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Today in My History

2001: Whatever Happened to Yvonne DeCarlo?
2002: Irreconcilable Differences
2003:  Ravings of a Scattered Brain
2004:  L'Chaim
2005:  Feast of Famine

2006: 
 Peace in the Valley Again
2007:  I'm Reviewing the Situation
2008:  Not That There's Anything WRONG with That

2009:  I Just Hate It
2010:  Amazon
2011:  Media Blackout
2012: 
 
Sunday Stealing
2013: Short but Sweet
2014:  
Shutterfly vs. Snapfish
2015: Today at Logos
2016: Start of a Busy Weekend
2017:
The Three Show Weekend
2018: PJ Day
2019:  Discharged
2020:
Soup's On


Theater Reviews
Updated 12/6
A Christmas Carol: the
Radio Broadcast

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 11/13
"Frontier Follies"


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 Piñata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
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9 January 2021

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 are today's questions!

 

Saturday 9: All Shook Up (1957)

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

Chosen because January 8 is the anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth.

1) In this song, Elvis shares quite a list of maladies: he's itching, his hands are shaky, his knees are weak, he has chills ... How are you feeling this morning?
I always have itches somewhere.

2) He also mentions being "tongue tied." The dictionary defines it as, "unable to speak freely, as from shyness." Do you often find yourself tongue tied?
Often, often, often.  It's why pen pals are so great.

3) Even after he was wealthy, Elvis never lived away from his parents. At one point Graceland Mansion was home to four generations of the family: his grandmother, his father and stepmother, Elvis, his wife and daughter. Have you ever lived in a multi-generational household?
Now.  My husband and I live with our son and his wife, or I guess it's more accurate to say that our son and his wife live with us.

4) Thinking of family, Elvis Presley was a distant cousin of President Jimmy Carter. Both of their family trees can be traced back to the 18th century and Thomas Preslar (before the surname was changed to Presley in the early 1800s). Have you traced your ancestry? If not, is it something you'd like to do?
I have not but my cousin did extensive ancestry tracing.  We know that our family came from Scotland to Canada, where their name was changed to "Scott" and the place they lived was called Scott's corners.  If you continue back in Scotland, we are related to a guy who was a buddy of Robert the Bruce.

5) As an adult, Elvis never wore denim (except for a movie role). That's because when he was in school, his classmates teased him for "dressing poor" in jeans and coveralls. Is denim a big part of your wardrobe today?
I haven't worn denim in 20 years or more.  I have nothing that fits.

6) Before becoming famous, Elvis drove a truck in and around Memphis. Have you ever had a job that kept you behind the wheel most of the day?
No, other than driving back and forth to San Francisco when I was volunteering with The Lamplighters (it's a 1-1/2 hour drive from here, so that would be 3 hours in a day)

7) In 1957, the year this song was a hit, the Allstate Mechanical Freight Set was popular, too. Kids would wind up the engine and watch it pull two cars and a caboose around the track. To enhance the realism, sparks would shoot from the engine's smoke stack as it rumbled by. Did you ever play with a toy train? If not, tell us about a childhood plaything you remember fondly.
No.  I always wanted a train, but those were for boys.  My friend Stephen had a train and I loved playing with it with him.  I was always disappointed that Walt never let our kids see his childhood train.

8) The best-selling book of 1957 was Peyton Place, a scandalous tale of life in a small New England town. Do you suppose there are enough steamy stories behind closed doors in your town to fill a novel?
Gee, it would be fun to think so.

9) Random question: Can you do 10 push ups?
I can't even get to the floor because I can't get up again.
 

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

My grandfather with Paul, shortly before my grandfather died.

 

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