Friday, July 1, 2022





Back in the USA


Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here
From the archives, with some tweaks

1) This song lists seven cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge and St. Louis -- that Linda just loves. How many have you visited?  I have visited Chattanooga and St. Louis of those listed.  We visited the Chattanooga Choo Choo in Chattanooga.

2) The lyrics refer to hamburgers sizzling on the grill. What toppings do you believe make a perfect burger?  I like cheese, ketchup and mayonnaise on my burger.  I also like cheese and chili, but I do not have that very often.

3) The original recording of this song by Chuck Berry has always been one of Linda Ronstadt's favorites, one she used to enjoy singing along with in the car. What's the most recent song you sang?  Josh and I had to go to Springfield yesterday and Suspicious Minds by Elvis was on the radio.  I sang along with that song.

4) Linda performed The National Anthem at Game 3 of the 1977 World Series. The New York Yankees won both that game and the series. How is your baseball team doing this season?  The 
St. Louis Cardinals are in 2nd...1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers as I am posting this.   Yadi, Waino and Pujols.  I am going to miss them when they retire. :(

5) On the sleeve for this record, Linda was photographed on roller skates. Emergency rooms report a spike in wrist injuries, with people falling off skates and skateboards and jamming their wrists catching softballs. Have you recently been to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?   no, it has been a few years since I have needed to go to the Urgent Care sick.  It has been a really long time since I have been to the E.R.  I am visiting my doctors this summer though for check far so good.
6) It's July, so summer is in full swing. Bug bites are a big summer annoyance. Are you itching and scratching this morning?  not really.  I stay inside so I do not get bit.  I have to spray bug repellent on if I am going outside.

Since this is our last Saturday 9 before Independence Day, let's ask some questions related to the holiday. 
6) The Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first newspaper to print the Declaration of Independence. What's the most recent printed media you have read (newspaper, magazine, newsletter, etc.)?  I am not even sure.  Maybe our school district magazine.  I mostly read articles on my phone or internet, or I watch the news on tv.

7) In high school, Sam was crazy about American history and got good grades. Science was her worst subject. In high school, where did you shine? In what subject were your grades not so hot?  I was good at sciences, english, foreign languages and music classes.  I was awful at math and history oh and P.E.  I hated P.E.

8) The first 4th of July parade each year is held at 12:01 AM in Gatlinberg, TN. Will you attend a parade or fireworks to celebrate the 4th?  I doubt it, just because as soon as the fireworks start going off here...our dog Meisha will be scared.  I like to stay home with her when the fireworks are going off.  Karl's sister always has a cookout and fireworks that we are invited to.  Maybe Karl and Josh can go when Josh gets off work.  I doubt that as Josh hates fireworks.  Karl and I may go furniture shopping sometime this weekend, but that is about it.   We will be flying our flag high and maybe watching fireworks on tv and possibly eating some hot dogs and hamburgers.

9) Americans love to celebrate our independence. In fact, there are more than 30 towns all across the US called Independence. There are two in MN alone (one outside Duluth, the other west of Minneapolis). Please google it and let us know: does your state have an Independence?  I am not sure what this means.  I am so embarrassed.   Our state has an Independence, MO.  It is close to Kansas City, MO.

Happy 4th of July!


  1. #4 -- Oh, I get it! It's heartbreaking when your team's core is scattered to the winds. I'm glad Yadi will retire a Cardinal.

    #9 -- You understood perfectly, and MO has the ultimate Independence, home of the Truman Library!

  2. We stay home too and keep Minnie comfortable. Her mom gets really anxious, panting and shaking. They will all be home, reovering from Covid. Happy 4th!

  3. I am not a fan of fireworks unless it's a major display. I'd love to see them at Disney or over New York Harbor for the 4th of July.

  4. Good luck to your team. I know you are a big baseball fan! I won't be venturing out for fireworks either. Happy 4th, Lori!!

  5. Oh good, someone else who hated PE. It generally kept me off the A honor roll. I think I almost always received a B in PE and never really knew why.

  6. #6 I used to get the paper everyday and then they sent a digital copy link and I was reading it before I got the paper. I thought why do I need both so I dropped the physical paper.
    #7 I hated P.E. it was nothing but sports but in college I loved because they did what I liked; fishing, skiing, backpacking, and skeet shooting.

  7. #5. Every day not spent in a hospital is a good day. lol. We get a "physical" newspaper on the weekends only. And I read about three on line. And I see that the Cards are doing great! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the Holiday! Love your decor for it.....♥♥♥!

  8. I didn't get to see the Chattanooga Choo-choo when I was there. I don't think I know the story about that. My Daisy doesn't mind the fireworks all around the neighborhood but ones downtown seem to make her a bit jumpy. The same could be said about the cat. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. I am hoping it goes slowly...I start my new job on Tuesday.


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