Something to Think About

"I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday 9 - Dedicated to the One I Love

I thought I'd participate in the Saturday 9 this week.  I did so once before and I've no idea why I haven't been back!
The Saturday 9 is hosted by Crazy Sam on this site!  Feel free to visit and join in!

1) The lyrics include the line, "Love can never be exactly what we want it to be." Are you happy with your love life? Most of the time.

 2) Another lyric is, "Each night before you go to bed, whisper a little prayer for me." Do you say your prayers? Nope!  I'm an atheist.

3) Mama Michelle and Papa John were married in real life. It didn't end well -- not for the couple and not for the band. Do you believe you could work successfully with a romantic partner? I think most of the time, it's a bad idea. You need some time away from each other now and then, in my opinion.

4) After the band broke up, Michelle tried her hand at acting and eventually became a regular on the nighttime soap, Knott's Landing. Of course, she could live off of her music royalties while she learned her new craft. If money was no object, what career would like to try? If I had enough money to live on, I would go back to school. I'm not sure what I would major in, though.  I have too many varied interests!

 5) There is a famous rumor -- completely false -- that Mama Cass died while eating a ham sandwich. Can you think of another urban legend? I remember one about a woman finding a dead baby mouse in her chicken McNuggets. (battered and fried)  That never really happened.

6) In the 1960s, every high school girl wanted to wear her hair like Michelle and Cass -- long and straight. Can you recall a fashion trend from your school days? Well, there was the feathered look - like Farrah Fawcett or the shag - like Florence Henderson wore.  Bell-bottomed, hip-hugging pants were in, as well - though the bell bottoms have come back around again. Then in the 80s, we went with straight legged pants and shoulder pads! It was all pretty horrible, actually.

7) With the Fourth of July falling on Thursday, are you able to enjoy a looooong four-day holiday weekend?  Nope!  I had off Thursday but had to go in on Friday. (or I wouldn't have gotten paid for Thursday)

8) Many communities have parades to celebrate Independence Day. Have you ever ridden on a float or marched in a parade? Yes - both!  I've marched in parades in marching bands and when I was in the girl scouts.  I rode on floats with the girl scouts, too.

9) In honor of the Fourth of July, name your favorite Founding Father. That's a tough one.  I think it might be John Adams - but that might have more to do with my fondness for his wife, Abigail, than John. Benjamin Franklin is up there, too!


  1. Every one just loves Abigail, she rocked.

  2. I couldn't agree with you and Banker Chick more about Abigail Adams. I'm embarrassed to say I thought I was hot in the shoulder pads. Sad, huh?

    1. LOL! Yeah. I think we all thought that. Oops!

  3. Oh yeah, I thought I rocked the shoulder pads too. Now I look back on pictures and I look like a linebacker.

    1. I can't believe we thought we looked so good! It was truly awful!