Today in My History

2000: The Pipes are Calling
2001:  Day of Rest
2002:  Tinsel Town
2003:  I Didn't Want to Know
2004:  Separate and Unequal
2005:  A SALARIED Philosopher
2006:   I'm Depressed

2007: We Sail the Ocean Blue...Again
2008: Bouncing Bodies
2009:  Brief Encounters
Post Cousins Day Meme
The Butterfly
2012: Sunday Stealing
2013: Sarta

2014: Wear Grey
2015: A Bit of This, A Bit of That
2016: Saturday 9
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018: Two for One
2019: I'll never forget What's Her Name
Throw Back Thursday
Elephant Day

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 7/21
"Stay Close"
Harlan Coben
(book #34 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 7/21)

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?

mail to Walt / mail to Bev

13 August 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 memes, however, and here is today's meme!

W.O.L.D. (1973)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song tells the story of a man who has made a career in radio. How many professions have you worked in?
Three -- secretarial, medical, and writer.  I mostly worked secretarial (sometimes as part of my medical career) and then worked for the local newspaper in several areas, primarily theater critiquing.

2) He describes himself as "45 going on 15." This morning, do you feel older or younger than your years?
Mentally younger, physically older!

3) He estimates that he's traveled thousands of miles, from town to city, as disc jockey at various stations. Have you ever relocated for a job?
Not me.  We moved here to Davis from the San Francisco area because of Walt's job.

4) This song is written as though he's reached out to an ex. Is there someone from your past who is on your mind this morning?
Well, not until I read this question, but when I am asked about people in my past, the same people always come to two sons, my Lamplighters best friend, Gilbert, and my friend Peggy, who ghosted me.

5) Tell us about a radio personality you grew up listening to.

Don Sherwood was known in San Francisco as "the World Greatest Disc Jockey."  We listened to him every morning, from 6 to 9.

Heavy-smoking, hard-drinking and reckless living, Don Sherwood set the standard for every radio bad boy and shock jock to follow in his wake for decades to come. He was the darling of radio, and its Peck's Bad Boy. He worked on radio and TV, was famed for being drunk a lot of the time, but was without a doubt the most popular DJ in San Francisco.  When he was hired away in...was it Chicago?...he didn't last and returned to San Francisco.  He died of emphysema at 58..

When he left KSFO, he was paid $1,000 a month not to work. 

6) This week's featured artist, Harry Chapin, was an Oscar nominee. Before he became a musician, he wrote and directed a documentary about boxing called Legendary Champions. When you sit down to watch a movie, would you prefer action, comedy, drama, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, thriller or documentary?
Probably drama.  I'm not much into romance or horror, but do enjoy mysteries and thrillers.  I also love some documentaries.

7) Today Harry Chapin is fondly remembered for his philanthropy. He filled his calendar with benefit concerts that supported local food banks all around the country. How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who made a difference in the world, and I suspect that with the work I did with foreign students, I did that.  And adding five children to the world, of course.

8) In 1973, when this song was popular, one of the top-selling toys was a Curious George book packaged with a plush Curious George. Can you recall a favorite book from your childhood?
It would have to be "The Black Stallion," which got me started reading horse books and dog books.

9) Random question: Here's $100. What will you spend it on?
I dunno.   There is nothing in particular that I'm wanting, so I'll probably gift it to one of my Compassion Kids.


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