Friday, November 22, 2019

Saturday 9- No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

Saturday 9: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) 1979

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This lyrics use weather as metaphor for romance. Here at Saturday 9, we're more literal. How do the skies look where you are this morning?  The skies are cloudy and it is raining.

2) According to Merriam-Webster, "enough is enough" is what you say when you want something to stop because you "can no longer accept or deal with it." When did you recently say -- out loud or to yourself -- "enough is enough."  It was probably to one of the kids at school when they were talking really loud.

3) Grammy winner Luther Vandross began his career as a background singer and performed on "No More Tears." Tell us about one of your early jobs.  One of my favorite jobs was being a cashier at a grocery store.  I did that in college and I was always such good friends with everyone I worked with and over the years I worked at a couple of different back home and one where my college was.  We always had so much fun.  I am still friends with many of them on facebook.

4) Both Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand made slight changes to their first names. Summer was christened "LaDonna," while Streisand's parents spelled her name the more conventional "Barbara." When she was in high school, meme mistress Samantha Winters went from "Sammy" to "Sam." Did you ever make a similar change to your first name?  no

5) Hair was higher maintenance in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Streisand and Summer are both sporting styles that would require chemical treatment, like a perm or relaxer. Today's looks are less rigidly styled and tend to be smoother or slightly messy. How often do you change your look?  not very often

6) In 1979, it seems every kid was asking Santa for Star Wars toys. Some things don't change, since the Star Wars franchise remains popular with children and toymakers after more than 40 years. What book or toy did you love as a child that remains popular today?  Barbie

7) Thinking of things that endure ... In 1979, the #1 show in the ratings was 60 Minutes. It's still on, every Sunday night, and in the summer of 2019 it came in at #4 in the Nielsen ratings. What's the most recent show you watched? Was it news, sports or entertainment? entertainment

8) In 1979, the price for a dozen eggs averaged 85¢. Today, it's about twice that. Are you more likely to use eggs to prepare a main course (like an omelette or Eggs Benedict) or as part of a recipe (anything from a cake to a meatloaf)?  We use eggs for both.


  1. Fun questions and I enjoyed reading your answers, Lori! Have a good weekend!!

  2. I liked working as a cashier, too. I was a little older than the girls I worked with so I wasn't really close enough to them to keep in touch all these years. I liked getting to see so many people I knew coming in to shop and talking to all the old men who would come in because it was their social contact of the day.

  3. I enjoyed your answers. I hope you have a lovely day friend.

  4. Ah... The days when a summer job paid for most of your tuition for the year.

  5. I loved my cashier days at Murphy's. The hours flew by! Between you, Annie, and myself, we shared some similar memories from the past Im sure!!!

  6. I worked at a mercantile-type store for a while. I'd actually forgotten about it until I read your answer. I liked it but retail is not really my thing.

    1. I lived in a tourist area, so everyone was so happy and nice. I worked at the grocery in my college town and the people were kind of mean. I did have my favorite customers though.

  7. I was a grocery store cashier for 9 years after college before I got into teaching. I loved it!

  8. #6 My answer was also Barbie. She is a time honored toy that is still very popular today

  9. Barbie launched a million fantasies, didn't she?

  10. I liked being a cashier since I got to talk to so many people!


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