saturday 9

God Bless America

Memorial Day is the federal holiday designated to honor American service people who died in battle.

1) Memorial Day was introduced after the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, this is when memorials, as well as the graves of veterans, are to be decorated with flags and flowers on this day to show our appreciation. Is there a war memorial in your neighborhood? yes, there is in a special little park

2) Andrew Johnson, our 17th President, was in office the first time Memorial/Decoration Day was celebrated. Have you ever met one of our 45 Presidents? no, I have not

3) According to the AAA, more than 30 million Americans will hit the road this weekend and drive more than 50 miles. Will you be traveling far from home this weekend? I will not--probably 10 miles at the farthest that I know of

4) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?
plain chips

5) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on? no, but I do have a window open

6) Though she's belting out one of America's best loved patriotic songs, Deanna Durbin was born in Canada. Is there anyone in your family or circle of friends who wasn't born in the USA? no--which is kind of weird since I'm right at the Canadian border

7) No longer a household name, Ms. Durbin was once one of the biggest stars in the country. One of her most popular films was 1937's One Hundred Men and a Girl, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Recommend a movie that you really like, but don't think many Saturday 9ers have seen. The Fisher King

8) Back in 1938, Deanna Durbin had her handprints cemented in front of the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Have you ever visited that Los Angeles tourist attraction?
I have never been to LA

9) Random question: What food did you hate as a child, but enjoy now?
there's a looooong list, but I'll go with tomatoes


The Gal Herself said...

I still don't like uncooked tomatoes, and you can't make me1

I haven't seen The Fisher King because it was my uncle's favorite movie and I'm afraid I'd miss him and it would make me sad. (He loved Robin Williams.)

CountryDew said...

The Fisher King! A movie I have actually seen! Good choice.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I'm a "Fisher King" fan, too. It is a wonderful film.
You had a window open. It must be warming up!
About Canadians... there are probably a lot more of them around than we know about, well, were.. I'm sure they would have gone home by now. Half of the soccer crowd were incognito Canadians. Have a great weekend, Ms Kwizgiver. ♥!

Diana_CT said...

It warmed up to the 70s from a low of 50.

Stacy said...

While I don't envy your winter weather, I'm pretty sure I'd love your summer weather. I can't wait to experience it for myself this summer!

Me, Myself, and I said...

The Fisher King--great performance by a master. Great choice!

Anonymous said...

#2-- Do ancestors count?