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2000:  Daddy's Little Girl?
2001:  Black Death
2002:  Now and Then
2003:  Another New Wrinkle
2004:  It's the Water
2005:  Where is Mel Brooks When You Need Him?
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2007:  The Family Meme
2008:  Under the Gun
2009:  Je Parle Francais un Peu
2010:  Good Bye, God, I'm going to Finland
2011:  Sunday Stealing
2012: Family Planning
2013: The Kind of Folks I Work For

2014: Take 2 Books and Call Me in the Morning
2015: Today at Logos
2016: Deep in the Hundred Acre Woods
2017: Molecule Failure
2018  I Think I'll Live
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19 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: Papa, Can You Hear Me? (1984)

This song was chosen in honor of Father's Day. Hear it here.

1) The song begins with a prayer to "God, our Heavenly Father." Do you often pray

Not formally.  Sometimes we just "chat."

2) This song is from the movie Yentl. Set in the early 1900s, it tells the story of a Polish girl determined to receive a religious education, even though the custom of the day banned girls from studying the Talmud. What subject do you wish you knew more about?

I wish I'd paid more attention to history when I was in school.

3) It took Streisand more than 15 years to get Yentl made. Studios initially rejected the project, telling her that audiences no longer want to see musicals. Then, because it centered on Judaism, she was told it was "too ethnic." But Yentl was a success at the box office, becoming one of the most profitable movies of the year -- and since Barbra was producer, director and star, she enjoyed those profits. Tell us about a time you're glad you stuck with something.

I volunteered to help put together a history of The Lamplighters Music Theater for their 25th anniversary.  The project changed my life.  We wrote a book and I stayed on as a volunteer for several years.  I made one of my best friends there, we wrote several original musical together, and after he died, I wrote a second book about the 10 years following the first book.  Many of my friends today are part of The Lamplighters, though I am no longer a volunteer.

4) The movie, and this song, were so popular that they earned a parody on The Simpsons. (See it here.) That video has had more than 250,000 views. Before the Yentl parody, what's the last YouTube video you watched?

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately, about Air Fryer cooking, and Randy Rainbow's latest.

5) Barbra Streisand's father died suddenly, the result of complications after an epileptic seizure, just after her first birthday. He held degrees in both English Literature and Education and was a school superintendent. Do you know anyone who made a career in education?

I know a lot of people who are in education, especially my daughter, who has been on the faculty of Berklee College of Music for about 15 years.

6) Sam's own father wasn't an educator, but he is crazy about the local library. He's there so much the librarians greet him by name. Do you have a library card?

I am embarrassed to admit I do not.  I haven't had a library card in a very long time.

7) For family barbecues, Sam's dad proudly dons his "Kiss the Chef" apron and mans the Weber. What's the last thing you cooked on the grill?

I don't remember.  It's been decades.  Walt usually grills, if we are grilling, but we have not grilled in a long time.

8) He takes his grilling very seriously and jealously guards his marinade recipe. Do you have a recipe you're willing to share this morning?

No.

9) Sam's father hates it when his daughter swears. What's the latest curse word you used? (It's OK, we don't blush easily.)

Oh, the F word. 

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

My father, doing the thing that made him the happiest

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