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2000: Touchspace or Cyberspace
Law of the Land
Making Molehills Out of Mountains
Judy & Ethel Together Again
It's All Routine
An Eddie-like Dog
Here We Go Again
Beaver Lake

Mrs. S Graciously Declines Your Invitation
It's Greek to Me
Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little
Going to the Head

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An Unbelievable Story
Sunday Stealing
Down Memory Lane
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3 August 2019

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: Brand New Life (The Theme from Who's the Boss) (1984)

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

1) Who's the Boss? is a sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1992. Were you a fan?

Well, I know I watched it, but I don't remember anything about it and even the theme song isn't familiar.

2) This week's song was composed by the show's producers, two men not known as songwriters. Have you ever tried your hand at songwriting?

Well, I have rewritten lots of lyrics for Lamplighters original shows and even helped Steve write a song ("Us Catholics") for his show, The Big Voice: God or Merman.  The song got onto the original cast recording, but was eventually replaced in the show by a far superior song, "How do you fall back in love?".

3) The lyrics tell us that, as we go through life, it's not uncommon to "lose a dream or two." Do you agree? Have you ever had to give up on a dream?

I've lived 76 years.  Lots of dreams to have and give up on!

4) Who's the Boss? was about a highly-paid executive who hires a housekeeper. In the 1980s, it was unusual because the exec was a woman and the housekeeper was a man. Do you believe a man can be as good at housework as a woman?

Oh my yes.  Walt is a far superior housekeeper than I am.  So is Ned.  In fact, almost anyone is a far superior housekeeper.

5) Though the show's star, Tony Danza, graduated from University of Dubuque and was prepared to be a teacher, he got sidetracked. Back in New York, he boxed and tended bar and fell into acting. He finally did teach in 2010, taking over a 10th grade English class. How many different occupations have you held?

Let's see....test tube washer, biller-clerk, private secretary, typist, transcriptionist, medical office manager, newspaper columnist, theater critic.

6) On the show, his daughter was played by Alyssa Milano. When she was a teenager, she rebelled against the show's producers by cutting off her long hair and wearing a pixie style. Were you a rebellious teen?

Never.  My father would not have allowed it.

7) "The Boss" was Judith Light, who had been known to TV audiences from her work on One Life to Live. She met Robert Desiderio on the set of the soap opera and they have been married more than 34 years. Tell us where one of your romances got started.

I met my first boyfriend Bill on a blind date set up by his aunt, who was our next door neighbor.  It might never have gone anywhere but a couple of weeks later, he was in an auto accident and hospitalized for a couple of weeks.  I visited him every day and after he got out, we started dating, and dated for 3 years, until he went into the seminary.

8) The show -- rebroadcast with subtitles -- was a hit in Italy, where it was known as Casalingo Superpił (Super Housekeeper). Say something to us in Italian.

Ciao, baby.

9) Random question -- Have you more recently watched the sun rise or set?

Given where our house is, it is easier to watch the sun rise than to watch it set (I can watch the sunrise from my recliner, while waking up), though occasionally we have glorious sunsets that you can see if you go outside and look west.



Walt's parents' wedding

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