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Today in My History

2001:  Yankee Doodle Dandy
2002:  You Aren't Going to Believe This
2003:  The Pleasure of your Company
2004:  Old Times...with More Fat and Less Hair
2005:  Alpha, Omega and Somewhere In Between

2006:  Bev Looks Like
2007:   Quarantine
2008:  The Magic of Photo Shop
2009:  Not for the Squeamish
2010:  Sunday Surfing
2011:  Pulling a Double Header
The Grace of a Gazelle
2013: Pub Night--Sorta
Bev vs. the DMV
2015: It's a Slow Process
2016: Shop Therapy
2017: It Just Doesn't Stop
2019: Stirring Old Memories

Theater Reviews
Updated 1/24
Popcorn Falls

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 1/9
"Dear Edward"

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January 25, 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!

Go Where Baby Lives (1957)

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

1) The lyrics tell us that the girl of his dreams lives up on a hill. Is there a hill near your home? Or is the terrain pretty flat where you are?

We are very flat and are called a city of bicycles.  When the kids were little, we went over an overpass one day and the youngest got all excited at the "hill."  Having grown up in San Francisco, I was appalled and made sure that we took him to San Francisco so he could know what a "hill" really is!

2) Another clue to her whereabouts is that she's about a mile from town. Will you be staying close to home this weekend, or will you be traveling a mile or more?

We are going to a show in Sacramento (15 miles away) tonight.  Other than that, don't plan on going anywhere.

3) Sam admits she's crazy about the sax solo. Is there a particular musical instrument that you love to listen to?

I pretty much like all instruments, but I must like the clarinet and saxophone (which Jeri plays)

4) This is the only record The Strollers made for States, a company based out of Chicago. States was only in existence for five years (1952-57) and this was the 63rd or 64 records released before they went out of business. Tell us about a business in your neighborhood that recently closed their doors.

Somehow in this town, businesses are always coming and going.  I read yesterday that the latest one to close its doors is a juice bar downtown.  I have never been there, but I'm always sorry to see a business have to close.

5) More than 60 years after its initial release, this song enjoyed new popularity when Xfinity used it in commercials for their wifi. What company is your internet service provider? Are you happy with it?

Xfinity.  It's supposed to be super fast, but I don't notice any change from what we had before (a local provider).  It's OK, but I'd love more speed.

6) In researching this week's song, Sam googled "strollers" and was surprised to discover how many different types of baby buggies are available today. When did you most recently push a child in a stroller?

Probably not since David was a baby, in 1972-3.  Never pushed a stroller for one of the grandkids.

7) In 1957, the year this song was released, President Eisenhower celebrated his second inaugural with a parade featuring more than 50 marching bands. The mercury never quite reached 45º that day. How's the weather outside your front door?

It says 53 degrees.  It's also nice and sunny.

8) One of the best-selling books of 1957 was Peyton Place. This steamy saga of small town life launched two films, two television series, and several made-for-TV movies. Is there a book that you enjoyed that was successfully turned to a movie?

This reminds me of reading "Peyton Place," which I read at my friend's house because I didn't want my mother to know I was reading it. 

As for a book that I enjoyed that was successfully turned into a movie, of course "Outlander," which was in its 8th (almost 9th) volume and 4th (almost 5th) TV series.  As a general rule, I am disappointed in books I love when they are made into movies which rarely, if ever measure up.  The one exception I can think of is "Gone with the Wind" which I thought was a pretty fair version of the story.  They had to leave out some things (a husband or two, for example), but overall, I didn't hate it.  As opposed to "Prince of Tides," one of my favorite books, which Barbra Streisand completely ruined for me.




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