saturday 9

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Memorial Day was introduced to honor the men and women who died while serving the in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not forgotten this weekend.

1) This recording was made live at St. Patrick's Cathedral, during Sen. Robert Kennedy's funeral. While both of Bobby's older brothers were decorated war heroes, he served too -- enlisting in the Navy in 1943. Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)  Two of my brothers-in-law are military men, one was career and retired about four years ago.  I am proud that they are in my family.  My sisters and I all agree that if we had had a brother he would have been military.

2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?  plain potato chips, boring but they go with anything

3) Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.  it kind of embarrasses me to admit but Drakkar Noir reminds me of a former boyfriend

4) When was the last time you had your hair cut or trimmed? I had a cut and color the week before the wedding, which would be just over a week ago

5) Crazy Sam runs on Dunkin'. Are you loyal to a particular brand of coffee? I am a daily Dunkin' drinker

6) If money was no object, what home improvement would you like to make this summer? I'd love to paint the whole place and refurnish it

7) What was the last thing you bought purely for your own enjoyment? my laptop

8) When was the last time you rode a bike? probably five or six years ago

9) Sam worries that many of her song selections reflect her decidedly Baby Boomer sensibilities. Is there a song or a performer that you'd like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer? I always associate the summer with The Outfield, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, James Taylor, and the Beach Boys


Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Painting is always a fun redo, and on the easier side. I'm with you on the potato chips, and I'd enjoy a new laptop.

Diana_CT said...

But potato chips come in all different flavors and you can have a variety of dips to go with them.

Kelly said...

James Taylor is one of my very, very favoritest!

We desperately need to paint around here, but my dad lives with us, and he has so many respiratory issues that painting is a complicated process to consider.

I am Harriet said...

There was a time in my life that I would have gladly signed my brother up for the military. He's too old now....

The Gal Herself said...

Chips are the pearls and little black dress of picnic food, aren't they? You can't go wrong with chips! Hmmm ... I don't think there's been a James Taylor Sat 9 over the last year ...

Carielle said...

We need a lot of painting done here too. Great list of performers!