Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday 9: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

Sam’s Saturday 9: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) 1979

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

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

1) This lyrics use weather as metaphor for romance. Here at Saturday 9, we're more literal. How do the skies look where you are this morning?
Clearing, it is tomorrow that is supposed to be rainy.

2) According to Merriam-Webster, "enough is enough" is what you say when you want something to stop because you "can no longer accept or deal with it." When did you recently say -- out loud or to yourself -- "enough is enough."
When I got over 30 spam emails yesterday.
Spam is getting out of control, never mind the spammers they should start going after the produces that try to sell.

3) Grammy winner Luther Vandross began his career as a background singer and performed on "No More Tears." Tell us about one of your early jobs.
My summer job in high school was to drive around the state taking inventory of state owned equipment in high schools. It really helped me learn where towns are in the state. For an example the city of Winsted is located in the town of Winchester.

4) Both Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand made slight changes to their first names. Summer was christened "LaDonna," while Streisand's parents spelled her name the more conventional "Barbara." When she was in high school, meme mistress Samantha Winters went from "Sammy" to "Sam." Did you ever make a similar change to your first name?
Well… Um… I… Um… I made a really big change to my first name, I changed it completely.

5) Hair was higher maintenance in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Streisand and Summer are both sporting styles that would require chemical treatment, like a perm or relaxer. Today's looks are less rigidly styled and tend to be smoother or slightly messy. How often do you change your look?
I had the same hair style for the last 20 years.

6) In 1979, it seems every kid was asking Santa for Star Wars toys. Some things don't change, since the Star Wars franchise remains popular with children and toymakers after more than 40 years. What book or toy did you love as a child that remains popular today?
My toboggan, I got it as a Christmas present and I still have it. Right now it is collecting dust out in the garage.

My parents house was at the bottom of a hill and we used to go sliding down all four backyards. The drop was about 80 feet from the first backyard to the last backyard and we would be out sliding from morning until in the night. Everyone would turn on the spotlights so we could go sliding after dark.

Now I drive through the old neighborhood and all the houses now have stockade fences across their backyards and all the children don’t play outdoors or they are in organized sports.


7) Thinking of things that endure ... In 1979, the #1 show in the ratings was 60 Minutes. It's still on, every Sunday night, and in the summer of 2019 it came in at #4 in the Nielsen ratings. What's the most recent show you watched? Was it news, sports or entertainment?
The morning news shows.

8) In 1979, the price for a dozen eggs averaged 85¢. Today, it's about twice that. Are you more likely to use eggs to prepare a main course (like an omelet or Eggs Benedict) or as part of a recipe (anything from a cake to a meatloaf)?
I use eggs for both.

9) Random question: You’re alone in your car, driving through your neighborhood on a bright, sunny day. You get a flat tire. You have a spare and a jack in your trunk. Would you fix it yourself or call for help?
Well new cars are not coming with spare tires so that is why I am a member of AAA. What Toyota gave me was an air compressor and a can of “fix-a-flat.”

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. I enjoyed your sledding memory. We grew up in better times, I think.

  2. I know how to change a flat but I have AAA and would call them.

  3. I think it is sad that kids do not really play outside anymore. That was my favorite thing to do when I was young. I would ride my bike all day with my neighbor, we would climb trees and play in the woods. When the street light came on I went in for the night...of course I went in to eat and drink during the day, but do not do that anymore. Loved your answers. Have a nice weekend.

  4. The emails don't annoy me, but the robo calls do. We signed up for a service on our home phone that stops them but it does ring once. I hear that one ring so many times a day it's ridiculous.

  5. #4 -- I was kinda expecting you to say "Di." It's funny, but because you've always been Diana here in blogland, I forget that you went by anything before.