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22 April 2017

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: Don't Sleep in the Subway (1967)
 
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Subways can be bright and noisy. Do you need it dark and quiet before you can fall asleep?

No.  I can fall asleep in a brightly lit room with the TV playing and people chatting.  And frequently do!

2) In this song, Petula encourages her lover to talk it out instead of walking out. Do you usually remain reasonable during a disagreement?

Probably not.  The more emotional I get, the more unreasonable I can become.  I can become apoplectic when it comes to our 45th president.

3) Petula was a child star in England during WWII. Her BBC broadcasts were very popular with the British troops, who nicknamed her The Singing Sweetheart. Soldiers pasted her photo onto their tanks for luck as they went into battle. Do you have any little rituals or good luck charms that calm/comfort you when you're afraid?

The only "trick" I have when I'm afraid is trying to control my breathing.  Deep breaths, and relaxing my body as much as possible (works great at the dentist's office).

4) Now 84, she recently told London's Daily Mail that she's surprised and thrilled to have found love again with a new man. Do you believe you'll ever be too old for romance?

Good heavens, no.  All you have to do is talk to people in senior citizen residences to know that romance is alive and well.  I'm thinking of a couple who met in a rest home in Iowa, when I visited there.  They were intertwined constantly, and always danced together, held hands, etc.  My aunt, who had Alzheimers flirted with lots of men in the facility where she lived and there may even have been some hanky panky going on.  My mother hasn't done that yet, but definitely perks up when a man walks by.  (Sadly, she has completely forgotten the husband she was so looking forward to meeting again after she died)

5) Her family is far flung. She lives in London, her middle daughter is in Paris, her son is in Los Angeles and her oldest daughter lives in New York with Petula's two grandchildren. Who is your nearest friend or relative? Which one is farthest away?

My mother is the nearest.  She lives about 5 minutes away.  The farthest is a cousin who lives in Argentina (we met on Facebook)

6) In 1967, when this song was popular, Rolling Stone published its first issue. John Lennon was on the cover. Publisher Jann Wenner reports that, either individually or as a group, the members of The Beatles have appeared on the most Rolling Stone covers. What's the first Beatle song that comes to mind?

"Hey, Jude."

7) In 1967, Star Trek was in its second season on NBC. Who is your favorite Star Trek character?

Isn't Spock everybody's favorite?

8) RANDOM QUESTION: When you slip into jeans or slacks, which foot do you put in first?

Right.

9) As you considered #8, did you mime pulling on your pants?

No.  I've been doing it for so many years, it's automatic.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

I bought this rose bush (called a 49er rose) for Tom and David
in the 1980s, after the 49ers won the Super Bowl

 

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