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Friday, May 24, 2019

Saturday 9- God Bless America



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Unfamiliar with Deanna Durbin's rendition of week's tune? Hear it here.


Memorial Day is the federal holiday designated to honor American service people who died in battle. 

1) Memorial Day was introduced after the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, this is when memorials, as well as the graves of veterans, are to be decorated with flags and flowers on this day to show our appreciation. Is there a war memorial in your neighborhood?  no, I live in the country, but there are some about 20 miles away more in the city.
2) Andrew Johnson, our 17th President, was in office the first time Memorial/Decoration Day  was celebrated. Have you ever met one of our 45 Presidents? no
3) According to the AAA, more than 30 million Americans will hit the road this weekend and drive more than 50 miles. Will you be traveling far from home this weekend? I will not be traveling at all.
4) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food? fried chicken
5) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on?  Oh yes!  Our A/C has been on a couple of weeks.
6) Though she's belting out one of America's best loved patriotic songs, Deanna Durbin was born in Canada. Is there anyone in your family or circle of friends who wasn't born in the USA?  not that I can think of.

7) No longer a household name, Ms. Durbin was once one of the biggest stars in the country. One of her most popular films was 1937's One Hundred Men and a Girl, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Recommend a movie that you really like, but don't think many Saturday 9ers have seen.  Ten Things I Hate About You (1999)...I am guessing you guys have seen all of the movies I have seen. hahahaha
 
 


8) Back in 1938, Deanna Durbin had her handprints cemented in front of the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Have you ever visited that Los Angeles tourist attraction?  nope

9) Random question: What food did you hate as a child, but enjoy now? General Chicken
 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
 

16 comments:

  1. You posted early, Lori! I enjoyed your responses!! Wishing you a fun weekend!!

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  2. I haven't seen 10 Things I Hate about You because I always *can.* I mean, it seems that one of the movie channels is always running it, so I tell myself, "oh, you can catch it another time." With your endorsement, I'll make more of an effort.

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  3. I've never seen 10 Things I Hate About You or I don't remember it if I did. Sounds like you have a nice low-key weekend ahead. Enjoy it...and make some of that fried chicken!

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    1. We ended up driving to Rogers, AR. We had fun.

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  4. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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  5. I don't think I have seen 10 Things I Hate About You. Mmmm fried chicken! Have a great Saturday and weekend!!

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  6. I have never seen the movie you recommend. Have a relaxed and happy weekend.

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  7. I think my daughter was that movie, but you got me.. I never have! Have a grand weekend!

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  8. The weather here is like a yo yo it was in the 40s overbite but Monday in the mid 60s overnight

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  9. Believe it or not Lori, I've never seen that movie. 🙂 Enjoyed your answers. Have a blessed weekend dear friend.

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  10. Nope, have never heard of the movie. Have a most enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.

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  11. General Chicken? You mean KFC, or General Tsao's chicken at Chinese food places? That is one movie I have seen. Most I have not.

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    1. General chicken I mean Chinese food chicken. I did not like chinese food as a kid, but love it now.

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  12. I'm interested in the movie. Just watched the trailer and I DEFINITIVELY want to see that movie.
    We are having a cool but sunny day and more rain (YAY!) is on the way.
    Hope your holiday goes very VERY well.
    PS. Yum! Fried Chicken .. haven't had that in an age! Used to love it.

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  13. Mmmmmm, fried chicken. That was a huge thing growing up in Mississippi. Every picnic, church supper, etc. Have a great weekend.

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