saturday 9

Mother and Child Reunion

1) The title of this song, "Mother and Child Reunion," came from a dish Paul Simon had at a Chinese restaurant. "Mother and Child Reunion" was chicken and egg drop soup. When did you last eat chicken? I ate chicken pesto pasta for lunch yesterday

2) Paul Simon's mother, Belle, was an English teacher Monday through Friday and then gave piano lessons on the weekends. Have you ever worked more than one job? I have had three jobs at once--working at a supermarket, hostessing at a restaurant, and wrapping gifts at a gift shop

3) Mother Winters taught Sam to always dispose of the dry cleaning bag, as storing clothes in the bag may discolor the fabric. Do you have any useful household hints to pass along? mix equal parts of Dawn dishsoap and white vinegar (heat the vinegar) to make a soap scum busting shower cleaner

4) Have you put away your winter clothes yet? I have

5) Flowers and plants are popular on Mother's Day. How is your yard or garden? Is it green and/or blooming? it is greening--buds are just barely starting

6) In the 1600's, the British began celebrating "Mothering Sunday." Children presented flowers to their mothers after Sunday service. When did you last place flowers in a vase? Where they store-bought, or picked from someone's garden?
they were Valentine's Day carnations

7) The German word for "mother" is "mutter." What other German words do you know? Gesundheit! Achtung! Nein! Ja! Danke schön and Bitte schön!

8) When Sam was a teen, her mother used to scold her for monopolizing the family landline. With the advent of cell phones, do you think parents and children still clash over telephone etiquette? my students have no telephone etiquette

9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away her mother's favorite, Hershey Bars! Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate with almonds? either of the milk chocolate options, please!


The Gal Herself said...

Was gift wrapping fun or stressful?

I'm learning a lot about white vinegar this morning!

CountryDew said...

I also use white vinegar mixed with Dawn and Epson Salt as a weed killer. It only works on a hot, sunny day, and you have to spray it on first thing right after the dew has gone, but it does work and is better for the world than Roundup, that's for sure.

Stacy said...

I miss when all the stores offered gift wrapping. I'm not that good at it and I don't like doing it so I use gift bags but they just aren't the same.

Thanks for the cleaning tip. I actually need that one right now.

I am Harriet said...

I love how milk chocolate just melts...slowly..in my mouth. It really makes eating it enjoyable.