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30 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: BACK IN THE USA (1978)

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here

1) This song lists seven cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge and St. Louis -- that Linda just loves. How many have you visited?

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and St. Louis.

2) The lyrics refer to hamburgers sizzling on the grill. What toppings do you believe make a perfect burger?

I'm a purist.  I really like just a plain cheeseburger, or occasionally a mushroom burger with grilled onions.  But really I am finding hamburgers too big to eat these days.  I'm eating less and less meat.

3) The original recording of this song by Chuck Berry has always been one of Linda Ronstadt's favorites, one she used to enjoy singing along with in the car. What's the most recent song you sang?

I haven't exactly burst into song, but the song "Sobbin', Sobbin' Women" from Seven Brides for Seven brothers (which I reviewed this week) has become an ear worm.

4) Linda sang The National Anthem at Game 3 of the 1977 World Series. The New York Yankees won both that game and the series. How is your baseball team doing this season?

My team is the Giants and I don't have a clue how they are doing.

Since this is our last Saturday 9 before Independence Day, let's ask some questions about the holiday. 

5) During the Revolutionary War, General Washington celebrated the 4th of July by giving his troops a double ration of rum. Will you imbibe any spirits on Independence Day?

Nah.  My beverage of choice is ice water.  That's fine for me

6) The first man to sign the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock, said he wrote his name so large King George could see it, even without his glasses. Do you require glasses for reading?

I require glasses  to find my glasses.  And I don't just have glasses, I have trifocals.

7) Since July 4 is a federal holiday, banks are closed and there's no mail delivery. Thanks to email and ATMs, Sam finds going without those services isn't a hardship. What about you? Will you find it inconvenient that banks and the USPS are closed on July 4?

Nah.  Mail is usually ads and catalogs anyway, and since I can't drive yet, it will be no hardship to be unable to get the banks (which I never visit anyway).

8) The first 4th of July parade each year is held at 12:01 AM in Gatlinberg, TN. Will you attend a parade or fireworks to celebrate the 4th?

No.  We may go to a friend's house and  watch the fireworks from her front lawn, which we do occasionally.  I'll have to see how my knee is by then.

9) More and more Americans celebrate our nation's holiday by eating foods from Italy and Germany.
For the July 4, 2016 holiday, more than $50 million was spent on Italian sausage and bratwurst. What's on your 4th of July menu?

Usually we are in Santa Barbara on the 4th of July where our son Tom and our brother-in-law Joe fix a huge BBQ with every meat imaginable, but the BBQ is being postponed a week so we'll just be home eating whatever Home Chef meal I decide to cook.

It will be a pretty boring 4th

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