Today in My History

2000: Anniversaries
2001: Congratulations--You're Not Dead
2002: One Lump or Two
2003: Stuffed Again
2004: The Family Thanksgiving
2005 NOW What Have I Done to Myself?

2006: Organization
2007: Out with the Old, In with the New
2008: The Terrible Twos
2009: Things You'll Never See in Davis
2010: Gimme That Bottle
2011: Transformations
2012: Sheep

2013:  Team Amber
A Hair-Raising Tale
2015  The Thanksgiving that was...and wasn't
Sunday Stealing
2017: Old Folks
2018: San Francisco Christmas
2019: Thank You

2020: A Coronovirus Thanksgiving

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 10/29
"Wish You Well" by
David Baldacci

Theater Reviews
Updated 11/23

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/16)

(you know how to fix it)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

mail to Walt / mail to Bev

27 November 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: Black Velvet (1989)

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

 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 relative?
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 Steve Schalchlin.  And of course, I always say that my favorite singer is Judy Garland.

9) Share a memory from Thanksgiving 2020.

Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2021




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