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13 April 2019

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we wipost 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!

April Love (1957). Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here

1) In this song, Pat Boone sings that April love is a wonder reserved for the very young. Do you think the sensation of falling in love changes as we grow older?

Probably not.

2) "April Love" reached #1 on the charts. Between this song and "Love Letters in the Sand," Pat Boone had a career year. Only one artist sold more records in 1957: Elvis Presley. When you think of Elvis, what's the first song that comes to mind?

Oddly enough, "Blue Christmas"

3) Pat was extremely busy in high school. He wrote for the school paper, ran track, and acted in school plays. Share a memory of your extracurricular activities during high school.

I, too, wrote for the newspaper and I was editor of the yearbook for 3 years (sophomore editor, junior editor, editor)

4) It was his track coach who introduced Pat to the new girl in school, Shirley Foley. Three years later Pat and Shirley married, and remained man and wife for 65 years, until her death earlier this year. Who is the longest married couple you know?

Well, we are looking at 54 years and friends are all married about the same length of time, or possibly a bit longer.  Don't know which ones are married the longest.

5) Pat has lived in the same house for more than 60 years. He once received an offer to sell it for $18,000,000 but turned it down because it's the Boone family home and he simply doesn't want to leave. Do you plan on moving in the foreseeable future?

Not me, but our son is determined to move us out eventually. We have been in this house since 1973.

6) Pat has a warm friendship with his neighbors, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Pat has mentioned in interviews that he has enjoyed bike rides around Beverly Hills with Sharon. Tell us about one of your neighbors.

I'm not really friendly with our neighbors, though I know several of them.  They have been here about as long as we have.  One neighbor now has a husband with dementia.  His wife has to remind him who she is each morning.  On the other side are neighbors who have not spoken with us for most of their time here.  Not sure why.  These good Christians didn't even offer condolences when our sons died, though when I had my head shaved to raise money for children's cancer, the lady with the husband with dementia took up a neighborhood collection and gave me about $300 from everyone.  I was unbelievable touched.

7) Mr. Boone was very critical of Barack Obama, enthusiastically supports Donald Trump, and has appeared on Fox News to express his views. How do you feel about celebrities talking politics?

Celebrities are "people" just like I am.  I see no problem with their expressing their opinions on politics, though I am diametrically opposed to Boone's feelings on Obama and Trump,

8) In 1957, the year this song was popular, Dr. Ian Donald pioneered the use of ultrasound technology. Today ultrasounds are commonly used by doctors in diagnosing conditions affecting the eyes, blood vessels, kidneys, gall bladder and more. Have you ever had an ultrasound?

No, though I worked in an ob/gyn clinic where I saw tons of them.  I had all my kids before ultrasounds.

9) Random question: You're sitting alone in a restaurant, waiting for a friend. The waiter brings you a drink and the compliments of a member of the opposite sex seated at the bar. What's your reaction? Are you flattered, shocked, embarrassed, intrigued or annoyed?

Incredulous, then amused.  Poor guy needs new glasses.
 

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another book page--this one from 1961

 

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