochistic, aren't you? Any song, any genre? How about Stan
Freberg's "Take an Indian to lunch this week" ?
No, thank goodness.
Tom's wedding in 2003.
I am not a dancer, though my mother still asks me all the time if Walt
and I are going dancing tonight. I finally told her it's difficult
to do with a cane, but of course she doesn't remember that.
Wow. That's difficult. I have seen so many beautiful places in my life. I think it would have to be the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Whenever I think of beautiful places, my mind always goes to somewhere with an ocean view. These huge cliffs and that crashing surf underneath took my breath away. The memory of it still does.
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Cliffs of Moher
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