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15 June 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: I Learned from You (2007)
... Because it's Father's Day weekend.

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

1) This song is a duet by the father/daughter team, Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. Is your family musically inclined?
You might say that.  My father's parents were in vaudeville, my father was a semi-professional piano player, the gene skipped over me but all of our kids are/were musical, with now Jeri in her 17th year teaching at Berklee College of Music, Ned still sitting in occasionally on his drums with local bands.  Jeri, Ned and Paul were in a locally popular band for 10 years.  Tom plays the guitar and so did David.

2) This song is about life lessons. Who has been a major influence on your life?
There have been major influences at different points in my life.  My mother, of course; my typing teacher Sister Anne; my Physics Department boss, Fredrick Reif; and my friend Peggy.

3) Miley's given name is "Destiny." Her nickname as a baby was "Smiley," which is where Miley came from. What's something that can always be depended upon to make you smile?
You Tube videos of dogs, cats, elephants....and Randy Rainbow.

4) Miley's father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has 5 children in addition to Miley (6 in all). Are you the oldest, the middle or the youngest sibling? Or are you an only child?
I was the oldest of 2, but since 1971 I've been an only child.

5) Sam's own father often traveled for business, and always remembered to bring her the little complimentary soaps, shampoos or body lotion he got from the hotel. Tell us about an inexpensive but treasured souvenir from a trip you've taken.
I used to buy a magnet from every place we went (and before that spoons, until I ran out of space to put them).  I have lots of tchatchkes that people have brought me from around the world.

6) Back when Sam was in high school, it was her father who gave her driving lessons. Are you patient when teaching someone something new?
I haven't had to teach anyone anything new in a long time, but at one time I wanted to help older adults learn basic computer stuff.  I was pretty patient doing that.  I like to think I'm patient.

7) Sam's father is easy to buy for: every year he wants a new pair of loafers, so every year for Father's Day she gives him a DSW gift card. Is there anyone on your gift list that you find it easy to buy for?
Not really.  Walt is impossible to buy for.  My mother is now impossible to buy for.  I got to where I just brought her candy, but now she doesn't even like that.  My 2 daughters-in-law are wonderful because they keep updated wish lists on Amazon.  Tom is easy because people usually give him 49er stuff.

8) For family barbecues, Sam's dad dons his "Kiss the Chef" apron and mans the Weber. What's the last thing you cooked on the grill?
We haven't used our Weber in at least 10 years.

9) Sam's father satisfies his afternoon sugar craving with an almost endless stream of Butter Rum Lifesavers. When you crave a snack, do you usually reach for something sweet or salty?
Depends on what is in the house.  We rarely have sweet things so things like potato chips and crackers are snacks, but if we have cookies or something else sweet, those would probably be first choice.

KellyAnne Conway:  so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!  And good riddance.



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