Today in My History

2001: Whatever Happened to Yvonne DeCarlo?
Irreconcilable Differences
Ravings of a Scattered Brain
Feast of Famine
 Peace in the Valley Again
I'm Reviewing the Situation
Not That There's Anything WRONG with That
2009:  I Just Hate It
Media Blackout
 Sunday Stealing
Short but Sweet
Shutterfly vs. Snapfish
2015: Today at Logos
2016: Start of a Busy Weekend
2017: The Three Show Weekend
2018: PJ Day
2019:  Discharged
2020: Soup's On

2021: Saturday 9

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 1/8
"Juice and Crackers" by
Char Blackford

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 Piñata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

Scavenger Hunt

mail to Walt / mail to Bev

9 January 2022

Hi! Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!


Stolen from "How Far Will You Go?"




1.  What was the warmest welcome you’ve ever received?
I'm not sure, but it might have been the meeting we had with Walt's mother's cousin, Nora, who met us at our hotel when we arrived in Dublin and helped us see the area and meet her family.  She also hosted us a few times on additional trips to Ireland.

2.  What was the best thing about your youth?
Well, I loved high school, so that might be the best thing.  I loved riding the cable car to school every morning.  In grammar school years, probably the best thing was the Brownies/Girl Scout groups I was in.  We did a lot of wonderful things.

3.  Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met.
It would be one of two people.  First, Gilbert Russak, the musical director of The Lamplighters Musical Theater, and my good friend.  He was interested in everything, read everything and could talk about everything.  He died in 1986.  Second would be Stephen Peithman, actor, director, and radio personality.  Like Gilbert, Stephen seems to know everything and is fascinating to listen to.

4.  What is the least you’ve ever worn in public?
a bathing suit (one piece; not bikini)

5. What was the worst vacation you ever took?
I can't think of any bad vacation I've ever had, though some of the trips Mike Blackford took us on, many miles without pavement, to many ghost towns, might qualify.  There were PARTS of a  vacation that qualify as the worst, when Ned fell out of a tree and broke his leg as we were on our way to see Mount Rushmore.  Being at Rushmore and then the trip back home was pretty awful.

6.  What room in your home do you spend the most time?
My office.

7.  Who made the strongest first impression on you?
Perhaps Georgia Griffith, who was blind and deaf and ran one of the most popular forums on CompuServe.  We were with her in DC when she was honored by the Smithsonian Museum for her contribution to information technology for the handicapped.
("Handicapped" was her preferred term...she frequently said "I'm not disabled; I'm handicapped, like in golf.")

Georgia with (then) Ohio Senator Mike DeWine

8.  What was the most surprising action you’ve ever taken.
Deciding to travel by myself to visit my friend Peggy in Australia for six weeks.  It was the only time I've ever traveled internationally without Walt, but Peggy and I had been like Thelma and Louise when she was here in California and wanted to experience that again.

9.  When was your life most out of control?
Probably after son Paul died.

10.  What would you be best at, were you to change careers?
I'm retired, so don't think in terms of "careers."  At my age, the things I was best at are slipping away anyway.

11.  What is the cruelest thing a person has ever said to you?
"I used to think you were smart."

12.  What is the best thing you ever won as a prize?
A one-way cruise from San Francisco to Los Angeles, 5th prize in an essay contest I entered in high school.

13, What is your strongest argument against capital punishment?
With all the hearings that have to go on before someone can be executed, it's more expensive to kill someone than to keep them in prison for life, without possibility of parole.  And I would think that having to stay in jail for the rest of your life would be more painful than the quick execution.  It amazes me that a friend of mine, who is strongly anti abortion because you can't take a human life, is strongly in favor of capital punishment.  Also there are too many people executed whom we later learn were innocent.

14.  What have you been most ignorant about in life?
Anything that has to do with forms or finance I'm terrible with.  Walt takes care of all of our finances.

15. Where would you most hate to be pierced?
ouch...definitely genitalia.



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