7 May 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
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Saturday 9: Your Mother Should Know (1967)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
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
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
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
Milk chocolate, preferably See's California brittle.