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2000:  Dis-Connected
2001:  Movies to Sleep By
2002:  True Confessions
2003:  It's the Little Things
2004:  More about Aussies
2005:  Being George Bush
2006
Uh...HELLO?
2007:  Answering the Call
2008:  It Seems So Long, Part 2
2009:  Ramon
2010:  What's That Needle Doing in my Skull?
2011: 
More Internet Time Wasters
2012: Don't Rain on My Flotilla
2013: Ice Cream Social

2014: Older Than Sliced Bread
2015: Appleberry
2016: Saturday 9
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018  Visitation
2019: The Memory Game
2020: I Forgot


Theater Reviews
Updated 3/20/21
The Count and the Curse

Books Read in 2021
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The Ride of Her Life
by Elizabeth Letts


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5 June 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: You'll Never Know (1943)

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

1) In this song, Haymes sings he must have reassured his girl "a million times or more." Does it frustrate you when you have to repeat yourself?

I'm 78, Walt is 81 and we both have hearing problems.  Repeating ourselves is a part of life! And yes, it's frustrating.

2) The lyrics were inspired by a poem written by a war bride to her soldier husband. Have you ever been in a long-distance romance?

No.

3) This was the biggest hit of Dick Haymes, a popular singer in the 1940s. He got his big break when he replaced Frank Sinatra, who left the Tommy Dorsey Band to go onto bigger and better things. Are you a Frank Sinatra fan?

I like Sinatra, but I'm not a huge fan.  Paul was a big Sinatra fan and I actually bought him tickets to see Sinatra at Tahoe when he was booked for his last concert...and then Sinatra had to cancel the concert.

4) During the 1940s Dick Haymes toured with the Dorsey Band, made hit records, had his own radio show and appeared in nine movie musicals. Yet by the early 1950s, he was broke. Part of it was that musical tastes changed, but more of it was that he enjoyed night life and high living too much. If you wanted to shave unnecessary expenses from your budget, where would you economize?

We don't spend a lot, but if we had to cut down, I guess cut out my Kindle books from Amazon.

5) He blamed his money problems for his ongoing hypertension. How do you combat stress?

I eat and/or watch TV

6) Though he needed his voice to sing and suffered from high blood pressure, Haymes was a chain smoker. What bad habit would you like to quit?

Oh, I like my bad habits.  Why would I like to quit?

7) Though raised since early childhood in the US, Haymes was born in Buenos Aires to an Argentinean rancher and his Irish wife. This enabled Dick to claim Irish citizenship later in life. Have you ever lived abroad? If not, do you wish to?

I've never lived abroad (though once thought I might get an au pair job in France, but didn't).  I'm too old now to think about living in another country.

8) Dick Haymes never regained his popularity as a singer. After touring Europe for years, he returned to the United States in the late 1960s and tried his hand as a dramatic actor, playing small parts on popular cop shows like Adam 12, McMillan and Wife and McCloud. If you had to support yourself as a performer, would you be more successful as a singer, a dancer, or an actor?

Well, my singing voice has disappeared, and I dance like the hippos in Fantasia so I guess it would be as an actor.

9) Random Question: We're at the booth of a gypsy fortune teller. Would you be more embarrassed if she loudly and correctly guessed your age, or your weight?

I don't care who knows how old I am.  I would hate to have my weight announced (even I don't know what it is)
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

our souvenir from Hawaii

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