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2000:  Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
2001:  L'Chaim
2002:  One Hump or Two?
2003:  Gone, But Not Forgotten
2004:  What to Say?
2005:  Move Over, Julia
2006
Slowly Mounting Panic
2007:  And...the...winner...is...
2008:  Rolling My Eyes
2009:  An Apology
2010:  Beyond Livid
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2 June, 2018

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! 

Saturday 9: It's Impossible (1970)

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

 

1) In this song, Mr. Como maintains it's impossible to ask a baby not to cry. When did you most recently hold a baby? Did you ask him or her not to cry?

I love babies, but I never have a chance to be around them.  I think the last time I actually held a little baby was when our granddaughter (who is now 6) was little.  I only remember holding her once or twice as a baby.  Not nearly enough!

2) Perry Como was known for his casual, easy going style. Therefore people were surprised to learn that he could lose his temper. His long-time musical director reported that bad drivers really got under Perry's skin. What is one of your pet peeves?

The smoke detector in our house.  All I have to do is turn on the oven and it goes off.  I HATE that thing.

3) Though Perry Como was born in Pennsylvania, he didn't speak English until he began grade school. His parents were Italian immigrants and the family only spoke Italian at home. Do you know any words/phrases in Italian?

Si. (lol)  I grew up on the fringe area of San Francisco's North Beach and had Italian spoken around me all the time so I can understand a smattering of spoken Italian, though I wouldn't try to speak it myself.

4) He met Roselle, the girl he would marry, when they were both still in high school. Tell us about a high school classmate you were crazy about back in the day.

Well, I went to an all-girls school, so I had classmates who were my friends, but none I was "crazy about."  (I'd like to point out that Perry Como was a celebrity who never had a scandal involving his marriage and he was married to Roselle until he died...a rarity!)

5) When he was just 14, his father's ill health made it essential that Perry begin working after school to help support his family. He apprenticed to a barber but was so short, he had to stand on a box when he cut hair. Again, going back to school, were you taller than your classmates? Shorter? Or were you the average height for a kid your age?

Average height, above average weight.

6) While taping his annual holiday special in 1971, he fell from a platform and broke his knee. He had to wear a cast and endure 8 months of rehab. Have you ever broken a bone

I once broke a  toe by dropping a frozen roast I was trying to get out of the freezer on it.

7) During the decades when he was a recording and television star, Perry Como was also an avid golfer. He was so popular that many of the best pro golfers of the day -- Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, etc. -- were happy to play with him. It's estimated that it takes about 4 hours to play 18 holes of golf. What celebrity would you most like to hang around with for four hours?

I hate questions like this because celebrities I like, I like from their TV personas and I would hate to have that ruined by finding out what the person was like "in real life."  I think, for example, that Jim Parsons would be fun to hang out with for 4 hours, but would hate it if he turns out to be a jerk.

8) After he retired, Perry's passion switched from golf to fishing in the waters near Palm Beach, Florida. His catch of the day often ended up as his family's dinner. What's for dinner at your house tonight?

Chicken cordon bleu (I did not catch it myself)

9) Random question -- They say "birds of a feather, flock together." But that's not always true. Can you think of an area where you are out of step with most of your friends/family?

Nothing serious. If I sense that we have diametrically opposed views, I just don't mention it. Fortunately on all the things that are most important to me, we agree.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Tom and his friend Tim
at Domaine Carneros Winery

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