saturday 9

All of Me

1) In this song, Louis Armstrong calls his girl "baby." What's the last endearment someone used when speaking to you? a student called me their favorite--does that count?

2) He sings that losing his love made him cry. Do you cry easily? yes--well, I'm sentimental

3) Louis was born in New Orleans, a city famous for music and cuisine. What's something you love about your home town? people are generally friendly

4) At age 11, Louis unwisely fired a pistol during a New Year's Eve celebration and was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile detention facility. It was there that he met music teacher Peter Davis, who believed in Louis and taught him to play cornet and bugle. Tell us about someone who believed in you and made your life better.  A family friend, Glenna Johnson Smith was so kind my whole life.  She encouraged my love of reading and when I had her as a college professor she really helped me academically and pushed me.
5) Louis would say that arrest changed his life for the better because it was at the detention center that "me and music got married." After his release, he began playing on streetcorners, or in honkytonks ... any place he could hone his skills. What is something you have worked hard to be better at? knitting--I keep trying new patterns and new techniques

6) In the late 1920s, Louis led a jazz band called The Hot Five. His wife, Lil, believed he was too talented not to receive star billing. He just didn't feel ready. She went behind his back and convinced the management at Chicago's Dreamland Cafe to advertise: "The Hot Five, featuring Louis Armstrong: The World's Greatest Trumpet Player." It worked! At the end of the gig, Okeh Records signed him to a recording contract. Can you think of a time when, like Lil, you were glad you asked for forgiveness rather than permission? oh, all the time--especially when I wear jeans to school on non-jeans days

7) In 1932, the year this record was popular, the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped and killed. This famous case inspired Agatha Christie to write Murder on the Orient Express. Have you read the book? Seen the movie, the remake or the miniseries? I have read the book and I think I've seen the movie--I can't wait to see the remake and the miniseries

8) Another aviator was in the news in 1932. Amelia Earhart flew 14 hours from Newfoundland to Londonderry. What is the longest flight you've ever taken? trips to Europe

9) Random question: You have the opportunity to travel safely in a time machine. Would you go back to the past, into the future, or say, "no thanks, I'll stay in 2022?" I'll stay right here


Lori said...

Last year the superintendent told us we could wear jeans every day. We have to wear a professional top though and on Friday we can wear t-shirts (school shirts). I did buy some colored jeans, so I look like I tried to look nice sometimes. They said covid has just been so hard on school staff, they wanted everyone to try to be comfortable. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


Bev Sykes said...

My hands couldn't handle it now, but I wish I had learned to knit better when I was younger.

The Gal Herself said...

The Murder on the Orient Express remake sucks. Which is disappointing, because Kenneth Branagh is so talented. But really, Poirot as an action hero, literally racing about? Shudder.

Diana_CT said...

#6 What a radical! Wearing jeans on a no jeans day :)

CountryDew said...

Jeans! Wow! You are a cut-up, aren't you.:-) I am glad you enjoy knitting. I wish I did. I do like crocheting better, but it taking me months to do a scarf. You'd think that wouldn't take much time.

Me, Myself, and I said...

I love that you wear jeans on non-jean days! Go you, you bad girl :)