Today in My History

2000:  Mind over Bladder
Whatever Happened to Pin the Tail...?
Day 2
Are You Being Served?
Take THAT, Hilton!
Heat Frustration Days
You Can Go Home Again, Briefly
2008:  Clammy, and None Too Fresh
2009:   Cousins Day  
2010:   The Sleek Black Thing
2011:   Disrupted Again
2012:  Tranquility
2013:  It's Not Sunday, But...
2014:  Old Friends
2015:  Today at Logos

2016:  Sunday Stealing
2017:  Accidental Vegetarian

2018:  Me and Father Joe
2019:  A Pleasant Surprise
2020:  Benny and Baseball

Theater Reviews
Updated 7/10/21

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 6/29
"Written in my own
Heart's Blood"
Diana Gabaldon

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
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)

(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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24 July 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 memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (1963)

Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here.

 1) TV writer Allan Sherman based this song on his own son's letters of complaint from camp. Did you go away to summer camp?

It was something I always wanted to do as a kid, but it was too expensive, so I was never able to go to summer camp.

2) Our camper is afraid of both bears and alligators. What animal scares you?

No animal that really scares me unless it's a wild animal and not in a cage.  Even elephants, which I love, would be a bit scary if I met one on the road somewhere.

3) One of his fellow campers developed poison ivy rash. Have you ever experienced redness and itching caused by poison ivy or poison sumac?

No.  I have been fortunate.

4) Early in his career, Allan Sherman created the game show I've Got a Secret, which became a big hit. What's your all-time favorite TV game show?

Jeopardy, hands down!  We watch it every night and miss Alex Trebek very much.

5) In 1959 he moved from New York to Hollywood, where he transitioned from writing to performing almost by accident. As a lark, he entertained at the parties of his next-door neighbor, Harpo Marx. A recording company executive heard him and offered him a contract. Tell us about the last party you attended.

It was a graduation party for Marta's stepsister, who was graduating from high school.  A low key party.

6) Allan Sherman got unexpected press attention and a boost in record sales when it was discovered that President John F. Kennedy was a fan. What's something you purchased because of a recommendation from someone else (friend, relative, celebrity endorsement ...)?

I can't think of anything I've purchased because of a recommendation, but I started watching Ted Lasso on Ned's recommendation and Schmigadoon on Jeri's recommendation.

7) In 1963, the year "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh" was popular, Studebaker stopped producing cars in the United States. What was your family car when you were growing up?

A Plymouth.  I don't know what year it was, but a 1940-something.  We got a Chevy when I was in high school.


8) Also in 1963, Vogue magazine did a cover story on how make wearing white "new and exciting." What color do you look best in? Is it the color you wear most often?

Actually my best color is bluish-red (not orangeish red), but I seem to have more things that are blue than that are red.

9) Random question: Have you ever gone on to have a platonic relationship with a former lover?

Well "lover" is not the proper term, but "boyfriend" is.  My first boyfriend whom I dated all through high school is a Jesuit now and we catch up at Christmas.  Another guy I dated is the godfather of one of our kids and we see him and his wife from time to time.



My first boyfriend, after he entered the seminary

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