saturday 9

Easter Parade

1) This song is best known from the 1948 movie of the same name, but it was originally written for a 1933 Broadway play called As Thousands Cheer. In the play, a young man reads about the parade in a New York  newspaper and decides to go and show his lady love off to parade goers. What's the most recent parade you attended? It's been so long, I really don't remember

2) On Broadway, the song was performed by Clifton Webb. He'd had a busy stage career, appearing in musicals as well as plays by Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward, but when he was in his mid-50s, he was considered too old to be a leading man. Broadway offers stopped coming. He was unexpectedly cast by Otto Preminger for the film noir Laura and a new career was born. He worked steadily in Hollywood for 20 years and earned three Oscar nominations. Tell us about a time you were grateful your life took an unanticipated turn. I can't think of anything

3) Today he's fondly remembered by the students at UCLA who have benefited from The Clifton Webb Scholarship of the Arts. If you could give an endowment to a school or charity, what would you like it to be used for?  I would love to have an endowment to the local library to encourage teen reading--I would specifically earmark it for the Teen Lounge.
4) According to Forbes magazine, the average American household will spend upwards of $150 on Easter dinner, candy, and decorations this weekend. Do holidays strain your budget? Sometimes Christmas does, but in general no.

5) The biggest chocolate Easter egg was made in Italy, measured 34 feet tall and weighed a staggering 15,000 lbs. Do you think it's possible to have too much chocolate? Sadly, from experience, I do believe it's possible
6) After chocolate, the top-selling Easter candy is Peeps Marshmallow Chicks. They're so popular that they were once the subject of a Jeopardy clue. Do you often watch Jeopardy? I don't watch often--in fact, I have not watched since Alex Trebek was the host

7) Jelly beans are also popular this time of year. In a 2020 poll, jelly bean fans responded that cinnamon is their favorite flavor. Do you have a favorite? Generally, I like red ones

8) We've been talking a lot about sweets this morning. The only holiday that generates more candy sales is Halloween. When do you eat more candy: Easter or Halloween? Halloween

 9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated? Sleeping in, a massage, getting my hair done, or a pedicure


The Gal Herself said...

I always think of the red ones as cherry. Is that what you were thinking?

Good hair = good day.

CountryDew said...

I had a good hair day one day when I wasn't going out anywhere, and I thought, "what a waste." LOL. I don't think we're much on parades in the Sat 9 club.

songbird's crazy world said...

I like red jellybeans too.

Diana_CT said...

#1 If we had a Christmas parade it probably be with dog sleds.
#7 Are the red ones spicy? I remember that they tasted like cinnamon

Lori said...

I love that you would give money to the library! The state is trying to the funding from the libraries here. :( I loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


Stacy said...

I love that you'd give money to the library! Funding is so tough for them these days. My mom and I support one in a town a little bit from here that is totally funded by donations and fundraisers...and staffed by volunteers! It's amazing how much the community is behind it and gets involved.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

5. Oh yes, entirely possible. And jelly beans I don't like as much as jelly bellies, but I still like them. A tiny treat and hard to beat.

I'd love to get my hair done but at my age I don't have much of it left!