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5 May, 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: Standing on the Corner (1956)


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

1) In this song, four friends congregate on Main Street to look longingly at pretty girls. In your town, where is the best place for people watching?

Probably at any of the coffee shops with outdoor seating downtown  My choice would be Mishka's


 

2) This song was written for the Broadway musical, The Most Happy Fella. Who is the happiest person you know?

Either Walt's sister, who is one of the most amazingly upbeat people I know, or our daughter Jeri, who is can have her bad moments, but is militantly cheerful and positive. Or my friend's daughter, Robin, whom I only know through Facebook but who seems incredibly cheerful, despite adversities.

3) The members of The Four Lads met at Toronto's St. Michael's Choir School. Growing up, did you attend parochial or public school?

Parochial school from kindergarten through 12th grade.  An Irish order of nuns in grammar school and Daughters of Charity (think "the flying nun") through high school.

4) The Four Lads always wore jackets and ties when they performed. Do you enjoying dressing up? Or would you rather keep it casual?

I used to dress up, but this is a casual town and I've definitely become a casual person.  Whatever goes with Birkenstocks!

5) While this song was a hit for The Four Lads, they were completely overshadowed in 1956 by Elvis Presley and "Heartbreak Hotel." Who do you think dominates today's music scene?

I don't have a clue.  I am not up on today's music scene.

6) The Wizard of Oz aired on TV for the first time in 1956. Sam was never crazy about those flying monkeys. Tell us about something that frightened you when you were a kid.

I was a terrible hypochondriac and was terrified that I was going to get polio.  I was so afraid that I wouldn't even look in the direction of the special hospital we had for children with polio when we drove down that street.  My fear came out of being claustrophobic and the idea of being trapped in an iron lung terrified me.

7) What scares you now?

Alzheimers and dementia.

8) Since this week's song is about pretty girls: 1956's Miss America was Sharon Ritchie of Colorado. Today Colorado has the distinction of being the home of more microbreweries than any other state in the union. Which are you most particular about -- your beer, your wine, or your coffee?

Since I rarely drink, I'd say coffee.  We buy Peet's French Roast beans and grind them here at home.

9) Random question: We all have small, irritating habits, like soup slurping or not replacing the cap on the toothpaste. What's your nasty little habit?

Good lord...many too many to count.

 

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