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Today in My History

2000:  I Finally Crashed
2001: 
Clan of the Cave Girl
2002: 
Blank Out
2003: 
It's All in How You Look at It
2004: 
Me and My Millions

2005:  
Hair-Raising Tale

2006: 
All the Monkeys Aren't in the Zoo
2007: An Update
2008:  "What Are You Writing?"

2009:  Professionalism
2010:  Xena, Warrior Princess
2011:  Oh Dam
2012: Blog, Blog, Blogging Along
2013: Hate Speech
2014: Looking Back
2015: ...and Life Goes On...
2016: Saturday 9
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018: Catching Up
2019: Green
2020:
Historians
2021: Socialization


Books Read in 2022
 Updated 4/28
"Th Secret Language of Dogs"
Victoria Stilwell
(book #21 in 2022)


My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
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)

Email
 


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Pi´┐Żata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Sold!


mail to Walt / mail to Bev

30 April 2022

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 is today's questions!

Saturday 9: As Time Goes By (1958)

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

1) This song begins with, "You must remember this." Do you often write things down to help you remember?
So much more now  than I used to.  I can't remember anything unless I've written it down somewhere...and remember where I wrote it!

2) The lyrics tell us that moonlight and love songs are never out of date. Tell us about something else that seems timeless.
Hunger.

3) Originally written in 1931, "As Time Goes By" is best known as the love theme from the 1942 film, Casablanca. According to the American Film Institute, there's only one song from a movie soundtrack that's more expressly identified with the film: "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. What song reminds you of your favorite movie?
"The Man Who Got Away" from the 1953 A Star Is Born.

4) This version is from "The George Sanders Touch," an LP recorded by an Oscar-winning character actor. There is scant evidence that it sold well. Tell us about something you thought was a good idea at the time, but looking back, would have done differently.
Three of us wrote a history of The Lamplighters Musical Theater to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1977.  When we finished the book, we left all the material and original copies of the book with the company, which apparently threw them out.  Today new people in the company would like to know its history, but no more books exist and we can't have them reprinted because they threw out the original.

5) This album was really something of a consolation prize for George. He worked with a vocal coach, hoping to win the romantic lead in the film version of South Pacific, but alas, the role went to a younger man. He had fun making this record instead. Have you recently taken lemons and made lemonade?
What a silly question to follow the comment about a consolation prize.  But no, I have not made lemons and made lemonade in a long time -- have you priced lemons???

6) He usually played suave but unsympathetic characters. That's why he gave his autobiography the self-aware title, "Memoirs of a Professional Cad." What would you call your life story?
"Funny the World," of course.

7) The night he won his Oscar, George Sanders accepted the statuette, bowed deeply and then, safely behind the curtain and away from cameras, surprised onlookers by crying. Have you ever cried tears of joy?
Many times.

8) George Sanders wed perennial talk show guest and occasional actress Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1949. Sixteen years after their divorce, he married Zsa Zsa's less famous but also glamorous sister, Magda. After a month, George and Magda thought better of it and had the union annulled. Sam thinks this is one of the oddest romantic tales she's ever stumbled upon while researching Saturday 9. Have you ever known anyone who divorced one sibling and then married another? (Hallmark movies don't count.)
My oldest aunt was married 12 times, to 11 men.  #5 and #7 were the same guy and in between the marriages to her, he married her sister.

9) Random question: You're in a line of 25 people at the post office. How many of those other 24 are more patient at waiting than you are?
I'm pretty patient.  i always have my Kindle with me and think of waiting in line as an opportunity to read.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Jeri & Phil's dog, Lester
 

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