Today in My History

2000:  Advice for Tourists
The World Changed in an Instant
Come Fly with Me
If the Shoe Fits, Buy It
I've Gotta Be Out of My Mind
2005:  Madam Sheila

2006: The Hood
When Does It Stop?
Fear and Paperwork

 Perle Mesta is at it Again
2010: Hour Baur is Alive and Well in Bethesda
2011:  65, the Musical

2012: The Funeral
A Welcome Reunion
2014: And Kari Makes Three
Today at Logos
2016: Today at Logos
2017: Alzheimers Buddies
The New Season
2019: The New Season

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 9/27
"Teacher" by
Alec Clayton

Theater Reviews
Updated 9/27
Singin' in the Rain
Mary Poppins

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

9 October 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 to answer the questions, however, and here are today's questions!

Saturday 9: She's Not There (1964)

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

1) This song is about a young man who is upset his friends didn't warn him against a girl who turned out to be untrue. Have you ever involved yourself in a friend's love life with advice about a relationship?
Oh lord, Yes.   It was a long time ago.  One of my best friends was in a bad marriage and met a man who fell in love with her.  I helped them carry on an affair and I supported her when she left her husband and moved across the country with her lover.  Later, it turned out that he was a real bastard, not only as a partner (they never married) but also as a father.  I spent several weeks with them after their child was born and was so terrified of him that I blocked the door to my bedroom each night, fearing that he would break in and attack me.  It was years later before I confessed his attentions to me to my friend and it ended our friendship.

2) According to legend, this song was inspired by a girl who called off her wedding just weeks before the ceremony, humiliating her fiance and breaking his heart. Do you know anyone who was similarly left at the altar?
I don't believe so.

3) The Zombies first played together as a bar band, popular at an English pub called The Blacksmiths Arms. What's the name of your favorite local restaurant or bar?
I'm a fan of Chinese food and my favorite local Chinese restaurant is Ding How.  We also loved deVere's Irish pub, which had a place here and one in Sacramento, but they both closed this week, financial victims of the pandemic.

4) The Zombies broke up after a few years but put all acrimony behind them in 2019 when they reunited to perform at their induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Have you ever been to Ohio?
In 2000 my friend Steve Schalchlin performed in Cincinnati.  Walt and I went for the weekend with a bunch of The Last Session groupies.  Jeri did summer stock at a theater in Ohio and we went to see her both years.  In one of those years, we also stayed with Georgia Griffith, the "Helen Keller of the Millennium."

5) While 1964 is remembered as the first year of the British Invasion, when rock bands from the UK dominated the airwaves, it was also the year Barbra Streisand became a major star, featured on the covers of both Time and Life. Are there any magazines in your home right now? If so, who is on the cover?
I get the Food Network Magazine, with food on the cover.  Also  the Pioneer Woman magazine, with Ree Drummond on the cover.  And we get The Week magazine (the cover of this week's issue is at left, with General Mark Milley on the cover.)

6) Also in 1964, actress Ena Hartman became one of the first African American actresses to have a speaking part on the country's top TV Western, Bonanza. Is your TV on right now, as you answer these 9 questions?
The TV is on almost all the time.  I just finished watching Victoria on PBS and will be watching Stephen Colbert soon, so I left the TV on, but with the sound muted.

7) The "It's a Small World" ride was introduced at the 1964 New York World's Fair. It's now at Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Paris and Disneyland Hong Kong. Have you ever taken one of these Small World rides?
I've only been to Disneyland, so I have only been on that Small World, but have ridden it many times, with our kids and with foreign guests.

8) General Douglas MacArthur's memoir was published shortly before his death in 1964. It became a best seller. Was the last book you finished fiction or non-fiction?
Fiction.  It was "Teacher," by my friend Alec Clayton.  Now I'm reading a Harlan Coben crime drama and Anderson Cooper's book about his mother and the Vanderbilt family

9) Random question: You find yourself calling the local garage often to get updates on your car repair. Every time you call, the person who answers the phone is abrupt to the point of rude. Do you: (1) let the person know you'd appreciate a change in tone; (2) ignore it; (3) complain to the boss?
If it only happens once, I'd ignore it.  If it happens more than once, I would write a letter to the boss.


Georgia Griffith

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