Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday 9: Battle Hymn

Saturday 9: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Memorial Day was introduced to honor the men and women who died while serving the in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not forgotten this weekend.

1) This recording was made live at St. Patrick's Cathedral, during Sen. Robert Kennedy's funeral. (Hear it here.) While both of Bobby's older brothers were decorated war heroes, he served too -- enlisting in the Navy in 1943. Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)
A. My father served and so did his brothers and his father. On my mother's side, two of her brothers served.
2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?
A. Watermelon. 
3) Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.
A. Clean soap.
4) When was the last time you had your hair cut or trimmed?
A. I had my hair issues taken care of earlier this week.
5) Crazy Sam runs on Dunkin'. Are you loyal to a particular brand of coffee?
A. I don't drink coffee.
6) If money was no object, what home improvement would you like to make this summer?
A. I'd like to tear up the deck and install a concrete patio, and while I was at it, I would concrete the entire driveway (which is about 1/4 mile long) so I would not have a dirt road to travel on.
7) What was the last thing you bought purely for your own enjoyment?
A. That's actually a hard question. Books, I suppose.
8) When was the last time you rode a bike?

A. About 20 years ago.

9) Sam worries that many of her song selections reflect her decidedly Baby Boomer sensibilities. Is there a song or a performer that you'd like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer?

A. I'm very happy with Sam's picks. But if you want a tune, how about American Pie by Don McLean?


  1. Can't beat having books to read! :D

  2. "Hair issues" made me smile. I'm guessing you look at it more as maintenance than fun.

  3. Not a coffee drinker here either!

  4. I could have answered books, too, but I just got home from a delightful lunch with my girlfriends.

  5. I don't drink coffee either. And, yes, books! Of course they are in the pure pleasure realm, too. Loved your hair issues answer, too. I'm sick of my hair.

  6. I said watermelon too. Lots of non coffee people it seems this week.

  7. Books for me too, and it was just a little over 20 years the last time I rode a bike. I'm afraid my biking days are over.

  8. I love Don McLean's American Pie when I was in college when the song came out, my roommate used to leave the arm up on the record player and the song would play over and over again driving me nuts.
    So now whenever I hear the song I have flashback to those memories.


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