saturday 9


Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral

1) Bing Crosby sings that he learned this song from his mother. Can you recall a song from your early childhood? I remember singing "Leaving on a Jet Plane" with my mum
2) Bing was NBC's first choice to play TV's Columbo. He turned down the role because, by that time, he was in his 60s and just didn't feel like working a full week anymore. Peter Falk eventually got the part and played Det. Columbo for 10 seasons. Do you enjoy detective stories, whether on TV, in movies or in books? Yes!  They are my favorite
3) Bing could trace his family back to County Cork. While it's said that on St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish, can you honestly claim Irish heritage? I'm with Bing--I can trace ancestors back to County Cork and when I lived there in 87, a distant cousin entertained me for dinner
4) Other than St. Patrick, what is Ireland famous for? wit & wisdom

5) "The wearing o' the green" is one way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Will you wear something green in honor of the day?
I will wear green every day

6) Have you ever had green beer? I don't recall having green beer

7) Have you ever ordered a Shamrock Shake from McDonald's? I'd rather have a Shamrock McFlurry--those are really yummy!

8) A four-leaf clover is considered good luck. Do you have a lucky charm? I have a four-leaf clover tattoo inside my left wrist--it's not only a reminder that I'm lucky to be alive, but it's also my lucky charm

9) Speaking of Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious.  What brand of cereal is in your kitchen right now? bite-size frosted mini wheats


The Gal Herself said...

Sigh. I miss McDonald's. When I worked downtown, there was one in our office building and one around the corner and one in the train station ... almost as ubiquitous as Starbucks! But here in my wfh neighborhood, chains are discouraged in favor of local businesses. I get it. But what's the world coming to when I don't even know what a McFlurrry is!

That is a lovely memory with your mom.

Diana_CT said...

Shamrock McFlurry sounds interesting, but I haven't been to a McDonalds in a decade,

Lori said...

My son Josh loves frosted mini wheats! They are so good. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend and Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Bev Sykes said...

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" is an interesting song to sing with a young child!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

You just me realize how old I am. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" was a hit my senior year in high school...

CountryDew said...

My mom and I sang Leavin' on a Jet Plane, too, after I learned to play the guitar. I would have been about 12. Good memory.

Stacy said...

My great or great,great-grandmother came from County Cork. The corresponding grandfather came from Belfast. Unfortunately, as far as I know they didn't maintain any contact with family in Ireland. I've never heard any mentioned, anyway, and the family has been thoroughly documented since arriving here. You'd think they'd have mentioned someone back home.

songbird's crazy world said...

I love that song, I’ve always been a fan of Peter Paul and Mary, and when I found out that John Denver wrote the song ,,,

zippiknits...sometimes said...

We share a love of mysteries.
I'll be wearing the Green with you. Yay..
Oh I love mini wheats!