Today in My History
A Change of Plans
Books Read in 2021
Cast (updated 7/16)
10 July 2021
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!
1) While today this is considered a children's song, "Mairzy Doats" was a #1 hit and a staple on radio stations in 1944. Do you know any of today's most popular songs? (Here's this week's Hot 100.)
I don't think I've heard any of the top 100. I don't listen
to the radio.
Ring Around the Rosie, Pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes,
all fall down. This is supposedly the creepiest nursery rhyme.
It is not actually about frolicking around a rose bush, but about the plague
that killed 75-200 million people in the mid-1300s. The symptoms of contracting
the plague included a red rash in the shape on a ring on the skin, as well as
Definitely. My father was a big jazz fan and our house was
filled with jazz records and other popular tunes of the 1930s and 40s. He
was a piano player and played the piano. They often had parties where
their friend, a priest, always led people in singing songs.
Only school choirs and church choirs.
I don't really remember the dances themselves, but remember
helping to set up for the dance. And I remember my senior prom, mostly
because my boyfriend, who took me to my junior prom, was now in the Jesuits and
I had no boyfriend, so a neighbor took me to the prom and I didn't really like
him, so I didn't have a good time.
One of the comedians who was auditioning for America's Got
Talent. And this
video makes me laugh.
No. I go out into the sun so rarely that it never occurs to
me to wear sunscreen.
The only one I remember is Miss Scarlet.
Good lord--I'd take it down immediately. It might fall on me!
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PHOTO OF THE DAY
My father playing the piano -- you can see his records in the back
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