Saturday, April 04, 2015

Saturday 9: Easter Parade

Saturday 9: Easter Parade ("In Your Easter Bonnet") (1933)

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

1) This song is about a special Easter hat to be worn with your "Sunday best." Will you be getting dressed up this weekend?

A. I don't think so.

2) Sam is not crazy about hats because she cannot stand "hat hair." Do you have a lot of hats or caps?

Me with my
bridal hat.

A. No. I have a few ball caps but I seldom wear them. When I was in high school, I had a horrid leather hat that my mother hated that I wore. And I married in a hat instead of a veil. I refused to be married in a veil.

3) This song was inspired by New York City's Easter Parade. Does your community host a similar event?

A. The local parks and recreation department has an easter egg hunt, and some of the churches have events. I am not aware of any easter parades.

4) On April 6, President Obama and Michelle will host lucky children for the 137th White House Easter Egg Roll. Which are your favorite eggs: colored hard-boiled eggs, chocolate marshmallow eggs, or plastic eggs with coins inside?

A. Actually, my favorite is the original Cadbury crème egg.

5) How about Peeps? Would you rather have yellow chicks or pink bunnies?

A. I don't like Peeps.

6) The biggest chocolate Easter egg was made in Italy,  measured 34 feet tall and weighed a staggering 15,000 lbs. Do you thinks it's possible to have too much chocolate?

A. Yes, I'm afraid it is. A diet consisting of mostly chocolate would be quite unhealthy. Even I couldn't even 15,000 lbs of it. Though I might give it a try.

7) Jelly beans are also popular this time of year. A 2013 poll tells us that red is by far the favorite jelly bean color, with yellow a distant second. Do you have a preference?

A. I don't like jelly beans, either.

8) We've been talking a lot about sweets this morning. The only holiday that generates more candy sales is Halloween. When do you eat more candy: Easter or Halloween?

A. I have no idea. I've never considered it.

9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated?

A. A good sleep. Interestingly, hard work well done can also make me feel rejuvenated. Or at least tired but happy.

Check out the link at the top to read other Saturday 9 players' answers. Join in, if you like! The more the merrier.


  1. Sometimes too much sleep makes me decadent, not rejuvenated. Hey! Too much chocolate makes me feel that way, too. Maybe this means that a certain amount of chocolate every day is, like sleep, vital to good health. (Thanks for leading me to this rationalization.)

  2. I'm not a fan of Peeps, either.

  3. I don't like Peeps (or marshmallows) either. I'm not a big jelly bean fan, unless they are Jelly Bellies. We live 20 miles from the Jelly Bean factory and their candies really ARE different. My favorite are the pear flavored.

  4. I love Peeps!!! I don't usually buy myself any, as I always get a bunch from my mother in law.

  5. I don't like jelly beans either because they don't taste like much now. I'd just like to have been there to see that 15,000 pound Easter Egg. They must have been melting the chocolate for days! Your Spring header is so lovely....!

  6. I have had my own bed for the past week which means that I could crack the window and sleep in the middle of the bed. I have been having the hardest time waking up. It has been such a nice treat.

  7. Cadbury crème egg used to be one of my favorites. I also liked Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles


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