Friday, June 18, 2021

Saturday 9- Papa, Can You Hear Me?


Papa, Can You Hear Me?

Saturday 9: Papa, Can You Hear Me? (1984)

This song was chosen in honor of Father's Day. Hear it here.

1) The song begins with a prayer to "God, our Heavenly Father." Do you often pray?

I pray every day.  Sometimes multiple times a day.

2) This song is from the movie Yentl. Set in the early 1900s, it tells the story of a Polish girl determined to receive a religious education, even though the custom of the day banned girls from studying the Talmud. What subject do you wish you knew more about? I like to learn about everything, but I will go with history.  The older I get the more I realize I do not know a lot of things.

3) It took Streisand more than 15 years to get Yentl made. Studios initially rejected the project, telling her that audiences no longer want to see musicals. Then, because it centered on Judaism, she was told it was "too ethnic." But Yentl was a success at the box office, becoming one of the most profitable movies of the year -- and since Barbra was producer, director and star, she enjoyed those profits. Tell us about a time you're glad you stuck with something.  When I first started working in education, I took a job as a paraprofessional.  I loved it, but it does not pay very good.  The summer after my para job, I applied with the department of mental health for a social worker job...which is my first college degree.  I was offered a position at the DMH, but when I asked for a reference for that job from my job at the preschool, my boss at my job offered me a teaching job if I would go back to college and get my education degree.  I did and I am glad I stuck with that.  I love working in education.  I think the social work job would have been stressful and lots of driving.  I was able to have the same hours as Josh and summer off.

4) The movie, and this song, were so popular that they earned a parody on The Simpsons. (See it here.)  That video has had more than 250,000 views. Before the Yentl parody, what's the last YouTube video you watched?  I went to a make-up party last week and ordered some make-up, so I was watching some videos on Seint Beauty and how to apply their make-up.

5) Barbra Streisand's father died suddenly, the result of complications after an epileptic seizure, just after her first birthday. He held degrees in both English Literature and Education and was a school superintendent. Do you know anyone who made a career in education?  I work in education, so I know many people that have made a career in education.  My dad did too.

6) Sam's own father wasn't an educator, but he is crazy about the local library. He's there so much the librarians greet him by name. Do you have a library card?  Oh yes!  I took Josh to get his card when he was 5 years old too.  We spend a lot of time at the library.

7) For family barbecues, Sam's dad proudly dons his "Kiss the Chef" apron and mans the Weber. What's the last thing you cooked on the grill?  hamburgers and hotdogs.

8) He takes his grilling very seriously and jealously guards his marinade recipe. Do you have a recipe you're willing to share this morning?  not really

9) Sam's father hates it when his daughter swears. What's the latest curse word you used? (It's OK, we don't blush easily.)  I try not to curse, but I occasionally say something if I hurt myself.


  1. We both wish we knew more about history.

  2. You made a wise choice switching to education. I did social work in my senior year of college and I found it to be depressing and I had lots of driving to do. That is great how you and Josh go to the library together. Have a great weekend Lori!

  3. How wonderful that your school Principal where you worked saw the talent you had for teaching and encouraged you to go back to school. That tells me that you are a gifted teacher! Hope you have a happy Father's Day weekend. It's too hot to grill here, so we are going to a local BBQ place for lunch on Sunday.

  4. I think it's cool that you like to learn about everything. It's admirable to be so open to new things. I love how you and your son enjoy the library together.

  5. Hi Lori:
    We agree on #1 and #2.
    Have a great Saturday.

  6. It seems most of us are choosing history as what we wish we knew more about. Maybe that's due to all that's been going on in the world lately. I can't imagine you as anything but a teacher. You are such a natural at it and a blessing to your students, I'm sure! Happy Saturday!

  7. It appears I am the only one going straight to hell for a potty mouth in this group. Ah well. Someone has to go there.

  8. I have a feeling you are an amazing teacher, Lori, so it is good that you went that way! Fun questions and I enjoyed your answers! xo


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