Saturday, November 27, 2021

Saturday 9: Black Velvet

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

Oh, this one is on my favorites playlist.

1) This song was chosen because yesterday was Black Friday, the traditional day of sales. Have you begun your Christmas shopping?

A. I started shopping back in October. Most of it is online.

2)  Was there an adult beverage served with your Thanksgiving feast?

A. I do not partake, but I suspect others did.
3) Did any pets enjoy scraps from your Thanksgiving table?

A. The stray cat my father feeds may have enjoyed something after I left.

4) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now?

A. Yes. It's Thanksgiving. There are always leftovers.

5) Football is a popular Thanksgiving weekend pastime. Will you be watching any games over the next few days? If yes, which team(s) are you rooting for?

A. I do not watch football, but I root for the Kansas City Chiefs because Melissa Etheridge roots for them.

6) This week's song is by Canadian Alannah Myles. She was born Alannah Byles (with a B), but changed her name to differentiate herself from her father. He was influential in Canadian broadcasting and she didn't want to be accused of riding his coattails. Have you ever received a professional leg up from a relative?

A. Not that I am aware of. I am a pave-your-own-path sort of girl.

7) In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Instead of pumpkin pie, Canadians traditionally enjoy butter tarts for dessert. What dessert was on your Thanksgiving menu?

A. My brother fixed the desserts. He is the cook in the family. He offered up a wide variety and I had a sample of them all.

8) "Black Velvet" is a tribute to Elvis. Songwriter Christopher Ward said he was inspired by a trip to Memphis, long after Elvis' death, where he spoke to The King's fans and was touched by how much they still loved their favorite singer. Who is your favorite singer?

A. Well, not Elvis. I like Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow, but I listen to a lot of music so it's hard for me to pick a favorite. Others might be Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Anne Murray, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Cindi Lauper, etc.

9) Share a memory from Thanksgiving 2020.

A. We were having a pandemic in 2020 and there was not yet a vaccine. Covid-19 was running wild through our community, so I fixed a small turkey. My husband and I ate at home with some side dishes, and sent a plate up to his mother, who'd been in the vicinity of someone with Covid at a church function and thus was in quarantine at her house. I don't think Thanksgiving, 2020 will be one I remember.

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  1. I don't think anyone will forget 2020. I am thankful we did not get Covid. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I'm with Susan: Thanksgiving 2020 will be with me forever because it was so unremittingly SAD. But it did help me appreciate 2021 even more.

    I think it's adorable that Melissa Etheridge is a fan girl!

  3. I think 2020 really made me realize how grateful I am for pretty much everything. If ANYTHING good came out of that year (other than Mom moving here of course) that was it.

  4. I couldn't narrow my favorite singers down. Different eras, different genres--it's too hard!

  5. Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow are both from Missouri. They are fantastic. I am a Chiefs fan too.
    2020 was so hard. I could not really come up with a memory, I just remember being scared for my mom. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  6. My musical tastes are fairly eclectic so...I couldn't choose a favorite, either. I don't suppose many of us will have fond memories of any holiday in 2020. Let's hope 2022 will bring us back to something close to normal (I'm a bit skeptical that we will ever see totally normal again).

  7. The Kansas City Chiefs are MY GUYS! I never watched football until three years ago; now I can't wait to see my team play, and I'm starting to like the Packers, too.

  8. #8 I like you choice of musicians.
    #4 I just finished up the last of the leftovers, I just had a turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce sandwich for lunch.


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