saturday 9

Take a Letter, Maria

1) In this song, R. B. Greaves gets a shock when he gets home from work. When is the last time you were surprised? Was it a happy or sad surprise? at the start of the school year, the principal gave us a welcome back to school gift and that was quite a nice surprise

2) Mr. Greaves sings that he didn't get home until "about a half past ten." That's a very long workday. No wonder his wife felt neglected! Have you ever had trouble maintaining balance between homelife and career? it would be easy for me to, but I make every effort to keep school at school

3) According to the song, "Maria" is a secretary. Have you ever worked in an office? I have and I loved it: I was the office Girl Friday

4) In today's office, R.B. Greaves wouldn't ask Maria to "take a letter." Instead, he'd keystroke his own email to his wife and cc his lawyer before hitting, "send." Think of another phrase, like "take a letter," that we seldom hear anymore because of technology. getting reprints made from negatives and/or having film developed

5) "Maria" is mentioned in many songs ("Maria" from West Side Story, "Maria, Shut Up and Kiss Me" by Willie Nelson, "How Do Solve a Problem like Maria?" ...) but Crazy Sam discovered few, if any, "Samantha" songs. Does your first name figure prominently in any lyrics? there is an Elvis Costello song with my name, and I saw him perform it live!

6) 1969 was the year that Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon. Do you believe in life on other planets? not in our solar system

7) In 1969, the Beatles performed publicly for the last time as a band, on the roof of Abbey Road studios. When did you last climb up onto your roof? I have never

8) Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries sold at a brisk pace at Christmastime in 1969. Were you a fan of these books? If not, tell us about a book you remember enjoying when you were young. I loved both series--and also Trixie Belden

9) Random question: Do you consider yourself old fashioned? when it comes to courtesy and manners, yes


Cat. said...

My best friend in school LOVED Trixie! I couldn't get into her (maybe I was afraid to start another series?).

Who goes on their roof? :-)

Anonymous said...

that's so good you can keep school at school! i have a hard time doing that.

The Gal Herself said...

Ah yes, "my aim is true." I have old fashioned manners, too. It amused a coworker when, after bumping it, I reflexively apologized to her file cabinet.

CountryDew said...

Never could get into Trixie Beldon. I don't consider manners old-fashioned, I think they are necessary if one is to get through life without getting punched in the nose.

I am Harriet said...

I hope that the gift you got was either a manicure or something that sparkled :)