13 March 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
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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: Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral (1944)
Selected because this Wednesday is St. Patrick's Day. Unfamiliar with this
week's song? Hear it here.
This was one of my favorite songs when I was growing up. I had seen Crosby
sing it in Going My Way, where he sang it. We had a record of it.
1) Bing Crosby sings that he learned
this song from his mother. Can you recall a song from your early childhood?
There was always music in our house so I'm sure I learned songs in early
childhood, but I can't think of anything specific. My grandfather was an
Irish tenor in vaudeville, so I knew many of the traditional Irish songs.
2) Bing was NBC's first choice to play TV's Columbo. He turned down the role
because, by that time, he was in his 60s and just didn't feel like working a
full week anymore. Peter Falk eventually got the part and played Det. Columbo
for 10 seasons. Do you enjoy detective stories, whether on TV, in movies or in
It's my favorite genre. I love NCIS, NCIS-LA, Criminal Minds and SVU
on TV and read mostly crime/mystery books. Don't see a lot of movies
of any kind. I think Bing Crosby would have been a terrible Columbo!!!
3) Bing could trace his family back to County Cork. While it's said that on St.
Patrick's Day everyone is Irish, can you honestly claim Irish heritage?
My heritage is Irish on my father's side (his great grandparents emigrated from
Ireland in the late 1800s), and Scottish on my mother's side (my cousin traced
the family back to the 1600s),
This is a picture of a toast with
Walt's mother's Cousin Ned, at the family farm in Kilkenny. He poured big
tumblers of whiskey!
4) Other than St. Patrick, what is Ireland famous for?
Guinness beer, whiskey, soda bread, the Book of Kells, green rolling hills,
Irish music, pubs, Riverdance, Crogh Patrick mountain.
after they climbed Crogh Patrick
"The wearing o' the green" is one way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Will you
wear something green in honor of the day?
Probably. I try to each year, whether anybody is going to see me or not.
6) Have you ever had green beer?
7) Have you ever ordered a Shamrock Shake from McDonald's?
8) A four-leaf clover is considered good luck. Do you have a lucky charm?
9) Speaking of Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious. What brand of cereal
is in your kitchen right now?
Walt has lots of healthy cereals. I have Honey Nut Cheerios.