saturday 9


Big, Bad John

1) This song tells the story of a stern, enigmatic miner. None of the other miners knew much about him. When people first meet you, do you think they see you more as mysterious or straightforward? I think straightforward
2) During a serious accident, many of the miners panicked. But not John. Think of your family, friends and acquaintances. Who would be the most dependable in a crisis? my sisters and my bestie

3) His heroism allowed 20 miners to escape, but cost John his life. According to the lyrics, there's a marble slab on site of mine that honors him. Is there a memorial to a local hero in your town? the local movie theater is named after a famous racehorse

4) This song was written and performed by Jimmy Dean. He began composing it on a flight from New York to Nashville. How do you amuse yourself while traveling? reading if I'm flying, knitting if I'm in the passenger seat, and putting on a full-scale concert if I'm driving

5) Jimmy Dean hosted a long-running variety show on CBS, which is best-remembered today for introducing Jim Henson's puppets -- especially Rowlf, a dog who sang and told jokes. While Rowlf didn't make it to Sesame Street, he was a recurring character on the Muppet Show. Are you a Muppet fan? oh, yes!

6) Jimmy found success in business with The Jimmy Dean Sausage Company. He sold the company to Sara Lee in 1984 for $80 million. Today Jimmy Dean breakfast products are still popular in grocery stores all over the country. What's your favorite breakfast? scrambled eggs that aren't runny, homefries, well-done bacon, and homemade toast

7) In 1961, when this song was popular, Vogue asked if fashion sense is inborn or if could a woman could learn to be chic. What do you think? Do you think style is either something you have, or you don't? sometimes I think style is how you carry yourself, how you pull it all together

8) Also in 1961, Ernest Hemingway took his own life. Did you read Hemingway in English class? Can you recall any other novels you read for school? I don't remember reading Hemingway in high school but definitely in college--I did read Crime & Punishment in high school and I was the only one in my class that loved it
9) Random question: Think about the last "white lie" you told. Was it to make your own day easier or spare someone's feelings? make my own day easier


Stacy said...

I am particular about how my breakfast is prepared, too. I like it all just the way you do. Nothing ruins it like runny eggs and half-cooked bacon!

The Gal Herself said...

I love that your local hero is a critter.

Diana_CT said...

#6 It sounds like my breakfast this morning but instead of I had sausage.

CountryDew said...

I liked Crime and Punishment, too. I have thought about rereading it. May have to do that.

Lori said...

I agree with you on #7 and yes, we do have the same breakfast! Yummy! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥