Saturday, May 25, 2019

Saturday 9: God Bless America

Sam’s Saturday 9: God Bless America

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

Unfamiliar with Deanna Durbin's rendition of week's tune? Hear it here.

Memorial Day is the federal holiday designated to honor American service people who died in battle.

1) Memorial Day was introduced after the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, this is when memorials, as well as the graves of veterans, are to be decorated with flags and flowers on this day to show our appreciation. Is there a war memorial in your neighborhood?
Here at the Cape I believe that there are at least one in Provincetown and back home there are a couple of war memorials.

2) Andrew Johnson, our 17th President, was in office the first time Memorial/Decoration Day was celebrated. Have you ever met one of our 45 Presidents?

3) According to the AAA, more than 30 million Americans will hit the road this weekend and drive more than 50 miles. Will you be traveling far from home this weekend?
Well I’m up on Cape Cod this weekend and I will be home Sunday night to avoid the madness getting off the Cape on Monday.

4) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?
Burgers, potato salad, baked beans, and a green salad.

5) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on?
No the heat is on it is only 45 out this morning.

6) Though she's belting out one of America's best loved patriotic songs, Deanna Durbin was born in Canada. Is there anyone in your family or circle of friends who wasn't born in the USA?
Yes,  a couple of people I know were born in Canada and one in India.

7) No longer a household name, Ms. Durbin was once one of the biggest stars in the country. One of her most popular films was 1937's One Hundred Men and a Girl, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Recommend a movie that you really like, but don't think many Saturday 9ers have seen.
'And Then There Was Eve'

Someone I know plays Eve in the movie, it has an interesting twist to the movie.

8) Back in 1938, Deanna Durbin had her handprints cemented in front of the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Have you ever visited that Los Angeles tourist attraction?
The only part of California that I visited was down the coast to San Francisco.

9) Random question: What food did you hate as a child, but enjoy now?
I was a very picky eater when I was little and still am.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. You guys are killing me with your cool weather! It is going to be close to 90º here today. My A/C has been on a couple of weeks.
    Hey, my son showed the the Doris Day movie you were able to see filmed that you mentioned. It is cute. It was not one of his favorites, but I thought it had a good message of not taking advantage of a woman and how she fought back. Anyway, thanks for sharing! Loved your answers! Have a nice Memorial Day weekend!

  2. I'll have to look for "Eve." It looks intriguing!

  3. I'm with the Gal, I'll look for Eve.

    Hope you have better weather on the Cape-- know here in the way north it's still cold. Boo!

    I was a fussy eater as a kid but I'm much more adventurous as an adult.

  4. I like your picnic with the healthy salad.

  5. You've seen most of the best part of the California Coast then. Well, San Diego Beaches are lovely and not as crowded as LA or Orange. Come in October. ;o)
    I'd love to see "And Then There Was Eve". I think I saw one a long time ago. Can't remember...
    Food is something that you can avoid or pick if you are an adult. It's one of the "perks".