Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday 9: Star Spangled

Saturday 9

Memorial Day is a federal holiday designated to honor American service people who died in battle.
The Star Spangled Banner, as sung by Whitney Houston.

1) Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? Do you know anyone who is active military? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)
A. My father served in the Army in the late 1950s-early 1960s. My grandfather fought in WWII. I have several uncles who served in the Armed Forces as well.
2) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?
A. Watermelon.
3) Let's celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with ice cream. What's your favorite flavor? Cone or cup?
A. I would love to have a hot fudge sundae with whipped cream and a cherry on top. That would require a cup.
4) This marks the weekend when Americans step up their outdoor activity and do things they may not have been able to do during the winter months. For example, when is the last time you rode a bike?
A. About 25 years ago.
5) Or went hiking?
A. About 4 years ago. 
6) Or rode a horse?
A. About 35 years ago.
7) Or toasted a marshmallow?
A. About 35 years ago.
8) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on?
A. Air conditioner.
9) Crazy Sam needs your help: What song or a performer would you like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer? You'll begin seeing your suggestions as Saturday 9 themes in mid-June. Thanks!
A. Hotel California, by the Eagles.


  1. I've been watching old Eagle's concerts on Youtube while I am on my elliptical. It's funny when you compare the 1970's concerts to the more recent ones.

  2. Mmmmmm...the sundae sounds delicious!!!

  3. Love the answers! It has been a while too for many things.

  4. Not a veteran, though many in my family have served in army, navy and coast guard. As for number 5... Does a 5-mile walk count for hiking? Because I did that last Thursday.


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