saturday 9

It's Impossible

1) In this song, Mr. Como maintains it's impossible to ask a baby not to cry. When did you most recently hold a baby? Did you ask him or her not to cry? I know the most recent baby I've held was my great nephew but I can't remember when that was--and I didn't ask him not to cry becauase he's the most laid back and easy going kid ever

2) Perry Como was known for his casual, easy going style. Therefore people were surprised to learn that he could lose his temper. His long-time musical director reported that bad drivers really got under Perry's skin. What is one of your pet peeves? blackflies

3) Though Perry Como was born in Pennsylvania, he didn't speak English until he began grade school. His parents were Italian immigrants and the family only spoke Italian at home. Do you know any words/phrases in Italian? Per favore, Ciao Bella, Grazie, Prego, Scusa, Sì, No

4) He met Roselle, the girl he would marry, when they were both still in high school. Tell us about a high school classmate you were crazy about back in the day.
I sent an anonymous carnation to my crush for Valentine's Day

5) When he was just 14, his father's ill health made it essential that Perry begin working after school to help support his family. He apprenticed to a barber but was so short, he had to stand on a box when he cut hair. Again, going back to school, were you taller than your classmates? Shorter? Or were you the average height for a kid your age? I have been the same height since I was in fourth grade--I'm 5'5"

6) While taping his annual holiday special in 1971, he fell from a platform and broke his knee. He had to wear a cast and endure 8 months of rehab. Have you ever broken a bone? my left forearm

7) During the decades when he was a recording and television star, Perry Como was also an avid golfer. He was so popular that many of the best pro golfers of the day -- Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, etc. -- were happy to play with him. It's estimated that it takes about 4 hours to play 18 holes of golf. What celebrity would you most like to hang around with for four hours? I'd like someone with lost of fun stories like Carol Burnett or Dick Van Dyke

8) After he retired, Perry's passion switched from golf to fishing in the waters near Palm Beach, Florida. His catch of the day often ended up as his family's dinner. What's for dinner at your house tonight? I am returning from breakfast out--so dinner is not on my radar

9) Random question -- They say "birds of a feather, flock together." But that's not always true. Can you think of an area where you are out of step with most of your friends/family?
I live by myself--and have for 23+ years


Diana_CT said...

Well not that we don't have a cottage in New Hampshire I don't have to worry about blackflies just no-see-ums.

JLS Hall said...

Oh yeah, Carol Burnett would be a great choice. Always loved her show. And she looks just like my favorite cousin!

The Gal Herself said...

So you were a tall girl, and then you were an average girl, without growing an inch. You're so versatile!

Your celebrity answer made me think of Rob Lowe. We both enjoyed his stories.

Stacy said...

A friend and I sent anonymous carnations to our homeroom teacher one year (he was a young, Italian hottie!) and his wife went ballistic over him getting flowers. I always felt bad for him. She was mentally unstable and eventually committed suicide.

CountryDew said...

Oh, Carol Burnett! Great choice.

I am Harriet said...

I was just watching that new Carol Burnett show on Netflix. Her original show is a classic.