Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday 9: Remember

Saturday 9: I Forgot to Remember to Forget (1955)

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

In honor of Elvis' birthday (January 8.)

1) Elvis sings that he thinks about this girl all the time. What person or topic is on your mind this Saturday?

A. My husband. He has to work at the fire station today and we are expecting snow at any moment. He will probably have a long night. People really should stay home when the weather is bad. The snow is also on my mind because I need to dress and run to the store before the flakes fall.

2) He wants to forget the day he met his girl, but simply can't. Think about someone very important in your life. Did you know right away that they were going to be influential?

A. I am thinking of two people. One is the former editor of the newspaper for whom I did most of my freelancing. He was very influential and I think I knew that right away he would be even though I met him over 30 years. The other is a friend that I knew would be my friend the moment our eyes locked. Old souls.

Since this week's song is about memories, let's check on how well you recall events in your own life.

3) What was the first concert you ever attended?

A. I think my parents took me to a Loretta Lynn concert when I was small. The first concert I attended alone (not with parents but friends) was The Commodores.

4) Where did you get your first piercing? (Not only where on your body, but who did the deed and where did they do it?)

A. I had my ears done when I was in my early 20s. My parents wouldn't let me have piercings and I waited until after I was married. My hair dresser, Rhonda, did it, in her beauty salon.

5) What's the name of the bank where you had your first checking account?

A. First Federal Savings & Loan. It went under in 1990 or thereabouts.

6) Tell us about your first bicycle.

A. My first bicycle was a blue Schwinn, and it came to me when I was five years old at Christmas. It was under the tree as a Santa gift and had a Batgirl doll sitting on the seat. It came with training wheels that my father removed after I learned to ride. I rode it until I was about 10, and then my father backed over it with his truck. I did not leave it behind his truck, my brother did, but I was spanked for not taking care of my things even though I had no idea my brother was out riding my bike.

7) Who received the first text you ever sent?

A. Hmm. My friend Brenda, I think.

8) What had you been drinking when you suffered your first hangover?

A. Mad Dog 20-20.

9) Whose was the first wedding you ever attended?

A. I don't remember this for certain, but I am going to guess one of my mother's brother's weddings, or perhaps her sister. I am not a big wedding person and frequently don't go when I am invited. I will send a gift but I don't go the weddings, usually.


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  1. These questions surely do bring back the meories. good and not so good! hehehe!! Have a great week!

  2. Loretta Lynn would be a really good concert! That is so awesome!
    I also got my ears pierced at a hair salon! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  3. Mad Dog 20-20. I wince at the thought.

    Sorry about your bike. That was so unfair!

  4. I haven't thought of Mad Dog in eons!!!

  5. How wonderfully brilliant to answer questions based off of a song! I applaud your creativity and how fun it was to read your post and I hope you have a blessed weekend!

  6. Sorry to hear about the bike. Kids would be so different these days if such things still happened though.

  7. There sure are a lot of awesome concerts among us. The Commodores were a favorite of mine and Lionel Richie, too, when he went out on his own.

  8. A blue Schwinn with training wheels was my first bike, too. I think I got it for my 7th birthday. It took several months, at twilight, when I successfully pedaled the bike without Daddy holding onto the seat.:-)

  9. That darn storm dumped on us before it headed your way. We were in such a mild weather pattern too for the past month or so. This stuff is slowly trying to melt away now.

  10. My first bike was stolen, only to be found by the police with both tires and the seat slashed beyond repair. It was in retaliation for an argument my father had with our neighbors. They took and destroyed the bike, I just cried.


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