Friday, March 24, 2023


Another weekend?   We just had one a minute ago.  It's ridiculous how fast times goes by.  
Rainy today
Rain is falling and last night (Thursday night because I do this on Friday afternoon) I heard the first thunder of the year.  
Spring is beginning and Forsythia is coming out.  My lilacs are budding. 
I am participating again in Saturday 9 which is a lot of fun.  Raindrops theme is very appropriate for today since it's going to be a rainy weekend here on the coast.

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 to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!

Saturday 9: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

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

1) In this week's song, BJ Thomas sings that he knows it won't be long until he finds happiness. What are you looking forward to today? What's going to make you smile?
Talking to people I love. That made me smile a lot today. I am always of the view that things will be okay after all.

2) BJ Thomas met his wife Gloria at a bar. She was there with his drummer, but BJ let his friend know he felt a connection to Gloria and was going to drive her home. BJ and Gloria were married for 50 years, until his death. Have you and a friend ever found yourselves attracted to the same person? If yes, how did you handle it?
I never had this happen as my taste is   different than most of my friends and that is a good thing for sure.
3) This song is from Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, which has been called "the most entertaining Western ever made." Do you enjoy Westerns?

I love Westerns!  I love the west and lived there for a long time (Utah). I'd go back in a second but my family is here now, though my son would go back to Utah in a heartbeat.  He also now has a son here he stays.

4) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of the most popular movies Paul Newman made, but he liked to say his "favorite role is philanthropist." He raised an amazing $500 million for children's charities through his Newman's Own brand. The most popular Newman's Own product is salad dressing. What flavor of salad dressing would we find in your kitchen right now?
 You won't find any.  I have a salt free diet and salad dressings are very bad for you and packed with sodium that is bad for the heart.  I make my own from oil and white balsamic vinegar and herbs.

5) Burt Bacharach won the first of his three Oscars for this song. Yet 20th Century Fox originally wanted to cut the song from the movie, maintaining that that song and the famous "bicycle sequence" between Paul Newman and Katharine Ross were anachronistic and made the movie too long. Burt and the movie's director George Roy Hill fought for it, insisting that it helped define the optimistic character of Butch. Tell us about a time you were glad you stood your ground.
 There are many times I have.  I am most glad for the times I stood up for another person even at the cost of a job.  Always stand up for the life and rights of others. Always.

6) Edith Head also won an Oscar for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. She said that Robert Redford, who played Sundance, presented a wardrobe problem. His jawline is too strong so she had to create special wider-brimmed hats to balance it. If you could magically change one of your physical features, which would you choose? And which feature would you never change?

I would not change my face but I would like my bust to be smaller.

7) In 1969, when this song was a hit, The Beatles played their last concert on the roof of Abbey Road Studios. When did you last climb onto the roof?
It was when I was about 8 or so.  My grandparents home had a roof patio ..not sure what to call it.. and I would play there.  

8) Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries sold at a brisk pace at Christmastime 1969. They're still popular today. Were you a fan?
No.  I was never a reader. I hated to be bothered reading anything except comic books. Its strange since I was a very good reader. I just couldn't be bothered taking time to read.   When she was in high school the Famous Anonymous Kid got video games for Nancy Drew and I played them too and really enjoyed them.  

9) Random question: Do you consider yourself old fashioned?
I guess I might be.   But I do keep up with some modern things.

Remember:  “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth


  1. Good morning. I enjoyed your answers. I loved reading when I was a kid, but I never read Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. I hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Standing up for others...always a good thing!

  3. You are so knowledgeable about so many different things; it surprises me that you're not a reader!! Enjoyed my visit, hope you're having a great day.

  4. I’ve never heard of white balsamic vinegar. I’m going to have to try it.

  5. I am glad talking to your friends made you smile. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥

  6. Friends are the best, aren't they?

  7. Just dropping in to say hello...wishing you a beautiful week. smiles


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