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Today in My History

2000:  I Survived Mothers Day
2001:  No entry--in England
2002:  Move Over, Mr. Blackwell
2003:  Lame Duck
2004:  The Bionic Woman
2005:  What Big Teeth You Have
2006 Mothers

2007: With Six Do You Get Egg Roll?
2008:  A Dose of Reality
2009:  Cannibalism
2010:  Our Daughter, the Carpenter
2011:  The Brave Little Tailor!
2012: Now This is Just Silly
2013: Jack Bauer Lives

2014: Why Reading the News Makes Me Cry
2015: Today at Logos
2016: Sunday Stealing
2017: Mothers Day
2018: The New San Francisco
2019: On Being 11
2020: A Whole Lotta Shakin'


Theater Reviews
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Murder on the Orpheum Circuit
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15 May 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!

Fun to see the Ink Spots as the focus this week.  My parents were big fans of the Ink Spots and we had a lot of their records in our house.

Saturday 9: Don't Get Around Much Anymore (1942)

Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here.

 1) In this song, our lonely Romeo shares how he amuses himself these days. Which of the activities that he mentions have you most recently enjoyed: playing solitaire, reading a book, or listening to the radio?
Reading a book.

2) The lead singer is tenor Bill Kenny. Which range is your voice: soprano, alto, tenor or bass?
When I could sing, I was an alto and sang in many choirs.  However, in the last 5-10 years, my voice has gone.  Sometimes I can sing, but most of the time I have a vocal range of about 2-3 notes, which is frustrating since I can't sing along to songs any more.

3) When Bill was on vacation in Atlantic City, he entered a series of talent contests and won 21 of 22. This led to his first professional booking. Tell us about a vacation of yours that took an unexpected turn.
It was a sad vacation.  We had planned a cruise to the South of France with our traveling companions, friends from college days.  They were going to take a cruise in Germany first and meet us in Paris.  But before their cruise ended, Mike got sick and ended up in a hospital in Germany, where he died.  We canceled our cruise so we could help their family while Char was getting Mike's body sent home.

4) This song was composed by Duke Ellington. He received many honors, including a coin struck in his honor. In 2009, he graced the District of Columbia's commemorative quarter. Do you save coins in a jar or piggy bank?
No.  Mostly they just roll around in the bottom of the purse I rarely carry.

5) In 1976, Stevie Wonder recorded a tribute to Ellington called "Sir Duke." What's your favorite Stevie Wonder song?
Well, I looked up a list of Stevie Wonder songs on Google and discovered that I don't recognize the title of any of them, so I guess I don't have a favorite.

6) The lyrics were written by Bob Russell. When he began his career, he shared an apartment with future novelist and TV screenwriter Sidney Sheldon. Have you ever tried your hand at writing lyrics, a novel or a screenplay?
When I worked with The Lamplighters in San Francisco I wrote a lot of lyrics to the company's annual fund-raising Galas.  I also co-authored two books about the company, in 1977 and 1987.

7) In 1942, when this record was released, the federal government established a rationing system to conserve crucial supplies for our troops. Sugar was the first food to be rationed, followed by coffee and then meat. If you were around back then, which of those items do you think you'd miss the most?
Sugar.  I'd miss coffee, but think I could live without it.  I know I could live without meat.

8) Also in 1942, actor/singer Peter Tork was born. Without looking it up, do you know why Peter Tork was famous?
No.  But it was fun to find out why.

9) Random question -- Have you ever deliberately lost a game?
Oh definitely.  I think every mother loses games to her kids now and then.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

The girls and their other grandmother

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