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5 October 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!

 (Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You (1938)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) This version of "You Made Me Love You" is the teenaged Judy Garland's fan letter to Clark Gable. Tell us about one of your teen crushes.

Ironically, my big teen age crush was...Judy Garland.  I saw A Star Is Born in 1953 and that was it.  I collected every photo, recording, book, etc. about her that I could find.  When she came to San Francisco with a concert in the late 1950s, I saved money and was able to see it three times.  When she came back with her Carnegie Hall show in about 1961, I sat in the lobby of her hotel for 2 days until she checked in and got her autograph, I then saw the show.  It is the only time I ever rushed the stage at the end and shook her hand (which was very cold).  I had about five big scrapbooks of things I collected over the years, which I ended up donating to the Judy Garland fan club in London, which paid me for the postage it cost to send them all.

2) Garland sang to this to Gable at a birthday party thrown for him at MGM. Who is the last person you sang "Happy Birthday" to?

We sent a video to our granddaughter who turned 9 a couple of weeks ago.

3) Thinking of birthdays ... Judy received an engagement ring from the man who would be her first husband, David Rose, for her 18th birthday. Are you wearing a ring, or any jewelry, as you answer these 9 questions?

Just earrings.  It bothers me to wear rings or bracelets. 

4) It's said Judy's favorite dish was steak and kidney pie. If you could have anything at all for dinner tonight, what would you choose?

Roast lamb, mashed potatoes, peas, and pecan pie for dessert.

5) Judy was ambidextrous, writing with her left hand but playing tennis with her right. Are you equally comfortable using your right and left hands?

No.  I am totally left handed and left sided.  My left eye is stronger, I hear better with my left ear, I am stronger on my left foot.

6) To relax between takes of her most famous movie, The Wizard of Oz, Judy read comics in the newspaper. Do you still read a printed newspaper?

Very little.  Mostly I read my own reviews when they are printed.  We DO get two newspapers delivered each day, though.

7) She could also knit. Judy was known to make blankets and caps for the children of crew members on her films. Do you knit?

I used to many, many years ago.  I made a blanket for Jeri when I was pregnant with her and I knitted a sweater for Walt which was so bad he never wore it.

8) In 1938, when this record was popular, the March of Dimes was founded. Do you have any dimes in your wallet (or pocket) right now?

No pockets, no dimes.

9) Random question: Catsup puddle next to your fries, or a drizzle of catsup on your fries?

Next to.  Sometimes I like to dip my fries in catsup, but mostly I like them plain.



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