Friday, December 3, 2021

My Mind's Set on You

Hi! I am joining in for Saturday 9..
Saturday 9: Got My Mind Set on You (1976)
Blogger is not letting me upload photos.. sorry.
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it HERE.    

1) George Harrison sings that he requires money, patience and time. Which of those three do you wish for most this morning?
Money. Money buys happiness in the form of food, shelter and peace of mind in paying bills.
2) This was long one of George's favorite songs. He first heard it back in September, 1963 -- months before the Beatles became an international phenomenon -- when he visited his sister in Benton, IL. Is there a song that reminds you of a trip you took?
 A few. One is Carolina in the Pines by Michael Martin Murphy that reminds me of going to the Poconos and Michelle by the Beatles that reminds me of driving back to college in Ohio.
3) For years, George thought his birthday was February 25. When he was 17, he saw his birth certificate and learned he was really born on the 24th. His mother explained that he was born just before midnight on the 24th and she didn't get to hold him until early morning on the 25th, so she considered the 25th as his birthday. Do you know any interesting stories about the day you were born?
My father left for the hospital without my mother. It was snowing outside.
4) When George was just 14, he met Paul McCartney on a bus en route to school. Tell us about a time when you met someone who ended up changing your life.
 I met someone who changed my life when I answered a question which opened a conversation.
5) Then 17, John Lennon was not interested in letting George perform with his band. He dismissed George as too young. Paul insisted George get a chance and the rest, as they say, is history. Tell us about someone who stood up for you and helped you succeed.
 No one. It's always been me standing up for others and helping them.
6) In the 1970s, George took up gardening. He said that clearing away weeds and overgrowth helped him clear his head, and he was very proud of his jasmine flowers. What's your hobby? Why do you enjoy it?
I am a railfan. I enjoy watching trains every day.  I also enjoy water gardening and raising fish.
7) He also enjoyed playing ukulele and encouraged others to do the same. George often gave ukuleles as birthday and Christmas gifts. What's the last gift you received?
I was given an ice machine.. which I like a lot.

8) At the Academy Awards in spring 1976, another George was in the news. George Burns won an Oscar for his performance in The Sunshine Boys. Who was in the last movie you watched?
I watched TV on YouTube.. Mannix starring Mike Connors.

9) What's the last thing you dropped? Did it break?
A long strand of pine bough. No, they don't really break.


  1. You dad left without your Mom? I can only imagine that conversation, grin. Have a beautiful day, friend.

  2. Thank you for sharing...
    Beautiful header !
    Wishing you much joy and for that life-changing conversation to endure !
    Have a terrific day <3

  3. Oh goodness, #3. It is so nerve wracking when a new baby is making an appearance. Your dad was probably so excited. What a great story. Loved your answers. Have a nice weekend.

  4. If you've got no ice, and ice maker is a brilliant gift. :)


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