saturday 9

I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
Chosen because St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday. Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is widely considered a traditional Irish ballad. Are you of Irish descent? I do have some Irish family

2) It's a song from a groom to his homesick bride. Who did you most recently serenade? (Yes, "Happy Birthday" counts.) I performed a rousing version of You Better Be Good To Me in the car.

3) Kathleen considers "home" her mother's cottage. How about you? Is "home" where you live now, or is it where you grew up? ahh, home is a feeling--I felt it the second I stepped off the plane in Ireland and feel it in my hometown

4) St. Patrick is credited with driving snakes out of Ireland, and to this day the Irish report there are no snakes on their land. Ophiophobia is the fear of snakes. Do you suffer from ophiophobia? sort of, I mean, I avoid snakes and I wouldn't touch one

5) Irish Americans held the first St. Patrick's Day parade on our shores in New York City in 1766. Does your town host a St. Patrick's Day parade? it does not but mostly because it's still winter

6) Leprechauns are a symbol of St. Patrick's Day. These small Irish fairies are said to live in the forest, guarding their gold. Do you more often wear silver or gold? I wear both equally

7) The signature color of St. Patrick's Day is green. Will you wear green next Tuesday? I've got green lined up for every day!

8) This week's featured artist, Elvis, was the idol of millions. But not the Songfellows. In the early 1950s, a young Elvis auditioned for this gospel group and they refused him. Just as well, as the King of Rock 'n Roll did rather well for himself as a solo. Like Elvis, did you ever interview for a job that you didn't get? in the 90s I interviewed for every job in my hometown school district and I was always told I was the second choice--oddly enough none of their first choices lasted and they have tried to lure me from my job in the neighboring town now that they see the contribution I've made to my school community

9) Random question: Do you believe women are more emotional than men? no, I don't


Diana_CT said...

I know what you mean by "home town feeling" I get it sometimes driving down the main street through town. I driven that road for over 50 years, a song on the radio can bring me back to my high school days.

The Gal Herself said...

I feel very "at home" in Boston. I can see myself living there. Very few places feel so "homey" to me.

Bev Sykes said...

Ahhh...someone else who feels "at home" in Ireland! I could live in Portland or Seattle. Both feel "homey" to me, if I ever had to leave California.

CountryDew said...

I feel "at home" in the mountains. The beach always feels like a visit.

Lori said...

Now home town feeling, I feel more at home in the community I grew up in and teach at. I feel way more connected with those people. However, I do not feel "at home" at my childhood home anymore, I feel more at home at my house. I would love to move there, but my husband works North of where we live, so we live in the middle. It works out good for us. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


Stacy said...

Too bad for your hometown, but I'm glad they realize they made a big mistake passing over you.