27 November 2021
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Saturday 9: Black Velvet (1989)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) This song was chosen because yesterday was Black
Friday, the traditional day of sales. Have you begun your Christmas shopping?
Actually I think I'm finished. I did almost all my shopping on Amazon.
Haven't been in a store since the pandemic started
2) Was there an adult beverage served with your Thanksgiving feast?
I think Walt had wine. The rest of us did not. Ned and Marta drink
soft drinks; I drink water.
3) Did any pets enjoy scraps from your Thanksgiving table?
Yes. Ned set aside a container of scraps when he carved the turkey and we
are feeding them for 2-3 days on the scraps, mixed with their kibble.
4) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now?
The refrigerator is full of leftovers...and that's after Thanksgiving dinner and
"night after Thanksgiving" dinner.
5) Football is a popular Thanksgiving weekend pastime. Will you be watching
any games over the next few days? If yes, which team(s) are you rooting for?
Looks like there is a 49er game being played on Sunday. Son Tom is a HUGE
49er fan and I feel the need to watch a game when it's on.
6) This week's song is by Canadian Alannah Myles. She was born Alannah Byles
(with a B), but changed her name to differentiate herself from her father. He
was influential in Canadian broadcasting and she didn't want to be accused of
riding his coattails. Have you ever received a professional leg up from a
No. Walt's sister got a leg up at the Bank of America from my mother and
Tom got a leg up at the Bank of Santa Barbara from Walt's sister, but I did it
on my own.
7) In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
Instead of pumpkin pie, Canadians traditionally enjoy butter tarts for dessert.
What dessert was on your Thanksgiving menu?
I look forward to Thanksgiving as an excuse to make pumpkin pie. I never
make anything else.
8) "Black Velvet" is a tribute to Elvis. Songwriter Christopher Ward said he
was inspired by a trip to Memphis, long after Elvis' death, where he spoke to
The King's fans and was touched by how much they still loved their favorite
singer. Who is your favorite singer?
I'm not into current musicians, so my favorite living singer would have to be
And of course, I always say that my favorite singer is Judy Garland.
9) Share a memory from Thanksgiving 2020.