29 January 2022
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: All of Me (1932)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) In this song, Louis Armstrong calls his girl "baby." What's
the last endearment someone used when speaking to you?
2) He sings that losing his love made him cry. Do you cry
I cry at Hallmark commercials. Yes, I cry easily.
3) Louis was born in New Orleans, a city famous for music and cuisine. What's
something you love about your home town?
San Francisco? Pretty much everything, but especially the views.
4) At age 11, Louis unwisely fired a pistol during a New Year's Eve
celebration and was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile detention facility. It
was there that he met music teacher Peter Davis, who believed in Louis and
taught him to play cornet and bugle. Tell us about someone who believed in you
and made your life better.
In my freshman year in high school, the junior teacher asked me to be on the
yearbook staff because I was a good writer. I went on to be sophomore,
junior and ultimately senior editor and felt good about my writing, so was also
editor of the high school newspaper.
5) Louis would say that arrest changed his life for the better because it was
at the detention center that "me and music got married." After his release, he
began playing on streetcorners, or in honkytonks ... any place he could hone his
skills. What is something you have worked hard to be better at?
There was a time when I worked hard at being a better cake decorator (couldn't
do it now). And I'm always trying to be better with my writing. My
physics professor boss got me reading simple physics books. I didn't learn
much, but I can answer some Jeopardy questions.
6) In the late 1920s, Louis led a jazz band called The Hot Five. His wife,
Lil, believed he was too talented not to receive star billing. He just didn't
feel ready. She went behind his back and convinced the management at Chicago's
Dreamland Cafe to advertise: "The Hot Five, featuring Louis Armstrong: The
World's Greatest Trumpet Player." It worked! At the end of the gig, Okeh Records
signed him to a recording contract. Can you think of a time when, like Lil, you
were glad you asked for forgiveness rather than permission?
I founnd out when I was an adult that my mother was jealous of the time I spent
with my high school typing teacher at school. I didn't realize at the time that
she was upset. .
7) In 1932, the year this record was popular, the son of aviator Charles
Lindbergh was kidnapped and killed. This famous case inspired Agatha Christie to
write Murder on the Orient Express. Have you read the book? Seen the movie, the
remake or the miniseries?
Saw the original movie. I didn't realize it was inspired by the Llindbergh
8) Another aviator was in the news in 1932. Amelia Earhart flew 14 hours from
Newfoundland to Londonderry. What is the longest flight you've ever taken?
To Perth, Australia. I believe it was 36 hours, with a several hour stop
9) Random question: You have the opportunity to travel safely in a time
machine. Would you go back to the past, into the future, or say, "no thanks,
I'll stay in 2022?"
There is always a temptation to go back to the past, but I think I would like to
travel 50 years in the future and read the history books of this country and see
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!