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Today in My History

2000:  "Forever" friends
2001:  No entry
2002:  An Old Dog's New Tricks
2003:  The Not So Proud and the Profane
2004:  Just GO, Already
2005:  Thru the Years
2006:  A Life in Books
2007: Lord of the Rings
2008:  The Large Family
2009:  Please Don't Play It Again, Sam
2010:  Time for a Meme
2011:  The Hatfields and the McCoys

2012: Sunday Stealing
2013: Blessed Facebook
2014: Sponsorly Pride
2015: Billows of Books
2016: Today at Logos
2017: Saturday 9
2018: Sunday Stealing
2019: Making a Difference
2020:
Haircut II
2021: Judy and Jeri


Books Read in 2022
 Updated 4/30
"Kitchen Confidential"
Anthony Bourdain
(book #22 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)

Email
 


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Pi´┐Żata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
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7 May 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!

Saturday 9: Your Mother Should Know (1967)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's featured artists, The Beatles, invite us to get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born. Do you enjoy the oldies? How old must a song be before you consider it "old?"
Well, I grew up to the music of the 40s and  50s, so I guess from the 1930s.

2) Paul McCartney knew bandmate John Lennon's mom, Julia, and credits her with introducing him to the ukulele. Do you recall any of your childhood friends' mothers with fondness?
My friend Gayle's mother invited me to dinner several times a week (I was aat their house because they had a  TV and we didn't) and my friend Judy's mother, who was one of my Girl Scout leaders, was great.  I spent a lot of time at their house.

3) Paul's own mother, Mary, tried to instill in her son a sense of pride in his appearance and saw to it he always left the house in a clean, ironed shirt. Paul says that, to this day, when he smells fresh laundry, he thinks of his mum. Is there a scent or sound that reminds you of someone you love who is no longer with us?
My mother loved gardenias and I think of her when I smell them.

4) George Harrison was the only member of the band to have any formal musical training. His mother, Louise, supported her son's musical ambitions and made sure he got guitar lessons. Did you take music classes as a child?
I took piano lessons for two years.  The nun who taught me was not very nice and I decided to quit.  For the rest of my life, my father talked about how much money he "wasted" on piano lessons for me...but I learned to read music, so I don't think it was a "waste."

5) Ringo Starr was a sickly and often hospitalized little boy. His mother, Elsie, took a job as a barmaid so she could work at night, leaving her days free during visiting hours. When were you most recently in a hospital? Were you an admitted patient, there for an outpatient procedure, or visiting someone?
I was with my mother several times in the emergency room in the last 3 years or so, and I visited her in the hospital when she broke her ankle in 2007.

6) Mother Winters always gave our own Crazy Sam peppermint tea to calm her stomach. Do you have any tried-and-true home remedies to share?
Pineapple helps muscle pain.  I've said it before, but google "Pineapple, pain" and see what you find.  It has made a HUGE difference in my life.

7) Sam's mother always tips 15% in restaurants. Sam has worked in food service and is more judgmental, tipping between 10% and 25%, depending on the quality of the service. What's your tipping policy?
Unless the service is bad, I routinely tip 20%.  Tom was a waiter for several years and taught me that!

8) Sam's mother still gets the Sunday paper because of the sales fliers. She makes separate lists for each store, picking up grocery and household items where she knows they are on sale. Sam thinks her mother's strategy is a waste of time and gas and prefers one-stop shopping (even better, online one-stop shopping). Are you more like mother or daughter?
I never make lists.

9) Sam is celebrating Mother's Day with her mother's favorite, Hershey Bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or chocolate with almonds?
Milk chocolate, preferably See's California brittle.

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