Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday 9: GI Blues

Saturday 9: G.I. Blues (1960)

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that honors men and women who served and died in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not lost this weekend.

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, grandfather, and multiple uncles served in the military. My grandfather fought in WWII, my father and his brothers were in Korea (though I think after the war was over, not sure), and some of my other uncles served after Vietnam.

2) In this song, Elvis sings about marching, and complains that the Army doesn't give Purple Hearts for fallen arches. Do you have any aches or pains to report this morning?

A. Apparently they give presidencies to people with fallen arches. Sorry, that was just too easy. As for me, I am my usual ol' self.

3) This song is from the 1960 film of the same name. In the movie, Elvis is in The 32nd Armor Regiment of the United States Army. That's the same regiment he served with in real life. He had the 32nd written into the script as a shout-out to the soldiers he came to know, but realized he'd likely never see again. Is there an old friend you're missing this weekend?

A. No. 

4) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?

A. Hot dogs and watermelon. 

5) Let's celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with ice cream. What's your favorite flavor? Cone or cup?

A. Can I have frozen yogurt instead, please?

6) 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 applied mosquito repellent?

A. Last summer.
7) Or swam?

A. A long, long time.

8) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on?

A. The air conditioner is on.
9) Random question: How do you define success?

A. Success is whatever makes YOU happy, content, and calm.

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  1. I agree with your definition of success in # 9. What flavor of frozen yogurt? Outshine makes a wonderful frozen fruit bar and they make watermelon ones! Have a great holiday weekend Anita! :-)

  2. That's quite the family history of many in one family! I'm so grateful for each one of them.
    Most of the ice cream stands around here also offer a frozen yogurt flavor of the week/month, so it's no problem getting you that. :)
    Enjoy the long weekend!

  3. My father was in the Army Reserves during the depression and he talked his brothers in to joining as a way of making money during the depression, well when WWII came they were activated and his brother's never let him forget that he talked them into joining

  4. You know, my dad had flat feet and he served in a war. However, his family was far from rich. Enjoy your weekend :)

  5. #9 is what I wanted to say.


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