September 6, 2020
Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This
feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types
of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we
will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past
hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all
of us thieves!
1. A person I like and why I like
Country Dew. I have
followed her Sunday Stealing and Saturday 9 entries for a long time and have
always enjoyed her stories of her writing, her farm, and her relationship with
her husband. Now we have become pen pals and I'm learning how much we have
2. A famous person Iíve been
Long, long ago when I was in high school, I was walking up Van Ness Avenue in
San Francisco and a man came running out of a car dealership and then stopped
and said "I thought you were Judy Garland." Now THAT made my day!
3. Best thing that happened to me
I got a very nice letter from my granddaughter. It's so nice that she has
learned to write real, interesting letters.
4. Weird things I do when Iím
Not much. Watch weird stuff on TV and eat too much.
5. How Iíd spend $10,000.
Give a lot of it to Jeri, whose salary has been cut in half because there is no
theater in Boston right now.
6. My last night out in detail.
A month or so ago, my second night out since March, Walt and I met our friends
from Olympia (Washington), who were changing trains in Davis. We met them
at the train station, walked to a pizza parlor and had pizza. We ate
outside far apart from other tables and wore masks when we weren't eating.
It was a nice evening.
7. Something that makes me sad
when I think about it.
It makes me said to think that tomorrow is my mother's 101st birthday and I
won't be able to see her because of this damn virus. But I thank everyone
who sent her cards.
8. Something Iím currently
Two things: first, that somehow I will catch COVID-19, and secondly that
#45 will be re-elected (but if I catch COVID-19 and die from it, I won't have to
worry about the election).
9. Something I do without
The doctors say we aren't supposed to put our hands to our faces, but I rub my
eyes and nose all the time without thinking about it.
10. A drunken story.
I haven't had a drunken story in a very long time, but about 45 years ago we had
gone out to a champagne gala and I had too much to drink. I was wearing a
gold lamť culotte that was slightly too
long for me. We were in a babysitting co-op and a very proper British man
was sitting for our kids. We got to the house and I had to go to the
bathroom very badly. The British man was standing at the top of our steps,
I got out and started up the steps, stepped on the hem of the culotte, fell on
my face and peed my pants.
11. Something I regret.
Whatever I did to make Peggy end our friendship.
12. 5 things within touching distance.
Only 5? OK...a magnifying glass, a one-eared teddy bear, a rubber stamp
with a paw print on it, a Pringles box with paperclips in it, and a book by Hoda
Kotb. Plus lots, lots more.
13. Something Iíve lied about.
I answer the question "What's wrong?" with "Nothing."
14. Lyrics that apply to my
Nothing comes to mind. We just finished watching the Kentucky Derby and
the only song that is going through my head as an earworm is "My Old Kentucky
15. My longest relationship.
Walt and I have been married 55 years. Char and I have been friends for 60