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27 October 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!

(This is a fun one because we recently saw a Hitchcock film festival!)

Saturday 9: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" Theme

This week's song was chosen because this is the last Saturday 9 before Halloween. Are you unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was born in England. Name another pop culture contribution England has made.

Good lord it seems that half of our pop culture was imported from England.  Let's start with the Beatles.

2) This week's song is recognized as the theme to Hitchcock's long-running TV show, but "Funeral March for a Marionnette" is a classic piece written for piano in the late 1870s by Charles Gounod. Do you often listen to classical music?

More than to current popular music.

3) Janet Leigh's shower scene in Hitchcock's Psycho is considered one of the scariest sequences ever filmed. What's the most frightening movie you've ever seen?

I am not a big fan of scary movies, but the last one to make me gasp, that I remember was The Sixth Sense, which was not exactly a scary movie, but sure had a surprise ending.

4) Hitchcock admitted that he "never trusted birds," and he took that fear and turned it into the movie, The Birds. Is there a member of the animal kingdom that just gives you "the creeps?"

Well, I'm not fond of snakes and I would give a wide berth to most insects.

5) Halloween will soon be upon us. Will you carve a jack o'lantern this year?

No.  Haven't done that since the kids left home, but for the first time in years, since we only have Polly now we will give out candy, since it will be easy to keep her from the door.

6) What candy will trick or treaters get at your house?

Walt is out buying candy now, so I don't know what we will give this year (I haven't been to a store in about 2 months now!)  If I were shopping, we'd have mini peanut butter cups, mini Snickers, and M&M peanuts..and I would buy more than we need so I can eat the leftovers.

7) When you went trick or treating, did you prefer fantasy costumes (like a storybook character) or scary ones (like a monster)?

I was the princess/gypsy type of character.

8) Which candy was your favorite? Which one were you disappointed to find in your trick or treat bag?

I don't know if they gave away Snickers when I was a kid, but I hated to find raisins.  I was also trick or treating in the days before they put razoer blades in apples, so I often got fruit.

9) Which do you find scarier -- cemeteries or haunted houses?

Neither, really.  Since the kids died, I spend so much time in the cemetery they are more peaceful than scary.  When Walt and I were dating, we liked to investigate old cemeteries.

As for haunted houses, I don't know that I have ever been in one.  If it's a fake haunted house ( decorated for Halloween), that can give me a bit of a fright, I guess, but if it's a real haunted house, I'd love to visit one and see if the spirits would try to communicate with me.

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Tom calls this "bottom of the 15th inning"

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