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13 July 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: Bonanza (1959)

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

1) Bonanza ran on NBC for 14 seasons. Today it's rerun on Me-TV and TVLand. Were/are you a fan?

Nope.  I don't remember ever watching it, though I have visited the outdoor set in the Lake Tahoe area.

2) The show centers on The Cartwrights, who lived on a massive ranch in Nevada. License plates in Nevada read, "The Silver State." What's on your license plate?

California doesn't have any cutesy slogan on its license plate and we no longer have a personalized plate, so we just have a boring license with the number on it, though this is the easiest license we've ever had to remember, combining the first name of a friend and the death date of another!

3) Ben Cartwright made his fortune as a cattle rancher. What's the last beef dish you ate?

I had a tri tip dip for dinner in Santa Barbara on Friday.  I eat very little beef, actually.

4) Patriarch Ben had his eldest son, Adam, with his refined, bookish first wife, Elizabeth. Unfortunately, Elizabeth died in childbirth. Still Adam inherited her love of the written word. What's the last book you finished?

"The Hobbit," which I was trying to finish for granddaughter Brianna's book club, but she never finished it and is entirely too busy right now to concentrate on our "book club."

5) Ben's second son, Hoss, was born to his second wife, Inger, who was killed as the family traveled West by wagon train. Hoss inherited her open, friendly manner and her way with animals. Are there pets in your home?

Just Polly (dog) at present, but when Ned and Marta move in here in August, we will add Bouncer, their dog.  Polly is a Chihuahua mix; Bouncer is probably a pit bull mix.  Fortunately, though they don't exactly like each other, they at least tolerate each other.

6) Ben's youngest, Joe, arrived after Ben married a third time to the passionate Marie, who died in a riding accident when her son was only five years old. Little Joe inherited her impetuosity. Do you consider yourself more spontaneous or predictable?

I want to say spontaneous, but in my old age I fear I am becoming more and more predictable.

7) Samuel Clemons was a reporter in Virginia City at the time when the Cartwrights would have been there, and a fictionalized version of Mr. Clemons appeared in an episode of Bonanza. Without looking it up, do you know Samuel Clemons' famous pen name?

Who doesn't know Mark Twain??

8) Hair was a big deal in the Bonanza dressing room. Three of the original four stars -- Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts and Dan Blocker -- all wore hairpieces. (The fourth, Michael Landon, began dying his hair while still in his 20s because he was going prematurely gray.) Have you ever worn a wig or a hairpiece?

Back in the 1970s I had a really bad long hairpiece so I could have long hair.  It looked terrible, and I probably only wore it once or twice.

9) Random question -- Tell us the story behind one of your scars.

I think I have only had one scar in my life, which seems to have disappeared now.  It was on my left arm and was made when a sharp object on a box I was helping my friend carry, in high school, cut my arm.  I didn't realize until this question was asked that it is no longer visible.

This was an interesting set of questions because I knew absolutely NOTHING about the characters in Bonanza and it was nice to have that smidgen of background information.


A glimpse at the new bathroom, before and after above
the floor and one of the "memories" on the wall below
(the bidet idea had to be sacrificed)

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