Friday, May 22, 2015

Saturday 9 Late Friday Night

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Saturday 9: Battle Hymn of the Republic

(From the archives

Memorial Day was introduced to honor the men and women who died while serving the in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not forgotten this weekend.

1) This recording was made live at St. Patrick's Cathedral, during Sen. Robert Kennedy's funeral. (Hear it here.) While both of Bobby's older brothers were decorated war heroes, he served too -- enlisting in the Navy in 1943. Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)
  All of my uncles, many of my cousins and one of my aunties.
2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food? 
  Potato Salad. Funny thing though, I remember as a young girl, 'salads' ie Macaroni salad. Potato Salad . Tomato Cuke salad, and lemonade and iced tea were reserved JUST FOR SUMMER. Now I make them all year round.
3) Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.
  Jergens Hand lotion reminds me of Grandma Dugan.
4) When was the last time you had your hair cut or trimmed?
  About a month ago.
5) Crazy Sam runs on Dunkin'. Are you loyal to a particular brand of coffee?
 Dunkin. Marc's has it for 5 bucks a bag!!
6) If money was no object, what home improvement would you like to make this summer?
If I were staying here, I would have the back patio redone. BUT, since I am getting married and moving into my home that we had when we were m arried before, we ARE having the bedroom turned into a 20x20, new windows, sliding door onto a new deck, new closets in the room and a built in doggy door. The kitchen was just painted, cabinets painted, new floor. The carpet has been pulled up in the living room to expose the hard wood floors, and that room is being painted. In July, the house is being painted. 

 7) What was the last thing you bought purely for your own enjoyment?
100 calorie packs of Loorne Doones

8) When was the last time you rode a bike?
July 3rd 1987

9) Sam worries that many of her song selections reflect her decidedly Baby Boomer sensibilities. Is there a song or a performer that you'd like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer?
Well, you already did Buffett, so no, someone else can choose!!


  1. Love Jergen's hand lotion!! Love your hardwood floors!

  2. Oh... Jergens original lotion reminds me of my childhood, too! And I adore Lorna Doones.

  3. Wow, you remember the exact date you last rode your bike. That seems ominous. Lorna Doones are so good tasting.

    Your house adventures are exciting, as are the new adventures in romance! Best Wishes to you both!

  4. I would love to update my kitchen. I would love to update my entire house :)

    1. we talked about it for years, then ended up getting divorced. now that we are remarrying, and our finances are a little better, we are able to do it. thanks for stopping by! xoxo