saturday 9


Your Mother Should Know

1) This week's featured artists, The Beatles, invite us to get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born. Do you enjoy the oldies? How old must a song be before you consider it "old?" When I hear it in the grocery store it's an oldie.  I LOVE the oldies!

2) Paul McCartney knew bandmate John Lennon's mom, Julia, and credits her with introducing him to the ukulele. Do you recall any of your childhood friends' mothers with fondness? yes, she had major mental health issues (which we didn't realize at the time, but looking back now it's obvious) but she was always very, very kind to me
3) Paul's own mother, Mary, tried to instill in her son a sense of pride in his appearance and saw to it he always left the house in a clean, ironed shirt. Paul says that, to this day, when he smells fresh laundry, he thinks of his mum. Is there a scent or sound that reminds you of someone you love who is no longer with us? smelling Youth Dew perfume makes me think of my paternal grandmother and clove gum or clove lifesavers or Merle Norman cosmetics makes me think of mum

4) George Harrison was the only member of the band to have any formal musical training. His mother, Louise, supported her son's musical ambitions and made sure he got guitar lessons. Did you take music classes as a child? I did not--none of my sisters stuck with it so I wasn't offered the opportunity

5) Ringo Starr was a sickly and often hospitalized little boy. His mother, Elsie, took a job as a barmaid so she could work at night, leaving her days free during visiting hours. When were you most recently in a hospital? Were you an admitted patient, there for an outpatient procedure, or visiting someone? the last time I was in a hospital I had facial cellulitis and I was the patient

6) Mother Winters always gave our own Crazy Sam peppermint tea to calm her stomach. Do you have any tried-and-true home remedies to share? a small bit of peanut butter will stop hiccups 

7) Sam's mother always tips 15% in restaurants. Sam has worked in food service and is more judgmental, tipping between 10% and 25%, depending on the quality of the service. What's your tipping policy? I usually take the amount of tax and multiply by 3
8) Sam's mother still gets the Sunday paper because of the sales fliers. She makes separate lists for each store, picking up grocery and household items where she knows they are on sale. Sam thinks her mother's strategy is a waste of time and gas and prefers one-stop shopping (even better, online one-stop shopping). Are you more like mother or daughter? I am all about one-stop shopping

9) Sam is celebrating Mother's Day with her mother's favorite, Hershey Bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or chocolate with almonds? I think I'll go with almonds, please


Stacy said...

I never heard the multiply the tax by 3 rule. That's pretty clever for figuring a tip.

Susan said...

I miss having almonds with my chocolate. I had to give up chocolate for a year while recovering from really bad acid reflux. Now I have 1-2 small pieces of dark chocolate a week.