6.15.2019

saturday 9





I Learned from You
... Because it's Father's Day weekend.

1) This song is a duet by the father/daughter team, Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. Is your family musically inclined? yes--my dad is a professional musician (church organ and community choral society) and all of my sisters are musical, too

2) This song is about life lessons. Who has been a major influence on your life? my dad, hands down

3) Miley's given name is "Destiny." Her nickname as a baby was "Smiley," which is where Miley came from. What's something that can always be depended upon to make you smile? hearing babies giggle and puppy videos

4) Miley's father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has 5 children in addition to Miley (6 in all). Are you the oldest, the middle or the youngest sibling? Or are you an only child? I'm the youngest

5) Sam's own father often traveled for business, and always remembered to bring her the little complimentary soaps, shampoos or body lotion he got from the hotel. Tell us about an inexpensive but treasured souvenir from a trip you've taken. I like to buy scarves from my travels

6) Back when Sam was in high school, it was her father who gave her driving lessons. Are you patient when teaching someone something new? yes, I am very patient

7) Sam's father is easy to buy for: every year he wants a new pair of loafers, so every year for Father's Day she gives him a DSW gift card. Is there anyone on your gift list that you find it easy to buy for? I usually find most people easy to buy for except for my parents

8) For family barbecues, Sam's dad dons his "Kiss the Chef" apron and mans the Weber. What's the last thing you cooked on the grill?
I didn't actually do the grilling but I made the burgers for our cookout

9) Sam's father satisfies his afternoon sugar craving with an almost endless stream of Butter Rum Lifesavers. When you crave a snack, do you usually reach for something sweet or salty?
well--it depends on where I am at home, probably salty but if I'm at school something sweet

3 comments:

  1. There's a Sinatra movie called Young at Heart that reminds me of your (idealized) family. The widowed dad is a music professor and he conducts his three daughters in an orchestra at home. One sister is at the piano, the other at the harp, the third on the flute. I know this is completely unlikely, but I insist in believing it of you anyway. (I'm putting you on the piano.)

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  2. I am always jealous of people who have such good relations with their father. I never did.

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  3. I don't have a very good relationship with my father. At least we're speaking now - we didn't for 10 years. Still, it's a little "off" and I don't look for it to ever be anything more than what it is. I suppose having no expectations is a good thing in this instance.

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