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2000:  "Learn to Live With It"
2001:  No entry--in England
2002:  The Perfect Squelch
2003:  The Wrath of God
2004:  Anyone for Moose Drool?
2005:  Homeland Security
2006:  Prayers
2007: Tea and Sympathy
2008:  Yawwwn
2009:  Ouch
2010:  The Yuck List
2011:  Being a Mother
2012: Elitists
2013: Getting Ready

2014: Today at Logos
2015: Saturday 9
2016: My Proudest Moment
2017: Dog Day Afternoon
2018: Oh Abby, Abby, Abby
2019: Lost Sock Day

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9 May 2020

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'll Always Love My Mama (1973)

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

1) This week's featured artists, The Intruders, sing that they don't know how their mama made it through the week without ever getting a good night's sleep. How did you sleep last night?
I have the strangest midnight ritual, but it's pretty ritualized.  I either go to sleep on the couch right after Colbert's monologue, or else around 10 p.m., if I'm very sleepy.  I then sleep almost exactly 2 hours if I go to sleep at 10 or until about 3 a.m. if I sleep after Colbert.  I get up, move to the recliner, and  turn on the TV and listen with headphones for about an hour to three hours (the news is a great way to go to sleep).  Then I go back to sleep in my recliner and sleep until 7 or 8.  There is also usually a nap during the day.

2) The Intruders performed this song on Soul Train, a syndicated show that ran for more than 3 decades. What show do you try never to miss?
Jeopardy!  It's the only show that Walt will consistently sit down and watch.  He watches at other shows, sometimes sitting, sometimes standing, but Jeopardy is 30 minutes that he sits through every night.

3) On Soul Train, the Intruders wore solid black shirts beneath their brightly colored jackets. Black, white, khaki, navy and gray are considered neutral colors, because they go with everything. If we were to check your closet, which would we find you wear most often: black, white, khaki, navy or gray?
Black.  I don't think I have anything in any of those other colors, except maybe navy.

4) Especially for Mother's Day: Access Hollywood named Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch TV's #1 mom. Who is your favorite TV mom?
It would definitely not be Donna Reed, who has made me feel guilty all myh life for not coming to breakfast in full dress, crinoline skirts, makeup, perfect hair, and creating big breakfast for everyone.  I'm probably more like Roseanne, but maybe my favorite TV mom would also be Carol Brady.  Or maybe Jane Wyatt, who played both Margaret Anderson in Father Knows Best and Amanda Grayson, Spock's mother in Star Trek.

5) Mother Winters always gave Sam peppermint tea to calm her stomach. Do you have any tried-and-true home remedies to share?
Everybody has her own remedy for hiccups but mine consistently works for me -- take a teaspoon of sugar. . Stops them right away. 

6) Sam's mother always tips 15% in restaurants. Sam has worked in food service and is more judgmental, tipping between 10% and 25%, depending on the quality of the service. What's your tipping policy? Are you more like Sam or her mother? How do you handle tips for carry out or delivery during this Covid-19 crisis?
I almost always tip 20%.  We have had carry out a couple of times since we've been quarantined, but Ned has picked up the food so I don't know what he tipped.

7) When the tip of her shoelace becomes frayed, Sam's mother snips off the end and then paints the tip with clear nail polish. Good as new! Sam thinks that's crazy because you can just buy new laces for less than $2. Are you more frugal like mother or spendthrift like daughter?
Well, I think I'm frugal; Walt thinks I'm a spendthrift.  The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

8) Mother Winters loves how french vanilla smells and burns her Yankee Candles all year around. Do you use scented candles or air fresheners?
Not any more.  I had several of the electric scent lamp-like things but they all ultimately stopped working and I have not replaced them

9) Sam is celebrating Mother's Day with her mother's favorite, Hershey Bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or chocolate with almonds?
Oh definitely milk chocolate.  Wouldn't you know that chocolate can be nutritious, but only the kind I don't like.


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