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Today in My History

2000:  Rude Awakening
2001:  Bev Slept Here
2002:  No Peanutbutter with this Jelly
2003:  The Moving Fingers Type
2004:  Not at all Intuitive
2005:  Sunday Brunch
2006
My Sweet Baby
2007:  Pucker Power
2008:  Don't Hurt My Kid!
2009:  Op-Ed
2010:  An Underdog Kinda Day
2011:  Musta Been the Jet Lag

2012: A Bridge to Somewhere
2013: Unclear on the Concept
2014: Today at Logos
2015: Lost my Zen
2016: Squirrel !!
2017: Death Wish
2018  Be Our Guest
2019: Bookends


Theater Reviews
Updated 3/10
Camelot

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 3/30
"An Echo in the Bone"

COVID-19 Movie Marathon
Updated 5/8
The Bookshop


Personal Home Page

My family

Books Read in 2020
Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


Cast
updated 7/16

Email
(you know how to fix it)


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
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mail to Walt / mail to Bev  

30 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 to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!

Saturday 9: Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (1971)

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

1) The lyrics tell us Paul believes it's going to rain. How's the weather where you are today?

It's been very hot this week (100⁰-108⁰) but is only predicted to be 86 today.

2) Paul sings that he is sorry because he hasn't "done a bloody thing all day." What do you hope to accomplish this weekend?

With this quarantine, I haven't "done a bloody thing all day" for 3 months.  I don't expect the weekend to be any different.  I have to do a load of laundry.

3) He also references butter pie, which is made primarily with potatoes (with onions and, of course, butter). That dish is not popular on this side of the Atlantic. Last time you had potatoes, how were they prepared (baked, mashed, hash browned, french fried ...)?

We had mashed potatoes two nights ago.  Butter pie sounds great; I'll have to check the recipe (Marta and Walt won't eat it, but Ned and I will!)

4) Linda McCartney is credited as co-writer and performer on this recording. Paul and Linda were partners in real life, too; married 29 years, they raised four children together. They often said they tried never to spend more than a few hours apart. Do you enjoy a lot of togetherness, or do you value your personal time? Has your experience with Covid19 and quarantine changed how you feel about this?

Covid19 has not changed anything.  Walt and I both spend hours apart, he upstairs, me downstairs.  We get together for dinner.  We will celebrate our 55th anniversary next month so this must work for us.

5) Paul and Linda came from very different backgrounds. His family was lower middle class, lived in Liverpool's public housing and received government aid. She grew up in affluent Scarsdale, the daughter of a wealthy theatrical attorney. Do you think it's more important for a couple to share a common background, or to share common interests?

Interests are definitely more important.

6) Paul is known for his work ethic. At age 78, he's still making music and performing live. What's your favorite Paul McCartney song?

Probably "Hey Jude."

7) In 1971, when this song was a hit, Bobby Fischer was the world's most famous and highest-rated chess player. Do you play chess?

Well, to be accurate, I know how to play chess, meaning I know what the pieces are and how each moves.  But do I PLAY chess?  No.  Last time I played, I was whipped by a 10 year old.

8) England's Princess Anne turned 21 in 1971. The occasion was commemorated by a formal portrait, taken by celebrated fashion photographer Norman Parkinson. Who took the most recent photo of you?

Ned took an "after" picture of me after Marta cut my hair.


 

9) Random question: Do you find it more satisfying to work with your hands, or your head?

It depends on what you mean by "work with your hands."  My more satisfying thing is to type (i.e., write), which is technically working with my hands, but is really transferring head work to my fingers.
 

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