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2000:  This One Takes the Cake
2001:  There's No Place Like Home
2002:  Notes to Myself
2003:  With Friends Like This...
2004:  The God of All Fruit
2005:  My Travel Secret
2006 Lemrel

2007: We have VIDEO again!
2008:  New Toy
2009:  I Thought the Depression was Over
2011:  In All My Glory
2012: 100 Movies
2013: This Might Actually Go OK
2014: Better Late than Never
2015: Lazy Ladies
2016: Sunday Stealing
2017: It's Done
2018: Changing Dynamics
2019: Fear of Buying
2020: Instant Gratification


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Murder on the Orpheum Circuit
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22 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. 

The Way You Look Tonight (1936)

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

1) They lyrics tell us that no matter how low the singer feels, it will raise his spirits to recall the way his lover looks tonight. Share a special moment in your life that brings a smile to your lips, no matter what.
Watching Jeri conduct the orchestra for her classes' performances.

2) This song was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1936 movie, Swing Time. It won the Oscar for Best Song. What's your favorite movie song?
"76 Trombones" from The Music Man and "The Man Who Got Away" from A Star Is Born.

3) Though today Fred is revered as a Hollywood legend, producers had to be convinced to give him a shot. The initial notes on his screen test were: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Also dances." Tell us about a time when someone underestimated you.
Hmmm...can't think of any...more likely I have been OVERextimated.

4) Fred's legion of fans includes Jackie Chan. The martial arts star says Astaire's movies influenced the way he choreographed the Kung Fu fight sequences in his films. Mr. Chan is one of the most popular film stars in the world. Have you seen any of his movies?
No, I have not.

5) Fred was always fascinated by new things. In the 1970s, when he was in his late 70s, he took up skateboarding and became so good at it he was awarded life membership in the National Skateboard Society. Have you been skateboarding? If not, is it something you're tempted to try?
Fascinating to hear about Fred Astaire skateboarding!  No, I have never skateboarded.  I know I would break something immediately.  I can't think of something I'm tempted to try that I haven't already tried.

6) Fred's friends were amused by his passion for daytime soap operas. In the days before video recording, he would call home from the club house at the golf course and ask his maid what had happened that day on his favorite "story," As the World Turns. Is there a show you try not to miss?
I was a big fan of As the World Turns too.  As for shows I try not to miss, there are many, but include most of the current medical dramas, NCIS, NCIS-LA, This is Us, and, of course, Jeopardy.

7) In 1936, the year this song was popular, the US patent office issued a patent for the Zippo lighter. Beginning in WWII and for decades after, Zippo lighters were issued to our soldiers. During the Vietnam War, troops had their lighters engraved with personal mottos. What's something you have had engraved or personalized? What did it say?
A friend engraved a business card holder for me.  It read "no friendship can ever cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark upon it forever."  It was the quote I used in "The Lamplighters 1977-87"

8) Also in 1936, a killer tornado struck Tupelo, MS. Have you ever been in a tornado? How about a hurricane or an earthquake?
I have lived in California all my life, so no tornados or hurricanes, but lots of earthquakes.

9) Random question -- We're creating an action figure of YOU. What two accessories should we be sure to include in the box?
A TV remote and a cell phone.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Tom was the coach of Lacie's softball team

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