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Today in My History

2001:  Cherish the Children
2002:  Something Funny...Freezing...Fishy
2003:  Keep Coming Back, It Works
2004:  Indians and Chiefs
2005: 
Give Me a Sign
2006:  Fool Me Once
2007:   Day #1
2008:  Turning 70 in Style
2009:  Sushi Night
2010:  Mean, Nasty Me
2011:  Conversations with Sheila

2012: 
Another Milestone Birthday
2013: Lunch #2
2014:  You Can't Live Without It

2015:
Laid Back
2016: Today at Logos

2017: Sunday Stealing
2018:  Collision
2019: 50
2020: It's Trump's Fault

2021: Still No Internet

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 1/18
"Chaos"
Patricia Cornwell

Theater Reviews
Updated 1/9
The Producers


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

29 January 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: All of Me (1932)

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

1) In this song, Louis Armstrong calls his girl "baby." What's the last endearment someone used when speaking to you?
Honey

2) He sings that losing his love made him cry. Do you cry easily?
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 kidnapping.

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 in Singapore.

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 what happened.

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!
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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We were at a show last night and Ned let Polly
come upstairs and watch TV with him.


 

 

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