Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother and Child Reunion

Crazy Sam’s Mother and Child Reunion (1972)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

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

1) The title of this song, "Mother and Child Reunion," came from a dish Paul Simon had at a Chinese restaurant. "Mother and Child Reunion" was chicken and egg drop soup. When did you last eat chicken?
I had chicken salad with cranberries the other day.

2) Paul Simon's mother, Belle, was an English teacher Monday through Friday and then gave piano lessons on the weekends. Have you ever worked more than one job?
No, but I have worked the clock around, a 24 hour shift in Xenia Ohio. We were installing emergency radio equipment in a hospital ER. We started just before 1st shift and when 1st shift came in one of the nurses said we were there early and I said we never went back to the motel. Why did I do that? Well we were getting double time, plus travel bonus.
This was just after 7 tornados hit the town and we were restoring their radio equipment.

3) Mother Winters taught Sam to always dispose of the dry cleaning bag, as storing clothes in the bag may discolor the fabric. Do you have any useful household hints to pass along?

4) Have you put away your winter clothes yet?
Ha… the way the weather is going I will be putting them away just in time to take them out again.

5) Flowers and plants are popular on Mother's Day. How is your yard or garden? Is it green and/or blooming?
Well on the Cape where I am now, the leaves are not even out on the trees, while back home all the trees have leaves.

6) In the 1600's, the British began celebrating "Mothering Sunday." Children presented flowers to their mothers after Sunday service. When did you last place flowers in a vase? Where they store-bought, or picked from someone's garden?
Last week, I was given flowers when I was at our conference.

7) The German word for "mother" is "mutter." What other German words do you know?

8) When Sam was a teen, her mother used to scold her for monopolizing the family landline. With the advent of cell phones, do you think parents and children still clash over telephone etiquette?
I think that they should. You know I am not really interesting hearing about your hot date while standing in line at the grocery store.

9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away her mother's favorite, Hershey Bars! Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate with almonds?
Milk chocolate with almonds, dark chocolate is deadly to me. Too much caffeine.


  1. 7 tornadoes! Devastating! I hope you never have to go through that again.

  2. Oh, I so agree with #8. Phone calls in public drive me nuts!

  3. I never thought about the caffeine in dark chocolate. Good reminder.

  4. I had chicken salad with cranberries last weekend and there was something else unusual, but absolutely delicious in it. The girl who made it refused to share the recipe. Drat. It was the best I've ever tasted.

    Those public phone calls...why does everyone assume we want to hear all about the tiniest nuances of their private lives? Most of them are just not that exciting, anyway. LOL

  5. Nurses refer to that as working a triple. I remember working as a nurse with someone and when I came back the next day he was still working. I wonder if that is even legal.