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Today in My History

2000:  Picnic
2001:  ...and on the 8th Day...
2002:  There's Only Enough Cheese Doodles for the 3 of Us
2003:  Uni-Dexterous
2004 The Last Mile
2005:  Tee Time
2007:  Time Goes By So Slowly    
2008:  Tommy K
2009:  My Vacation
2010:  Such a Rough Life
2011:  Premeditated Shopping
2012: I Bought a Cane
2013: I Worry about the FBI
2014: A Couple of Hours I won't get back again
2015: The Recipe
2016: Sunday Stealing
2017: Meat, Madam, Meat

2018  A Little Kindness
2019: San Francisco Remembered
2020: Why Am I in Davis?


Theater Reviews
Updated 3/20/21
The Count and the Curse

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 6/29
"Written in my own
Heart's Blood"
Diana Gabaldon


My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Photo Journal, April 2021

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
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Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
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3 July 2021

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: The National Anthem (2016)
... because it's 4th of July


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

1) An early handwritten manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" (complete with scratch outs) is preserved at the Maryland Historical Society. Today, much of what we write is preserved in The Cloud. Do you often write down your thoughts with pen or pencil? Or do you do everything on your laptop, pad or phone?

I don't do anything with pen or pencil unless I absolutely have to.

2) It's well-known that the lyrics were written by Francis Scott Key. Not so well known is John Stafford Smith, the British composer who gave us the music. He is buried in England's Gloucester Cathedral, under both the US and UK flags. Where is the nearest United States flag waving near you right now?

Our next door neighbors always have a flag flying.

3) This week's video features Lady Gaga singing The National Anthem before the 2016 Super Bowl. She also performed it at President Biden's Inauguration last January. When is the last time you sang it?

The last time we went to a Giants game, I guess, which would have been about 2 or 3 years ago.

4) Our second and third Presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both died on July 4, 1826. OK, it's your turn. Share a Presidential fact.

Which president was a classically trained pianist and played 4 other instruments.
(Richard Nixon .., played piano, violin, clarinet, saxophone and accordion.)

5) John Hancock said his signature on the Declaration of Independence was intentionally large so King George could see it without his glasses. Do you need glasses to read?

I need glasses to find my glasses.

6) The Revolutionary War still raged during that summer of 1777. General George Washington allowed his soldiers to celebrate with a double ration of rum on July 4. Will you be toasting the United States with an adult beverage this weekend?

No.  I rarely drink any more.

7) Since this year, July 4th falls on a Sunday, banks and post offices will be closed will be closed on Monday. Thanks to email and ATMs, Sam doesn't find this a hardship. How about you? Do you find it inconvenient to go three days without regular USPS delivery or access to a teller at the bank?

Not really.  I never go to the bank, but I do miss mail delivery (now that I have so many pen pals)

8) Celebrity chef Rachael Ray says she considers mini-hamburgers, or "sliders," the All-American food. What will you be eating this 4th of July?

We haven't decided but I'm kind of thinking we should eat hot dogs.

9) The 4th of July is a highlight of the summer season. Have you yet suffered the traditional warm weather maladies: sunburn or bug bites?

Nope.
 

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