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Today in My History

2001:  Crackerjack
2002:  Mental Pictures
2003:  See? See?
2004:  Not Quite Like Riding a Bicycle
2005 Weaning

2006:  PRospect 5-****
2007:  Go Bears
2008:  Faith of our Fathers
2009:  Good Morning
2010:  The Failure of Technology
2011: 
Starving Kids in Bangladesh
2012:
God's Still Laughing
2013: Memories of Buxton
2014: 
What a Feeling
2015:
Needle and Tread
2016:
One of the Good Guys
2017: 
Sunday Stealing
2018: This is Us Too
2019: 
Gung Hay Fat Choy
2020: Doubler's Holiday

2021: Back to Sacramento

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 2/1
"Hiding in Plain Sight"
Michael Starr

Theater Reviews
Updated 1/29
Our Town


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 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
(you know how to fix it)
 


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

Scavenger Hunt


mail to Walt / mail to Bev

5 February 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 are today's questions!

Saturday 9: Lady of Spain (1952)

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

1) The lyrics refer to serenading "caballeros," which is Spanish for "gentlemen." Can you say anything to us in Spanish this morning?
Buenos dias.  Living in California, I see Spanish all the time.

2) Eddie Fisher sings that he's loved this lady since he first saw her. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe in infatuation at first sight.  It takes a bit of learning about each other for it to turn into actual love.

3) He was drafted and served a year in Korea. Then he spent the rest of his active duty period as vocalist for the Army Band, performing on military bases. (He was still technically PFC Edwin Fisher when he recorded this.) Did you ever play with a band? If so, what instrument?
No.  that would be my daughter, who played clarinet in her high school band and then went on to be in a rock band, Lawsuit, where she played several instruments and wrote horn arrangements.  (And now teaches at Berklee College of Music in Boston)

4) From 1953 to 1957, Eddie hosted Coke Time, a TV variety show sponsored by Coca Cola. What's your soft drink of choice?
I almost never drink soft drinks, but when I do, it's diet Coke.

5) Though Coke Time is mostly forgotten today, Eddie was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won a Golden Globe for his work on the show. Have you ever taken home a trophy?
Not a trophy, but I did win an award for co-authoring a musical

I won't mention the golden speculum I got at the ob/gyn office where I worked.

6) Today Eddie Fisher may be best known as the father of Carrie Fisher. She made more than 50 movies and wrote 8 books. Are you more familiar with her as an actress or author?
I may have read one of her books, but have seen her in movies.

7) In 1952, when this song was popular, hamburger meat sold for just 53¢/lb. Is there any beef in your refrigerator right now?
No.  We may have some in the freezer.  We eat almost no beef at all., but more turkey, chicken and beans.

8) Also in 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on TV. What recent TV commercial comes to mind?
I always think of the Pampers commercial with that adorable baby.

9) Random question: If you could live within any TV show ever, which would you choose?
Oh definitely Schitt's Creek.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!
 

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We had mac and cheese for David's birthdayO
 

 

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